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Corfu 'boasts a unique character'

Corfu 'boasts a unique character'
21 Apr 2011

Travellers planning to stop off in Corfu during an island holiday in Greece can discover the destination's character, which has been described as 'unique'.

Aggeliki Rouva of the Greek National Tourism Organisation said that the isle boasts 'an abundance of monuments and sites worth visiting', ranging from historic landmarks to cultural institutions.

She recommended the Museum of Asian Arts, the Achillion Palace and Corfu town, which has been recognised as a Unesco World Heritage site.

'As far as culture is concerned, Corfu is a mixture of different influences that have developed its unique character throughout the centuries,' added Ms Rouva.

'Successive conquests by the Normans, Venetians, French, Russians and British have formed an amazing puzzle of architecture, gastronomy, music and mentality.'

The spokeswoman also pointed out that the island has a 'rich musical tradition' upheld by its philharmonic orchestras and regular festivals, as well as facilities to try watersports, hiking, birdwatching and other activities.

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