Starting point of the route is Palaiokastritsa.
The landscape shaped by hills covered by olive groves and with crystal clear-water bights is unique! Visit the main beach: from there you can be guided around by boat in the unique caves and remote beaches. Engage in sea activities or visit the Monastery of Palaiokastritsa, where a Museum is also open to the public.
Then head north and turn left. After 6 km you will meet Lakones, a picturesque village of the 18th and 19th century where you can enjoy a unique view. It is worth taking a walk at Bella Vista having a breath-taking view.
If you are hungry, you will find traditional dishes of Corfu at the village restaurants.
We propose you try Bourdeto, Bianco, Soffrito, Pastitzada or Yuvetsi. Move West, where you will meet Krini, and follow the narrow road
located amidst the dense olive groves leading to Aggelokastro. It is worth making a stop here!
Immediately after Prinylas you will be found in the village Paghi, which is famous for its fruit and wine.
Move around the area, admire old mansions and visit churches with works of art of 16th century painters.
You can move down to the beach with the same name and swim in the crystal clear waters.
Continue your route south west and after 3.5 km you will meet Afionas, which reminds the picturesque villages of the Dalmatian coasts. Here you will enjoy a fantastic view. Follow the path leading to the historic double-edged port of Porto Timone.
Head North. Enjoy the spectacular view until you reach Arillas, where a stop at the brewery of the area is imperative: you will be served fresh beer free of charge.
Next stop is Aghios Stephanos. Being built amphitheatrically, it offers a panoramic view of the Diapontia Islands. From here you can go by boat and visit or stay on the islands Erikousa, Mathraki and Othoni.
On these three small islands those who like calm life, walking and fishing will discover paradise on earth.
On your return from Diapontia Islands, visit Sidari and Canal D’Amour, where those who swim in its waters find everlasting love according to the legend.
For lunch you can choose between traditional tavernas and gourmet restaurants or fish-tavernas.
Then move South and cross the small villages of Livadi, Psathyla, Messaria; you will eventually reach Aghios Athanasios where it is worth visiting the Monastery of Christ the Almighty (Pantocrator) with the unique icon painting workshop.
In Aghii Douli and the monastery of Kamarella you will meet an organic farm with outstanding standardized products.
Head East and reach the Kum Quat village, Nymphes (meaning “Brides”), which owes its name
to the myth whereby brides wash their hair in the crystal clear waters of the small waterfalls of the area.
Then move down towards Acharavi. Enjoy your swim on the sandy beach, one of the biggest of Corfu. Move on to Palia Perithia, an authentic Venetian village with exceptional traditional tavernas etc.
Move on southwest and after 7 km you will reach Strinyla village, where you will enjoy the unique panorama. There you will meet the church of Christ the Almighty (Pantocrator) and admire the spectacular view of the whole island.
You will find tavernas where you can try game, such as wild pork meet and venison cooked in different ways.
Head south to the Provincial Road of Sgourades - Profitis Ilias and meet Spartylas for a cup of coffee or enjoy the wonderful view.
From there moving west you will meet the traditional villages of Sokraki and Sgourades where you can rest and have lunch.
The route continues towards the traditional settlement of Doukades with a history of four centuries. A walk in the village will be quite rewarding as you will have the opportunity to admire the renovated mansions. Prefer one of the small tavernas in the central square and try traditional delicacies.
Having completed your visit of Doukades, start your return to Palaiokastritsa where the route ends.