Corfu Greece might be famous for its beautiful beaches and emerald waters but sea and sun is not all the island has to offer. If you seek to experience all that Corfu island has to offer you don't forget to visit some of its ancient villages, such as Korakades, Old Perithia, Ano Korakiana, Old Sinies and Sinarades. These villages were at one time the true heart of the island, providing food for Corfu town and safety from enemies and invaders. Each one of them has its own charm and special sights for you to explore. Visit the Folklore Museum at Sinarades Village, admire the magnificent church of Korakades Village and the unique ancient houses of Old Perithia, wonder around the lovely Ano Korakiana village with its 23 churches and discover the working olive press at Old Sinies Village.
Unfortunately, while the coast of Corfu has been prospering, the beautiful inland villages are getting more and more deserted, and the few remaining inhabitants seek their fortune catering to the tourists. One of the few recent initiatives to move quality tourism inland has been the creation of the long-distance Corfu Trail, which requires 8 to 10 days to cover its 220-km course. The route has tried to utilize as much as possible surviving path sections and injects a bit of money into inland villages that would otherwise not see any overnight tourism. Get the authorized map-guide through www.corfu-trail.com, put on your hiking shoes and get ready for a great adventure!