8 kilometers from town and almost joined with Kontokali, in an old fishing village with an interesting history. On August 29th 1537, the Turkish fleet, under the command of the corsair Barbarossa, who ease in the service of Suleiman the Magnificent, landed at Gouvia, bringing ruin to the whole Mesis area. But the force failed to take the Old fortress, despite a siege lasting twelve days. Two centuries later, they made another landing at Gouvia (and at Pyrgi), again with the town as a target, but left after a month-long siege. The Corfiot attributed their salvation to Saint Spyridon.
Is a beautiful village of the municipality of Feakes Corfu with a history about 2000 years, which keeps the traditional style with no visible signs of deterioration by tourism. The small tavern in the village square in Sokraki for lunch – lovely fresh Greek salads, saganaki and Greek sausage. It’s an adventure driving up there, and once we get there..Read More
Is a large, well-preserved village with buildings from the Byzantine and Venetian eras. Also of interest in the village is a campanile dating from the 15th century (not the one in the square, which is Venetian), and a little way on, up an alley, an old bakery fired by wood, where bread is still made in the old style. A..Read More
Sidari is situated on the shores of a great gulf in the north of Corfu. With its fantastic sandy beaches, it is a very popular holiday area, ideal for families. It is famous for the ‘Canal d’Amour’ a rock formation that once formed a tunnel where, it is said, lovers who kissed beneath, would never forget each other. This and..Read More