Petriti

Distance from the city of Corfu

27 Km. The driving time is about 40 min.

Nearby regions

The village “Boukari” is located 3 km northerly and the driving time is about 6 min. 15 km southerly is located the village “Alikes” and the driving time is about 20 min .

Public transportation

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 25 min

Morphology of Sea and Beach

Fine sand outside and inside the sea. The sea deepens smoothly.

The region provides the following:

apartment bar restaurant gas-station pharmacy port super-market sunbed

Region’s origin of name

The area formerly belonged to a Byzantine rule, whose name was Petritis or Petretinos. Thus the name “Petriti” arose.

History of region

Petriti is the haven of the village “Korakades”. Most properties here belong to the inhabitants of this mountainous village. The village was formerly belonged to a Byzantine ruler, whose name was Petritis or Petretinos. The ruler leased the village to the members of the family “Palatianos”. This family has preserved a Byzantine tower. The inhabitants of the village “Korakades” settled in the village of “Petriti” 40 years ago. The reason was that the soil of the area was suffered by landslide and that was a big problem for the inhabitants. The state expropriated the land and delivered it to the residents with a small fee.

Population

During the winter time the residents are about 300 people. 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.

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