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Discovering Old Perithia, Corfu


At 406m above sea level in the north east of Corfu, Old Perithia, whilst it has an abundance of flora and fauna, is also home to a select number of trees, plants and flowers best suited to the region. It’s not the best height for olives, but a wonderful variety of fruit trees,wild herbs and plants you can use in cooking. For example the plants used to make ‘horta’ a favourite dish on the island, are often picked from the surrounding hillside.

Our garden, which we only planted last year, will evolve to include some of these many local and often wild flowers and plants. But we’re spoiled by the fact that there’s so much to see and enjoy around our home, which is also a boutique bed & breakfast set amidst the breathtaking views down to the sea and up to the highest mountain.

Over the coming months, we will post picture of plants both at home and in the surrounding countryside.

Perhaps you could help us identify them? :) We’d love to catalogue all of the flowers, trees and plants that surround us and will share what we find with all of our friends at

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What a lovely place to live - all that sunshine! Look forward to seeing your garden.
Welcome to GoY!

5 Mar, 2012


Welcome to Goy. Sounds a dream place I will look forward to seeing and hearing of your garden and where you live....

5 Mar, 2012


Welcome.. and that's a lovely photo in your blog :o)

5 Mar, 2012


It sounds like you have a place close to paradise there , we'll look forward to watching your progress .
Welcome .

5 Mar, 2012


Sounds like a lovely place to live. I'll look forward to seeing and hearing more :) Welcome to GoY

5 Mar, 2012

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