The etymology of Corfu, also known as Kerkira in Greek, is an interesting aspect of its history and nomenclature. The name “Kerkira” is believed to have ancient roots dating back to Greek mythology.
Kefalonia’s history begins from the Mesolithic period and during the years that passed, it met aspiring conquerors and settlers.
Lefkada has a rich history and many archaeological, historical, and religious sites.
The history of Lefkada is long. Living witnesses are the castles, the prehistoric sites in Nydri and Kalligoni.
Agia Mavra Castle is one of the most impressive medieval buildings in Greece. It was built around 1300 by the Lombard lord Ioanni Orsini when he got the island of Lefkas as a wedding gift when he married the daughter of the ruler of the Despotate of Epirus Nikiphoros I.