Strogili

Strogili is an old village in the inland of the island, built during the 16th century by Cretan colonists which were brought to the island by the Venetians in order to increase its population. It is built at the foot of the mountain of Panagia, in a verdant location, above the settlement of Agios Ioannis Peristeron.

It was in Strogili that the poet of the Ionian Islands School, Gerasimos Markoras, lived the greater part of his life. In the village, his ancestral home still remains intact with furniture and his personal items, such as his office and many manuscripts.

In the region of Kanavia, at the old well of the village, are where, all the cultural events of Strogili take place. Such is the festival of Agioi Pantes celebrated in June. Near the well you will be able to admire a very old olive tree with a perimeter of about 13 meters, and its age is estimated to be 2.500 years old.

Strogili is at a distance of about 18 kilometers from the city of Corfu. In order to swim, the beach of Agios Ioannis Peristeron is close by and so is Moraitika beach.