PERITHIA CORFU

Old Perithia

 

OLD PERITHIA

Old Perithia (or Ano Palea Perithia) is a ghost village on the northern side of Corfu, just 8 km from Kassiopi.  Constructed on the slopes of Mount Pantokrator, at an altitude of 650 m, Old Perithia is a wonderful place to visit.  The village was originally established in the 14th century, during the Byzantine times Gradually inhabitants abandoned Perithia and moved to the coast. Just few elderly eventually stayed back to take care of the houses and the livestock, and today only a few people live there all year round, making Old Perithia an abandoned village.

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A walk around the village will impress visitors. Most houses and public buildings were built with the Venetian style. Today these houses are almost ruined, so visitors will see broken window shutters, rusted doors, crumbling stone  walls, closed churches and gardens with broken flower pots. Only in the central square of the village there is some  life due to the five taverns that work in Old Perithia. Very impressive is also the fact that the village is sur-rounded by eight churches, showing the deep religious faith of the locals.  At the entrance of the village, you can see the bell tower of Saint Jacob from Persia.  The school building is also very elegant with the coat of arms of a local noble family at the entrance door. In fact, the school of Old Perithia worked till 1940.  (greeca.com) When piracy was confronted from the Mediterranean Sea in the late 19th century, some inhabitants started to gradually move to the coasts. However, the main motif to leave the village was tourism that started to develop after the mid 20th century.

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Cafe's - Restaurants & Apartments in Old perithia

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Capricorn Greek Taverna

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Gabriel Steps Grill Room

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Foros Greek Taverna

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Ognistra Greek Taverna

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Taverna ''The old Perithia''Alkinoos

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Merchant's House Boutique

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Natural Beauty Mountain House

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Capricorn Greek Taverna

 

 

 

 

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Tassos Dukakis

Video publish on 27 mrt. 2016