Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mon Repos

Walked along the Garitsa Bay
from the hotel to Mon Repos
- nice walk-way also for runnung!
.
Small fishing boats
.
View to the Corfu Palace Hotel
.
Mon Repos Palace
- built in 1824
as the home of the British Lord
High Commissioner of the Ionians
Sir Frederick Adam
- later the palace became the summer home
of Greek royal family
- also the birthplace of Prince Philip
the Duke of Edinburgh
.

An elegant Neo-Classical building
with attractive entrance columns
and bay windows
.
The admission is free to the area
- the museum was closed on that day
when visiting the site

Detail of St Kerkyra Basilica
. St Kerkyra Basilica
- only the ruins are left
. Seemingly endless lush gardens!
- great place to walk around in the shadows
on a hot sunny day
. Mon Repos is located in Kanoni
up in a hill just by the sea
. A haven of tranquility
. Gorgeous scents of pines & Greek oregano
. A bounch of palm trees in one spot!
. Massive trees!
. Ruins of the Temple of Hera
- Doric-style temple
- dating back to the 4th century BC
- the largest temple of ancient Corfu
- built using advenced architectural methods of the day
.

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