Tourists who choose to go Greek Islands sailing know to hit some of the big name landmarks. However, there are smaller islands worth seeing during an adventure.
Those who are making a point to visit Corfu should also make their way to Lazaretto Island, which is just two nautical miles away. Although it's not as well-known as some of the other islands in the area, Lazaretto offers a lot of history.
Originally used as a leper colony in the 16th century, the island has held other uses. During the 1798 French occupation, the Russo-Turkish fleet ran a military hospital on the island, and the land was used again during the British occupation in 1814 after it received renovations.
The island is currently under renovation, as the church that resides on Lazaretto is being restored in order to become a museum dedicated to the National Resistance. During World War II, the island was used as a concentration camp for prisoners of the Greek National Resistance movement.