With a mountainous coastline and pretty horseshoe-shaped beach, Nissaki offers excellent bathing and swimming. A winding road from the main village, with its few shops and church, leads down to a little cove with a couple of tavernas and local shop selling daily essentials.
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Corfu offers a wide choice of local dishes such as moussaka, beef stifado, pastitsatha, bourthetto and bourou-bourou to name a few. As well as traditional well-known dishes including Greek salad with feta cheese and dolmades.
Nissaki is a popular resort with families and couples, looking for a calm and relaxing evening, either in the main village or at one of the beachfront tavernas. For something more lively, a 20 minute walk will take you along the coast to Barbati, which has bars along the main strip. For endless nightlife, Ipsos or Kassiopi are hugely popular and just a 20 minute drive or taxi ride away.
The Theotoky Estate is found in the beautiful Ropa Valley, located near the village of Giannades on the western side of Corfu. With more than 130 years of experience, the estate is set in 300 acres of grounds; the estate also produces olive oil and olives. The cellar door is open from 1000 – 1500, with wine tastings made by appointment.
Various boat excursions can be taken from all many of the ports and harbour resorts in Corfu (Corfu Town, Gouvia, Kassiopi, St.Stefanos, Paleokastritsa, Roda, Sidari), the variety of boat trips explore: Corfu’s coastline, trips to Albania, the islands of Paxos and Anti-Paxos, Parga and mainland Greece.
Corfu Town is home to a cricket ground in Spianda Square, where various tournaments and matches are held throughout the summer.
Ropa Valley sits centrally on the western side of the island, which is a large plateau of fertile land, offering vineyards, and olive groves.
Mount Pantokrator – the islands largest mountain sits at 900 meters tall, supporting a range of flora and fauna.
Aqualand – is the islands largest water-park, located in the centre of the island in the village of Agios Ioannis (13km west from Corfu Town). The park is set in over 75,000m2 of grounds, offering: over 36 water slides, 15 adventure pools, Jacuzzi and much more. A great day out for all ages of the family.
Sidari Water Park – based in the north of the island in the resort of Sidari, this small, waterpark offers a small selection of slides and a pool.
Corfu Town – explore the town with its: Old and New Fortresses, Achillion Palace, City Palace, Mon Repo Palace, winding streets, Churches, Paleopolis Ruins to name just a few things.
Kanoni and Mouse Island – just on the outskirts of Corfu Town, one of the most pictured viewpoints in Corfu – a little church sits all on its own little island.
Paleokastritsa – visit the Monastery and the bay below, where you can take a boat trip round into the caves.
Corfu’s old town is a delight to experience and walk around, from its colourful Venetian architecture to fabulous Byzantine Churches, the town fuses both a wonderful historic ambience fused with modern day living.
Achilleon Palace (Corfu Town) – Corfu’s most famous building offering a collection of possessions from its previous owners – Empress Sissi and Kaiser Wilhelm II. Open Daily from 0800 – 1500.
Asian Arts Museum (Corfu Town) is situated in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George – collections include: Chinses porcelain, Japenese printed pictures, Indian sculptures in bronze and wooded carvings, there are also rooms with ornate furniture and decorations.
Archaeological Museum (Corfu Town), some of artefacts of the Museum consist of: Temple of Artemis, ancient finds from the citadel of Corfu, a collection from findings of ancient city of Kerkyra, the Kerkyrian Kassiopi, and excavations of Thesprotia.
Old Fortress Byzantine Museum (Corfu Town) – holds a Byzantine collection of Corfu, from mosaics to sculptures.
Municipal Art Gallery – (Corfu Town) is situated in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George – a collection of works from local artists of the 19th century.
Acharavi Folklore Museum (Acharavi, North Corfu) – exhibit from the period of 1860-1960 of local folklore.
Solomos Museum (Corfu Town) – Dionysus Solomos was a National Greek poet who wrote lyrics to the National Greek Hymn. The museum is where he lived and features many of his personal items, manuscripts, portraits and photographs.
Corfu has many churches all over the island, with some of the more popular being:
Saint Spiridon (Corfu Town) – Patron of the island, this Venetian designed church sits in the centre of the town and has a bell tower which is the highest point of Corfu Town.
St. James Catholic Church (Corfu Town) - located next to the Town Hall in Dimarchio Square.
Spiliotissa Church (Corfu Town) – situated at the front of the old port.
Vlaherna Monastery (Corfu Town) – just south of Corfu Town on the Kanoni peninsula, this small 17th century monastery is set on an island connected via a small walkway, and looks across to Pantocrator Church, set on the island of Pontikonissi.
Paleokastritsa Monastery (Paleokastritsa) – set on the hillside above the village, this monastery was built circa 1225.
Pantokratoras Monastery – stands at the summit of Mt. Pantokrator, whereby it boosts tremendous awe-inspiring views.
The Old Fortress (Corfu Town) built by the venetians in the 15th century, this fortress is said to be one of the most impressive in Europe. Explore the fortress and it’s battlements.
The New Fortress (Corfu Town) built in the 16th century on the hill of Saint Mark overlooking the Corfu Towns port, this impressive twin bastioned fortress is a marvel not to be missed.
Anghelokastro (Paleokastritsa area), near to the village of Agios Georgios in the north west of Corfu, this impressive castle is set on steep hillside overlooking the village of Krini. Accessed via a steep footpath from the village of Krini, this castle is open from 0830 – 1500.
Kassiopi Castle (Kassiopi), set in the north east of the island lies this little castle. Local inhabitants of Kassiopi resisted Venetian attack and fought from the castle.
The Pantokrator Mountains are easily accessible from here, either on foot, bike or by car. There is a monastery and it has a spectacular view of the island. There is also a restaurant at the peak, along with a small museum.
Coastal walks and Hill walking.
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