Tour Code: CGT30E
This tour is ideal for keen hikers and lovers of adventure and you will experience both these en route the summit of Corfu’s highest peak. You will also have the opportunity to explore the oldest, and only, abandoned village on the island – the ghost village!
From your meeting point with your guide your tour with a short bus trip and you will be expertly guided up the mountain of Pantokrator. Your route will take you on an adventurous drive along zig-zag roads with many heart-raising switchback bends. Eventually you will arrive at the spot Kelia, from where you will be on foot; hiking towards the top of Pantokrator. At 917 meters, this is the highest point on Corfu.
After hiking up hills for around 30 minutes, you will reach the top of the mountain, where you will see some spectacular views. From here, you can see the whole island and beyond the sea to Albania.
On the top you will stop at a 14th century monastery dedicated the transfiguration of Christ. From here you will pick up a rocky trail and start to descent (60-90 minutes) until the village of Old Peritheia, which is situated about 450 meters above sea level. As your walk, your passionate hiking guide will lead you through the village, meandering between the ruins of old, abandoned dwellings.
The village dates back to the 14 century, and many of the destroyed ancient buildings have been renovated into small taverns where hikers and visitors to the mountain can enjoy refreshments. After a break for lunch in Old Peritheia you will continue your descent to Krinias (60-90 minutes).
Spartylas- Pantokrator-Old Peritheia-Krinias (Approx 15km)
There is an option for a more challenging route. The trail starts near the village Spartylas. Having ascended for around 2.5 to 3 hours to the summit, your ascent will take you to the Monastery of Jesus. You will stop for a brief visit around the monastery and a short break and then you will set off again.
After a further 60-90 minutes climbing you will reach the village of old Peritheia. Here you will have a light lunch before continuing your descent to Krinias (approx 60-90 minutes).
On request we can provide a multi-day hiking route. Routes can be tailor-made to suit your requirements and hiking ability. We cooperate with the best licensed tourist guides who all have plenty of hiking experience and knowledge about the local fauna and flora of Corfu island and the Epirus region.
Please send us your requirements along with preferred dates and things you wish to include. We will get back to you as soon as possible with a suggested itinerary and availability.