Pantokratoras, the highest mountain of Corfu, is located in the north-eastern part of the island. Its peak, at an altitude of 906 meters offers a unique view of the whole island, of a large part of the nearby Albanian shores, of the Diapontia Islands in the north, and even of Paxoi in the south, when the sky is clear.
During ancient times, Pantokratoras was called Istoni. Its name today is derived from the homonymous monastery built almost at the top of the mountain during the 14th century. A beautiful route in order to discover the natural beauty of the mountain and also the picturesque villages, which remain intact by massive tourism, is to follow the seaside route from the city of Corfu towards the north. Right after Ypsos, you turn left for the village of Spartylas from where, the steep route begins. You continue towards Strinylas, Petalia and from there, you will reach the top of the mountain. In Pantokratoras there are dozens more beautiful villages, such as Episkepsi in the west and Palia Peritheia, one of the oldest villages of Corfu, an architectural ornament of the island where, during recent years many stone houses have been renovated creating an atmospheric, medieval village.
Pantokratoras is a mountain of unique beauty and also a region famous for its lovely walking routes. One of these begins from Strinylas and ends up to the mountaintop, offering a magnificent view. The same route is ideal for Mountain biking, while it is also considered an exceptionally beautiful off road ride if you have a jeep.