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Old Perithia - Corfu's Oldest Village

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Address: Old Perithia | North East Corfu, 49081, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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One of the island's oldest villages, and unquestionably it's best...

One of the island's oldest villages, and unquestionably it's best preserved, Old Perithia is a Heritage Protected Site in a Designated Area of Natural Beauty. The village, 130 houses & 8 churches, One boutique bed & breakfast, The Merchant's House, and 5 local tavernas. The village is slowly and sympathetically being brought back to life by the support of the b&b owners. Visitors are requested to park carefully back from the village, consider and respect the local community with not too much noise, and not to drop litter. Thank you for supporting the village.

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Beautiful place to feel old Greek atmosphere!

The village is placed in the centre of the island, surrounded by hills and olives. Absolutely worth visiting and spending there 2-3 hours to enjoy old buildings. When you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 23, 2016
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Poznan, Poland
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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

The village is placed in the centre of the island, surrounded by hills and olives. Absolutely worth visiting and spending there 2-3 hours to enjoy old buildings. When you wander inside try to imagine how life here may have looked like, why settlers decided to start a village there... After sightseeing you may spend nice time on ice frappe in... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We went there with sunsport safari. There are some eating and drinking places. If you like to see very very old houses then this is the right place.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

It's a long drive uphill, but it's worth it. Old village has a great potential to combine history with the upscale tourism. Selected investors could restore more old ruins and at the same time conserve architectural heritage. I can clearly see myself enjoying in such accomodation and being in a stone house in altitude of 450 meters have a cool... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

A long drive up into the mountains, no wonder the locals moved down the road, but a very interesting look at this old abandoned village

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

After being told it was a ghost village we were delighted to find five tavernas, and some renovations being done to old houses. This beautiful stone village is totally worth the winding road you drive to get there. The tranquility, beauty and lovely walks, at the foot of Mt Pantokrator, are a joy.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This was a total surprise, someone had told us that we needed to see this aspect of Corfu, so we made the trip and we are glad that we did.......So peaceful, and tranquil.....the village had an air about it, that is hard to describe, you have to have a good imagination. Had a tasty snack at the café and met... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We stayed 4 nights at the only place in the village - the Merchant's House. We took the walk through and around the village. There are four tavernas there. We ate at two both were excellent: Gabriel's Steps, and the Capricorn. The latter is a must. Kostas was born in the village. He and his wife make xcellent food -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

I've seen it before it in its decayed state (still is in the main) and its slow progression to yuppyfication. Some of the old manors have been renovated and now have neatly manicured terraces of green grass and lavender growing on them. The history of the town is the interesting factor and there are several family tavernas which are open... More 

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Corfu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

I was there about a year ago and loved it. The changes in the last years are interesting and i think it is an important place to visit to see an old village where peple had to leave as there was no work. Thank heaven for tourism, usually the sort of people interested in history also good tavernas!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

In years to come this will be an exclusive location.The old village has been left to rot since the war.But rich English seem to be moving in and buying up the propertys.there are some stunning views across the mountains to the sea.

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