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Interesting 'ghost' village

Good place to stop on a jeep trip in the north of the island. Excellent meals to be had in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I loved this place we travelled from Agios Stefanos on the north west of the island it took about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lou S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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One of the island's oldest villages, and unquestionably it's best preserved. Visitors can get the best out of their visit with the Guide to Old Perithia which includes a self-guided 1 mile (2.5km) circular walk around the village (available at all...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to stop on a jeep trip in the north of the island. Excellent meals to be had in the restaurant and nice to have a wander round the village.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place we travelled from Agios Stefanos on the north west of the island it took about an hour on a quad bike. The village is peaceful and beautiful and the journey up through the hills was stunning We had spinach pie and...More

1  Thank Lou S
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Old perithia was lovely - worth going to. Picturesque and the taverna’s were pleasant and cheap. Bit of a long and windy road up but worth it. The caves however are not do not bother going to the Perithia cave, difficult drive as all overgrown...More

1  Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Good parking once at the site with taverna opportunities. The route by car up from the main Kassiopi Acharavi road was good with some narrow passing places. We visit both locations when in Corfu and the village continues to charm. Some new building has occurred...More

1  Thank Val R
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We found this place surreal, to see all the derelict houses. After walking we tried the old taverna for lunch and it did not disappoint. I had a pasta and beef dish that was a traditional plate. It was lovely. Add the home made ginger...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We go up to Old Perithia every year and it has become a staple of our itinerary. Enjoy a rarer view into the inland/mountainous areas of Corfu, soak up a bit of history and enjoy a refreshing home made ginger beer and walnut cake, maybe...More

1  Thank Naz N
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Visited Old Perithia and Loutses Cave during a day driving in the hills. Old Perithia is like stepping back in time to simpler times in Corfu’s history. Very much worth even an uninformed wander round its collection of ruined, part ruined and restored buildings. There...More

1  Thank HectorFash
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I went up to Old Perithia twice, twice in the evenings, because like most drives on this island, the one up to this gem is a hairy ride (You do get used to it after a while!). As you travel up, any passengers (Anyone not...More

Thank AviemoreScotland
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

About a 20 minute drive off the main coastal road up into the hills. You can see the top of Mount Pantokrator once you are there. Interesting place to walk around.

Thank Craig J
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Our lovely Sunvil rep, Katie, suggested we visit Old Perithia during our day in Kalami. We were a bit surprised at how long it took us to get there but, as always happens, it seemed really quick getting back. The road is narrow and windy...More

Thank Pauline E
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As a predominantly farming community, when tourism took off there was more, or easier, money to be made by the sea. Villagers generally owned 2 homes, New Perithia and in Old Perithia so the transission was easy... the... More
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Response from Claire P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's absolutely not possible to walk - it's a good distance away and up a very steep road. There's no buses in low season but the best place to ask is at your resort front desk as they will know what is happening much... More