More Villages to Visit on Corfu Island
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If you are planning a trip to the Greek island of Corfu, you will find no shortage of charm and beauty! This is especially true of all the villages there, and there are a lot to visit. We covered some of them in a previous article. While you could spend your entire visit on the island in resorts, here are some more villages you really should see while there:
Corfu is not just the name of the island, it also the name of the picturesque city that stands as the capital of the island. The history of this city goes back thousands of years, and its old town is named on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city has also been called Castle City because of its two castles that date back to medieval times.
Among the many interesting sites in the city include:
- Spianada Square
- Ionian Academy
- Town Hall
- Ionian Parliament
- Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George
- Square of the Saint
- Vlacherna Monastery
There are also many fine shops and restaurants throughout the city, and lots of gorgeous houses and other buildings.
What makes Palaia Peritheia so interesting is that it is actually a ghost town. Centuries ago, it was the richest village on the entire island, but today the only thing left is about 100 meticulously maintained houses and 8 churches. Walking through the cobblestone streets of this mountainside town is like walking through time. It is a great way to pass a lazy afternoon.
Lefkimi is the second largest city on Corfu, and it is noted for its charming canal that cuts through the eastern part of the city. It also boasts excellent beaches as well as plenty of restaurants and shops and beautiful churches. You can easily spend a day there while passing through its narrow alleys and its squares, and you can further visit the surrounding vineyards and olive tree orchards.
Those looking for a perfect view of the sea should head over to this little village not far from Corfu city. The village also has its own amphitheater and lots of beautiful Venetian houses to gaze at. It is further close to Ano Korakiana, which is a town noted for its abundance of pretty churches. All this makes the area a great afternoon excursion while staying in Corfu city.
If you find yourself in need of getting away from the heat, Strinilas is a good place to go. Located on top of the tallest mountain on the island, this village offers plenty of cool air and impressive views of both Corfu city and the northeastern coast of the island. There is also a well-known winery in the town, and you can taste its wonderful Moscato wine at various taverns in the area.
No visit to Corfu is complete without visiting all the wonderful villages the island has to offer! They have excellent views, great views, beaches and plenty to do during your stay!
This post was written by Greek Boston