Category:Venetian arsenal in Gouvia (Corfu)

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English: The Venetian Shipyard in Gouvia, Corfu.

Gouvia Village is set on a natural bay, 8 kilometres north of Corfu Town, on the east coast of the island. In the 17th century Venetian seamen selected the area of Gouvia as an ideal location for creating a naval base. They built at the entrance of the bay, in Kommeno a small fort, known by the inhabitants of Gouvia as the Fort of Scarpa. Some remains of the towers still exist in a private property. In 1716 Venetians built a shipyard on the shore of the lagoon at Gouvia. The building was used for general maintenance and repairs of their war galleys in station or passing through Corfu. The structure has survived with its walls, pillars and archways almost complete. Only roof is entirely missing.

The columns and vaults which remain today stand as a reminder of those long-gone years when the Most Serene Republic of Venice ruled the Mediterranean Sea.

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