Ano Korakiana (meaning Uppe Korakiana) is 19 km north of Corfu Town. It is one of the oldest villages on Corfu. According to written sources the village already existed in the 15th century and was a local centre for the production of olives and olive oil. It sits at the foot of the mountains Korentis and Korakio from which it got its name, and is characterised by quaint narrow streets, typical Corfiot stone houses and 37 churches and chapels. It’s in close proximity to the beaches of Ypsos and of Barbati.
For hiking enthusiasts there is an amazing ‘serpentine’ trail (4km) from Ano Korakiana to Sokraki .
The village has a long tradition of choral music and is home to the famous ‘Spyros Samaras’ Philharmonic Society. Finally, Ano Korakiana is the birth place of Ioannis Kapodistrias who was the first Governor of Greece.
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