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Corfu Old Town

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The Old Town of Corfu, is located in a strategic position at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea, and has its roots in the 8th century BC. The three forts of the town, designed by renowned Venetian engineers, were used for four centuries to defend the maritime trading interests of the Republic of Venice against the Ottoman Empire.

The mainly neoclassical housing stock of the Old Town is partly from the Venetian period, partly of later construction, notably the 19th century. As a fortified Mediterranean port, Corfu’s urban and port ensemble is notable for its high level of integrity and authenticity.

Old Fortress of Corfu

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The Old Fortress of Corfu is one of the most impressive fortification works in Europe. It is the first thing to see as the ferry approaches Corfu. It stands on the eastern side of the town, on a rocky peninsula that gets into the sea. This fortress is called Old in contrast to the New Fortress (of Saint Mark), that was also built to protect the town from enemies and pirates.

This fortress was constructed by the Venetians in the 15th century on the site of a former Byzantine castle. The fortress was connected to the land by a movable, wooden bridge. In 1819, the British replaced this bridge with the present stable pathway, which is 60 m long and stands 15 m above the fosse, locally known as contafossa.

Mon Repos Corfu

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Mon Repos Palace is situated on top of Analipsis hill, near Kanoni area, in the middle of a beautiful setting full of greenery. It was built in 1826 by the British Commissioner Frederic Adams as a gift to his Corfiot wife, Nina Palatianou.
It is a small but very beautiful palace with colonial architectural elements. Later on, the palace became the summer residence of all British governors of Corfu and when the Ionian Islands were united to Greece, in 1864, it was given as a gift to King George I of Greece.

Vlacherna & Mouse Island Corfu

The location of Kanoni with the church of Panagia Vlacherna below and the Mouse Island (Pontikonissi) are the most famous and photographed spots of Corfu. A narrow 300m passage way connects the island with the church of Panagia Vlacherna. Constructed in the 17th century, this lovely chapel has an impressive wooden-carved iconostasis and beautiful frescoes inside. The roof has red tiles and above the gate entrance there is a tall bell tower.

Behind the Vlacherna church you can see the Mouse Island. This lush green island took this name due to its tiny size. According to mythology, this rocky island is the ship of Ulysses that was stoned by god Poseidon. In the centre of the Mouse Island, there is the 13th century church of Pantokrator. This church celebrates on August 6th with a large religious panigiri for Corfu.

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’.

Nissaki Beach Corfu

Nissaki is among the most beautiful beaches in Corfu. A lovely sandy shore surrounded by rock formations is ideally located between the villages Barbati and Kassiopi, 22 km north of the main town. This small beach that is situated well away from the road offers only a few tourist facilities.
Nissaki bay is protected from the strong winds, nevertheless the water becomes gradually deep. It is a great place for families while the soft rocks on either side are safe for children activities.

Agni Beach Corfu

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Agni bay is located 30 km from the main town of Corfu and 11 km of Kassiopi. The petite bay consists of shiny pebbles and a few patches of sand. Wild vegetation and pebbles encircle the beach. The bay has jetties which have been built with the primary motive of offering anchor to the boats that ply from here.

The scenic beauty of Agni offers visitors tranquil moments. In close distance from the beach there are three taverns serving famous Corfiot dishes and delicious seafood delicacies.

Prospero’s Corfu

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‘Prospero’s Cell’ Corfu, is the chapel mentioned by Laurence Durrell which is located near Agni beach. Below is a small underwater cave for the more adventurous snorklers and swimmers. That place is excellent for snorkeling tours.

Kassiopi Corfu

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Bataria is a small beach but it distinguishes for its wild beauty and perfect views of the Albanian mountains that make an ideal setting for your summer holidays. Right behind the small port of Kassiopi is the magnificent cove of Bataria, an inviting area with crystal clear waters and shiny pebbles.
The crystal beach has rough rocks and vast vegetation creating a relaxing and beautiful spot. The pebbled shore is covered by two rows of sunbeds and on the sides there is some space for those who want some privacy. Despite its close proximity to the village, Bataria keeps a low profile, away from the noisy crowds that one will find in other beaches of Kassiopi.

Barbati Beach Corfu

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The beautiful coastal settlement of Barbati is situated 17 km north of Corfu Town. It lies around the natural bay, one of the most impressive beaches of Corfu huged by the lush green forests and verdurous hills.
The beach itself is quite inviting for its crystalline waters and the white shiny pebbles. In the past it was actually awarded with the Blue Flag for its cleanness and organization. At the beach you will find plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas.

The Diapontian Islands

The Diapontia Islands or Diapontian Islands are a Greek island complex in the Ionian Sea. They are located in the northwest of Corfu, 6 km away from Corfu. The main islands of the archipelago are Othonoi, Ereikoussa and Mathraki. They are the only inhabited islands.

The complex includes also the islets and rocks of Diakopo, Diaplo, Karavi, Kastrino, Leipso, Ostrako, Plaka, Plateia and Tracheia. The islands are the most west point in Greece and administratively belong to Corfu regional unit and Corfu municipality. The islands today are a tranquil and serene place for holidays.

Paxoi Islands

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Paxoi is the smallest island group within the Ionian Islands. The largest islands are Paxos and nearby Antipaxos, which is famous for its wine and two of the finest sandy beaches in the Ionian Sea. In Greek mythology, Poseidon created the island by striking Corfu with his trident, so that he and his wife Amphitrite could have some peace and quiet.

Antipaxos is a small island in Greece, about 3 kilometres (2 miles) to the south of Paxos. It is administratively part of the municipality of Paxoi in Corfu regional unit in western Greece. Largely covered in vineyards, Antipaxos has several beaches and one harbour, Agrapidia. It has three main beaches: Vrika, Mesovrika and Voutoumi.

Sivota Greece

The small port village of Sivota is situated in the northwest coastline of mainland Epirus 22 kilometers away from the International harbor town of Igoumenitsa and opposite lies the south tip of Corfu island, the tip of Asprokavos, separated by a narrow channel of 4 nautical miles. In front of it there are four small isles. The most beautiful of them is the isle of Bella Vraka and the isle of Saint Nicolas.

As the most coastline of mainland also the green vegetation of Sivota tries to reach the Ionian Sea, which is often separated by small sandy strips. Here in Sivota the visitor will find a lot of amazing small beaches of Zeri, Galikos Ormos, Bello Vrako, Zavia and the exotic bay of “Pishina” where a part of the famous film “Blue Lagoon” was filmed.

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