Moraitika tourist resort with the only sandy beach at the east
In the south east coast of Corfu and 18 km from the airport is the busy resort of Moraitika
The old village of Moraitika sits on a hill at the base of which lies the modern resort stretching down to the shore.
The sea here is perfect for children, a mixture of sand and shingle, getting deeper very gradually indeed, so it is very safe. This side of the island is also protected as it looks across to the mainland, and often when the sea is rough on the west coast it is calm here.
Families return again and again, renewing friendships with Corfiots they have known over the years, and relaxing in the bars and tavernas which they have visited in previous years. This is the charm of Moraitika- any change is gradual, a visitor coming back after some years’ absence will still be able to recognize his favourite haunts- and will also be remembered by the proprietors .
In the cool of the evening many people stroll up the hill into the old village, where there are also some bars and tavernas where locals and visitors alike relax whilst enjoying the view over the bay.
Moraitika is also a good base for exploring the south of Corfu, its delightful old villages hidden up in the hills, the attractive coves and fishing villages of the east coast, and the long sandy stretch, almost 30 kilometres long, on the west.
Buses pass through going south, and also north to Benitses and on to Corfu Town- which well repays exploration, especially in the evening when it is less crowded- and cooler.