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The city and most of the island was struck by the 1953 earthquake that shattered most of the buildings. 10 years before, the same happened but due to the German bombing.
The 1953 Ionian Earthquake destroyed every building in Farsa.
This geological channel is called Strabo's channel. This channel was still existing in the Bronze age. Seismic survey and boreholes support this hypothesis.
As a result, the western part of the island could have been a seperate island, as described by Homer, called Homer's Ithaca, the home of Odysseus.
The castle provided a great view to the north, providing a early warning for ships coming from Italy and Corfu.
The tomb was erected around 1300 B.C. In these tholos tombs kings and high ranked officials were buried in the Mycenaean period.
It was the mass execution of the men of the Italian 33rd Acqui Infantry Division by the Germans in the island.
The massacre provided the historical background to the novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which later became a Hollywood film.