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Old Perithia: A Legendary Tour of the Abandoned Village

Corfu Old Perithia Tour

Old Perithia, a private Corfu Scenic tour to the historic ghost village. Discover the abandoned village of old Perithea with its legends and traditions but also beautiful landscapes that will excite nature lovers.

Total price varies by group size

All inclusive Tour
What's Included
  • Lux Mercedes bus (depending on the size of the group).
  • Licensed English-speaking Tour Guide.
  • All entrance fees.
  • Experienced Tour Leader.
  • Lunch & coffee break expenses.

Tour info
Distance 107 Km
Walking Time Relaxed walking
Driving Time 2h & 45 min
Total Duration 7,5 h
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Tour Guide Included
Meeting Point VIP Door to Door
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Language English
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Pet Friendly Yes
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Kid Friendly Yes
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Disability Access No
Duration 7,5 h
Meeting Point VIP Door to Door
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Tour Guide Included
Persons Max 18 persons
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Description

Come with us on this adventurous Old Perithia Tour inspired by medieval legends, folklore, traditions and stories of Corfu Island’s past, which will allow you to look at the curves of Corfu’s history and past in a slightly different point of view. Discover with us legendary locations such as the ghost village of the North, the abandoned Old Perithia, which looks like it is popped out of the Game of Thrones scenery. During our walking tour inside the village we will admire the ruins of the Venetian style buildings, we will enjoy the local’s hospitality and we will learn the reason why this beautiful village was abandoned.

Our storyteller will also reveal to you all the secrets and the thrilling...

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Come with us on this adventurous Old Perithia Tour inspired by medieval legends, folklore, traditions and stories of Corfu Island’s past, which will allow you to look at the curves of Corfu’s history and past in a slightly different point of view. Discover with us legendary locations such as the ghost village of the North, the abandoned Old Perithia, which looks like it is popped out of the Game of Thrones scenery. During our walking tour inside the village we will admire the ruins of the Venetian style buildings, we will enjoy the local’s hospitality and we will learn the reason why this beautiful village was abandoned.

Our storyteller will also reveal to you all the secrets and the thrilling stories that only locals know about the “haunted” monastery of Askitario. On our way to the picturesque Nymfes area we will feel the company of the tall trees which is something that will give nature-lovers a small dose of wilderness needed to refresh their spirit. You will realize that our lunch destination truly paradise of calmness with a huge variety of scenery, lovely footpaths & narrow historic lanes. Later sitting under the shadow of a tree, in a local beekeeping farm, you can discover how the greek authentic honey is made. There you can admire the way the impressive bee colonies work together in order to create this wonderful product, honey, along with the other valuable products they offer, is explained in a tangible, experiential manner.

Dive into the eerie past of Corfu that goes beyond the mere historical events… If you are in to explore the dark side of the Northern part of Corfu Island then don’t miss the chance to turn into an adventurer and be a part of this atmospheric Corfu Experience Legendary Tour.

 

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Itinerary

Quick Overview

Visit Points

  • Perithia – The Haunted Village of the North     
  • Coffee Break at a Traditional Coffee House
  • Admire splendid Views – Photo Stop   
  • Honey Tasting at a Corfu Apiary
  • The Ruins of Askitario Monastery     
  • Lunch Break at a Local Tavern

Tour type: Private
Customizable: Yes

Dive into the History
Visiting Perithia’s old village
Old Perithia Corfu Tour - The Corfu Experience - Private Corfu Tours

Visiting the abandoned village of Old Perithia is totally a time travel to the past and its best-kept secrets, gaining the attention of every traveler who gazes at this place in awe. This village is located at an elevation of 450 meters, on the slopes of Mt. Pantokratoras, it is a huge draw concerning the architecture, while it ranks among the world’s top ten unexplored destinations. It boasts 130 stone houses, according to the Venetian architecture style and is a preserved, historic site.

In this village the houses are all made of stone, typically found in these mountain areas. We will wander through the paved alleyways and uphill roads, visit some of the old churches constructed around the village, the. . .

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Visiting the abandoned village of Old Perithia is totally a time travel to the past and its best-kept secrets, gaining the attention of every traveler who gazes at this place in awe. This village is located at an elevation of 450 meters, on the slopes of Mt. Pantokratoras, it is a huge draw concerning the architecture, while it ranks among the world’s top ten unexplored destinations. It boasts 130 stone houses, according to the Venetian architecture style and is a preserved, historic site.

In this village the houses are all made of stone, typically found in these mountain areas. We will wander through the paved alleyways and uphill roads, visit some of the old churches constructed around the village, the local mansions, the primary school, the aqueduct, old oil presses and the vivid red bell tower of Saint James, the Persian which you can see while entering the village. We will go back in time and through the eyes of imagination we will see children flowing out of the school’s building, playing, and running blithely at squares, elderly relaxing at coffeehouses, ladies hanging laundry high and men doing farming or cultivating.

We will hear stories, in which history and myth are not distinct, learn about customs and traditions of this place during a period of prosperity in the past as well as about products used to be produced there. We will feel like authentic Corfiot’s for a while, as if we were coming from this old, historic village.

The rich history of this village came to an end in 1960, when inhabitants started to abandon it. The touching stories of old inhabitants who still visit this village every summer will reveal the reasons why it is abandoned – although their heart tell them not to forget this village.

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Live like a Local
Coffee break: Taste the immense aromas of a handmade Greek coffee at a traditional coffeehouse.

At the square’s coffeehouse, under the canopy of large trees, we can see how Greek coffee is being produced and enjoy a delicious snack prepared with local products. There we will meet locals of the old village: listening to their stories, taking photos, and feeling like you are a local too, who used to reside in this abandoned place.

Feel the Relaxation
The most beautiful views in Corfu & the best photos

We have planned to visit an inland place on Corfu, affording unparalleled views. You will have panoramic views from the top, up to the point where the green color of the olive groves blends with the blue color of the Ionian Sea. Here is the place where you will take the most impressive photos.

Taste the Local Products
Corfiot apiary & mountain honey tasting

Honey, as a symbol of fertility, welfare, and well-being, is an essential part of Corfiot’s’ dietary habits. This is a great opportunity to become familiar with natural honey, produced in the green, natural environment of the mountain areas of Corfu.

The beekeeper of the apiary, which we will visit, will let us know about the natural source of honey, while we will learn about the various species of bees and some secrets about the complexity of their life. Also, we can savor the taste of different kinds of honey, classified by the place they do live and reproduce.

Hidden gems of Corfu Nature
Ruined historical monuments: The ruins of "Askitario" and the first Corfiot School of Agriculture

It is considered to be one of the most significant monuments of Christianity on the island of Corfu and a unique structure of architecture in the Corfiot countryside. We will visit the remains of Hermitage, the places of worship and the cells where monks used to reside in and we will learn about the history of the abandoned monastery, not being able to distinguish fact from myth. According to the legend, in this place during the 5th century an Epirote monk named Artemios Paisios practiced asceticism, carving his cell in the rock. However, the first historical reference to the monastery dates back to a document of the year 1371, during the period of the rule of the Andigaves in Corfu.. . .

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It is considered to be one of the most significant monuments of Christianity on the island of Corfu and a unique structure of architecture in the Corfiot countryside. We will visit the remains of Hermitage, the places of worship and the cells where monks used to reside in and we will learn about the history of the abandoned monastery, not being able to distinguish fact from myth. According to the legend, in this place during the 5th century an Epirote monk named Artemios Paisios practiced asceticism, carving his cell in the rock. However, the first historical reference to the monastery dates back to a document of the year 1371, during the period of the rule of the Andigaves in Corfu. However, the actual date of founding of the monastery, is lost in the depths of history and still today remains unknown…

On the ground floor of the same abandoned stone building, there are the remains of the first School of Agriculture of Corfu and an old oil press, with the typical rotating stone wheels driven by animals, the iron presser, and the extremely large, rock-hewn basin.

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Experience the Hospitality
Lunch break: Enjoy your lunch at a tarditional tavern of Corfu

We have chosen for you a picturesque traditional tavern in a small, picturesque village of Corfu.

In this tavern you will enjoy traditional dishes as they offer a wide variety of food. In this tavern the cooking is done with local products, with pure virgin Corfiot olive oil and we guarantee the taste of the food and the quality of the services. You can also try local wines and handmade Corfiot beers that complement the meal with original Corfiot desserts.

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includedWhat's included

Lunch is included in a handpicked local restaurant to enjoy the traditional cuisine of Corfu.

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Included

1)Pick-up from and return to your desired place.

2)Luxury Mercedes bus (depending on the size of the group), glass roof, offering air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, leather seats, TV monitors, first-aid kit, and mini-bar (water, juice, and refreshments) throughout the tour.

3)Experienced & professional driver.

4)Experienced English-speaking Tour Guide of “The Corfu Experience” Tourism Agency.

5)Tour Leader of “The Corfu Experience” Tourism Agency.

6)All rental and accommodation expenses for the places we visit.

7)All costs for each partner that offers services.

8)Entrance fees for museums and historic sites (when needed).

9)All coffee break expenses (snack, coffee, ice cream).

10)All expenses for a full lunch (appetizers, salads, side dishes, mainly dishes, desserts, drinks).

11)All taxes.

Excluded

ONLY your own expenses concerning personal items, souvenirs, or any other service you may choose

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Pet Friendly Yes
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Kid Friendly Yes
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Disability Access No
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