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The large mountain range of Pantokrator covers the beach with its shadow, reminding that the real Corfu still awaits us to be discovered. We took a look around Ipsos village behind the main road and ventured out further with our car visiting the quaint traditional villages set in the hill side behind Ipsos, such as Agios Markos or Ano Korakiana. We drove around with our car and must warn you that the road signs were difficult to read in Greek and asking around doesn't work! We first visited the nearby village of Agios Markos. In this village you're able to have a look at the traditional "kafenia" (coffee-shops) and visit two notable churches.
The first is Agios Merkourios with its frescos dating back to 1075, considered to be one of the most significant Byzantine monuments on Corfu. The second church is Pantokrator, where we admired the well-preserved murals which dated back till 1576.
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Villages of Ipsos and Pirgi
Situated at the north side of the island. It is a 18 km drive from the capital of Corfu, Corfu Town.
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