Vidos Island Corfu
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The small, wooded isle of Vidos lies just half a mile from Corfu Town’s Old Port, allowing you to glimpse the historical buildings of the Old Town and St. Spiridon’s church, framed by pine trees and clear blue sea. Known in ancient times as the Island of Hera, sister of Zeus and goddess of marriage, the seemingly tranquil paradise of Vidos has lived through much history.
Under Venetian rule, which dominated Corfu Greece from the 15th century to the early 18th century, tunnels were built linking Vidos with the main island. Criminals were tried at the Old Fortress in Corfu Town, and then transported through the tunnels to Vidos island , which was once Corfu’s ‘Alcatraz’.