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Old Perithia, Corfu – Restoration makes front page news in Corfu Today as a new direction for Corfu’s tourism

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The Corfu Today newspaper had Old Perithia as front page news this week, with a second editorial on page 7. The following day the article continued to be discussed on page 3.

A full translation will follow shortly, but the articles mention what impact a young couple have made on the island, with an historic restoration in the heritage protected mountain village of Old Perithia.  This first, and most faithful, restoration of three houses dating back to 1828 is actually a double first for Corfu. Historic restoration, and moving away from the building of ‘new houses’ by the sea is introducing a new form of tourism for Corfu.

The properties will become ’boutique bed & breakfast suites’, called, The Merchant’s House’  and set amidst the peace, quiet and tranquility of this old mountain village (dating back to the 14th century). The completion of the properties will enable people to step back in time and experience the heart of the unspoilt countryside, of Corfu and its history, and at a more leisurely pace some distance away from the crowds.

The village is held dearly in the hearts of Corfiots and visitors alike, has 4 tavernas and is located in the north east beneath Mount Pantokrator.

The article also mentions, ‘Old Perithia’, a book on the history, together with photo’s a map and step by step walking guide. It has been recommended and praised in Corfu Today for its content and for the authors’ aim and passion to see the village brought back to life. There’s another rather interesting connection and reinforcement of the belief in the island and preservation of its history,  the author is also responsible for the above restorations that are currently taking place in Old Perithia.

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August 27, 2011 at 6:03 am

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