The Ionian Academy
The Ionian Academy adorns the Corfu Upper Square.
It was the first modern Greek university for 40 years from 1824 to 1864, until the integration of the Ionian Islands with Greece. The founding of the University was realized by the British philhellenic Frederick North, Count of Guilford, who shared spacial bonds with Corfu, which he first visited in 1791, when the island was still occupied by the Venetians. Today, the building functions as a site of the Ionian University.