Greek island in the Ionian Sea. The island is bound up with the history of Greece from the beginnings of Greek mythology. Its history is full of battles and conquests. In 2007, the city’s old quarter was added to the UNESCO World Excavations at Sissi III : Preliminary Report on the 2011 Campaign PDF List, following a recommendation by ICOMOS.
Between 2007 and 2011, the Belgian School at Athens undertook excavations on the Kefali or Buff o hill, east of the village of Sissi, on the north coast of Crete, only a few kilometres east of Malia. The project has revealed the remains of a settlement and cemetery, used during diff erent phases of the Bronze Age (2500-1200 B.C.). This volume details the results of the 2011 campaign, the last in our first 5-year programme. The work in the different zones is described and reports on Late Minoan pottery, petrographic analysis, shells and ground stone tools are attached.
Corfu is a very popular tourist destination. The island was the location of the 1994 European Union summit. The Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is related to two powerful water deities: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. The southeast side of the island lies off the coast of Thesprotia, Greece.
Two high and well-defined ranges divide the island into three districts, of which the northern is mountainous, the central undulating, and the southern low-lying. Cape Falacro to Cape Psaromita, and attains its greatest elevation in the summit of the same name. The whole island, composed as it is of various limestone formations, presents great diversity of surface, and views from more elevated spots are magnificent. The full extent of capes and promontories take in Agia Aikaterini, Drastis to the north, Lefkimmi and Asprokavos to the southeast, and Megachoro to the south. The main islands are Othonoi, Ereikoussa and Mathraki.
5 acres and comes under the administration of the Greek National Tourist Organization. Homer identifies six plants that adorn the garden of Alcinous: wild olive, pear, pomegranate, apple, fig and grape vine. Corfu is a continental island and so its fauna is similar to that of the opposite mainland. Avifauna is extensive, with around 300 bird species been recorded since the 19th century. Species vary in size from the greater flamingo to the goldcrest.