Agios Nikolaos, Corfu

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Agios Nikolaos
Άγιος Νικόλαος
Agios Nikolaos is located in Greece
Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos
Coordinates: 39°26′N 20°00′E / 39.433°N 20.000°E / 39.433; 20.000Coordinates: 39°26′N 20°00′E / 39.433°N 20.000°E / 39.433; 20.000
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Corfu
Municipality Corfu
Municipal unit Korissia
 • Population 440 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration 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.