Karousades is one of the largest villages of northern Corfu. Remaining unchanged during the centuries, it's lush vegetation makes it look even more beautiful. It became intensely popular in the 1960's – 1980's, today it is devoid of the popularity it once had. 35km away from the centre of Corfu, it includes over 15km of quiet beaches such as Agios Ioannis, Yialos, Agios Andreas, Agnos and especially Astrakeri. The Theotokis family mansion is found in the village, once inhabited by the famous literature author Dinos Theotokis, who played a leading role in the social, economic and political life of Corfu. Bakeries with traditional wood-burning ovens still function in the village, where you will also find grocery, cafes, the post office, a doctor's surgery and the police station. The locals support wholeheartedly their cultural, music and athletic societies with the philharmonic orchestra and football team. A visit to the village will give you a clear view of the real Corfu. The village included the police station, post office, grocery stores, cafes, stationery shop, schools, a football field, apartments, studios, villas and hotels.
Astrakeri beach has a wide sandy beach with shallow water ideal for families, while the picturesque port with it's many fishing boats is perfect for a quiet stroll. The monastery of Agios Ioannis, although now deserted, holds a mass on 25th and 26th September, where a large traditional festival takes place in the evening. The views of Sidari, Albania and the isles of Erikoussa, Mathraki and Othoni are spectacular from there. On the banks of the river Tiflos the shallow water is ideal for a paddle. Surfers and windsurfers often put on a show on very windy days, much to the joy of the admiring spectators.