Magoulades is a large village in the north-western end of the island which extends from Sidari to the Arillas beach. It is a village with a long history which is mentioned even by Homer with the name Magoula which means a hill. Magoulades was visited by Plato in 405 A.C. when he participated in the feasts of Linaion to honor the God Dionysus which took place in the village Nymfes. The history of Magoulades is depicted in the many mansions of the village but, also in the numerous churches and monasteries it has. One of these is Panagia of Magoulades , or Panagia Ypsili which is one of the oldest and biggest Monasteries of Corfu, as it dates back to the first quarter of the 10th century.