A group dedicated to one of the most beautiful islands of Greece.
Invite as many people you want to make our community even bigger!
Μια ομάδα αφιερωμένη σε ένα από τα ομορφότερα νησιά της Ελλάδος.
Προσκαλέστε όσα άτομα θέλετε για να γίνει η παρέα μας ακόμη μεγαλύτερη!
- Country: Greece
- Population: 102,071
- Area: 614.6 km2 (237 sq mi)
- Density: 166 /km2 (430 /sq mi)
- Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
A short description of our island, as written in Wikipedia.org. More info can be found at the links below.
Corfu (Greek: Κέρκυρα, Kérkyra) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, and, including its small satellite islands, forms the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece. The island is part of the Corfu regional unit, and is administered as a single municipality. The municipality includes the island Corfu and the smaller islands Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi. The principal city of the island and seat of the municipality (pop. 32,095) is also named Corfu.
Near the old Venetian Citadel a large square called Spianada is also to be found, divided by a street in two parts: "Ano Plateia" (literally: "Upper square") and "Kato Plateia" (literally: "Lower square"), (Ανω Πλατεία and Κάτω Πλατεία in Greek). This is the biggest square in South-Eastern Europe and one of the largest in Europe.
From medieval times and into the 17th century, the island was recognised 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 poleonic 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.
In 2007, the city's old city was designated for the UNESCO World Heritage List, following a recommendation by ICOMOS.
Corfu is a very popular tourist destination. The island was the location of the 1994 European Union summit.
Earnest request to all our members: Spamming is FORBIDDEN. All your posts have to be about Corfu island and nothing else. Thanks in advance!
Θερμή παράκληση προς όλα τα μέλη μας: Απαγορεύεται το spamming. Παρακαλώ τα ποστ που κάνουμε να είναι σχετικά με την Κέρκυρα και μόνο.