Alepou is a small village on the outskirts of Corfu town, 4.8 kms from the International Airport of the island, densely populated, with large super markets and shops of all kinds.
Alepou is at an altitude of 20 meters.
In 1991, Alepou's population was 1.523 habitants, down from 972 in 1981.
It is mentioned since the 16th century as a suburb (borgo) of Corfu Town.
Quite a few versions apply regarding the name of the place.
One of them has to do with a variety of grapes, called “aloupou”, which were growing in the area.
A second one refers to the alteration of the family name of the landlords Alpuzza, as was written in Libro D’ Oro since 1559.
A third, but more popular version, refers to the wild animal of the local forests, the fox, which lives in the virgin sprouting region and it is called in Greek “alepou”.
The initial residents of the area were the labours of the local landlords, working on their fields.
It is believed that on 1584 the church of Agia Paraskevi was built in the center of the initial village.
It is also said that September 13th and 14th on 1943 eight hundred homeless people escaped from a fire in Corfu town and found a shelter in Alepou. This shelter is still existing on the road leading to a passageway from Alepou to Triklino village, on the left hand side of the hill.
Hiking and cycling are very popular in the area, although the famous water park of Aqualand is only a 5 minute drive away.
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