Lakones is set on the North West coast about 25km from Corfu town and a little over 30 minutes by car. The village dates from late Byzantine period and some of the house date from the 18th to 19th century. Lakones is set on the sloops of the Araki Mountain above Paleokastritsa and has some spectacular views, on the road towards the village there are plenty of viewing points and it is well worth stopping off to take in the views. Lakones is a very traditional village and you may even she women in traditional Greek dress, you will also find plenty of little stalls and shops selling local homemade produce from organic honey, olive oil and herbs. The village is long, winding and narrow but has many back streets and makes a wonderful area to explore. There are plenty of walks in the area and the village gives you an advantage to see the surrounding countryside and the other nearby villages to explore.