REON’s base is located in Porta village of North-eastern Corfu. Porta is surrounded by numerous small settlements of authentic and simple character like Tritsi, Agnitsini, Kokkini, Meggoulas and more well-known Rou, known as the english district village. With a mix of modest, traditional and luxurious homes and villas, the scenery also encompasses endless olive groves, narrow streets, Mount Pantokrator - the highest mountain of Corfu and alluring views of the sea and of the Albanian mountains right across. Other points of interest include Palies Sinies︎︎︎, Old Peritheia︎︎︎, a mushroom festival during winter time and numerous beaches ranging from the more organized, to the more secluded. Close by also lies the popular village of Agios Stefanos with the old fisherman’s marina and the larger touristic village of Kassiopi with various supermarkets, shops & restaurants.

Aerial drone view of transmission systems on top of mountain Pantokrator, Corfu

Aerial drone view of Avlaki beach & Savoura lake


A luscious and until recently intact ecosystem in the north-eastern part of the island with six beaches, coves, capes and 3 lakes, forming wetlands with coastal rocks, phrygana, marshes and Corfiot indigenous vegetation such as macchia and wild orchids. The rich biodiversity of the area also includes many species of fungi.

Erimitis is also home and a passage area to various rare birds and animals like the lutra lutra otter, the monachus monachus seal a.o. The area spanning 150 ha and including the nearest point within a distance of about 2 km. to the Albanian coast, is located between Agios Stefanos in Sinies and Avlaki beach. It is accessible only by foot through paths or by boat.

Aerial drone view of Old Perithia, Corfu's oldest abandoned village, close to Mount Pantokrator, Sinies, Corfu

Close-up photographs of fungi found in Northern Corfu 


Girl carrying water, circa 1930, Corfu
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Corfu with a long standing
Η δράση αν και είχε σημαντικά ερείσματα, δεν ευδοκίμησε και κυρίως δεν έγινε γνωστή στους κατοίκους του νησιού, λόγω της διχογνωμίας μεταξύ των αρχών του με την τοπική αρχαιολογική εφορεία. Ο κύριος λόγος για τον οποίο το μουσείο λειτούργησε για λίγο χρονικό διάστημα ήταν το ζήτημα της εγκατάστασης του σε ένα χώρο που ήδη είχε οριστεί ως αρχαιολογικός. Το μουσείο παραμένει κλειστό ως σήμερα, τα εκθέματά  και το αρχειακό υλικό δεν διατηρούνται επαρκώς λόγω της υγρασίας και το κυριότερο, το κερκυραϊκό κοινό δεν έχει επίγνωση ούτε του θαυμαστού αυτού ιδρύματος, ούτε της σημασίας του για το νησί.

Street Vendor, circa 1900, Corfu
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Waiting to fill the ceramic vessels with water, Kambielo neighboorhood, circa 1937, Corfu