Castles, Forts and Temples in Corfu

Kassiopi Castle (Kassiopi)

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). The castles formed a defensive triangle,... read more

The Temple of Artemis (Corfu Town)

The Temple of Artemis is 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. The temple was dedicated to Artemis... read more

The Dandalo Tower: Relic of the Crusades (Acharavi)

The Dandalo Tower: Relic of the Crusades Hilary Paipeti 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... read more

Butrint (Albania)

Butrint, ancient Buthrotum, a port from Hellenistic to Ottoman times, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-west Albania. Situated on the Straits of Corfu, and surrounded by a picturesque lagoon, it is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the Adriatic... read more

Relive The History of The Old Fort (Photo Blog)

Reproduced with Kind permission from  PINAY FLYING HIGH The Old Fort of Corfu is the very first thing that you will see if you are taking the ferry to get to Corfu. The cross atop the mountain caught my attention while we were in the ferry approaching Corfu, I... read more

Angelokastro Castle

Angelokastro (Greek: Αγγελόκαστρο, English translation: “Castle of the Angel[s]” or “Angelos’s castle”) is one of the most important Byzantine castles of Greece. It is located on the island of Corfu at the top of the highest peak of the... read more
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