Vitalades is 35 km from Corfu Town, and has a population of approximately 500 inhabitants. Situated between low hills it has remained almost untouched by tourism, with accommodation generally available in lovely little bolt-holes in this pretty hamlet.
It is a lovely destination for those who wish to experience genuine village life, true Greek hospitality and authentic home cooking while escaping the hubbub. It has both sea and mountain views, with the surrounding area being rich in olive groves and tall cypress trees.
The name of the village
The village of Vitalades is named after the Venetian feudal lord, by the surname of Vitalis, who lived there in the 15th century. Many of the Corfiot villages have derived their names in this way.
More things to explore
A point of interest within the village is the fountain of its old aqueduct and its well.
The impressive olive green of the lush olive groves, on the way to the village, will make one want to explore the roads leading to the mountain. There is a small church, the church of Agios Panteleimon, en route and further along the beach of Agios Savvas, a quiet, sandy beach, which is inaccessible by car but well worth walking to.