One generation later, according to Greek Mythology, Odysseus, on his way to Ithaca after leaving the Isle of Ogygia where he spent some years with the beautiful nymph Calypso, was shipwrecked off the shores of the Isle of Phaeacians. When he landed, naked and exhausted, was found by the princess Nausika who brought him to the palace of Alkinoos. There Odysseus was treated with the famous Phaeacian hospitality, and was granted one of the steerless ships of the Paeacians to bring him back home to Ithaca.
During the Roman era Corcyra was one of the most popular places for leisure, as it is implied by the numerous villas on the island. Nero himself and Cicero were two of the vost famous visitors of Corcyra.
Later on, at the time of the expansion of Christendom, Apostle Paul visited Corcyra and left behind his disciplines Jason and Sosipater to teach the Christian faith in the island.