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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 years turned in to a summer house for all the governors. When the British occupied the city, a school for clergy men was established at this place. King Georgios I, after taking the possession of the Ionian Islands named this palace as the Mon-Repos Palace. It was the residential place for the Italian politician Parini, who was the then governor of the Ionian islands, during the occupation by Italy. The Mon-Repos Palace, Corfu Island was almost discarded when the Greek monarchy was defeated. At the present times, the Mon-Repos Palace in Corfu Island was magnificently restored and has turned in to a museum by the State. If you visit this palace now, you can find interesting and exciting exhibits of the treasures of the Islands. This fabulous museum houses several artifacts of the time, taking you back to the history. It is interesting to note that it is at the Mon-Repos Palace, Corfu Island that the Duke of Edinburgh, who is the husband of Queen Elizabeth was born. Being the epicenter of an ancient city this palace encompasses rich historical past. Near this palace, you can find some souvenir shops and small eateries for the travelers.
Subsequently, the Venetians fortified the harbor at Gouvia and built a shipyard to maintain and repair their boats, which at the same time serviced passing vessels. The columns and vaults which remain today stand as “a remember” of those long-gone years when Serene Republic of Venice ruled the eastern seas.

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