residents demanded that it be renamed, because the old name reminded of Psoriasis , and they felt offended by this. In various texts from as early as the year 1381, we find references to the village as Psorarci, while in a 1497 document, its called the "village of Psoraraioi".
The main village is a representative sample of the local architecture , and it consists of neighborhoods with pure traditional features . A walk through its paths and neighborhoods will give you the chance to enjoy the local rural architecture. Don't forget to visit the churches of the village.
- The church of Agios Vassileios is one of the oldest buildings and it existed as early as the 16th century. ( 1511 ). The icons are typical samples of the local popular creation.
- The church of Agia Triada and Agioi Pantes was inaugurated in 1745 . It is a representative sample of the traditional architecture used on churches on the island of Corfu. Its stone icon templon is decorated with plaster survings («vine») and hagiographies of well-known hagiographers of the time (Th. Aggelatos, Daniel Koklas). In the temple there are frescoes of the mid 18th century .
- The church of Agios Prokopios had already existed in the early 16th century . It was destroyed by fire in the late 19th century , and afterwards the current chirch was built, which was completed in 1937 .
You should also see the olive treeô’ of Agios Prokopios , which may be the oldest and largest olive tree in the island (trunk perimeter 19 m ). This olive tree is at the southeastern part of the hill of Agios Prokopios, in the village .