Mon Repo Palace is situated on top of Analipsis hill in the area of Kanoni surrounded by a magnificent park. The remains of the ancient town of Corfu, which have been found opposite to the palace, make archaeologists believe that Mon Repo was built right on the site where the ancient city of Corfu used to be.
Later on, the palace became the summer residence of all British governors of Corfu and when the Ionian Islands were united to Greece, in 1864, it was given as a gift to King George I of Greece. This is also the house where Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elisabeth II, was born in 1921.
Nowadays this house is used by the Municipality of Corfu as a museum where a tourist can see many Ionian treasures. The park is also a big attraction and is visited by hundreds of tourists every year offering a delightful walk in the cool shade of arcades created by old giant trees.