The origin of the name for this magnificent Corfu fortress is not completely clear; some historians mention that in 1214 Michael I Komninos, priest of Epirus, sometimes called Michael Angelos, annexed Corfu to Epirus and following his death, his son Michael Angelos II, further fortified the area and named it after himself and his father, Angelokastro (castle of Angels).
Angelokastro is one of the most important fortified complexes of Byzantine Corfu.
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The museum of Eastern Art (or Asian Art), is housed in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. The construction of the palace was ordered by the British ruler and lasted from 1818 until 1823. Made from sandstones which were imported from Malta, the design has 20 Doric columns on the frontage, two gates and bas-reliefs of the seven islands of the Ionian sea.
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