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After a great lunch at Kanoni area we decided to visit the Paleopolis area, where the archeologists try to bring back to life some of the ancient buildings that used to be there (pic 1). Paleopolis covers the area around Mon Repo park.

There is an early Christian church(pics 2-3) here that was built in the middle of 5th century (!) by the bishop of Corfu Iovianos, at the spot where a roman public building was standing before, in the area of Kanoni. It is also known as the church of Agia Kerkyra (daughter of Kerkyllinou) that became a Christian and died because of that.

It was the area where the roman forum was at that era and as usual they used many material from other building like ancient buildings etc It was bombed or destroyed by other methods many times from Normans, vandals, Goths and the final hit was by Nazis during WWII. Today you can only see the relics of the church but during the 15th century it was part of a monastery dedicated to Pagania Anafonitria.

As we couldn?t see something else there we crossed the street to the other side and we walked inside the famous Mon Repo, that used to be the summer resort for the greek royal family. You can walk along the garden/park(pic 4) for free where you can see the palace (the entrance fee is 5euros). The small theatre (named after the local famous actor Rena Vlachopoulou) has theatrical plays in the summer. At the Analipsis hill you can see the relics of an ancient temple probably from 6th century BC.

Address: Paleopolis, Corfu
Directions: Above Garitsa cove, 3km from Corfu town

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  • Written May 10, 2010
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