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Corfu, Greece


On the sixth day of Azamara’s 8-Night Venice & The Amalfi Coast Voyage, you’ll spend the morning and early afternoon in Corfu, the second largest of Greece’s Ionian islands, sitting just off the Greek and Albanian coasts. Its long history reflects not just the influence of Venetians and Ottomans, but also French and British rule. The island did not become part of Greece until 1864.

One reminder of British rule, the Royal Palace of St. George and St. Michael, is included on Azamara’s Panoramic Corfu excursion. The building was originally constructed for the British Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands and later served as a residence for the Greek royal family. The era of French rule is represented on the tour by Esplanade Square, where Napoleon’s troops trained. A 14th-century Venetian fortress rounds out the collection of buildings constructed by foreign powers that once controlled Corfu, though the tour also includes panoramic views at a spot nicknamed “God’s Balcony” and at Paleokastritsa Bay.

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AFAR Staff
about 4 years ago


This isle has several academic centers, libraries, and other educational institutions that dates back to the early modern period in Greece. Corfu is a summer destination for visitors to come check out the historic villages, mountainous terrain, and beautiful beaches.