Old Perithia

Corfu's Oldest Village – Guide and Where to Stay

Restoration & regeneration, Corfu’s oldest village

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Old Perithia, nestling below the highest mountain on Corfu, is a unique place, steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty. The village is alive and buzzing by day, with visitors from far and wide. At nightfall an enchanting peace and tranquility descends.

This gave us the idea that it would be a charming place to spend a holiday. If some of the old houses were carefully restored with an eye for their historic beauty, blending tradition with just the right level of luxury, Old Perithia would make a perfect base, offering the best of both worlds. A tranquil historic gem, only a short drive away some of the finest beaches on Corfu. In the evening the fresh mountain air, starlit skies and at night, if we could make it all happen… fluffy feather pillows and fresh cotton sheets!

By the end of summer 2009, we had met and befriended several members of the local community and discovered a lot about the history of Perithia. Everything we learned reinforced our passion and our desire to restore part of this old village. We hoped it might help revive this historical icon of Corfu and make it a wonderful place to stay too.

Helped by a remarkable team of local Greek architects, historians and professionals, we purchased 3 old houses which needed a lot of TLC. We discovered they had at once been a weavery, a grocers and a coffee shop. At the end of 2010 work began to restore them to their former glory and to bring ‘Corfu’s oldest village’ back to life

By the summer of 2011 we will offer them as six boutique Bed & Breakfast suites where true ‘couleur locale’ will go hand in hand with life’s little luxuries. A warm welcome will await you at Ognistra Taverna, next door. Nikos will prepare a traditional Greek breakfast that sets you up for a day of exploring Old Perithia and its magnificent surroundings.

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March 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm

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