Episkepsi, is the Greek word for “visit”. As such, it is well worth visiting during your stay on Corfu island. Located in a mountainous area, surrounded by dense olive forests, Episkepsi retains the old charms of a traditional Corfiot village. Situated on the main road from Acharavi and Ipsos, the village is in a central location. There are two major churches in the village – Agios Vassilios and church of the mother of Jesus. There are some cafes, a mini-market and a post office in which you will find many of the villagers spending their day. There is an amazing view towards the Diapontia islands and the coast of Albania and mountains beyond. To drive to Acharavi takes less than ten minutes – towards Corfu Town takes around forty-five minutes in the car. The village has been built in a manner of steps from a high point to a lower point and one can walk in each direction and obtain differing views – the village has many narrow streets along which to walk and shade from the summer sun. In winter, the village has a cosy feel with the aromatic smell of olive wood burning in the fire places of the old houses. The village celebrates some unique customs in Corfu such as the dance of the priests around Easter time and the Lazarus day.