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Greece never ceases to amaze me... you think you have seen it all and you expect that what you haven't seen yet, is somehow similar, but then you are in for a surprise.
I was wondering whether it was another Greek island I visited a week or so ago... It could have been an old Italian city or something. But then my friends from Corfu drank me under the table so I can surely say: "Yeah... That was Corfu alright!"
I can't escape it... I am one of these guys that spend their entire journey towards their destination reading about its past and once I get there, I grab my maps and my camera and go to meet history.
The old fortress of Corfu is one of these meeting places. Actually the whole damn city is a meeting place!
Achillion was the "summer" palace for Princess Elisabet -aka Sissy- of Austria.
That chick suffered from TB and the Corfu climate was ideal for her.
Achillion overlooks the city of Corfu with a magnificent view. Wander around its gardens and imagine...
The whole palace is dedicated to Achilles -duh- and there are statues of him -and of other ancient folks- all over the place.
- Pros:The very Venetian architecture, the climate that makes the whole island covered in flora, the easy-going way of life, Sofrito and Pastitsada (local dishes)
- Cons:The very humid climate could be difficult at times, the really bad way of driving
- In a nutshell:If you want something typically Greek take a rain check... otherwise you will be thrilled!
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