Agios Nikolaos, Corfu

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Agios Nikolaos
Άγιος Νικόλαος
Location
Agios Nikolaos is located in Greece
Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos
Coordinates 39°26′N 20°0′E / 39.433°N 20.000°E / 39.433; 20.000Coordinates: 39°26′N 20°0′E / 39.433°N 20.000°E / 39.433; 20.000
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Ionian Islands
Regional unit: Corfu
Municipality: Corfu
Municipal unit: Korissia
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Community
 - Population: 471
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΚΥ

Agios Nikolaos is a traditional quiet village in the south-east of Corfu near to the villages of Petriti and Notos. The village was at one time called Kolokythaki (Κολοκυθάκι, meaning "courgette"). The main industry is agriculture as the land around is flat and the soil is rich despite the main part of the village being situated on a hill. There is a little tourism, mainly people who want to keep clear of large resorts. There are very few old houses in the village; most were built in relatively recently, giving the place a more affluent feel than most Corfiot Villages. The villagers came down from the old village of Korakades following a landslide which washed most of the village away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.