Kouramades

Kouramades is a small, traditional village in the inland of the island between the villages Kastellanoi, Kalafationes  and Sinarades. In Kouramades you will see many old mansions of the Corfiot countryside, decorated with palm trees and bougainvillea. Kouramades square is an opening of the road, the so-called Tribute where, discussions about the problems of the village took place and still do today. Kouramades is a quiet village where, its inhabitants are mainly occupied with agriculture. You will find a bakery shop, mini markets, coffee shops, some restaurants and grill-houses in the village.

Kouramades is named after the many kouramas, a plant which thrives in the region. The history of the village begins from before the year 1500 when the Chytiraioi settled in the region after the fall of Constantinople. They were well known for their craftsmanship in making bell-towers. But, the first reference to the village goes back to the middle of the 13th century, when Kouramades seems to have been the headquarters of the government of ten in the Domain of Epirus.

The first church that you will see as you enter Kouramades is Agios Panteleiomonas. It is a small church with simple architecture dating back to the end of the 15th century. On the top of a small, verdant hill you can distinguish the Monastery of Agia Kyriaki in Kouramades  with the church, the cells, the guest quarters, the library and auxiliary spaces.

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