It was built between the years 1828-1831 by the English architect Sir George Whitmore, as the summer residence of the English Commissioner, Frederic Adam who gave it as a gift to his beloved Corfiot wife, Diamantina Palatianou. It is a typical example of early 19th century neoclassical architecture in Greece or better a typical example of English Classicism, with large openings and the characteristic tripartite structure. In the following years, Mon Repos was the summer residence of British governors of Corfu until 1864 where Ionian Islands were united to Greece and the estate was conceded to King George I of Greece. He is responsible for palace’s name “Mon Repos” – “My rest
It stretches out on 258 sq.m. of dense vegetation with rare species of trees, bushes, plants (once use to be over 2.000 types of plants derived from the British Mediterranean colonies) and beautiful gardens with exceptional formations. It characterizes both as beautiful Natural Park and historical site. The Sanctuary of Hera Akraia, the Apollo Korkyraios and the Kardaki temple have revealed in the area.
Today, the estate houses the Paleopolis Archaeological Museum with numerous ancient and byzantine exhibits from Paleopolis’ excavation