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redsoxdw_

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The collection is from George Manos, who was a Greek diplomat. The building was originally a Japanese museum but then it was converted to a museum of Asian art after George Manos donated his collection. I haven't been but it seems so cool that this exists in Corfu
 
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greek_ggirl

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I had no idea!! Are there artifacts from all over Asia? Or is the collection just from East Asia or the near East?
 
I had no idea!! Are there artifacts from all over Asia? Or is the collection just from East Asia or the near East?
There's a bunch of stuff! Like Samurai armor and weapons, masks of the No theatre, Chinese porcelains and bronzes, pieces of sculpture and ceramics.
 

k_tsoukalas

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I have never been to this museum but it seems really interesting. Here's an article about it:


It's fascinating to me that you can visit a museum about another culture while in Greece. Usually when I am in the country, I stick to learning about Greek history and culture. This seems like it would be a nice chance of pace.
 

Spiniada square in Corfu is the largest square in the Balkans!

Well, it's said to be the largest square in the Balkans...I'm not sure if it actually is. The area of the square used to be a fortification between the castle and the city. You can also check out Durrell’s Monument in the square. It was built to honor Gerald and Lawrence Durrell, an author and zoologist, who spent their early years on the island of Corfu.

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Did you know that there is a museum of Asian art in Corfu?

The collection is from George Manos, who was a Greek diplomat. The building was originally a Japanese museum but then it was converted to a museum of Asian art after George Manos donated his collection. I haven't been but it seems so cool that this exists in Corfu

Canal dAmour beach is the best beach in Corfu!

Just look at how peaceful and secluded this beach is! I went a while back while visiting a friend in Corfu and it was one of the best places on the island. I really recommend it!

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Who built Mon Repos Palace in Corfu?

I was browsing potential sites to visit in Corfu and I notices that Mon Repos Palace has very different architecture from different buildings in the area and Greece in general. As you can see it has a point at the entrance which I've never seen before. Does anyone know why this is?

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Nissaki beach is the best for a chill beach day

Corfu has some of the nicest beaches on the country in my opinion, which is why so many of them can get super crowded. Nissaki beach is small, and found in one of the smaller bay's on the island. You should really check it out if you're looking for something more lowkey

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