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Gouvia and Angelokastro

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Gouvia is a small former fishing village on the east coast of Corfu that has been developed throughout the last four decades into a modern holiday resort. Back in the 17th century it was a Venetian naval base, but now the village comes with more sophisticated waterfront credentials thanks to its smart marina. There are shops and lively bars in …

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Achilleion Palace

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Achilleion is a palace built in Gastouri, Corfu by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi, after a suggestion by Austrian Consul Alexander von Warsberg. Empress Elisabeth built the palace to escape the tragedies of her life, and William II purchased it after her untimely death. William II, however, never had a chance to enjoy the palace‚Äôs …

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