Castles Forts and Temples in Corfu

Castles Forts and Temples in Corfu
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The Temple of Artemis - an ancient edifice in Corfu, situated just outside of town, built in archaic-style around 580 BC in the ancient city of Korkyra, in what is known today as the suburbs of Garitsa bay on the Analipsis hill. Click on picture to discover more.

The Temple of Artemis - an ancient edifice in Corfu, situated just outside of town, built in archaic-style around 580 BC in the ancient city of Korkyra, in what is known today as the suburbs of Garitsa bay on the Analipsis hill. Click on picture to discover more.

The Early Christian Basilica of Paleopolis - Almost opposite the entrance to Mon Repos stands the ruined church of Paleopolis. This church was decorated with sculptures and a mosaic floor and was the largest basilica in Greece. Click on picture to discover more.

The Early Christian Basilica of Paleopolis - Almost opposite the entrance to Mon Repos stands the ruined church of Paleopolis. This church was decorated with sculptures and a mosaic floor and was the largest basilica in Greece. Click on picture to discover more.

The Dandalo Tower dates from the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade of 1202. Masterminded and led by the elderly Doge, Enrico Dandalo, the Crusade, an uneasy mixture of Venetian and Frankish forces, was aimed at Constantinople rather than the Holy Land. The Crusaders sacked the (Christian) city, pillaging or destroying its great religious treasures, and carrying much back to Venice.

The Dandalo Tower dates from the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade of 1202. Masterminded and led by the elderly Doge, Enrico Dandalo, the Crusade, an uneasy mixture of Venetian and Frankish forces, was aimed at Constantinople rather than the Holy Land. The Crusaders sacked the (Christian) city, pillaging or destroying its great religious treasures, and carrying much back to Venice.

Kassiopi Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Κασσιώπης) is a castle on the northeastern coast of Corfu overseeing the fishing village of Kassiopi, and was one of three castles which defended the island before the Venetian era (1401–1797).

Kassiopi Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Κασσιώπης) is a castle on the northeastern coast of Corfu overseeing the fishing village of Kassiopi, and was one of three castles which defended the island before the Venetian era (1401–1797).

Gardiki Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Γαρδικίου) is a 13th-century Byzantine castle on the southwestern coast of Corfu and the only surviving ancient fortress on the southern part of the island.

Gardiki Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Γαρδικίου) is a 13th-century Byzantine castle on the southwestern coast of Corfu and the only surviving ancient fortress on the southern part of the island.

Butrint - ancient Buthrotum, a port from Hellenistic to Ottoman times, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-west Albania.

Butrint - ancient Buthrotum, a port from Hellenistic to Ottoman times, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-west Albania.

Angelokastro Castle - (Greek: Αγγελόκαστρο, English translation: “Castle of the Angel[s]” or “Angelos’s castle”) is one of the most important Byzantine castles of Greece.

Angelokastro Castle - (Greek: Αγγελόκαστρο, English translation: “Castle of the Angel[s]” or “Angelos’s castle”) is one of the most important Byzantine castles of Greece.

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