Erimitis is the area covering almost the entire NE peninsula of Corfu island. It is situated along the coastline between San Stefano and Avlaki. Throughout the years, it has been dearly loved both by the inhabitants of the region and of the rest of the island. Visitors, have always cherished and appreciated its serenity, beauty and unique character. Erimitis has been particularly loved by hikers, who follow its trails while observing the region’s wildlife, birdwatchers, who walk around its lakes and sailors who visit the area by boat.
Together with the rocky island Kapareli, the reefs of Serpa, and the Albanian coast across (from Eksamilia up to the lagoon of Butrint) Erimitis is part of a rare and single ecosystem; it includes unique elements of history, thus constituting a remarkable natural and cultural heritage not only for the NE area of Corfu, but for the whole island.
The area of Erimitis covers approximately 150 hectares, divided to three properties (with 49,7 hectares owed by the Hellenic Public Sector), the proprietors of which have accepted and respected the landscape protection regime of the forested area for many years.