South West Corfu
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Location of Thalassa Thea
Great Things to Do Near Thalassa Thea
The long stretch of Halikounas' sandy beach protects Lake Korission from the sea. The lake is haven for over one hundred species of bird life. A small wooden bridge crosses the point where the lake flows into the sea and leads to a forest of cedar and juniper trees and then to Agios Georgios beach. Halikounas beach has soft sand dunes, safe shallow swimming and is a popular spot for kite surfers. There is no beachfront building though there is a taverna nearby.
Cycle in Corfu
Cycling is one of the most enjoyable ways to discover the delights of Corfu. The island has a good road system which means that nearly all the most beautiful parts of the island are within easy reach for a day's ride. There are quiet lanes through beautiful green countryside, olive groves and traditional Corfiot villages. Cycle hire is available so no need to bring your own bikes.
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 - 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.
Take a look at Achilleon Palace
Achilleon Palace was built for the Empress Sissi of Austria, she named the palace after her hero Achilles, and decorated the beautifully landscaped grounds with statues of her heroes and heroines. It's a pleasant visit, especially in clear weather when the views are breathtaking.
Why not try snorkelling?
Corfu is a veritable paradise for both beginner and experienced divers. The island is one of the few places in Greece where officially certified and properly trained recreational scuba divers can freely explore the stunning marine ecosystem that unfolds before them. and if you're an avid photographer, don't forget your camera - the captivating underwater shots will be unique.
Try a water sport!
Nissaki has a large water sports jetty to the left hand side of the beach. You could go water skiing, wake-boarding, banana rides and parasailing. Many activities to do for you to try.
On the south-west of Corfu, there is Lake Korisson, a splendid saltwater lagoon about 31km from Corfu Town. This is an area of great natural beauty and is home to rare vegetation and hundreds of different types of birds, some of them rare species. There are sensational views in this area, definitely worth a visit.
Souvenir shopping at Corfu Town
Corfu town has so many shops selling jewellery, leather goods, olive wood objects, and handmade needlework that is impossible to single out one or another. There are some great shops for getting souvenirs, you won't be disappointed!
Situated close to Ermones on the Ropa Valley, this is an excellent course and is the oldest and currently one of only half a dozen in all of Greece. It was created during the time of the British occupation of the island. The course is as enjoyable for beginners as well as for more experienced players.
Take a trip to Paxos
There are day trips to Paxos available from Corfu, and in some cases also include Anti-Paxos, home to Caribbean beaches and crystal blue waters. There are many scheduled ferries leaving from Corfu Town's main harbor, from where you can visit Paxos for the day.
Take Corfu Town's little train
For a fabulous view of all the best landmarks. A chance to rest your feet after a hard morning of sight-seeing! The little train leaves from the Liston every day, practically on the hour. This is great fun for all the family, and should not be missed.
Try canoeing or kayaking
For beginners, Corfu is the ideal place if interested in sea-canoeing and kayaking as rental shops dot most of the popular beaches, while more confident and experienced sports buffs can explore the island's stunning shoreline independently.
Visit Paleokastritsa (probably easier to get to than to say it!)
Pa-le-o-ka-str-it-sa (pronunciation: just let it roll off the tongue!) is set around three main bays. It is famous for being Corfu's most treasured beauty spot; beware it can become busy in high season. Luxury yachts sail in to admire the back drop of the beautiful green hills around Paleokastritsa.The best way - for the views, is to go via the Troumpetas pass. Look on your map for Skipero (which is on the main Sidari road). The pass is just above.
The Olive Museum
Take a short drive into the village of Aghios Matheas and visit the olive oil museum. Corfu is famous for Olive Oil and this museum shows you how it is made. From the tree to the finished product.