Talking to Sly Stallone at the taverna ,he told us Perithea have only two occupants,and old man and woman,he didn't say if they were a couple or not! When we asked about the 60/40% goverment funding to buy and renovate the properties,he said it will never happen as,the buyer has to put his money up front first,pay for all of the work to be done,the lorries of cement etc are so expensive to get up there no one can afford to take part in this scheme without help from the government first.In Sly's words it will never happen!as up to now no management involved,and it was just a good idea at the time,
We also had the Briam at O Foros - I'm not normally into vegitarian (like meat too much!) but this was the best meal of the whole holiday. Would definately recomend a visit. The road is quite good now
Message posted by michandhel on 16 July 2008 at 11:41pm - IP Logged
We found Old Perithia about 4 years ago and were enchante by it. We had lunch at the one main taverna but I can't recall the name. We booked to go back there on the Saturday night and when I mentioned that I would be afraid of driving down the road in the dark the owner said that he would make sure someone drove down in front of us to lead us! Unfortunately, it poured with torrential rain on the Saturday and we thought better of it but have never been back since.
We tried to visit again two years ago and got ridiculously lost - ended up on a dirt track right at the top of the mountain. It had been raining heavily for several days before and there were deep grooves in the dirt tracks and we almost got stuck several times. At one point the car overheated and packed in on us and we had to sit there waiting for it to cool! We've not tried to go there since!!
There is a good road but we obviously weren't on it that time!!
Message posted by werangels on 17 July 2008 at 12:38am - IP Logged
Just wondering if I have been here...
I remember going on a coach tour up Pantokrator about 25 years ago (showing my age ) and being taken to a very basic taverna for lunch. The village was very old, just one sort of courtyard main area with very old one storey buildings, mostly derelict and fabulous views??
Yes, we will be heading straight for Foros in Old Perithia - we ate there last year and went back again, we loved it so much - and the village. I hope it is not TOO developed yet - it is so atmospheric.
hi just come back from corfu and we went to old perithia, and as usual my husband new the tracks to take but he miss read the map, and took the wrong route, well the tracks we went on went from bad to worse than worse, we could see were we should be heading but we were going away from it, the tracks took us right through the mountains the scereny was breathtaking when i could open my eyes, and yes there were a lot of choice language from myself and screams of panic as we went so close to the edge the front wheel came off the track edge slighty but we were safe my husband said, my son never said a word hardly only to tell him to move over to miss the large rocks and his partner was white but said at the end she was made up we went as we will never forget our days out in corfu never a truer word said lol, but yes go there now before it changes its magic with its windy streets and old houses.
We were going to try to find the taverna in Old Perithia that Rick Stein cooked at - see my threads on Rick Stein and Agios Gordios and Rick Stein in Corfu. But just before we left, there seemed to be some bad comments about the amount of tourist traffic venturing there i.e. coaches, jeep tours, motor bikes etc that we were put off! It is on our list to visit - we did the other to Rick cooked at, maybe next time!
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