Total population: 10 846 979. - Beginning of May: Orthodox Easter, so beautiful to be famous in all Greece - First Friday after Easter: town festival in Paleokastritsa - 8 May and 15 August: festival in Kassiopi with the celebration of the Virgin - 9 June: festivals in Alikes of Potamo, Petalia, Zigo, Potamo - 12 June: St. Onofrio's Day celebration in Pelekas - 24 June: Festival of the Holy Spirit, town festivals in … The buses to the main places on the island run about six times a day between the city and Glyfada, Sidari, Paleokastritsa, Roda and Acharavi, Lefkimmi, Lefkimmi and Piri. Next photo show's the island's Old Fortress. [42] At his death in 1267 it passed with his other possessions to the house of Anjou. Its placing in the vehicle-to-population ratio list is as such due to its large population size. Corfu city is home to the three most prestigious bands – in order of seniority: All three maintain two major bands each, the main marching bands that can field up to 200 musicians on grand occasions, and the 60-strong student bandinas meant for lighter fare and on-the-job training. Corfu's nickname is the island of the Phaeacians. c. 400 BCE. During Venetian rule in the early 16th century, a monastery was built on the islet and a leprosarium established later in the century, after which the island was named. List of cities in Greece by population 2019 2020. The Imperial gardens on the hill look over the surrounding green hills and valleys and the Ionian sea. The main wine grape varietals found in Corfu are the indigenous white Kakotrýgēs and red Petrokóritho, the Cefalonian white Robóla, the Aegean Moscháto (white muscat), the Achaean Mavrodáphnē and others.[152]. When undisturbed by cultivation,[16] the high maquis is the major natural vegetation type followed by deciduous oak forests and to a lesser extent, pine forests. [59] After Greece's surrender to the Axis, the island came under Italian control and occupation. [88] It was one of the largest temples of its time.[90]. Having purchased the Achilleion in 1907 after Sissi's death, he appointed Carl Ludwig Sprenger as the botanical architect of the Palace, and also built a bridge later named by the locals after him—the "Kaiser's bridge" (Greek: η γέφυρα του Κάιζερ transliterated as: i gefyra tou Kaizer)—to access the beach without traversing the road forming the island's main artery to the south. Two years later they repeated their attempt. These five sites located around the city of Corfu used to be the aristocracy’s favourites: The population of Corfu is approximately 24838 The Area of Corfu is roughly 41.90 km² (16.18 mi²) The Corfu is an city in the Region of the Country Greece Popular places Melbourne The island was also the center of the Ionian School of music, the musical production of a group of Heptanesian composers, whose heyday was from the early 19th century till approximately the 1950s. [3] The island is part of the Corfu regional unit, and is administered by three municipalities with the islands of Othonoi, Ereikoussa and Mathraki. [88] It is also considered the first building to have incorporated all of the elements of the Doric architectural style. The new citadel or Neo Frourio (Νέο Φρούριο, "New Fortress") is a huge complex of fortifications dominating the northeastern part of the city. Updated 11:36 AM ET, Sat June 29, 2019 . 2019 Corfu. Hence Spyridon is a popular first name for Greek males born on the island and/or to islanders. Lizard species include typical lizards and geckos like the starred agama, the Mediterranean house gecko, the moorish gecko, the Dalmatian algyroides, the common wall lizard, the Balkan wall lizard, the Balkan green lizard, the European green lizard and the snake-eyed skink as also the legless Greek slow worm and the European glass lizard. [36], From at least the early 9th century, Corfu and the other Ionian Islands formed part of the theme of Cephallenia. [132], On Good Friday, from the early afternoon onward, the bands of the three Philharmonic Societies, separated into squads, accompany the Epitaph processions of the city churches. Dressed in full royal military regalia and erect on his racing chariot, he pulls the lifeless body of Hector of Troy in front of the stunned crowd watching helplessly from inside the walls of the Trojan citadel. [83] The temple features several architectural peculiarities that point to a Doric origin. City buses run through the city to the Airport, Achilleion, Gouvia, Afra, Pelekas and some other places of interest. The principal city of the island and seat of the municipality is also named Corfu, after the island’s name, with a population of 32,000 (2011 census) inhabitants. Today the palace is open to the public and forms a complex of halls and buildings housing art exhibits, including a Museum of Asian Art, unique across Southern Europe in its scope and in the richness of its Chinese and Asian exhibits. The town festivals and the holy days are numerous in Corfu island. The operas performed in Corfu were at par with their European counterparts. The city of Corfu stands on the broad part of a peninsula, whose termination in the Venetian citadel (Greek: Παλαιό Φρούριο) is cut off from it by an artificial fosse formed in a natural gully, with a seawater moat at the bottom,[16] that now serves as a marina and is called the Contrafossa. As a part of the 2019 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Corfu was created out of the former prefecture Corfu (Greek: Νομός Κερκύρας). [8] The fortifications of the island were used by the Venetians to defend against Ottoman intrusion into the Adriatic. Corfu's Philharmonic Societies provide free instruction in music, and continue to attract young recruits. [35] In 551, during the Gothic War, the Ostrogoths raided the island and destroyed the city of Corfu, then known as Chersoupolis (Χερσούπολις, "city on the promontory") because of its location between Garitsa Bay and Kanoni. With the passage of time the island may have changed, but we can still feel the spirit of a distant glorious past. Pontikonisi is home of the monastery of Pantokrator (Μοναστήρι του Παντοκράτορος); the white stone staircase of the monastery, viewed from afar, gives the impression of a (mouse) tail, which lent the island its name. The Order of St. Michael and St. George was founded here in 1818 with motto auspicium melioris aevi,[80][81] and is still awarded by the United Kingdom. Also notable are the Old and New forts, the recently restored Palace of Sts. Following a counterattack by the Venetian-Corfiot forces, the Ottoman troops were forced to leave the city sailing away.[54]. The 5,000 Venetians and foreign mercenaries, together with 3,000 Corfiotes, under the leadership of Count von der Schulenburg who commanded the defence of the island, were victorious once more. The palace, with the neoclassical Greek statues that surround it, is a monument to platonic romanticism as well as escapism. In 1956 Maria Desylla Kapodistria, relative of first Governor (head of state) of Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias, was elected mayor of Corfu and became the first female mayor in Greece. Answer: Corfu (Kérkyra, Κέρκυρα), Greece (Administrative unit: Ionian Islands) - last known population is ≈ 39 300 (year 2011).This was 0.353% of total Greece population.If population growth rate would be same as in period 2001-2011 (-0.44%/year), Corfu population in 2020 would be: 37 802*. [53], A series of attempts by the Ottomans to take the island began in 1431 when Ottoman troops under Ali Bey landed on the island. In the inscription it is also mentioned that the brother of Menecrates, Praximenes, had arrived from Oeiantheia to assist the people of Korkyra in building the monument to his brother.[100][95]. Apollonius named the island Drepane, Greek for "sickle", since it was thought to hide the sickle that Cronus used to castrate his father Uranus, from whose blood the Phaeacians were descended. Another castle, Angelokastro, situated on the northwest coast near Palaiokastritsa (Greek: Παλαιοκαστρίτσα meaning Old Castle place) and located on particularly steep and rocky terrain, also held out. After her death, the palace was sold to the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. # Subsequently they landed on Corfu's southeast shore and established a large beachhead all the way from the southern tip of the island at Lefkimi to Ipsos in Corfu's eastern midsection. In 2007, the city's old town was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, following a recommendation by ICOMOS. Currently, 84.3 % of the population of Greece is urban (8,831,631 people in 2019) Population Density The 2019 population density in Greece is 81 people per Km 2 (210 people per mi 2 ), calculated on a total land area of 128,900 Km2 (49,769 sq. Corfu is located in the northwest part of Greece, with a size of 593 km 2 and a costline, which spans for 217 km, is the largest of the Ionian Islands. On 19 July, after taking a few outlying forts, the Ottoman army reached the hills around the city of Corfu and laid siege to it. [130] A long series of local composers, such as Nikolaos Mantzaros, Spyridon Xyndas, Antonio Liberali, Domenico Padovani, the Zakynthian Pavlos Carrer, the Lambelet family, Spyridon Samaras, and others, all developed careers intertwined with the theatre. The Public Library of Corfu is located at the old English Barracks, in Palaio Frourio. On Holy Saturday morning, the three city bands again take part in the Epitaph processions of St. Spyridon Cathedral in procession with the Saint's relics. The second range culminates in the mountain of Santi Jeca, or Santa Decca, as it is called by misinterpretation of the Greek designation Άγιοι Δέκα (Hagioi Deka), or the Ten Saints. [132] The theatre was the successor of Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo di Corfù which became the Corfu city hall. A wrought-iron aerial staircase, closed to visitors, descends to the sea from the gardens; the Greek royal family used it as a shortcut to the baths. [69] The Corfu General Hospital was also constructed;[70] electricity was introduced to the villages in the 1950s, the radio substation of Hellenic Radio in Corfu was inaugurated in March 1957,[71] and television was introduced in the 1960s, with internet connections in 1995. The castle never fell, despite frequent sieges and attempts at conquering it through the centuries, and played a decisive role in defending the island against pirate incursions and during three sieges of Corfu by the Ottomans, significantly contributing to their defeat. Red foxes, beech martens, least weasels, European hares, northern white-breasted hedgehogs are quite easy to see as some of the smaller mammals as well as the bats. Artifacts from the Palaiopolis, Providence 2004. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, the island was rebuilt under the general programme of reconstruction of the Greek Government (Ανοικοδόμησις) and many elements of its classical architecture remain. It is located at the top of the highest peak of the island's shoreline in the northwest coast near Palaiokastritsa and built on particularly precipitous and rocky terrain. [57], During the First World War, the island served as a refuge for the Serbian army that retreated there on Allied forces' ships from a homeland occupied by the Austrians, Germans and Bulgarians. Medieval castles punctuating strategic locations across the island are a legacy of struggles in the Middle Ages against invasions by pirates and the Ottomans. [83] The spacing of the temple columns has been described as "abnormally wide". [6] Ruins of ancient Greek temples and other archaeological sites of the ancient city of Korkyra are found in Palaiopolis. Jason and Medea were married there in 'Medea's Cave'. Corfu eventually fell under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars, and was eventually ceded to Greece by the British Empire along with the remaining islands of the United States of the Ionian Islands. The Reading Society of Corfu has an extensive library of old Corfu manuscripts and rare books. [7][54][55] The success was owed in no small part to the extensive fortifications, where Venetian castle engineering had proven itself once again against considerable odds. Greece in winter is a land of glorious walks, uncluttered ancient sites and bustling city life. For other uses, see. An ornate music pavilion is also present, where the local "Philharmonikes" (Philharmonic Orchestras) (Φιλαρμονικές), mount classical performances in the artistic and musical tradition for which the island is well known. Corfu the Garden Isle, editor Frank Giles, John Murray 1994, Cathedral of St. James and St. Christopher, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Corfu, Zakynthos and Cephalonia, Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands, Second National Assembly of the Greeks at Athens, George Nugent-Grenville, 2nd Baron Nugent, persecution of pagans in the late Roman Empire, Municipality of Central Corfu and Diapontia Islands, Artemis temple in the ancient city of Korkyra, Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, List of twin towns and sister cities in Greece, "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. Greece 2019. Corfu attracts tourists with its amazing beaches and attractions like the old town (UNESCO world cultural heritage listed). The island has again become an important port of call and has a considerable trade in olive oil. He gazes skyward, as if to seek help from Olympus. It was then called the Palace of Saints Michael and George. Corfu is one of the locations in the legend of Simon and Milo, where Simon falls in love temporarily. The worst losses were the historic buildings of the Ionian Academy (Ιόνιος Ακαδημία), the Municipal Theatre (which in 1901 had replaced the Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo di Corfù), the Municipal Library, and the Ionian Parliament. Of these the apple and the pear are very inferior in Corfu; the others thrive, together with all the fruit trees known in southern Europe, with addition of the kumquat, loquat and prickly pear and, in some spots, the banana. The Nazi bombing raids destroyed most of the city's buildings, including churches, homes, and whole city blocks, especially in the Jewish quarter Evraiki. The Ionian University was established in 1984, in recognition, by the administration of Andreas Papandreou, of Corfu's contribution to Education in Greece, as the seat of the first Greek university in modern times,[117] the Ionian Academy. With the advent of the jet airliner bringing these groups relatively affordable 'package holidays', Corfu was one of the primary destinations for this new form of mass tourism [149] It is still popular with the ultra-wealthy however, and in the island's northeast the homeowners include members of the Rothschild family and Russian oligarchs.[150][151]. [82] It is approximately 700 m. to the southeast of the Temple of Artemis in Corfu. The Park of Mon Repos is built on part of the Palaiopolis of Kerkyra, where excavations were conducted by the Greek Archaeological Service in collaboration with academics and universities internationally. [28] According to Strabo, Corcyra (Κόρκυρα) was the Homeric island of Scheria (Σχερία),[29] and its earliest inhabitants were the Phaeacians (Φαίακες). [65][66][67][68] This incident led to the Corfu Channel Case, where the United Kingdom opened a case against the People's Republic of Albania at the International Court of Justice. Down here you will see the dates of the most important summer festivals. The island then became a member of the Epirotic alliance. As a result, Corfu's capital has been officially declared a Kastropolis ("castle city") by the Greek government. [38] Indeed, the medieval name of Corfu first appears (Latinized Coryphus) in Liutprand of Cremona's account of his 968 embassy to the Byzantine court. CORFU. [133][132][134] The archives of the theatre, including the historical San Giacomo archives, all valuables and art were destroyed in the Luftwaffe bombing with the sole exception of the stage curtain, which was not in the premises the night of the bombing and thus escaped harm; among the losses are believed to have been numerous manuscripts of the work of Spyridon Xyndas, composer of the first opera in Greek. The previous site of the city, now known as Palaiopolis (Παλαιόπολις, "old city"), continued to be inhabited for several centuries, however. The location of Gardiki at the narrow southwest flank of Corfu provided protection to the fields and the southern lowlands of Corfu and in combination with Kassiopi Castle on the northeastern coast of the island and Byzantine Angelokastro protecting the northwestern shore of Corfu, formed a triangular line of defence which protected Corfu during the pre-Venetian era. Here are 25 Amazing Reasons to Visit Corfu, one of the most beautiful of the Greek Islands. [89] Very few Greek temple reliefs from the Archaic period have survived, and the large fragments of the group from the pediment are the earliest significant survivals. [111], Since the castle was abandoned for a long time, its structure is in a state of ruin. According to Greek mythology, his mother Thetis was a goddess. The defiant Corfiotes held the litany the following morning, and paraded the relics of St. Spyridon too, so that the administrators would not dare intervene. The approach and landing, in a northeasterly direction, afford passengers aerial views of Pontikonisi and Vlaheraina Monastery, also taking in the hills of Kanoni, as the runway employed for landing lies a few hundred metres from these local landmarks. Examples of the finds can be found in the Museum of the Palace of Mon Repos and at the Archaeological Museum of Corfu.[73]. 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 small and ancient side streets, and the old buildings' trademark arches are particularly reminiscent of Venice. At a date no doubt previous to the foundation of Syracuse, Corfu was peopled by settlers from Corinth, probably 730 BC, but it appears to have previously received a stream of emigrants from Eretria. The Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo di Corfù was the first theatre and opera house of modern Greece and the place where the first Greek opera, Spyridon Xyndas' The Parliamentary Candidate (based on an exclusively Greek libretto) was performed. A promenade rises by the seashore towards the bay of Garitsa (Γαρίτσα), together with an esplanade between the city and the citadel known as Spianada with the Liston [it] arcade (Greek: Λιστόν) to its west side, where restaurants and bistros abound.[2]. [107][108][109], Kassiopi Castle (Greek: Κάστρο Κασσιώπης) is a castle on the northeastern coast of Corfu overseeing the fishing village of Kassiopi. Nonetheless, the interior has been restored and is in use for cultural events, such as concerts (συναυλίες) and Sound and Light Productions (Ηχος και Φως), when historical events are recreated using sound and light special effects. Many Venetian-speaking families settled in Corfu during these centuries; they were called Corfiot Italians, and until the second half of the 20th century the Veneto da mar was spoken in Corfu. [83][84] The temple at Kardaki is unusual because it has no frieze, following perhaps architectural tendencies of Sicilian temples.[85]. Corfu (Kerkyra) is one of the most important and beautiful islands in Greece, perhaps the greenest island with dense vegetation, unmatched in natural beauty with dozens of sightseeing, beautiful beaches, and a very dense road network The more important of the two ranges, that of Pantokrator (Παντοκράτωρ – the Almighty) stretches east and west from Cape Falacro to Cape Psaromita, and attains its greatest elevation in the summit of the same name.[16]. It had Philological, Law, and Medical Schools. The world's population is aging. The metope of the temple was probably decorated, since remnants of reliefs featuring Achilles and Memnon were found in the ancient ruins. [8] The fortifications of the island were used by the Venetians to defend against Ottoman intrusion into the Adriatic. The northeastern edge of Corfu lies off the coast of Sarandë, Albania, separated by straits varying in width from 3 to 23 km (2 to 14 miles). Over the next centuries, the main settlement was moved north, to the location of the current Old Fortress, where the rocky hills offered natural protection against raids. The bands, however, defiantly played it on the Eve of Easter, as a token of the resurrection of the nation, and the tradition is honoured to this day. Island of Corfu. The island was one of the first places in Europe in which Romani people ("Gypsies") settled. The Diapontia Islands are accessible by boat with regular services from Corfu port and Agios Stefanos Avliotes and by ferry from Corfu city port. [33] Unification with modern Greece was concluded in 1864 under the Treaty of London. Late in the afternoon, the squads come together to form one band in order to accompany the Epitaph procession of the cathedral, while the funeral marches that the bands play differ depending on the band; the Old Philharmonic play Albinoni's Adagio, the Mantzaros play Verdi's Marcia Funebre from Don Carlo, and the Capodistria play Chopin's Funeral March and Mariani's Sventura.[135]. Corfu is known as Greece’s emerald island because Corfu is … The winged Lion of St Mark, the symbol of Venice, can be seen at regular intervals adorning the fortifications. [112][113], The three present municipalities of Corfu and Diapontia Islands were formed in the 2019 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalitiy.[4]. The most recent projections show a continuation of this decline, resulting in a population of 9.03 million by 2050 and 6.61 million by 2099. [54], These defeats in the east and the west of the island proved decisive, and the Ottomans abandoned their siege and departed. Having seized Parga and Mourtos from the Greek mainland side, they attacked the Paxi islands. Численность населения Керкира. In Cassiope, the only other city of ancient importance, its name is still preserved by the village of Cassiopi, and there are some rude remains of building on the site; but the temple of Zeus Cassius for which it was celebrated has totally disappeared. [16] In earlier times there was a great export of citron, which was cultivated here, including for ritual use in the Jewish community during the Sukkot holiday. Provinces. Until the early 18th century, musical life took place in city and village squares, with performances of straight or musical comedies – known as Momaries or Bobaries. "The Revolution in Corcyra." The Korission lake nature reserve also provides a stopover for European birds migrating south. [82], The Digital Archaic Heraion Project at Mon Repos is a project that has undertaken the task of digitising the architectural fragments found at the Corfu Heraion with the aim to reconstruct in 3D the Temple at Palaiopolis in virtual space. [87] The temple at Kardaki is considered an important and to a certain degree mysterious topic on the subject of early ancient Greek architecture. [9][10][11] The 1994 European Union summit was held in Corfu. Events accelerated in 1922, when the destruction of Izmir and the Greek-Turkish population exchange saw around 35,000 Christian refugees arrive on Corfu. Food and drink Secrets of Corfu: the hidden depths of Greece’s holiday isle. [64] The Royal Navy swept the Corfu Channel for mines in 1944 and 1945, and found it to be free of mines. The partnership with the with community in both Corfu and Thessaloniki ... Trip Goals Improve access to dental care for the special needs population in Corfu by connecting dentists in the community to schools and centers that primarily [136] This legendary march, the anthem of the island, was composed during Venetian rule, and its lyrics urged: "Greeks, never fear, we are all enslaved: you to the Turks, we to the Venetians, but one day we shall all be free". [127] This victory over the Ottomans, therefore, was attributed not only to the leadership of Count Schulenburg who commanded the stubborn defence of the island against Ottoman forces, but also to the miraculous intervention of St. Spyridon. [43][44] From 1386, Corfu was controlled by the Republic of Venice, which in 1401 acquired formal sovereignty and retained it until the French Occupation of 1797. This is a decrease of -0.40 % (-43,531 people) compared to population … найте численность населения в вашем регионе! The earliest reference to Corfu is the Mycenaean Greek word ko-ro-ku-ra-i-jo ("man from Kerkyra") written in Linear B syllabic script, c. 1300 BC. [82], Large terracotta figures such as lions, gorgoneions, and Daidala maidens, created and painted in vivid colour by artisans, who were inspired by myth traditions across the Mediterranean, decorated the roof of the temple, making it one of the most intricately adorned temples of Archaic Greece and the most ambitious roof construction project of its time. Consequently the Turks were never able to create a beachhead and to occupy the island.[105]. In Greece, cricket is unique to Corfu, as it was once a British protectorate. During the Persian invasion of 480 BC it manned the second largest Greek fleet (60 ships), but took no active part in the war. [15] Poseidon brought Korkyra to the hitherto unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place: Korkyra,[15] which gradually evolved to Kerkyra (Doric). Since 2005, Greece has experienced a population decline, dropping from 11.23 million people to 10.42 million in 15 years. [72] The Ionian University was established in 1984. The bands give regular summer weekend promenade concerts at the Spianada Green "pálko", and have a prominent part in the yearly Holy Week ceremonies. From 1720, Corfu became the possessor of the first theatre in post-1452 Greece. It began on 29 August 1537, with 25,000 soldiers from the Ottoman fleet landing and pillaging the island and taking 20,000 hostages as slaves. While much of present-day Greece was under Ottoman rule, the Ionian Islands enjoyed a Golden Age in music and opera. The villagers also fought against the invaders playing an active role in the defence of the castle. Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες σχετικά με το δημοσίευμα Η Ελλάς με Αριθμούς, μπορείτε να απευθύνεστε στη Διεύθυνση Στατιστικής Πληροφόρησης και Εκδόσεων της ΕΛΣΤΑΤ (τηλ. Access to the fortress is mainly from the southeast through a narrow walkway which includes passage from homes and backyards, since the castle is at the centre of the densely built area of the small village of Kassiopi. 32,095) is also named Corfu. [97], The lion is dated at the end of the 7th century BC and it is one of the earliest funerary lions ever found. [91] If still in use by the 4th-century, the temple would have been closed during the persecution of pagans in the late Roman Empire, when the Christian Emperors issued edicts prohibiting non-Christian worship. [92][93][82] The sanctuary of Hera at Mon Repos is considered a major temple, and one of the earliest examples of archaic Greek architecture. Here are the top things to do in Greece in winter. The island's culture absorbed Venetian influence in a variety of ways; like other Ionian islands (see Cuisine of the Ionian islands), its local cuisine took in such elements and today's Corfiot cooking includes Venetian delicacies and recipes: "Pastitsada", deriving from the Venetian "Pastissada" (Italian: "Spezzatino") and the most popular dish in the island of Corfu, "Sofrito", "Strapatsada", "Savoro", "Bianco" and "Mandolato". Following the Kaiser's purchase of the Achilleion, he invited archaeologist Reinhard Kekulé von Stradonitz, a friend and advisor, to come to Corfu to advise him where to position the huge statue of Achilles which he commissioned. [82] Hera's Temple was built at the top of Analipsis Hill, and, because of its prominent location, it was highly visible to ships passing close to the waterfront of ancient Korkyra. Corfu has a long musical, theatrical, and operatic tradition. 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