Keri is in the south west of the island, 20 km from the capital town. Keri is a traditional village with a quaint atmosphere and is one of the only villages on the island to have houses that survived the devastating 1953 earthquake, these are attractive stone built homes set on narrow streets – reminding us of a previous era. The village has a central square which offers spectacular views over the Ionian Sea . Keri has a hill top location and has been renowned throughout history as a beautiful area. Herodotus mentioned it as a place that effortlessly combines sea, valleys, pine forests and streams – and due to its location and natural resource of petrol it was a popular target for pirate attacks. The people of Keri developed their own form of street theatre and are also known for their love of music, poetry and dancing. Although popular with tourists, Keri remains unspoilt by the effects of tourism and manages to combine tradition & culture harmoniously with beautiful scenery and is without a doubt one of the highest quality tourist spots on the island. Keri Lighthouse is well worth visiting as from this spot is one of the best sunsets on the island, a very romantic destination for couples to watch the sun seemingly disappear into the sea.
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