Sinarades (Synarades) is a large and old village in the west part of Corfu
, above the beach of Agios Gordios
. The village is like an open-air museum with its traditional stone buildings and old churches. Walking in its narrow alleys you will feel the authentic spirit of this Ionian island.
At the small square of Sinarades there is some space where you can leave your car. Two small cafeterias and a taverna operate there all year round but in order to explore the village you need to turn into the alleys between the houses around. Some of the houses are made of stone with wooden balconies and window covers, others are painted in yellow, orange, pink or dark green colors. Sinarades dates back to 10 century and in some places the buildings remind of a Greek castro, with very thick walls and arches. Away from the main street you will hardly meet any of the local residents, so it is very peaceful.
In Sinarades there is a small folklore museum but the village itself is more interesting for a walk. A few km away from the village, in an area called Aspes you can visit the Cliff of Aerostato - it is a place with panoramic view from which you can see the surrounding coast from above, including the beach of Agios Gordios.