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Petalia

Petalia is a very beautiful, picturesque village on the mountain of Pantokratoras. It is built on a slope that has the shape of a petal on this enormous mountain, a fact that gave the village its name.

During the past centuries, Petalia was a metropolitan center and its inhabitants were the first settlers of the seaside regions, such as Acharavi but today only a small number of residents still remain. Petalia has an intense, traditional Corfiot aura, with houses made of stone and the characteristic white tile of the island. On the road, at the entrance of the village you will see the small coffee shop and a little bit further, the square of the village surrounded by traditional houses.

In the settlement you will also see the old elementary school, which functioned from 1911 to 1991, as well as a monument for those who  Photo: malcolm macdonald

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