Thursday, 29 January 2009

Soak up history on a Corfu holiday

According to the Telegraph, those on a Corfu holiday will find a host of "quirky hidden treasures" such as a Venetian bell-tower and a small Greek Orthodox church in the town centre.

A plaque signifying the house where Edward Lear stayed for a time during the 1860s can also be found, as well as Achilleion Palace, which was built by the Austro-Hungarian queen, Elizabeth, in the 19th century.

The palace was later purchased by Kaiser Wilhelm II and now features beautiful furnishings and interesting paintings, the Telegraph states.

Corfu holiday makers could also take a rental car to the beaches on the west coast of the island, where Odysseus is thought to have been rescued by princess Nausicaa after being shipwrecked, according to Homer's account.

Other potential destinations for those visiting Corfu include Kassiopi, which the Independent recently recommended for those looking to sample the local cocktails.

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