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Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum Review

Examine finds from ongoing island excavations; most come from Kanoni, the site of Corfu's ancient capital. The star attraction is a giant bas-relief of snake-coiffed Medusa, depicted as her head was cut off by the hero Perseus—at which moment her two sons, Pegasus and Chrysaor, emerged from her body. The 56-foot-long sculpture once adorned the pediment of the 6th-century BC Temple of Artemis at Kanoni and is one of the largest and best-preserved pieces of Archaic sculpture in Greece.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Vraila 1, off Leoforos Dimokratias, past Corfu Palace hotel, Corfu Town, Corfu, 49100 | Map It
  • Phone: 26610/30680
  • Cost: €3
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 8:30–3
  • Location: Corfu Town
Updated: 05-26-2011

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