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North Corfu

  • Mt. Pantokrator

    Mt. Pantokrator

    the highest peak on the island (914 metres), Pantokrator, rises in the middle of the north-eastern part of the island and shapes the character of the entire region. More than 60 settlements have grown up here with a population of about 6000 people, on the flanks of the mountain for the most part, but also beside its shores. The sheer eastern slopes, covered with olive groves and looking out towards the mainland opposite and the Albanian coastline, drop sharply to the sea, forming a series of little coves and beaches, a mainly rocky coastline with picturesque headlands and peninsulas. The coastal road which leads into the Mount sets off from town, heads north, and runs right round the coastline, almost encircling the whole region, before turning south and returning via an inland route. Numerous side roads lead off to the left, to climb up the slopes of Pantokrator towards picturesque abandoned villages with panoramic views.

  • Acharavi

    Acharavi

    or Anacharavi, according to one tradition was in ancient times named Ivi. In 32 BC the Romans destroyed the settlement and slaughtered all its young people. After this event, it was called ‘Unlucky Ivi’ (‘Ahari Ivi’ in Greek). Located between Roda and Almiros, today it is the capital of the Municipality of Thinali, and was developed into a large tourist resort with numerous hotels, restaurants and bars. You can find almost anything you need in Acharavi.

  • Antinioti Lagoon

    Antinioti Lagoon

    covers 400 stremmata (100 acres) and it provides a home for fish, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and many rare birds ( 96 different species have been spotted here). It is an important biotope and it is protected by law.

  • Almiros

    Almiros

    it is a long, beautiful sandy beach, with crystal clear water, unspoilt scenery which remains as it was years ago and a lovely view over the Albanian mountain range. As the area is not touristy (yet!) you will find very good fish tavernas in good prices. In the spot known as Ammokoulouma, the burial ground of a farming community of the Hellenistic Period has been discovered and is being excavated.

  • Paleokastritsa

    Paleokastritsa

    is situated about 25 kilometres from Corfu town, linked to it by one of the widest and best laid-out roads on the island. Consisting of two impressive headlands and six coves, the area’s unique combination of lush vegetation, precipitous cliffs and sandy beaches has established it as a top-class resort. The northern promontory belongs to the Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was founded in 1225. The building we see today is of a later date and houses a museum of Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons. Alipa Bay, apart from being the site of a naval base, has a small marina where visiting yachts and local fishing boats anchor. In the immediate surroundings of Paleokastritsa you will find some of the island’s biggest hotels, best restaurants and liveliest bars. Special note should be taken of the wonderfully clear, deep sea of the area, a favourite spot for scuba diving and harpoon fishing.

  • Old Perithia

    Old Perithia

    a Venetian village with roots in ancient times, with stone-built mansions and many churches, Old Perithia is the most impressive example of a traditional Corfiot inland village. The village was once the capital of the Municipality of Kassopaion and was extremely wealthy – its fields stretched as far as the settlement known today as New Perithia. It owes its inland position not only to the fear of pirate attacks but also to the effort to avoid the mosquitoes which thrived in the fever belt close to the sea.

  • Old Sinies

    Old Sinies

    is another abandoned village, located on the southern flanks of Pantokrator. As in the case of Old Perithia, it was founded as a refuge from pirate raids, and abandoned when the coastline became safe.

  • Agios Georgios (Pagoi)

    Agios Georgios (Pagoi)

    a huge sandy beach on the bay of the same name, with crystal-clear, cold water (‘Pagi’ in Greek means ice!). The afternoon wind, the ‘maestros’, makes it a favourite venue for fans of windsurfing. At the southern end of the beach, just where the road runs out, a footpath leads after a walk of about fifteen minutes through wonderful olive groves, to the picturesque ‘Fisherman’s Taverna’.

  • Agios Stefanos

    Agios Stefanos

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  • Afionas

    Afionas

    a peninsula which affords a fantastic view towards Agios Georgios Bay and over the open sea. From here you can see the island of Karavi (literally means ‘Ship’ in Greek) which has been the inspiration for many myths and legends. According to Pliny, it was the petrified ship of the Phaeceans, while in the surrounding villages they speak of the historical queen Pamphlagona, who ruled the city of the same name. It was said that her husband went away to fight a foreign queen, with whom he fell in love, and they fled together on his boat. The deceived Pamphlagona invoked Saint Nicholas, who punished her unfaithful husband by turning his ship to stone.

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