corfu mapI cannot cover all the villages, only some which I have researched!

I will put them in categories

CATEGORY 1

ROMAN, PRE-CHRISTIAN PERIOD

Kassiopi, Aharavi, Nimfes, Afionas, Agros, Pagi, Vistonas

CATEGORY 2

ROMAN, FIRST CHRISTIAN PERIOD

Villages that end in -ilas

Strinilas, Spartilas, Arilas, Prinilas

CATEGORY 3

Villages of the Byzantine period ending in -ades and denote the name of somebody

Sgourades (Sgouros), Karousades (Karousos), Peroulades (Peroulis), Armenades (Armenis), Makrades (Makris), Doukades (Doukas), Argyrades (Argyros), Riglades (Rigas)

CATEGORY 4

LATE BYZANTINE PERIOD

(the names are somewhat irregular and don’t follow the general rules)

Avliotes (Avlonitis) and NOT Avlonitades, Xanthates (Xanthos), Liapades (Liapis), Vitalades (Vitalas, ca 1368)

CATEGORY 5

BYZANTINE PERIOD

Petalia, Zigos, Klimatia, Mesaria, Vatos, Pelekas, Viro, Stavros, Kamara, Strongili, Mesongi, Ano and Kato Garouna

CATEGORY 6

FRANKISH PERIOD

Episkepsis, Episkopiana, Ag. Douloi, Kavalouri, Kastelanoi, Chlomos, Chlomoptina, Pyrgi, Benitses

CATEGORY 7

Resettlement of communities in the LATE-BYZANTINE PERIOD

Lakones (From the the communities of Lakonia)
Moraitika (From communities of Morea, Peloponese)

CATEGORY 8

LATE BYZANTINE-VENETIAN PERIOD

From the names of officials

Kokkini (Kokkinis), Kanalia (Kanalis), Kontokali (Kontokalis), Vraganiotika (Vraganigos)

CATEGORY 9

ALBANIAN ROOTS

Loutses, from the Albanian word “Loutse” (Hole in the ground full of water)
Skripero from “Schrep” a rocky mountainside

CATEGORY 10

VENETIAN PERIOD

Sfakera, Ipsos, Alepou, Perivoli, Kinopiastes, Gastouri

OTHER NAMES DERIVED FROM RELIGION

Ag. Markos, Ag. Deka, Ag. Matheos, Ag. Thodori

By Aleko Damaskinos

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