The Anountsiata (Latin Annunziata translated in the Greek Euaggelistria) is none other than the famous Catholic churches LONTSIADAS.I church dedicated to the Annunciation and in St Lucia (Latin Lucia, Lucia) from Hagia this church was known all of Corfu with the name Lontsiada. The Anountsiata (Latin Annunziata translated in the Greek Euaggelistria) is none other than the famous Catholic churches LONTSIADAS.I church dedicated to the Annunciation and in St Lucia (Latin Lucia, Lucia) from Hagia this church was known all of Corfu with the name Lontsiada. The Church of the Annunciation, the Anoutsiatas Lontsiadas ektistike in Corfu at the point where it is still today the belfry of the historic church sanctuary at the end of 14oy century. From the House Capece one of the premier of the Kingdom of Naples originate Captain Petrus Capece who refers to documents to the 8 November 1394 1367.To build at his actions outside the Borgo Corfu a monastery in honor of the Immaculate intended for the Order of monks of St. Augustine.
The dedication of the temple at the Annunciation was probably in honor of Venice, after at 25 March anniversary celebrate the founding of the Venetian republic inauguration took place on 7th January 1394 and at the ceremony attended by the authorities of the island led by Vail Nicola Geno Catholic bishop Albano Michael and Catholic clergy, orthodox Protopapas chief sanctuary guild of 32 priests of the city, Venetian officer, Corfu close, traders and crowds. After the operation, the spokesman of the Order of Augustinian Nicolo Russino a special ceremony BY Capece received a booster rod symbolizing concessions church from the founder to the Order of Saint Augustine.
In 1713 Archbishop Augustus Antonius Zacco abolished the monastery of the Augustinians of the Palaistinis called as the Anountsiata and remained only the church. The facing of the church was without a special design with small red marble staircase, with its unique entry, castellated bell tower adorned with representations of the island, saved up to date an inscription and emblem of the island, the church was divided into a three arches parts with three round windows on the facade, with rich sculptural decoration, plates decorated with scenes and funerary inscriptions. Close to the temple was buried the relics of martyrs soldiers killed during the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 AD _ January 9, 1894 we celebrated 500 years of the church.
This historic monument were destroyed during the bombing of the our town, from the German Stukas air force 14th September 1943. It was destroyed only the roof, the monument remained intact, ruined but still intact. He remained in ruins until 1953. Then the Mayor of Corfu, Stamatiou Desylas the mayor, the city council took the criminal decision to demolish the historic monument, without any reason and proceeded to the demolition of this historic fort with dynamite, without us ever known the reason for the demolition, wiping from Corfu one of the most historic monuments rather dogmatic reasons and not because it was deserted monument. It is worth mention features the words of Orthodox priest Voulgaris, who Although it belongs to the orthodox doctrine, when he saw demolished the monument, wept and said, "THIS IS NOT NEVER WANTED TO GOD".
At the Battle of Lepanto took place where the Christian European fleet united against the Turks, took part Corfiots fighters who participate along with fellow Europeans, such as Casanova and Don Juan. The locals are agonists were the Halikiopoulos the Kontokalis, the red and the PETROS BOUAS, heroes worthy of freedom. At the Battle of Lepanto, the united Christian European fleet defeated the Turkish fleet and thrashed. Many Europeans Christians fell on the altar of Freedom. Remains of these heroes were buried in the church of the Anoutsiata, namely the Catholic Church of the Annunciation, the famous LONTSIADA. This temple were destroyed by bombs of the _ _ German atrocities of the September 14, 1943 and has remained until today safely to only the steeple of the church. This temple is also called LONTSIADA because it was dedicated and St. Lucia. So here are buried_ the relics of Christian martyrs soldiers who were killed in the Battle of Lepanto.
Luck, however, was hard on the glorious child of the Corfu agonist Peter Bush. The Corfiot warrior he was captured by the Turks during the battle. The Turks had him skinned alive. The Corfiot Petros Bouas became the Martyrs of Liberty. The scratched skin of Corfu Witness Peter Bush took it when the Turks fled the scene of the battle and presented as banners and booty to the sultan.
When they returned to Corfu Corfiots agonists, Corfu honored and Kontokalis HAND OF ceded the area of the Kontokalis, in particular Halikiopoulos the plain with lake-Sea Halikiopoulou, Halikiopoulos name that gave the lake.
Peter Bouas remained the hearts of all Corfu as the Martyrs of Liberty.