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Palaiopoli in Corfu is a fascinating area that provides a window into the rich cultural history of the island. Dating back to the 8th century B.C., Palaiopoli was a flourishing city during ancient times, and evidence of its former glory can still be seen today.

Located in the area now known as Kanoni, Palaiopoli stretches from the Lagoon of Chalikiopoulos to the Bay of Garitsa. It was at its greatest peak during the archaic and Hellenistic periods, as evidenced by the numerous findings of archaeologists who have explored the site.

The city was founded by Dorics of Corinth settlers, led by Chersikrates, and was inhabited continuously until it was destroyed and abandoned in the 5th century A.C. by Visigoths who attacked with bloody raids and lootings.

Today, visitors to Palaiopoli can explore a wealth of ancient sites and ruins, including the Dorian Temple of Kardaki, which is in excellent condition and dedicated to Hera. There is also a temple dedicated to Artemis Gorgon, protector goddess of the city, as well as the Roman baths, conservatory, ceramic workshops, and the wall of the ancient city, known as the wall of Nerantziha.

Visitors can also explore the cobble-paved market of the ancient city of Corfu, filled with ruins of various edifices, and visit the Museum of Palaiopoli located in the estate of Mon Repos, which houses the summer palaces of the ancient city’s inhabitants.

Whether you’re a history buff, an archaeology enthusiast, or simply looking for a unique and memorable experience, a visit to Palaiopoli in Corfu is sure to be a highlight of your trip. Come and explore the rich cultural heritage of the island, and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of ancient Greece.

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