Liapades is a traditional village, located above the bay of Liapades and at the end of the "Ropa Valley” The area is surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and small plots of agricultural land. The village is well-known as it is said to be one of Corfu's most beautiful picturesque traditional villages with the typical Ionian architecture.
From Medusa Apartment Studios to the village center it is a short foot walk along the small main road, which leads from the village down to the beach. Don't miss to have a Greek Coffee or an Ouzo or a refreshing "Tsitsibira" (the Corfiot Ginger Ale) in one of the cafe-bars with all the locals and experience the Greek way of life. The "Tsitsibira" is a really tasty Corfiot drink made from fresh lemons and ginger and has no preservatives.
Right at the square there is also the beautiful church St. Anastasias from around 1600, which has been fully restored to its original state. Don't be shy and have a look inside!
Around Liapades as well as in the mountains in its back there are plenty of small roads, tracks, trails and old donkey paths, which lead you above the coastline, various bays or to small secluded beaches which are only accessable on foot or by boat.
Defenetely recommendable to hikers and friends of walking through unspoilt areas is the route over the high ridge above Kanakades from where trails stretch on down to the Gianades, Marmaro and Kanakades traditional villages.
Also the Corfu N.S. Walking trail passes through the area The trail is indicated sometimes with a small yellow diamond sign with N.S arrow or sometimes just a yellow arrow painted on a rock or wall.
If you prefer doing your exploring by car, you have Paleokastritsa, Aggelokastro and the picturesque village of Lakones close by, but we can give you tips on other beautiful places in the nearby area that we so love. The public beach at Liapades offers water sports, a diving school, self-drive motor boats, sea taxi service and beach bars and is only a short walk away from Medusa Apartments Studios. Within a few minutes walking distance from us you'll find bars, pool bars and restaurants as well as mini-markets, car rental and motorbike rentals.