Picturesque Kouloura

Last updated on September 16th, 2019 at 10:55 pm

Northeast Corfu is an area of great interest, for the many beaches as well as for its interior which is dominated by Pantokrator Mountain.

In Pantokrator there are the two highest peaks of Corfu, the Pantokrator at an altitude of 915 meters in the east and Stravoskadi at 890 meters a couple of miles to the west.

Many small mountain villages which keep their traditional beauty intact, with very few inhabitants, almost untouched by progress and time.

They are Spartilas, Strynilas closer to the top and many more.

Perithea is an abandoned medieval village, hidden among mountain peaks so that pirates could not find it.

In recent years, the village has been reborn, taverns and other small shops have been created in renovated old traditional houses, here the stone dominates as the main building material.

So they are ideal destinations for those who prefer a quieter holiday in calm clear waters.

In the northern part, the most developed tourist resort is Kassiopi, a historic village that existed since antiquity.

Here was a theater visited by Nero and a large fortress, whose remnants are still preserved.

Here is also the area of ​​the Erimitis, a pristine expanse of paradise beaches which is going to be sold and destroyed because this is implied by the memoranda.

To the north, there is Corfu`s second lagoon of Antivioti, which is a great wetland.

East of Antinioti the beach of Agios Spyridon Karniaris.

South of Kassiopi the beaches of the area are multifarious, small bays mainly with pebbles and locations not very developed, many small seaside locations with many tavernas and crystal clear waters, such as Agios Stefanos, Kerasia, Kouloura, Kalami, Agni, Krouzeri, Kaminaki, Nissaki, Barbati, dozens of small and beautiful sceneries scattered within the manifold bays, each with its own uniqueness – all these forming the area of the old Sinies.

The area from Pyrgi to the city of Corfu is touristy developed and includes large tourist resorts with large hotel units up to 5 stars.

Below on the east coast the famous tourist resorts Ipsos, Dassia one of the oldest tourist areas on the island and finally Gouvia with the large homonymous yacht marina…….

It should also be noted that in the area of ​​Tzavros there is the General Hospital of Corfu, a state-of-the-art building, unfortunately without the necessary staffing specifically for medical staff.

Map of North-east Corfu
Map of North-east Corfu

Erimitis Beaches: Hidden Jewels at North Corfu

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Erimitis area is the Northeastern tip of Corfu island, very close to Albanian shores. It starts from Agios Stefanos area in the East and stretches up to Kassiopi borders at the North Coast.… Read More

Dassia Beach: A Corfu Resort for Families

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Dassia was the site of Europe’s first Club Mediterranee, its promontory now empty and awaiting development by its new owners.
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Ipsos Corfu Resort and Long Pebble Beach

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Ipsos lies in a large bay at the foot of Mount Pantocrator, Corfu’s highest peak. It is lively, with water sports and a diving school, and dolphins are often spotted frolicking out at sea. At the southern end is a small harbor with fishing boats and boats for hire, and if you walk inland from here there is the small village of Analipsis.… Read More

Gouvia and the Corfu Yachting Marina

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This village set on a large bay has long been a popular holiday resort, but it now has an added attraction- the island’s largest marina, always bustling with yachts of all sizes from many nations. This means that a large selection of bars and tavernas have sprung up, offering plenty of choice for visitors.… Read More

Kassiopi Corfu: An Ancient Village and Today’s Resort

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Kassiopi is on the northeast tip of Corfu, looking across the narrow channel to the Albanian port of Saranda.
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Barbati Beach Resort at Sinies Corfu

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Nissaki at Sinies in Corfu

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The name means small island- and it is still there, now linked to the mainland, and containing one of the island’s oldest taverns.
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Sinies Area with Small Picturesque Places in Corfu

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Is a name covering several small resorts beloved of visitors who generally visit by boat? This part of the coastline is studded with small bays which can be enjoyed in peace and quiet even in August. However the beaches here are stony, and swimming shoes are a good idea.… Read More