Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands and a top tourist destination in the western part of Greece. Bathed by the Ionian Sea and Adriatic Sea, this is a marvelous place for evergreen vacations and dives in the crystalline waters. But apart from the breathtaking beaches and the historic attractions all over the island, there are also picturesque North Corfu villages to explore. Below we will see the major options for you to consider, as parts of your daily explorations of Corfu.
Kassiopi ranks as one of the finest North Corfu villages to discover, around 35 miles from the island’s town. Overlooking the coasts of Albania, this is a lovely fishing village with a special vibe that introduces you to absolute relaxation by the sea. Inviting beaches and small coves, great souvenir shops and fish taverns with amazingly tasty food. Within short distance from Angelokastro Castle, Lakones is a village on the foot of a verdant hill. So this is a wonderful destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts.
Pelekas is another lovely village on the north part of Corfu. There is a small hill on site called Kaiser’s Throne with privileged views, while the beach of Pelekas is a thrilling place to be. Cool dives, soaking under the Mediterranean sun and superb entertainment, all combined most magically. Palaiokastritsa is located on the northwestern part of Corfu and offers a unique retreat for relaxing vacations on the island. Orchards filled with citrus and long-lasting olive groves compose a dreamy destination.
Moving on with the best North Corfu villages, Palaia Peritheia is found on Mount Pantokrator. Its name derives from the Grace of God, highlighting the deep devoutness of the locals. The settlement has been inhabited since the 14th century and was once one of the major hubs of commerce in Corfu. Then, Afionas is a quaint small village in the beautiful Northwestern part of the island. Majestic views and a splendid sense of relaxation will fascinate you there, for sure.
Sinarades is one more village of Corfu that allows for laid-back moments. There is a folklore museum here, while the village dates back to the 10th century. The panoramic views from the village call for endless pictures. Peroulades offers a great place on the island, whether you wish to spend an afternoon strolling around the neighborhoods and enjoying the vistas or you prefer to stay nearby. On the way to Angelokastro, you will also find Makrades and Krini North Corfu villages. They are both charming and each of them boasts its own distinctive character.