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Peri Theia?

Peri Theia…? “Researchers have found evidence of the world that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon. Analysis of lunar rock brought back by Apollo astronauts shows traces of the “planet” called Theia. Theia was named after a goddess in Greek mythology who was said to be the mother of Selene, goddess of the Moon. It is thought to have disintegrated on impact with the r
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Thank you to our guests | TripAdvisor no. 7

Thank you to our guests whose reviews on TripAdvisor have now got as up to no.7 out of 199 of the best places to stay on Corfu, TripAdvisor B&B’s 2014. Here’s the link TripAdvisor and we’ll keep aiming to go higher. Also, a few photos in and around the village, oh… and Alkinoos’ homemade ginger beer (but the two secret herbs are omitted of course!)
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Clearing the land in & around Old Perithia 22.5.14

Today we started cleaning our land next to Skordilis Mansion (the Old School House) Old Perithia and many of the villagers, property owners and some of the tavernas have been clearing up too – so now it’s easier to see how more of the village used to look…
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Photo’s | In and around Old Perithia

Spring and Wild Flowers By Tuesday morning this week our guests were able to get back to ‘breakfast on the terrace’ as the sun seems to have now decided to hang around. You may have noticed that whenever the weather is good in the UK they frequently compare it to Corfu, ‘London hotter than Corfu’ or in the last instance, ‘Derby hotter than Corfu’ which happened to be on a day we ha
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Wild Flowers, Weddings, Tea & Kassiopi

Spring and Wild Flowers A slightly longer blog than usual, but lots to catch up on… Old Perithia prides itself as one of the best places to discover or rediscover wild flowers, orchids (there are over 30 varieties on the island), butterflies and bees. In spring the mountainside paths are covered with an abundance of all of the above. We were lucky enough to have a wild flower expert and botanist in the village
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Press Article: The Yorkshire Post – Old Perithia

The Yorkshire Post: … Our only excursion inland was to the deserted hilltop town of Old Perithia, built to escape the ravages of pirates on the coast but gradually abandoned during the mid-20th century as the inhabitants moved back down to enjoy the benefits of tourism. Abandoned it may be but amazingly, blending in among the ruins, are no less than five tavernas doing good business serving the tourists who bra
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May 1st | Kalo Mina

May 1st The Feast of the Flowers is called Protomagia (meaning first day of May) and this is a holiday when people traditionally go to the countryside to see the spring flowers. There is a festival in Loutses (nr. Old Perithia) from midday to late at night in celebration. The village is packed with people enjoying a leisurely lunch in the tavernas and seeing the many wild flowers in the surrounding countryside. We we
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Gone Fishing

When it’s raining they say, ‘good weather for fish’ and our latest guests fancied fish for dinner. As we’re a little way up the mountain, if our guests want fresh fish we order it the day before, it’s caught locally the next day, and on the grill for that evening – delicious, wonderfully fresh and being prepared by Kostas at Capricorn taverna. We’ve just added the photo of th
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The Merchant’s House B&B | Season 3

We started our third season just ahead of Easter this year. The weather had been extremely good last April, and the year before, but this year ‘winter was a summer and now summer was like winter’ as the locals put it. Nevertheless, it was a spectacular Easter on the island and our first guests arrived at Old Perithia on Tuesday 22nd. On the first morning breakfast was served on our terrace, and the guests
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