The name “Sinarades” was first documented in 15th c. even though; Roman graves have been discovered in close proximity to the area. Considering the fact, it is believed that the first traces of human habitation are dated on Roman era. The current locale of the village, above “Aghios Gordios” beach is thought to exist between 10th - 11th c. While it was built next to the sea, it cannot be seen by the sea level, as it is hide within the hills that covers the area. This was a kind of protection, during past years, against possible pirate invasion,. Sinarades were formed as a village in the middle of the Byzantine period but it was shortly abandoned. In 1669 many Cretan refugees settled in the region and created their families. Nowadays, this movement of population has the result of existing many common Cretan surnames ending - akis, such as Vasilakis and Doukakis.
Modern Sinarades has an extrovert character considering cultural events and institutions based on the connection of modern and diachronic past characteristics . It holds an historic background which is expressed through customs and traditions and of course through local people’s quality. Such an example is the Folklore Museum which houses objects from the rural life of residences. It also has its own Philharmonic Society, which was founded in 1961 and participates to all the important events of the region and the entire Corfu. There is also a Cultural Centre which organizes many activities, festivals and seminars which act as both entertainment and educational opportunities for young generation.