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Kerkyra

Greek name for the Ionian island Corfu; look there.

The island (Greek Kerkyra) is the second largest with almost 650 km² Ionian Islands, It is the westernmost gateway of Greece at the entrance of the Ionian to the Adriatic Sea. Through this exposed location, the island was a constant challenge for conquest desires of the Greeks, Romans, Illyrians, Ottomans and Venetians. Only by Napoleon (1769-1821) lost Venice his rule and Corfu...

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