From the Homeric years until its current image, this traditional settlement impresses with its beauty, its traditional old houses and its privileged position in the northern part of the island.

The village of Krini is built at an altitude of 310 meters, on the slope of Mount Istoni.

The element of stone prevails in the old buildings of the village, while the old building that was the school of the village in the past is also characteristic.

Walk along its picturesque cobbled streets and alleys and admire the unique view from above.

According to historical reports, during the middle Ages, the village was inhabited by Akrites who guarded the borders of the Byzantine Empire.

The name Krini comes from the word "krounos" which means fountain or spring, as the village had many fountains with water.

Crossing the village you will find a church dedicated to Agios Nikolaos, which was built in 1827 and has a special bell tower with representations of Archangels.

At the highest points of the village of Krini there are old loopholes, while a downhill road that leads to the area that the locals call “Palioekklisies”, there is a magnificent view of the Diapontia Islands.

From the traditional settlement of Krini starts the path that leads to the historic medieval Angelokastro, one of the most important sights of the island of Corfu.

Browse the traditional streets and admire the unique view from many of its points.

Photography: Steffi Strada Facendo
Text Editor: Marilia Makri
Photography: Thomas Katsaros
Translation - Text Editor: Marilia Makri
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