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Achilion Palace

It is a palace build by Queen Sissy of Austria at the end of the 19th century. The palace is built in a neo-classical style and has elements of Ionian, Roman and Eolithic styles. Its gardens are decorated by many sculptures and have stunning views on the island

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Angelokastro Fortress

A Byzantine fortress, probably built in the 13th century by Michael II, Despot of Epirus. It is sited on a rock 160m above sea level, washed by the sea on three sides. With only one narrow passage connecting it to the land. Here, in 1537, 3000 people from the surrounding villages took refuge in the fortress, fleeing from the Turks…

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Ano Korakiana

Ano Korakiana is an important village with a splendid view, built in the foothills of the mountain Pantokrator, 18 kilometers from Corfu Town, has a population of 1200 and many traditional-style buildings. It boasts a Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1958, underlining musical traditions which began in 1623 with the foundation of the Mantolinatas of the Pope. Out of its 37..

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Doukades Village

Beautiful Traditional Corfiot Village is situated 11 miles northwest of Corfu. It nestles back from a large cliff in some of the most dramatic scenery. There are numerous lovely old village houses and grander Venetian buildings. Surrounded by countryside and olive groves it’s a favorite place for walkers to come and breathe in the atmosphere and enjoy the views. There..

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Corfu Town

Corfu town Capital of the island is called also Corfu in Greek Kerkyra and it is built in a Venetian style. The historical Centre of the town consists also of French and British elements. The most impressive monuments of the Venetian period are: 1. The two fortresses, the old one which was built in the beginning of the 16th century..

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Kontokali Village

8 kilometers from town and almost joined with Kontokali, in an old fishing village with an interesting history. On August 29th 1537, the Turkish fleet, under the command of the corsair Barbarossa, who ease in the service of Suleiman the Magnificent, landed at Gouvia, bringing ruin to the whole Mesis area. But the force failed to take the Old fortress,..

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Kanoni

Where you can admire the famous Pontikonissi (Mouse Island), which according to the legend was formed when the ship, which was taking Odysseus to Ithaki, was turned to stone by Poseidon. On the tiny island in the foreground of Pontikonissi, is the attractive monastery of Vlacherna linked to the island by a causeway.

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Kassiopi Village

36 kilometres from the town, this is the Centre of the region, and its harbor offers the greatest choice for dining and entertainment. Ancient Kassiopi was founded in 281 BC by residents of the Epirot town of the same name, who were brought here by Pyrros when he captured the island. The name (Kassion Oro) derives from the Temple of..

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Kynopiastes Village

Village is approximately 9 kms away from Corfu Town. The Village is well known from “Taverna Trypa”, which is famous around the world. The restaurant has also hosted some pretty notable visitors through the years—such as Jimmy Carter and JFK. The lure? Family-style servings of delicious, traditional dishes, such as spiced homemade sausages and pastitsada (pasta in a spicy tomato..

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Kouramades Village

12 kilometers from town, is a small village with very friendly people. The church of Agia Paraskevi the oldest building in the village was used in the Venetian times as a venue for the judicial settlement of disputes. At the BARBERSHOP of the area, a beautiful folk house, mister YIANGOS will offer you a special haircut, in this real minuscule..

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Krini Village

This is the place to stop and quench your thirst from the well of ice-cold water which stands in the little village square. Or you can order a Greek coffee at the adjacent cafe, and sip it till the sun’s heat dies a little, then, rested, set off for the climb to Angelokastro.

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Lakones Village

The most picturesque village with narrow streets. Close by is the famed Bella Vista, which is said to have one of the best views in the Mediterranean. The village owes its name to its founders, refugees from Lakonia in the Peloponnese, who established a settlement at this spot.

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Mon Repos Palace

In Corfu Island was built during the year of 1831. This beautiful building was constructed by the Commissioner Adams for his beloved wife. It is said that the wife of the Commissioner immediately refrained from staying in this palace when her husband was sent to India. From then onwards, this palace was rarely used by them. It gradually, over the..

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Myrtiotissa Beach

A gorgeous little beach which is the choice of nude bathers. To the right (north) of the beach, is the Monastery of the Blessed Virgin of Myrtiotissa, which was founded in the 14th century by a monk, a Turk who was converted to Christianity. It owes its name to an icon of the Virgin which was found amongst the myrtle..

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Paleokastritsa Resort

Paleokastritsa is the most famous tourist resort in Corfu. It is a region of unique beauty. Characteristic of this region is the alteration of sceneries. Endless vineyards, hills verdurous with pines, rocky shores and lacy beaches, all beauties of nature create an earthly paradise. Is it really by accident that in the highest top of the hills, is located the..

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Pelekas Village

Pelekas is a traditional village built in one of the most beautiful hills of the island. It has a glorious view, as it is located in a 220m height. It is in the northwest part of the island, 13km from the city. The village is famous for its magic sunset. Many people consider it as the most beautiful in Corfu…

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Ropa Valley

Stretches over a plain of some 2500 acres. Long ago, it was a lake; this was drained, and today a great network of ditches and canals carries away rainwater absorbed by the rich soil, by way of the Ropa, or Ermones, River. Parts of the valley have been developed for tourism, and there is a golf course and horse riding,..

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Sidari Village

Sidari is situated on the shores of a great gulf in the north of Corfu. With its fantastic sandy beaches, it is a very popular holiday area, ideal for families. It is famous for the ‘Canal d’Amour’ a rock formation that once formed a tunnel where, it is said, lovers who kissed beneath, would never forget each other. This and..

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Sinarades Village

Is a large, well-preserved village with buildings from the Byzantine and Venetian eras. Also of interest in the village is a campanile dating from the 15th century (not the one in the square, which is Venetian), and a little way on, up an alley, an old bakery fired by wood, where bread is still made in the old style. A..

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Sokraki Village

Is a beautiful village of the municipality of Feakes Corfu with a history about 2000 years, which keeps the traditional style with no visible signs of deterioration by tourism. The small tavern in the village square in Sokraki for lunch – lovely fresh Greek salads, saganaki and Greek sausage. It’s an adventure driving up there, and once we get there..

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History of Corfu

Its northern part lies off the coast of Sarandë, Albania, from which it is separated by straits varying in breadth from 3 to 23 km (2 to 15 mi), including one near ancient Butrint, while its southern part lies off the coast of Thesprotia, Greece. The island is part of the Corfu Prefecture and includes twelve of the sixteen municipalities..

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Museums in Corfu

Achilleon Palace. corfu’s most famous building contains a museum displaying possessions of its previous owners, Empress Sissi and Kaiser Wilhelm II, plus lovely gardens. Mon Repos Palace. Of a typical colonial architectural style, the Mon Repos Palace was built in the early 19th century – between 1824 and 1831 – by the British commissioner Sir Frederick Adam, as a gift..

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Fortresses in Corfu

When the Venetians conquered Corfu they began a great project of fortifications, in an attempt to defend their acquisition from continuously increasing raids (especially by the Turks). Within three centuries fortresses, walls and underground tunnels had been constructed, some parts of which survive today. Apart from the fortifications, the Venetians were responsible for general improvements to the town, with buildings..

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Corfu Jewish

The first written testimony on the presence of Jews in Corfu is found in the “Itinerary” of the Spanish Rabbi Benjamin Ben Yonah, who wrote that, during his visit to the island of Corfu in the 12th century, he met a Jewish dyer named Joseph. Later on, historians noted that in 1267 “numerous Jews lived in the island”. That year..

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