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Designation of the Director of the UNESCO Chair as representative of the Ionian University on the Old Town of Corfu in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage List

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The director of the UNESCO Chair for Threats to Cultural Heritage, Professor Stavros Katsios, was appointed by the Rector's decision as the representative of the Ionian University for matters concerning the historical cities included in the UNESCO World Heritage List" and in the context of the Monitoring Committee of the Old Town of Corfu.

The Old Town of Corfu, on the Island of Corfu off the western coasts of Albania and Greece, is located in a strategic position at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea, and has its roots in the 8th century BC. The three forts of the town, designed by renowned Venetian engineers, were used for four centuries to defend the maritime trading interests of the Republic of Venice against the Ottoman Empire. In the course of time, the forts were repaired and partly rebuilt several times, more recently under British rule in the 19th century. The mainly neoclassical housing stock of the Old Town is partly from the Venetian period, partly of later construction, notably the 19th century. As a fortified Mediterranean port, Corfu’s urban and port ensemble is notable for its high level of integrity and authenticity.

 


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