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Kynopiastes

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A traditional village of the Messi Region of Corfu, only 10 km away from Corfu town and airport, which you have to visit. Old mansions of the 17th to 19th centuries, a marble church, a 17th century monastery and a museum (and the only one on the island) devoted to the olive tree with some of the most famousrestaurants on the island, are the reasons for which we suggest you visit it.

It is on the way leading to the tourist resorts of Agios Gordios and near the tourist resorts Glyfada, Ermones, Benitses and to the villages Kato Garouna, Sinarades.

The narrow tiled paths invite you to walk on them, looking at the small squares and at the houses which preserve the traditional colours.

The main church is devoted to the Virgin Mary and it is in the central square. It is a traditional church with unique architectureand an impressive marble entrance. Inside, there are frescoes of the 18th century Ionian Scool of Painting.

At the edge of the village there is the monastery of Agia Paraskevi, built in the 17th century.

At Kynopiastes there are some of the most famous taverns in Corfu, which serve traditional Corfiot dishes.

One of them is the world famous tavern « Trypas », which has hosted Kings , like the Kings of Greece and England, Presidents of Countries, like Konstantinos Karalanlis (Greece) and Francois Mitterand (France), stars of the European and American cinema and music, like  Jane Fonda , Anthony Quinn etc.  

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