The small quiet village Agios Nikolaos with its few old houses, its green scenery its interesting stories about the names that it had been given through its recent history. Some say that its habitants came from the village Korakades and nowadays although there is no specific tourist infrastructure, some new houses have been built at this area.

The names given to the village of Agios Nikolaos.

The village of Agios Nikolaos has been recorded with three names until today, with the first one being the name Agnos, according to notarial deeds of the 16th and 17th century. The name Agnos derives from the connection of the village with the plant that thrived in the area which is a kind of wicker.

Another name of the village was Kolokythi, which is probably associated with the cultivation of zucchini, while there are speculations for its connection with a relevant surname os a family that lived there.
The village of Agios Nikolaos, where at its highest points one can admire the view of the blue sea, as one can assume is inextricably linked to the Saint Agios Nikolaos, who according to tradition, in 1940 saved the villagers from the epidemic of the plague that had greatly affected the neighboring village of Marathias.

In the Corfiot dialect the basket is called "Kanistri", so even today the inhabitants of the village are also called "Kanistrades".

The nickname of the inhabitants of Agios Nikolaos

One of the occupations of the inhabitants of this beautiful little village, used to be the basket weaving. This occupation was in full bloom until the first post-war years.
In the Corfiot dialect the basket is called “Kanistri”, so even today the inhabitants of the village are also called “Kanistrades”.

If you are in the village of Agios Nikolaos, do not miss to visit its beautiful church Agios Nikolaos and the neighboring picturesque villages of Petriti and Korakades. For your summer excursions it is an ideal destination for a coffee in the traditional cafes of the square and walks between the traditional old houses of the village, after your dives on the sandy beach of Marathias or Agios Georgios Argyradon,.



Photography: George Diamantis
Text Editor: Marilia Makri
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