Corfu Ionian Parliament: The building of the Ionian Parliament is a neoclassical construction in the Old Town of Corfu, at the end of Moustoxidi st or Plati Kandouni, as it is known to the locals. It is found very close to the Town Hall and Spianada square. This beautiful building was constructed in 1853 by a local architect, Ioannis Chronis. Some marble pillars mark the entrance.
Its historical importance is great as in this building, in September 1963, the Ionian Parliament voted for the unification of the Ionian islands with the rest of the Greek state. This was a very important decision, as it was a long demand of the islands to get free from British rule and form part of Greece.
After the unification, the Ionian Parliament had no reason to exist, as there was the Greek Parliament in Athens. So, this building turned into an Anglican church till 1943, when German and Italian bombing caused great damages. It was restored in 1962 and today it hosts some cultural events, exhibitions, and lectures.
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The Ionian Parliament is located in Corfu Town just a 6-minute walk away from the central bus station and a 9-minute walk away from a parking lot.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Corfu transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 26610 39911, 0030 694 5452 338, 0030 697 3372 289 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Corfu with as little as 12 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Ionian Parliament and many other places of interest in Corfu at their own pace.
By Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at Corfu Town. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.
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