The Pantokratoras mountain is located North East of the Corfu town and with its 911 metres is the highest point of the island.
Pantokratoras mountain is full of old traditional villages where the time seems to be stopped and we suggest to visit them taking the panoramic road.
You have to reach Ipsos village following the coast road from Kerkyra (Corfù) town. As you’ll be in Ipsos, you just have to turn left and go towards Spartilas village. In this way you’re going up to the mountain Pantokratoras and after Spartilia turn right to reach Strinilas town.
Strynilas is a small mountain village, a good place where to eat traditional food of Corfu like rabbit, lamb, wild boar and red deer.
To reach the top of Pantokratoras mountain you have to pass Strynilas, keep the right and proceed till the end of the road.
At the top you’ll find Pantokratoras Ipsilou monastery that is open to all and a really stunning view all over the Corfu island.
If you’re lucky to find the sky very clean, it is also possible to see Paxi island (South Kerkyra) and Diapontia islands (North Kerkyra). If you will go down the mountain along the other side you’ll find Palia Perithia (old Perithia) that is a small group of lonely ancient houses.
It's strange to walk among old houses in a death village.
Palia Perithia was built during the 14th Century to escape from the pirates and in the past grew up till thousand of inhabitants.
Thanks to the tourist development of Corfu island and the coast below with Kassiopi, the inhabitants of this town decided to come back to the sea side.
Today very few persons live in this village all year round, but during the summer months you can find a couple of places where you can eat something and have a small break.