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Petriti Corfu:The charming village of Petriti is idyllically located on the eastern coast of Corfu. Close to Petriti are the villages of Lefkimni and Boukari, both very tourist-friendly. In the ancient times this village was popularly referred to as Egrypos. The word Egrypos is derived from the Greek word Evrous that literally means a good river. Today, Petriti village is sparsely populated with just 700 permanent residents most of whom are engaged in fishing.

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There are a couple of picturesque harbors where colorful boats moor creating a kaleidoscopic vignette. A stroll around the harbor area in the early morning hours reveals an intense activity of the fishermen. Despite mass tourism, the settlement still retains its old charm and unique character.

The village has gained immense popularity among the international tourists providing all kinds of modern tourist amenities to satisfy all the travelers needs. From shops to happening bars and taverns, Petriti village is all geared up to welcome each and every visitor and despite mass tourism, the village still retains its rural and charming character.

Petriti village is particularly a very attractive destination for families and couples who find the tranquil village a nice choice for their holidays. Set in the midst of a lush green forest cover, there are numerous choices for hiking. Also worth visiting is the high altitude village of Korakades which is conspicuous by its magnificent church. It hosts priceless icons, murals, and wall paintings that adorn the parapets. The best time for sightseeing in Petriti is early in the morning or during the evening hours.

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The idyllic fishing village lies in the southeast of the beautiful and is 25Km away from the capital of Corfu. Apart from the mass tourism, the romantic village offers all the shopping facilities, cocktail bars, and taverns; some evenings Greek dancing parties also take place. Petriti, with its delightfully harbor for fishermen, early in the morning or in the evening is crammed with all ages fishermen. It is interesting to observe how big fishes are caught; the big nets become outspread, and then is collected together as 100 years ago.

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