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Corfu
 
Corfu

Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea located between mainland Greece and Italy. It is a very nice island to visit and especially popular with British tourists. The island is steeped in history and perennially connected to the history of Greece from the beginning of Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is connected to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river.

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Palaio Frourio - The old citadel (Palaio Frourio literally: Old Fortress is an old Venetian fortress built on an islet with fortifications surrounding its entire perimeter, although some sections, particularly on the east side, are slowly being eroded and falling into the sea.

Neo Frourio - The new citadel or Neo Frourio is a huge complex of fortifications dominating the northeastern part of the city; the huge walls of the fortress dominate the landscape as one makes the trip from Neo Limani. The new citadel was until recently a restricted area due to the presence of a naval garrison, but old restrictions have been lifted and it is now open to the public, with tours possible through the maze of medieval corridors and fortifications.

Palaia Anaktora and Gardens - ust to the north of Kato Plateia lie the Palaia Anaktora a large complex of buildings of Roman architectural style used in the past to house the King of Greece, and prior to that the British Governors of the Island. Today they are open to the public and form a complex of halls and buildings housing art exhibits, including a Museum of Chinese Art, unique across Southern Europe in its scope and in the richness of its Chinese and Asian exhibits. The gardens of the Palaces, complete with old Venetian stone aquariums, exotic trees and flowers, overlook the bay through old Venetian fortifications and turrets, and the local sea baths are at the foot of the fortifications surrounding the gardens.

There are some museums which attract the tourist these are: The Archaeological Museum-It was constructed to house the exhibit of the huge Gorgon pediment of the Artemis temple.

Solomos Museum and the Corfiot Studies Society, The Museum of Asian Art, Kapodistrias Museum, The Serbian Museum.


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