North East Corfu
Web Ref: 3807
From £ 998 per week
At a glance
- Sleeps 8
- 2 Double Bedrooms
- 2 Twin Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Beach 1.2km
- Taverna 500m
- Minimarket 200m
- Small Party Rate
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Location of Dysi
Great Things to Do Near Dysi
Take the coastal road signposted for Benitses that heads south from the airport. After about 10 km turn right up to the village of Gastouri to visit the Achillion palace – don’t miss it. Head back down to the coastal road and drive south to the delightful seaside village of Boukari for an excellent fish lunch, where you can regularly see your lunch being brought in from the small fishing boats.
Visit Mon Repos
A visit to Mon Repos is well worthwhile. A Royal mansion, with huge gardens, fountains, ancient trees and plants. Also famed for being the birthplace of Prince Philip. Mon Repos is only a 20 minute walk from the centre of the old town of Corfu, at the start of the Kanoni peninsula.
Visit Pontokinissi (Mouse Island)
What a lovely way to spend a half day, take a trip out to the Kanoni peninsula (literally at the end of the airport runway) and enjoy a coffee on the waterfront café there, next to the Vlahernon monastery, which is also an Island, but has been connected to the Kanoni Peninsular by a small causeway. It’s from this small causeway that you take the regular boat crossing over to Pontikinissi – about a 5 minute boat trip away. A very tranquil spot, and don’t forget your swimming gear, as you can easily have a lovely swim here.
Korission lake ornithological nature reserve.
A Lake and swamp of great interest to bird watchers in particular, although it is also of great interest to plant lovers and walkers in general. It is the temporary and permanent habitat of more than 150 bird species, as well as many rare and beautiful plants. You will find this beautiful lagoon and it’s neighbouring deserted sandy beaches close to Halikouna in the south of the Island.
Sit in the garden at Achilleon
After having walked around this amazing palace, built for Sissy, the empress of Austria in tribute to Achilles, her spiritual hero. The garden, statues and views here are fabulous – you won’t want to leave.
Take a trip to the 3 Islands (Diapondia) off the north coast
Erikousa, Mathraki and Othoni are 3 very quiet and completely un-commercial islands 11 nautical miles off the north coast of Corfu. This caique trip, mostly departing from the resort of Sidari, takes about one hour and is well worth the trip. You can have lunch on one of the Islands, and the photo opportunities on both journeys are brilliant.
Step back in time and visit Old Perithia
Old Perithia (gr. Palaia Peritheia) is a deserted village. It is located high up, off the main road between Kassiopi and Acharavi. It is strange driving in the mountains, coming across this deserted village with a few sheep and a couple of Tavernas in the middle! Even more interesting, walking around just wondering about those who used to live here. At one time 1,500 people lived in the village, now just six people remain tending the local flocks and looking after livestock.
Go walking along the many trails
The coastal path from Agios Stefanos to Nissaki is particularly enjoyable, passing through Kerasia, Kouloura and Kalami. Take your bathing costume, some money for a delicious lunch – and a little bit extra incase you decide to take a Taxi back home after over indulging on the wine!
Go for lunch over on Vidos Island
Vidos Island used to house an ancient Venetian fortress, later turned into the Corfu ‘Alcatraz’! Now, it is simply a beautifully tranquil spot to go for a walk, a quiet swim and a perfect setting for lunch – with the beautiful view of Corfu town & it’s fortresses in front of you. You catch the boats for Vidos in the car park at the old port, which you will find situated in front of the new fortress.
Benitses Shell museum.
Not to be missed by all shell lovers, this extremely impressive collection is lovingly curated and features shells from not only the Ionian sea, but from all over the world. The children will love it too.
Visit the White House in Kalami
Home to the Durrell family back in the 40’s, whilst Lawrence wrote his novel, ‘Prospero’s Cell’, and where Gerald “created” his novel, ‘My Family And Other Animals’ – both a “must read” before heading off on holiday to Corfu.
Glass bottom boat
This is far more than just a trip on a glass bottom boat. As well as seeing the wonders of the Ionian sea, you’ll also be taken to the amazing caves close to Ermones that can only be accessed from the sea, and then you will be left to enjoy the afternoon on Paradise beach. So called, because it is simply nothing short of Paradise, This is far more than just a trip on a glass bottom boat. As well as seeing the wonders of the Ionian sea, you’ll also be taken to the amazing caves close to Ermones that can only be accessed from the sea, and then you will be left to enjoy the afternoon on Paradise beach. So called, because it is simply nothing short of Paradise, A huge expanse of white sand/shingle beach and aqua marine sea, no road, and only accessed by sea – truly amazing. These trips leave from the village of Paleokastritsa daily.
For a fun day out for the children,
and the adults too! Aqualand is on the “must do” list for all families visiting the Island. It really is a great place, very relaxing and a lot of fun for all. You’ll find it very well signposted throughout the Island, but it is located just 10 minutes out of Corfu town, in the village of Agios Ioannis.
Search for the bat cave in Kaminaki
Difficult to find, but worth it once you get there. Park your car near to the shell petrol station, and walk down the path towards the beach, you’ll find the entrance tucked under an ageing fig tree on one of the bends about halfway down the steep hill!
The summit of Mount Pantokrator,
is a definite must to visit. Choose a clear day and drive to the top (you can cycle but it is so much easier driving!). It may be hot down in the valley but you will definitely feel the difference in temperature at the top! As you drive up, note the amazing changes in landscape.
The Big Red Bus
Why not travel into Corfu Town and take the Big Red Bus. Its a great way to have a guided tour around Corfu Town and the surrounding area. Its a Hop on Hop Off Bus, which ahs many stops all around Corfu Town. The kIds will love it.