Ano Korakiana

Ano Korakiana

Ano Korakiana (meaning Upper Korakiana) is one of the oldest villages on Corfu island and in the Ionian islands in general. According to written sources, the village already existed in 15h century and was a local center for production of olives and olive oil. It is situated on mountain slopes and is characterized by its narrow streets, stone houses with Corfiot architecture and its over 37 churches and chapels. The village is currently away from the main tourist flow and retains its traditional look and feel.

There are villas and holiday homes for rent in Ano Korakiana with many of them hidden behind gardens with old trees or away from the main streets. Some of the hundreds years old houses are renovated and offered for rent. These old houses are characterized by their thick stone walls, ceilings with old wooden planks and windows with covers. Due to their semi mountainous location many houses offer beautiful views toward the island valleys which are dotted with small settlements and green forests.

In Ano Korakiana there are small shops, bakery, tavernas, cafes and a doctor. A notable place to visit is the Museum of the sculptor and stonemason Aristeidis Metallinos which exhibits a large collection of his crafts. More shops and services are available in Kato Korakiana and nearby coastal villages of Ipsos and Pyrgi which are in less than 10 minutes by car. A few kilometers down the road are Dassia and Gouvia. It takes just over 20 minutes to get to Corfu Town (16km away) where is the main island ferry port.

highlights: one of the oldest villages on the island with retained traditional look and feel, village in Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece

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