Interesting facts about Corfu
Did you know?
1.While the rest of Greece was under the Ottoman Empire, Corfu was under Venetian rule from mid 15th until 18th century.
2.In 1797 Napoleon conquered Venice and Corfu became part of the French state.
3. Corfu was under the British rule from 1814 until 1864 when it was united with Greece.
4.The architecture of Corfu was influenced by the several western civilisations that once occupied it and Modern Corfu still keeps its amazing characteristics.
5. The historical centre of Corfu town is a Unesco World heritage Site.
6. Mon Repos Palace is the birthplace of Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elisabeth of England.
7.Corfu was the seat of the first university in Greece, the Ionian Academy established in 1824.
8.Corfu hosts international cricket tournaments in the summer.