Corfu daily cruises & barbeque

explore the north-east

The north-east coast of Corfu island is characterised by several hidden and stunning sunny beaches that you can discover with a boat tour. Behind most of the beaches there is Pantokratoras mountain that with its huge vegetation offers a unique panorama. The trip will start from Gouvia Marina.

-Nissaki.Nissaki means Little Island and hundreds of years ago that is what it was. On top of the island, now stands a Taverna. In years past, the local people worked on this island, shaping stones and local rocks bought to them by boat. The stones were used for building. After many years, the chippings falling into sea formed a ramp and eventually joined the land. Now there is a narrow road that now runs between the old island where the Taverna stands and the mainland. Nissaki has a small beach and is extremely pretty. The beach is a small horseshoe shape with fine pebbles, offering excellent swimming.

-Agni bay is a quiet and un-spoilt bay, located on the NE coast of Corfu. On the map, Agni is between Nissaki and Kalami.

-Kouloura is a small pretty fishing village not a resort. There is a working harbour, where many of the locals moor there boats. The view of the harbour is probably one of the most painted in the area. Recently three new villas have been built on the headland above and offer perhaps the most exclusive accommodation on Corfu. The main house is owned by the Agnelli family as their holiday home. Kouloura is an excellent example of a small traditional Greek bay that has not been adversely effected by tourism. At the other end of the bay there is a small beach - ideal for swimming and sunbathing. A walk around the harbour is interesting, but to see the best view of Kouloura is to drive or walk up to the main road turn right and there is an excellent photo point of the harbour and views across to Albania.

-Kalami Corfu is considered to be one of the most tranquil beauty spots in Corfu. It is a horseshoe-shaped bay, with a rare beauty of the Greek uniqueness of nature. The amphitheatric greenery accompanied with the Ionian Sea and the hillside villages around Kalami Corfu are a perfect combination for an idyllic and relaxing environment.

-Kerasia beach - one of the most beautiful bay in Corfu island for different reasons. First of all for the clearness of the sea; then the colours that the water assumes from the green, near the white pebbles of the beach, to the dark blue offing.

-Saint (or Agios) Stephanos is a small harbour village, located on the North East coast of Corfu. This little fishing village has now become a very popular 'up market' resort with many stylish villas for rent. There is a thriving local Greek community that welcomes its visitors with the warmth and hospitality Greece is famous for. This village is extremely pretty and is situated within the shelter of hills that sweep down on either side, making it a very safe harbour. A car or boat is essential for exploring.

-Avlaki situated between the village of Agios Stephanos to the south and the bigger livelier resort of Kassiopi to the North, Avlaki is relatively unknown to most of Corfu's visitors. It is a long beautiful bay with clear sea - a few villas and just two tavernas. It is a very quiet beach, even in during the months of July and August/ During the afternoon a sea breeze helps cool the midday heat.

-Kasiopi.The town is said to have been founded during the reign of Pyrhus, King of Epirus in the 3rd Century BC, as a supply post during his war with Rome. After the Roman conquest of the island in 230 BC, many Emperors visited, most prominently Emperor Nero, who came to a Temple to Zeus here.

Much of a small headland to the north of the resort is taken up by a Byzantine fortress. The fortress was subsequently fortified further by the Venetians, and survived sieges from the Ottoman Turks in the 16th century. Today parts of the fortress's walls can be seen from the coastal road around the headland.

Many picturesque lanes adorn Kassiopi village to add to the already natural beauty of the place.Sometime in the 5th century the temple of Kassios Zeus was conveted to a Christian church to honour the Holy Mother – Panayia Kassopitra.