The route begins at the Petritis Information Centre (1), where visitors can learn more about the Eco-museum and its cultural routes. Located nearby is the manor house of the Palatianos family (2), representing a typical example of a Corfiote rural manor house built during the Venetian era (1386-1797). Today it stands in ruins and the only thing now remaining of the manor house is a single-nave church dedicated to the Virgin Mary Blachernae, dating back to the 16th century. By following the old roads taken by fishermen and farmers, you reach the mostly abandoned settlement of Korakades (3). Admire the architecture and quiet atmosphere and then follow the paved road to Vasilatika (4), where evidence of Venetian architecture is evident. Descend towards Kouspades (5), and explore the charming neighbourhoods and view towards Boukari. Through the century-old olive trees, you reach the traditional settlement of Chlomos (6), where Petritis fishermen sold the best part of their catch. From the stronghold position of the settlement at the top of the hill, one can observe the shores of Corfu and Korission Lagoon.
The route connects the historic inland villages of southern Corfu with the port of Petritis.
The route begins from the traditional settlement of Chlomos (6). It progresses downhill and offers a view of the Corfiote landscape of olive groves until reaching the settlement of Panochori in Argyrades (7). The architectural journey begins there, with a look at the defensive construction typical of Venetian-era settlements. The so-called “pasaetza” hold a special place in Katochori (8), as they connected related houses through passageways built above the road. As you exit the settlement, you once again come into olive groves, with some large oak trees interspersed here and there. Before entering the village of Roumanades (9), pause to admire the stately farmhouse of the Trivolis family. You then come into Agios Nikolaos (10), the village of the basketweavers (“kanistrades”), who made their living mainly with this activity until the mid-20th century. From the paved road, head for the harbour of Agios Nikolaos and the settlement of Notos (11). From there, follow the trail on the hill to reach Petritis beach. Walk through the small wetland at the estuary of Egripos River to arrive at Petritis harbour (12). Τake note of the different boat hulls and ask the fishermen to explain the techniques they use.