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Parelioi (Greek: Παρέλιοι) is a former municipality on the island of Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Corfu, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] It is located on the central west coast of the island of Corfu. It has a land area of 48.990 km² and a population of 7,197 (2001 census). The seat of the municipality was the town of Kokkini (pop. 733). Its largest towns are Sinarádes (pop. 1,124), Áfra (834), Giannádes (760), Kokkíni, Kompítsi (595), and Pélekas (565).

Division of the municipality


The municipal unit Parelioi is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Agios Ioannis (Agios Ioannis, Agia Triada, Kouramaditika, Vasilika)
Afra (Afra, Agios Vlasios, Kourkoulaiika)
Giannades (Giannades, Ermones)
Pelekas (Pelekas, Avramis, Agios Onoufrios, Glyfada, Kokkinogeia, Plakoto)
Sinarades (Sinarades, Aspai, Kontogialos)

Year Population
1991 6,180
2001 7,196

About Parelioi

Its main economy is based on tourism, its economy was agriculture before tourism overcame agriculture. It has beaches in Agios Gordis, Glyfada, Kondogialos and Ermones, the Corfu Interior Historic and Folklore Museum in Sinarades and Aqualand in Agios Giannis, the third largest water park in Europe.


Its farmlands are in the valley area and within the villages. The Ionian sea are on both sides and the hills are in the middle.

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