Agios Matheos is a large, mountainous village, built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a verdant hill, 25 kilometers away from the city of Corfu. It is an old village, of the 16th century which was created when Barbarossa destroyed the oldest village Zigonos which was located in the plains and its inhabitants dwelled on the mountain for greater protection.
In Agios Matheos you will see many old mansions made of stone, especially if you wander in its picturesque alleyways. Newer, colored houses, picturesque squares and paved alleys create the picture of this settlement. One of these alleys leads to the top of the mountain where, you can find the Monastery of Pantokratoras of the 16th century which is now closed. It offers an enchanting view of the sea towards the side of the Adriatic Sea.
From Agios Matheos you can visit the Byzantine Gardiki castle, built at the beginning of the 13th century, with an octagonal shape and three gates. You can also head towards the beaches of Chalikounas, Paramonas and Prasoudi . Do not forget to visit Lake Korission, the greatest wetland of the island.