Corfu Island, Greece
Where the Venetians, the French and the British used to live.
With the passage of time the island may have changed, but we can still feel the spirit of a distant glorious past . Its rich multi-cultural heritage, its historic monuments, its stunning natural landscape, its crystal clear seas, and its excellent weather all year round explain why Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations weaving a powerful spell on its visitors.
Corfu (Kérkyra), unlike the rest of Greece, never fell under the Ottoman oppression. Due to the successive dominations of the Venetians, the French and the British over the centuries, the island has primarily become part of the Western rather the Levantine world. Their culture wielded strong influence in the city: it was here that the first Greek University (the Ionian Academy), the first Philharmonic Orchestra and the First School of Fine Arts were founded.
Long Sandy Beaches
The island’s countryside is a marvel of wild dense flora and dramatic landscapes; a palette of dense forests of pine & cypress trees, ageless olive groves, endless green fields,long sandy beaches, picturesque white-pebbled bays, turquoise waters washing the shores, old castles,historical palaces, deserted stone-built Byzantine villages.
Corfu is not a typical Hellenic island; its commanding position as the gateway of Greece at the crossroads of East and West, has dictated its past; a series of civilizations laying claims on it over the years have left their marks on the local architecture, culture and traditions.
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