Royal Destination - Corfu - Old Town - Greece

Corfu is a Greek Island in the Ionian Sea.


Fortress in Corfu  - own picture taken in 2013



With the beautiful old buildings and the amazing sunset, I wanted to know 
more about the history of this wonderful Greek Isle which has a mysterious
legend.

Corfu Town - old buildings - own picture taken in 2013


According to the Greek mythology, Corfu was related to two powerful symbols
and gods: Poseidon (the god of the Water) and Asopos (god of the rivers).
Once upon a time, Poseidon fell in love with the nymph Korkyra (daughter
of Asopos and the nymph Metope). They had a child together which was
called Phaiax (translated to Latin it is: Phaeacians). This became the
nickname of Corfu: The Island of the Phaeacians. 
Isn't that a beautiful legend?

Old Town Corfu - own picture taken in 2013


Anyway Corfu Town is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2007.

Corfu town was the birth place of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
and the Isle also was the favorite destination of Empress Elisabeth of Austria
(Sisi).
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