Palaia Peritheia in Corfu: Palaia Peritheia (or Palea Peritheia or Palia Peritheia) is one of the most beautiful settlements in all of Corfu, situated in the heart of Mount Pantokrator, at the northwestern part of the island. A village that is partly ruined, all of Palaia Peritheia’s houses are stone-built according to the Venetian prototypes of the 17th century!
The well-hidden structures, placed over 400 meters above sea level, are the remains of some of the wealthiest buildings in Corfu (approximately 130 buildings), while some of them were semi-restored in the late 19th century. Some restoration works take place in the current day, too! Now a Designated Area of Natural Beauty and a protected heritage site, people cannot make grand changes to Palaia Peritheia’s landscape and village design.
Palia Peritheia got its name from the majestic church buildings and old chapels surrounding it (peri meaning around and theia meaning divine), including the stunning, pale-red bell tower of Agios Iakovos Persis near the entrance of the village! Plus, the old school building is a sight to behold.
Guests will encounter only a handful of restaurants in the village’s central square (serving Corfiot dishes and traditional local products), whereas a couple of settlements and holiday homes are also available for rent. A peaceful place for the holiday season, Palia Peritheia was permanently abandoned around the 1960s until a more recent effort to revive and showcase the village’s beauties took place!
There are many different ways to get to Palaia Peritheia from any location on the island. Airport to Palaia Peritheia: 51 km / 31.7 miles | New Port to Palaia Peritheia: 46 km / 28.6 miles | Corfu Town to Palaia Peritheia: 48 km / 29.8 miles
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 26610 39911, 0030 693 484 3704, or 0030 694 726 6811, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Palaia Peritheia and many other points of interest in Corfu at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at Corfu Town. There are buses from Corfu Town to Palaia Peritheia during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Airport to Palaia Peritheia: There’s a bus station outside the airport building. There are several buses from the airport to Corfu Town during the day. From Corfu Town, visitors should follow the route Town > Peritheia - Loutses. Check the official timetables of the route Airport > Corfu Town here. New Port to Palaia Peritheia: There’s a bus station at the port. There are several buses from the port to Corfu Town during the day. From Corfu Town, visitors should follow the route Town > Peritheia - Loutses. Check the official timetables of the route Port > Corfu Town here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.