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Old Perithia Guide at Stanford’s

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The Guide to Old Perithia, Corfu’s oldest village, is for sale at good bookshops throughout Corfu, and at Waterstones and Stanford’s in the UK is now available online at Stanford’s http://www.stanfords.co.uk/Books/Guide-Books/Old-Perithia_9780956544308.htm

Brief Description

The island of Corfu, often described as the ‘Emerald island’, is well known for its Venetian architecture, beautiful beaches, turquoise seas, abundance of flora and fauna, Greek tavernas and a wonderful sense of hospitality wherever you go. But to many, the ancient village of Old Perithia remains something of an enigma.

This historic village of Ano (Old) Perithia, situated in the North East corner of the island just below Mount Pantokrator, is the oldest permanently inhabited settlement in Corfu, dating back to the 14th century. There are only 130 houses, built entirely by hand, some of which have now fallen into ruins. The village with its cobbled streets and ancient houses is encircled by eight churches and set amidst beautiful countryside. Distinctive and picturesque, Old Perithia is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a protected heritage site.

‘Suspended in time’ Old Perithia continues to be an enchanting discovery for visitors from all over the world. So whether you want to enjoy a great day out, step back in time, walk in the mountains or just relax in one of the four Taverna’s and sample some locally sourced and home cooked food, visit Old Perithia and you’ll discover why it continues to hold a special place in the hearts of visitors and Corfiots alike.



Written by oldperithia

June 10, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Posted in Corfu, Old Perithia

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