The best picture for anyone who comes for the first time in Corfu is from the ship which, as if deliberately, comes in a slow pace to give you the opportunity to take a good look of the great medie
Arnea is a traditional town built on the wooded east side of Mount Holomontas. It was founded in the 16th century around the dependency of Kostamonitou Monastery, and until 1928 it was called Liarigovi. The name Arnea comes from a conflation of the names of the ancient cities, Avgai and Arnai. Arnea, a rich village with famous metallurgists, was full of beautiful stone houses, paved alleys and about 30 stone water fountains. It was burned down in 1821 by the Turks, but quite a few houses of the old village were saved, and they form the listed historic settlement of the present Arnea.
The Historic Folklife Museum of Arnea is housed in a building constructed in 1800 by masons from Epirus.