Velonades is a village in the northwest of Corfu,
31 kilometres from Corfu Town.
It is located in verdant surroundings, near several lovely beaches, among them
Peroulades, Saint George and
The prime occupation of the 1860 inhabitants of the community is olive
cultivation and other agricultural activities, but during the summer they provide
services for visiting tourists. Rooms and houses are available for rent in this
traditional village, which also offers amenities such as bars and tavernas serving
The local people have preserved the traditions of the area, fro example
the famous festival of the Church of the Prophet Elias, which is held on the 20th
of July. The celebrations begin the evening before, and thousands of people, both
Corfiots from all over the island and foreigners, gather for the event.
Visitors who stay in Velonades are sure to enjoy the sheer tranquility
of the area, coupled with the warm hospitality of the local people.
(text: Hilary Whiton Paipeti)
This text (extract) is cited November 2003 from the Corfu
Villas & Apartments Federation tourist pamphlet (1996).