Avlaki & Erimitis
Distance from the city of Corfu
35 Km. The driving time is about 50 min.
The village “Kassiopi” is located 4 km northerly and the driving time is about 8 min. 6 km southerly is located the village “Saint Stefanos” and the driving time is about 10 min . The bus terminal is on the main road of the village. It takes 20 min on foot to reach to the beach.
You can find analytically the itineraries of Green Buses on www.ktelkerkyras.gr from and to the City Of Corfu. The time with the bus is about 1h and 30 min. The bus terminal is on the main road of the village. It takes 20 min on foot to reach to the beach.
Morphology of Sea and Beach
Pebbles outside and inside the sea. The sea deepens steeply sea.
The region provides the following:
Region’s origin of name
Once upon a time there was a wealthy landowner in this region, who lived with his wife and his daughter. The girl was very beautiful and worked in the fields. One day she went to the wells to take water for her cow. During the pirate era (around 150 years ago) the pirates went out to the shores and plundered whatever they found. They anchored at the Cape “Barbaros” and when they met the girl they took her and the cow in the ship. Her parents were so desperate, suffering by the loss of their only child. After short time the mother died and the father lived alone and isolated like an “eremite” (“erimitis” in Greek). When the pirates took the girl, the captain of the ship was so charmed by her beauty and he married her. The girl lived with the captain and they came back to her home. According to the local elders of the region, who are the narrators of this story, the girl and the captain lived with their children and the “eremite” father in his land.
History of region
This vast area has not been yet touristically developed. You will find organized trails for walks. Along the way you will encounter three ponds (Bromolimni, Akoli, Savoura) with many migratory birds as also small beaches with green blue water surrounded by the forest’s dense vegetation.
During the winter time there are 20 residents. In contrast to winter time the residents are about 800 people during the summer time including visitors.
Employment of population before and after the touristic development
The residents of the region formerly occupied professionally with olive groves, farming, agriculture and fisheries. Each family was autonomous and everything that was needed was home made. Today most people deal professionally with tourism during the summer months. During the winter time they deal amateur with agriculture and especially with the olive gathering and fishing.