Corfu is an island in the Ionian Sea and part of the Ionian Islands.
The earliest reference to it is made in the Mycenaean Period circa 1300B.C with the word ‘’ko-ro-ku-ra-i-jo’’.
Corfu remained in the Venetian hands from 1386 until 1797.
The Old city’s architectural character is strongly influenced by the Venetian style, coming as it did under Venetian rule for a long period; its old buildings’ trademark arches are particularly reminiscent of Venice.
On the 21st of May, 1864 by proclamation of the Lord High Commissioner the Ionian Islands were united with Greece.