Skripero is built at an altitude of 130 meters, with an impressive, panoramic view of the surrounding area and the Kratsalo and Koraki mountains in the background.

Situated just 18 kilometers from the center of the city of Corfu it can be reached by road either via the Corfu-Paleokastritsa route, or the Corfu-Sidari route.

Skripero was, and still is, also known as “karlakochori“, which in the Corfiot dialect means ‘village of frogs’, ‘karlakas’ means frog.

According to tradition, the inhabitants of the village used to eat frogs, something that continues even today, with one of the most important celebrations of the village being the Feast of the Frogs. This culinary celebration is organized every year with special recipes that impress lovers of good cuisine.

In Skripero, as we find in many villages of Corfu as well, the residents especially love tradition and music, so since 1909 the Skripero Philharmonic Society has been actively based in the village.

In the village of Skripero is also the School Museum of Corfu which is housed in the former Primary School of Skripero.  Recently, in 2019, it became part of the Museum Collections of the Ionian University. Inside, one can observe authentic objects and archival material of Corfu schools that were utilized until the end of the 20th century.

The churches and monasteries of the village, such as Panagia Liviotissa, Agios Stefanos, or Vlaherna, Agios Spyridon and Agia Barbara are noteworthy, as are the chapels of Agios Andreas, Agios Onoufrios and Agios Nikolaos as well.

Text Composing: Marilia Makri
Translation - Text Editor: Adelia Cook
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