Achilleion Palace

Gastouri, Corfu

The palace was built in the period 1889-1891 as the residence of the Empress of Austria Sissy. It to ...

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Gastouri, Corfu

Opening Hours

Εvery Day 08:00-19:00 Weekends 08:00-14:30

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The palace was built in the period 1889-1891 as the residence of the Empress of Austria Sissy. It took the name from the mythical hero Achilles.Princess Sissy was passionate with the Greek Mythology and decorated the palace with statues representing the 12 Olympian Gods, the 9 Muses and Achilles. During the First and Second World War the palace was abandoned and inevitably pillaged by the enemy. After years of rebuilding and restoration, the palace was finally restored to its former beauty.

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    Public Library of Corfu

    "English Baracks ""Old Fortress"" Corfu"

    The Public Library of Corfu is the oldest Public Library in Greece.The bibliophile Canonical Jacob F ...

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    "English Baracks ""Old Fortress"" Corfu"

    Opening Hours

    Monday and Thursday:08:00-17:30

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    The Public Library of Corfu is the oldest Public Library in Greece.The bibliophile Canonical Jacob Francis Xaverio Canal, deputy Archbishop of Corfu, donated the first nucleus of the Public Library. He died in 1758 and according to his will, left to the Corfiot Community his rich in quantity and quality library that he kept in the convent of Santa Giustina in Garitsa. In addition he deposited the amount of two hundred golden zecchini at the pawnshop, so that with the interest of these money, to maintain, keep and enrich the books with new publications.

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      Panagia Vlacherna Church

      Kanoni Penisnula

      This small chapel is located to the islet Vlacherna. ...

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      Kanoni Penisnula

      Opening Hours

      Εvery Day 07:00-19:00

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      This small chapel is located to the islet Vlacherna. The islet is reachable through a small cobble-stone bridge that is connected with Kanoni.In this narrow black bridge small boats can moor.

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        Agios Spyridonas Church

        Agios Spyridonos Str

        This is an important Post-Byzantine monument and the most famous church of the island. Agios Spyrido ...

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        Agios Spyridonos Str

        Opening Hours

        Εvery Day 07:00-19:00

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        This is an important Post-Byzantine monument and the most famous church of the island. Agios Spyridonas is the Patron Saint of the town.It is a single-aisle Basilica, with wooden tile roof. The architecture of the church is typical of the Venetian architecture: long with a low ceiling. Its tower bell is the highest in town! The tower bell was constructed in the beginning of the 17th century and resembles the one in the church of Saint George in Venice. Their difference is spotted on the red dome.

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          Agios Spyridonas Churchsacral objects

          The Metropolitan Church of Kerkyra, known as Panagia (Virgin Mary) Spileotissa, is situated where th ...

          Metropolitan Church of KerkyraSacral objects

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          Mitropoli Square

          Opening Hours

          Εvery Day 07:00-19:00

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          The Metropolitan Church of Kerkyra, known as Panagia (Virgin Mary) Spileotissa, is situated where the old church of St. Vlasios stood and was built in 1577. The church is dedicated to three saints, Panagia Spileotissa, since after the destruction of the church the icon of Panagia Spileotissa was brought here, to St. Vlasios and to St. Theodora. The church is in the category among the Eptanesian Basilica tri-aisle churches and in the front view it stands out for its renaissance elements.

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            Panagia (Virgin Mary) Mandrakina

            Iroon Agoniston Politexniou

            The church of Virgin Mary Mandrakina, which is dedicated to Virgin Mary and to Saint Panteleimonas, ...

            Panagia (Virgin Mary) MandrakinaSacral objects

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            Iroon Agoniston Politexniou

            Opening Hours

            Εvery Day 07:00-19:00

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            The church of Virgin Mary Mandrakina, which is dedicated to Virgin Mary and to Saint Panteleimonas, was built in the 18th century. In 1944 it suffered serious destruction and was restored after approximately five years.

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              San Nicolo dei Vecchi

              Vouthrotou 18

              The Holy Temple of Saint Nikolaos of Geronton, San Nicolo dei Vecchi, was built in the beginning of ...

              San Nicolo dei VecchiCorfu

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              Vouthrotou 18

              Opening Hours

              Εvery Day 07:00-19:00

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              The Holy Temple of Saint Nikolaos of Geronton, San Nicolo dei Vecchi, was built in the beginning of the16th century. The church of Saint Nikolaos of Geronton belongs, as most post byzantine churches of Corfu, to the basilica one-aisle churches, with the wooden tile roof and a perimetric corridor.

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                San Nicolo dei Vecchisacral objects

                The Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George are located on the northern part of the Spianada, the C ...

                Museum of Asiatic Art (Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George)Museums and galleries

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                Palaia Anaktora of Corfu

                Opening Hours

                Every Day 08:30-15:30. Closed on Monday

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                The Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George are located on the northern part of the Spianada, the Corfu town historical centre square. It is the largest and the most significant building of the English rule period, which started in 1814 and ended in 1864 when the Ionian Islands were reunified with the rest of Greece. oday, the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George houses the Corfu Museum of Asian Art, the only one of its kind in Greece, solely dedicated to the art and antiquities of the Far East and India.

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                  Museum of Asiatic Art (Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George)museums and galleries

                  The museum was founded in 1981 and it is housed in the building of the Ionian Bank. It is the only m ...

                  Banknote MuseumMuseums and galleries

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                  Opening Hours

                  Every Day 09:00-15:00 Closed on Monday and Tuesday

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                  The museum was founded in 1981 and it is housed in the building of the Ionian Bank. It is the only museum of Banknotes in Greece and one of the few globally.The very interesting exhibits include collections of banknotes, bank documents, printing matrices, photographs as well as the whole process of bank note manufacturing; from the initial draft and the printing until the destruction of old banknotes.

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                    Solomos Museum

                    Αrseniou 1, Corfu

                    This museum is dedicated on the honor of the Greek National poet Dionysios Solomos. ...

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                    Αrseniou 1, Corfu

                    Opening Hours

                    June-Aug: 9:30-14:00, Sept-May: 9:30 - 13:00

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                    This museum is dedicated on the honor of the Greek National poet Dionysios Solomos. It is housed in his residence where Solomos spent the biggest part of his life creating marvelous works. The house suffered some damage in the World War II but it was restored and it is preserved until now.

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                      Solomos Museummuseums and galleries

                      This is a land of 158 acres covered in rich flora and beautiful gardens full of flowers. It is 3km a ...

                      Archeological Museum in Palaiopoli /Mon ReposMuseums and galleries

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                      Palaiopolis, Corfu

                      Opening Hours

                      May to October Every Day 08:30-15:00. Closed on Monday

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                      This is a land of 158 acres covered in rich flora and beautiful gardens full of flowers. It is 3km away from the town of Corfu and it is extended up to the hill of Analipsi.The building was constructed in 1831 as the summer residence of the English Commissioner Frederic Adam. The mansion has accommodated the Empress of Austria Sissy and the Italian commander of Ionian Islands (during the domination). The exhibition of the museum includes many archaeological relics, Byzantine remains, documents, portraits and furniture from the British rule.

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                        Kapodistrias Museum

                        Koukourista, Corfu

                        The museum was founded in 1981 and it was donated from Maria Desilla- Kapodistria. ...

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                        Koukourista, Corfu

                        Opening Hours

                        Every Day 08:30-15:00.

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                        The museum was founded in 1981 and it was donated from Maria Desilla- Kapodistria. It is located in the area Koukouritsa in the property of Kapodistrias family. Visiors can visit the first Greek Governor’s house and can admire his personal belongings and the elegant furniture.

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                          Kapodistrias Museummuseums and galleries

                          The museum is in the church of Panagia Antivouniotissa, which is one of the oldest monuments (15th c ...

                          Antivouniotisa Museum (Byzantine Museum)Museums and galleries

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                          Old Fortress of Corfu

                          Opening Hours

                          Every Day 08:30-15:00. Closed on Monday

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                          The museum is in the church of Panagia Antivouniotissa, which is one of the oldest monuments (15th century) on the island. The church was donated to the Greek State by its owners on the premise of a museum construction.The museum exhibits 90 icons dated back to the first half of the 15th century to the 19th century and reflect the island’s contribution to the Ecclesiastic art’s progress.The most significant icons of the collection are: ‘Theotokos Hodigitria of Kastelani’ (15th century), ‘Saints Stergios, Vakhos and Ioustini (M. Damaskinos), ‘The Epitaph’ and ‘The three Archangels’.

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                            Archeological Museum

                            Armeni Vraila 1, Corfu

                            The Archaeological Museum was built between 1962 - 1965, on a site that was donated by the Municipal ...

                            Archeological MuseumMuseums and galleries

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                            Armeni Vraila 1, Corfu

                            Opening Hours

                            Every Day 08:30-15:00.

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                            The Archaeological Museum was built between 1962 - 1965, on a site that was donated by the Municipality of Corfu, and was inaugurated in 1967. The main purpose of its construction was the exhibition of the huge Gorgon pediment of the Artemis temple, excavated in Paleopolis in the beginning of the 20th century. In 1994 two more halls were added to the museum, where the new acquisitions from the resent excavations of the old town and the Garitsa cemetery were exhibited,

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                              Monument of Menekratis

                              Alkinoou str, Garitsa, Corfu

                              The monument of the 6th century B.C. was discovered in the area of Garitsa in 1843. The sign on this ...

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                              Alkinoou str, Garitsa, Corfu

                              Opening Hours

                              24 hours

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                              The monument of the 6th century B.C. was discovered in the area of Garitsa in 1843. The sign on this monument is one of the most ancient in Greece.

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                                Schulenburg Statue

                                Fortress of Corfu

                                Schulenburg was a German general and commander who contributed a lot in defending the Turkish siege ...

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                                Fortress of Corfu

                                Opening Hours

                                24 hours

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                                Schulenburg was a German general and commander who contributed a lot in defending the Turkish siege in 1716. The Venetians honored him by creating a statue in front of the Fortress.

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                                  Maitland Peristyle

                                  Spianada Square

                                  The Peristyle is located to the southern edge of Spinada square. It is a circular Ionic order monume ...

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                                  Spianada Square

                                  Opening Hours

                                  24 hours

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                                  The Peristyle is located to the southern edge of Spinada square. It is a circular Ionic order monument constructed to honor the first English Commissioner Thomas Maitland. He was coronel and the leader of the English forces in Mediterranean and one of the strictest Commissioners. In 1717 he approved a non-liberal Constitution and he had an active role in the selling of the town of Parga to the Ottoman Ali Pasha.

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                                    Maitland Peristylestatues and monuments

                                    Kapodistrias Statue

                                    Old Port of Corfu

                                    Ioannis Kapodistrias was the first governor of the independent Greek State. ...

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                                    Old Port of Corfu

                                    Opening Hours

                                    24 hours

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                                    Ioannis Kapodistrias was the first governor of the independent Greek State. He was born in Corfu, from a noble family and studied medicine, philosophy and law in Italy. In 1797 he returned to his birthplace where he worked as a doctor and later he was assigned to manage the military hospital. His Statue stands in the In the Yacht Club of Corfu, near the port.

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                                      Spianada Square

                                      Old City of Corfu

                                      Spianada is the largest square in Greece and is a significant spot of social interaction since happe ...

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                                      Old City of Corfu

                                      Opening Hours

                                      24 hours

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                                      Spianada is the largest square in Greece and is a significant spot of social interaction since happenings and parades takes place, concerts of classic music are performed and many of the Easter customs are revived there. It is a meeting place for locals and visitors. It has been designed based on the Royal European gardens. In the perimeter of the square there are the Liston, the Maitland’s Peristyle, the church of Agios Spyridon and the Old Prefecture.

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                                        Spianada Squarepublic squares and streets

                                        Nikiforou Theotoki Street

                                        Nikiforou Theotoki, Corfu

                                        It is one of the oldest streets in town and the main commercial axe. The street was prior to the Ven ...

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                                        Nikiforou Theotoki, Corfu

                                        Opening Hours

                                        24 hours

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                                        It is one of the oldest streets in town and the main commercial axe. The street was prior to the Venetian Wall and connected Spiniada with the New Fortress and the port. It was established as the commercial heart of the town from a very early period. Its wide morphology with the arcades benefited the commercial activity and led to financial prosperity. In the arcades there are now stores and leisure facilities.

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                                          Nikiforou Theotoki Streetpublic squares and streets

                                          Liston

                                          Old City of Corfu

                                          Liston is located next to Spiniada square and is a complex which was built in the beginning of the 1 ...

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                                          Old City of Corfu

                                          Opening Hours

                                          24 hours

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                                          Liston is located next to Spiniada square and is a complex which was built in the beginning of the 19th century during the French occupation. The ground floor hosts restaurants and cafes and the upper floors include residences and professional offices. During the British Commissioner its arcades were extended and extra floors were added.Liston has been designed by the French architect Lesseps who was influenced a lot by the Parisian architecture. Lesseps collaborated with the Greek engineer I. Parmezan.

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                                            Listonpublic squares and streets

                                            Old Fortress

                                            City of Corfu

                                            The Old Fortress, situated in the eastern side of the town, on a rock constitutes a trademark for th ...

                                            Old FortressCity walls and forts

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                                            City of Corfu

                                            Opening Hours

                                            24 hours

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                                            The Old Fortress, situated in the eastern side of the town, on a rock constitutes a trademark for the island and one of the most impressive Fortresses in Europe. It was constructed by the Venetians for the protection of the Byzantine settlement Xopoulio.This monument is worth touring since it consists of many interesting parts. The entrance is opposite Spiniada square and is reachable through a 60m long bridge that crosses the sea ditch. The bridge is 15m above the sea level and was constructed by the English in the 19th century. The initial bridge was wooden and mobile so it could be adjusted in case of attack.

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                                              New Fortress

                                              City of Corfu

                                              The New Fortress was built in the beginning of the walling constructions of the settlement which was ...

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                                              City of Corfu

                                              Opening Hours

                                              24 hours

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                                              The New Fortress was built in the beginning of the walling constructions of the settlement which was outside the Old Fortress. Its construction lasted 12 years (from 1577 until 1588) under the Venetian engineer Francesco-Ferdinando Vitelli. The materials and the stones used had been taken from Palaiopoli.The New Fortress is located on the hill of Saint Marcus, northwestern from the Old Town. The impressive main gate (by the sea) is decorated with the emblem of Venice, the Lion of Saint Marcus. In order to visit the New Fortress one can enter from the southern gate which is less impressive than the main one.

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                                                Palaiopolis

                                                Palaiopolis, Corfu

                                                The archaeological site of Palaiopoli is close to Mon Repos. ...

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                                                Palaiopolis, Corfu

                                                Opening Hours

                                                May to October Every Day 08:30-15:00. Closed on Monday

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                                                The archaeological site of Palaiopoli is close to Mon Repos. It is the ancient agora of Corfu and after excavations operated in the area the most important findings are: the agora, the Roman Baths and the temple of Kardakios in a Doric order. In the wide area of Palaiopoli you can visit the Museum with findings from the excavations.

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                                                  Kanoni

                                                  Kanoni Penisnula

                                                  Located to the peninsula Kanoni in the southern part of the town, this is one of the most well-known ...

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                                                  Kanoni Penisnula

                                                  Opening Hours

                                                  24 hours

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                                                  Located to the peninsula Kanoni in the southern part of the town, this is one of the most well-known sightseeing in the whole island. The site offers a panoramic view on Pontikonisi and on the islet of Panagia Vlachernas. The islet is connected to Kanoni with a long narrow cement bridge.

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                                                    Pontikonisi

                                                    Kanoni Penisnula

                                                    Pontikonisi is the trademark of the Corfu island. It is a small islet covered in rich flora. ...

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                                                    Kanoni Penisnula

                                                    Opening Hours

                                                    09:00-21:00

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                                                    Pontikonisi is the trademark of the Corfu island. It is a small islet covered in rich flora. On the islet there are the Monastery Pantokrator and a municipal café which operates in summer months.According to mythology Pontikonisi was Odysseus’ ship which was turned into a rock during a heavy storm. The storm caused the shipwreck and so Odysseus and his company were found in Corfu on their way to Ithaka. It has been called Pontikonisi (island of mice) because of its tiny size. It is one of the most photographed places in the island. The area of Kanoni and the islet of Vlacherna offer an amazing view of this picturesque green site.

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                                                      PANAGIA OF XENON – FANEROMENI

                                                      Nikiforou Theotoki street

                                                      Near the temple of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, the church of Virgin Mary of Xenon (Foreigners) is f ...

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                                                      Nikiforou Theotoki street

                                                      Opening Hours

                                                      Εvery day 07:00-19:00

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                                                      Near the temple of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, the church of Virgin Mary of Xenon (Foreigners) is found. The holy Temple of Yperagia Theotokos (Virgin Mary) of Xenon was built by the priest Nicodemos, who was from Epirus and wanted to build the church for the refugees from Epirus, who came to Kerkyra after the persecutions during the Ottoman domination. The church of Virgin Mary of Foreigners belongs to the type of tri-aisle royal. The characteristic elements are the “ourania” (ceiling), which is the work of N. Koutouzis (18th century), as well as the temple’s chancel screen that is considered one of the most impressive gold plated decorated chancel screens of Kerkyra.

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