‘So he lay there asleep, the much-enduring goodly Odysseus, overcome with sleep and weariness; but Athena went to the land and city of the Phaeacians. These dwelt of old in spacious Hypereia hard by the Cyclopes, men overweening in pride who plundered them continually and were mightier than they. From thence Nausithous, the godlike, had removed them, and led and settled them in Scheria far from men that live by toil.’ Odyssey 6.1ff.  (online text: Eng., Grk.)
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Ancient Localization

Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War 1.25

“… Corinth found herself treated with contempt by a power [Corcyra=modern Corfu], which in point of wealth could stand comparison with any even of the richest communities in Hellas, which possessed great military strength, and which sometimes could not repress a pride in the high naval position of an island whose nautical renown dated from the days of its old inhabitants, the Phaeacians.”
(online text: Eng.Grk.)

Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica 4.988-992

“For Demeter once dwelt in that island, and taught the Titans to reap the ears of corn, all for the love of Macris. Whence it is called Drepane [= Corcyra/Corfu], the sacred nurse of the Phaeacians; and thus the Phaeacians themselves are by birth of the blood of Uranus.”
(online text: Eng.Grk.)

Ovid, Metamorphoses 13.719-720

“They set their sails then for the neighboring land/of the Phaeacians, rich with luscious fruit:/then for Epirus and to Buthrotos.”
(online text: Eng., Lat.)


“petrified ship” off Palaiokastritsa, NW Corfu

Ermones beach, W Corfu–“beach of Nausicaa”