At 45 Km northeast of Corfu Town lies the charming village "Loutses", at an altitude of 300 m above sea level, laying in the foothills of the east side of Mount Pantokrator, with its name derived from Albanian roots and meaning place with the hole in the ground full of water!.
The village is surrounded by traditional olive groves, oak trees, abundant crops and many species of wildflowers.
From every point of the village, you will discover even more picturesque views of the surrounding hills of Mount Pantokrator, the iridescent sea and feel part of the local community.
Loutses is also known for its Cave and definitely worth spending the time to visit. It is partially signed posted, but locals are happy to point you in the right direction if you lose your way.
The nearest spectacular beaches, the beautiful, Kalamaki, Apraos and St. Spyridon are considered excellent destinations for a most enjoyable holiday, and unmissable even for a mere passing visit.
Loutses is a traditional corfiot village with 2 tavernas, a village shop and local amenities. The higher totally traditional village of Old Perithia can be easily reached from Loutses.
Should you continue to the stone village of Old Perithia why not stop for lunch or an early evening meal and be tempted with aged Corfiot traditional dishes, passed doen through the years and still lovingly cooked by some of the village elders.
The cosmopolitan resorts Acharavi and Kassiopi, are just a short distance away, Acharavi has many shops, supermarkets, banks with ATM and is well known for its nightlife along with a 7 km sandy beach dotted with lazy waterfront tavernas, why not enjoy an evening meal under the stars in the sparkling moonlight. Kassiopi, with its celebrated colourful harbour has excellent nightlife, very popular with both locals and visiting guests, a number of pretty souvenir shops and modern bars and cafes nestle together providing interest as you stroll around the harbour. Kassiopi also has a ruined Byzantine Castle worth exploring.
Sport & Nature
Loutses is the ideal place for nature enthusiasts, located above the ever popular Agios Spiridon stroll along unspoiled trails to the hills, visit the caves and continue to the Mount Pantokrator, or take a refreshment break in Old Perithia Village, enjoing the spectacular scenery of the north eastern coastline below.
Loutses is a sleepy traditional village, there is no nightlife. Acharavi or Kassiopi, both come alive in the evenings and are around a 20-minute drive away. events and summer parties are also held here for those who seek the more energetic forms of nightlife.
Culture and History
Ancient History combines the past of Loutses and Old Perithia village.
Old Perithia was built in Byzantine times, around the 14th century. The villagers felt the need to leave their coastal properties seeking protection and the safety of the mountains, to avoid attacks from Pirates and other Marauders. They enjoyed the luxury of viewing the coastline and approaching visitors without being seen themselves. After some the village prospered, villagers introduced livestock and began to grow crops and vegetables. It was decided that the area would become their permanent homes.