Strinylas

Strinylas is the village built higher than all the other villages of Corfu. It is located at an altitude of 650 meters, just before the peak of Pantokratoras. Strinylas is a picturesque village which is famous for its wine with its unique aroma but also for its tavern in the small, shadowy square that offer delicious, traditional, Corfiot food, venison, as well as grilled dishes.

Strinylas stands out because of the harmonious formulation of the old houses made of stone which is found in abundance in the region. These stones in the local dialect are called strinaria, a word derived from the ancient word «στρίνις» (strinis) which means hard and the village is probably named after them.

Strinylas is located on the road that leads to the top of the mountain and to the Monastery of Pantokratoras which has been renovated and offers among others, a magnificent, panoramic view of the whole island and of the Albanian coast.

In Strinylas occurs one of the most majestic festivals of the island on the 5-6 August which is the day of the celebration of the Metamorfosis of Sotiras. From the 1st until the 5th of August there is also a pilgrimage to the monastery of Pantokratoras which gathers people from all over the island.