The Ecomuseum is a new point of convergence between place and people which endeavours to create an integrated whole made up of parts, much like the word that describes it (Eco: a place of engagement between land and people + Museum).
The Petritis and South Corfu Ecomuseum aims to highlight the marine and coastal heritage of South Corfu by focusing on three main visitor areas: the fishing village of Petritis, Korission Lagoon and the Lefkimmi salt flats. These areas are rich in cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, which testify to the strong interaction of local communities with the marine and coastal environment through the centuries.
Through a Network of Cultural Routes, you will get a closer look at the fishing communities and historic villages of the hinterland and the sensitive coastal ecosystems that are part of the Corfu landscape.
The Fishermen’s road connects the fishing village of Petritis with the old settlement of Korakades and the historic villages of the hinterland.
Loop of Korission Lagoon follows the perimeter of Korission Lagoon, highlighting its unique ecosystem and the fishing and agricultural activities taking place around it.
The navigable river and Lefkimmi salt lake offers a special tour that combines the settlement of Lefkimmi and its more natural elements, such as the navigable river and salt flats.
Path through the forest and shepherd’s trail takes you through the mixed forest of Agios Mattheos (St. Matthew) and then, it descents through the mixed forest of Agios Mattheos towards Chalikounas with a magnificent view towards Korission Lagoon.
Around Agios Mattheos Mountain offers a tourthat can be taken by car or by bicycle around Agios Mattheos (St Matthew) mountain.