Corfu (crs)

Corfu
The Old Fort
Corfu
The Old Fort, Contrafossa
Corfu
The New Fort
Corfu
The New Fort
Corfu
The New Fort
Corfu
      
Corfu
Corfu
Corfu
Kèrkyra / Corfu Town
Corfu
Another Ferry
Corfu
Another Ferry
Corfu
Another Ferry
      
Corfu
Another Ferry
Corfu
Kèrkyra / Corfu Town
Corfu
Corfu
Docking
Corfu
Docking
Corfu
      
Corfu
Corfu
The Old Fort
Corfu
The Old Fort, Leaving
Corfu
The Old Fort, Leaving
Corfu
The Old Fort, Leaving

 

Image/s: circa 2003  Accesses: 248

 

Previous 
Athens 
    Next
 Country Views 
  Start Slide Show

Corfu is the second largest Ionian Island.  The island's history is laden with battles and conquests.  The legacy of these struggles is visible in the form of castles punctuating strategic locations across the island.  Two of these castles enclose its capital, which is the only city in Greece to be surrounded in such a way.  From medieval times and into the 17th century, the island was recognized as a bulwark of the European States against the Ottoman Empire and became one of the most fortified places in Europe.  The fortifications of the island were used by the Venetians to defend against Ottoman intrusion into the Adriatic.  Corfu repulsed several Turkish sieges, before falling under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars.  Corfu was eventually ceded by the British Empire along with the remaining islands of the United States of the Ionian Islands, and unification with modern Greece was concluded in 1864 under the Treaty of London.

I never landed on Corfu. My visit there was part of a voyage from Venice to Patras. It looks like a very interesting place to visit.

Reference/s: Wikipedia

Identifier: 687, Last Accessed: 2017-09-20 07:57:51

 

Copyright: © A. O. Newberry & Co. 2007-2017
All rights reserved.

Last Modified: Fri Jul 29 2016 09:10:20.

 

 



--------
Galleries
Greece
--------
Change Log
Collections
Contact
Galleries
Help
Home
Introduction
Maps
References
Table of Contents
Technical Information