The route starts from Lefkimmi, the “lady of the South”, built in a fertile plain with olive groves and vineyards. In the middle of the settlement the river divides Lefkimmi into two parts.
On both parts you will find cafés, tavernas and different stores. Stop for lunch and taste traditional recipes with fresh fish.
Visit the churches of Saints Anarghyri and Saint Arsenios, as well as the Monastery of Virgin Mary Lady of Angels (“Panaghia Kera ton Aggelon”). Do not leave without passing from the rebuilt salt warehouses (salt marshes) of the Venetians at a small distance from Lefkimmi and, if you are lucky, you will see hundreds of flamingos resting before their long journey.
Next stop of the route is the villages Vitalades and Perivoli with the fantastic beaches of Gardenou, Marta, Mega Chorou, Kalyvioti and Marathia, where you can enjoy your swim, taste delicious fish dishes and seafood and find accommodation.
Head northwest and after 4 km you will reach the traditional settlement Argyrades, one of the oldest villages with a unique architecture and characteristic Venetian narrow streets.
From here move north and follow the provincial road; you will meet the area Linia where you will admire the church of Virgin Mary “Odigitria Korission”, the Monastery of Christ the Almighty (Pantocrator) and the medieval castle of Douris. Walk around the enchanting lake Korission, unique wetlands where you can observe rare birds and plants.
In the lake there is a great number of fish (grey mullets) from which the local population produces a special kind of roe, which you must taste.
There you will also meet the famous beach of Issos, where you will be impressed by the huge red sand hills reminding the Sahara desert.
You will be dumbfounded by the white lilies and the 14 different kinds of orchid cultivated here, as well as the unique cedar forest.
Then move up to the village Chlomo, one of the oldest of the island, surrounded by vegetation. In the middle of the route, in the site “Boikou”, enjoy the unique view.
At a small distance from Linia you can visit the ecological farm, where there is also a taverna serving well-cooked Corfiot dishes with organic products (cock pastitsada, cod bianco etc.).
From there head North and meet Vragkaniotika and Chlomotianna; an important site here is the church of St Paraskevi built in 1699.
Stop at one of the bakeries you will find on your route and buy local food.
From Vragkaniotika move towards the picturesque traditional Aghios Matthaios surrounded by a huge forest with oak trees and wild olive trees. Stop and enjoy the view in the open covered with vegetation.
Follow the stone road that will lead you to the abandoned Monastery of Pantocrator at the top of the hill, where you will also see the cave “Hole of the Sea” (“Trypa tou Pelaou”), which communicates with the sea according to the legend. Also visit the Venetian fort of Gardiki at a close distance. In the settlement you will find unique beaches such as Chalikouna, tavernas for a delightful journey in the Corfiot cuisine, as well as accommodation to spend your night.
Move back towards Messoggi, an old fish village and an international tourist resort, which has all sorts of tourist infrastructure.
The route continues shore-wise towards Boukari and the beautiful fish village of Petriti, where you must stop for lunch, since the area is well-known for its excellent fish tavernas.
From Petritis move South towards Perivoli and from there head east and end your route in Lefkimmi. From the port of Lefkimmi you can go to the island of Paxi by boat.
Paxi and Antipaxi, with their unique green environment, picturesque small ports, traditional settlements and the absolutely unique beautiful sea caves of the Western shore, are a centre of reference for sea tourism of the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea.
A sightseeing tour in the picturesque villages of Gaios, Lakkas and Loggos will remain unforgettable.
Taste the unique seafood delicacies in the dozens of fish tavernas and buy the special local products produced.