Ranked #20 of 26 Cultural in Ionian Islands
Category: Historic Sites
This, the oldest village on the island, used to be a hideaway from pirate attacks, which blighted mountain villages and towns...
This, the oldest village on the island, used to be a hideaway from pirate attacks, which blighted mountain villages and towns near to the coast. Old Perithia at 408m, nestles below Mount Pantokrator, 906m and the highest mountain on Corfu. Discover the spirit of the place, the mood and beauty of the landscape, the undisturbed charm of its houses and churches. The village has a few lovely tavernas and one B&B.Discover and experience this unique architectural gem.Stroll through the cobbled paths, admire the characteristic houses with their Venetian origins, explore the surrounding countryside, or enjoy the peace and quiet, rest and relaxation. The glorious beaches of the north east are just 20 minutes drive away.In the evening visit the tavernas and sit beneath unpolluted night skies, where you can listen to the sounds of the Ionian night as it settles over the hills.The tavernas are also open during the winter at weekends only. A guide and history of the village is available at all good bookshops across the island and at the B&B in the village itself.