Corfu (or Kerkyra), the wooded isle of the Phaeacians, Odysseus'. It owes its sophistication and charm to the meshing of the different civilizations that have occupied the island and to the natural beauty with which it is so abundantly endowed. The capital of the island is also known as Corfu (Kerkira or Kerkyra). It is built on a promontory that projects into the sea and is separated into a northern and a southern section. East of the northern part lies the Old Fortress, The town of Corfu is made up of completely dissimilar elements, left over from different civilizations.
The Archaeological Museum, the Byzantine Museum housed in the Church of the Panayia Antivouniotissa the Museum of Oriental Art, the Town Hall, a superb example of Venetian architecture built in 1663; the Byzantine church of St. Jason and Sosipater (12th century) with fine frescoes; the church of Corfu's patron Saint Spyridon with its valuable icons and collection of Angelokastro, a Byzantine fortress dating from the 13th century. Other sights not to be missed include, on the east side of the island Kassiopi, Ipsos, Dassia, Gouvia, Benitses, Moraitika and Messongi On its west side Lake Korission (Limni Korission), the only lake on the island. In the northern part of the island are the resorts of Sidari, with its sandy beach, and Roda, whose beach is even longer
Athens (Greece), Hersonissos (Chersonissos), Malia, Chania, Rethymno, Iraklio (Heraklio) Crete, Santorini, Mykonos (Myconos), Rhodes, Kos, Lesvos, Corfu, Samos, Zakynthos and other popular destinations in the Greek islands, as well as Halkidiki, Thessaloniki and other parts of mainland Greece.
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