Korakiana is a historic settlement located 19km north of Corfu Town. The village was first inhabited during the medieval times and today it maintains a lot of traditional aspects of that time. Ano Korakiana was mainly populated by noble families who still give a dynamic presence with the well-preserved houses and the fine details from the 18th century. The village flourished economically during the British occupation where the majority of the local residents worked in trade contributing to the cultural development of the region. Today, 900 people live permanently in Ano Korakiana, most of them working at the local shops. The terrain is rough with narrow paved streets, surrounded by emerald trees and a couple of nice taverns. The village is known for the considerable number of churches, 37 in total, the long tradition in folklore music and ceramic art. Ano Korakiana keeps a great balance among the rich spiritual life and the natural environment overlooking the island's eastern side filled with olive groves and fruit orchards. Just over 1km southeast is the village of Kato Korakiana and 3 km away are the beaches of Ipsos and Barbati.