Take a tour of Corfu Island 1

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Kalimera!

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Insula Corfu K érkyra , „ insula soarelui” sau „insula magică”, situată în Marea Ionică, are o arhitectură extraordinară, rezultat al îmbinării culturilor greacă şi italiană. The style of the unique architecture of the old part of the city of Kérkyra is a result of the long and continuous occupation by different empires such as the Venetian, British and French.

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Capitala insulei se află la K érkyra Kérkyra is the capital of the Greek island of Corfu.

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Măslini. Datorită bogăţiei florei insula Corfu este supranumită „plămânii Greciei ” Corfu olive oil used to be one of the best in the world, praised for its taste and aroma. There are an estimated 3 million Olive trees on Corfu - no wonder the island is so green!

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Pe insula Pondiconissi (Insula Şoriceilor) se află o bisericuţă despre care se povesteşte că a fost construită din scândurile vaporului lui Ulisse. This small beautiful island covered with pine trees is called Pontikonisi and is the home of the Pantokrator monastery. A legend says that this monastery is the stone-still ship of the Faiakes or as they say, their punishment of Greek god Poseidon for their help to Odysseus.

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Legenda spune că Posseidon l-a transformat pe Ulisse într-o stâncă pentru că îl orbise pe fiul său, Polifem.

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M ănăstirea Panaghia a Vlakernelor şi Insula Pondiconissi cu micuţa biserică din sec XI sau XII, consacrată Mântuitorului Vlacherna Islet is the home of the Panagia Vlacherna monastery. It is the white stone staircase of the Monastery that when viewed from afar gives the impression of a mouse tail that gave the island its name, Mouse Island, that's what Pontikonisi means in Greek.

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Achilleion este palatul construit de frumoasa Împărăteasă Sissi şi în care locuia când venea în Corfu The Achilleion Palace was built by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi

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În prezent la etaj se află un cazinou foarte eleg a nt , î n care s-au filmat scenele de cazinou din filmul Doar pentru ochii tăi (seria James Bond ) The palace was designed by Italian architect Raffaele Caritto . The casino scene of the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only (1981) was filmed at the Achilleion

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Statuia, înaltă de 8 metri, a lui Achille înarmat, este opera sculptorului german G o etz. After Elisabeth's death, the German Kaiser Wilhelm II purchased Achilleion in 1907.He commissioned his own Achilles statue from the sculptor Johannes Goetz who created an imposing bronze sculpture that stands tall as a guardian of the Gardens facing north toward the city.

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F otografii: Marian Cocu Prezentare: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Fond muzical: ♦ Sirtaki compus de M. Theodorakis ♦ Nana Mouskouri – Serenadă - Franz Schubert