It is nothing less than amazing to find a place which displays life and natural beauty as well as holding historical significance. Corfu is obviously an exception in this case. This heavenly island of Greece has a long history, just like other part of the country.
Corfu is just an English version of the island’s name. In Greek, it is called Kerkyra. The name is derived from Nymph Korkira, daughter of Aesopos – the mythological river god. In ancient age, Corfu was a very important commercial centre and colonial town. So, it became the target of many nations and communities and point of conflict among them. Corfu remained independent until Macedonians conquered it on 338 BC. After that, authority of the island changed hand frequently. Spartans, Illyrians, Romans, Byzantine and later Normans ruled Corfu. After that it went under Venetian domination, which lasted until 1797, when it became part of France. Later, they went under English rule on 1815. However, on 21st of May, 1864 Corfu became part of Greece. The island suffered greatly from two world wars. In Second World War many important architecture and building of it was destroyed by bombarding of Germans. All these make Corfu a great attraction to history lovers and tourists.
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