Nissaki means ‘Little Island’ which is what Nissaki once was. The island was used for the preparation of stone for building and the waste was put into the sea, which over time resulted in the ‘Little Island’ being joined to Corfu. A taverna now stands on the original site. The centre of Nissaki is further along the main road.
Nissaki is part of the Municipality of Kassiopi, one of the oldest settlements outside Corfu Town. The ‘Corfu Trail’ runs through Nissaki making it a popular walking area; there are paths and trails that lead north along the coast to Agni and Kalami.
It is a more relaxed resort with a good selection of accommodation for all budgets and tastes. Surrounded by pine trees and olive groves, the small pebble beach has some pretty waterside tavernas and bars, the sea is clear with many coves that are perfect for snorkelling.
At 906m high Mount Pantokrator is the highest point on Corfu. On a clear day at the summit, and despite it being 130km away, it is possible to see Italy, as well as the whole of Corfu and Albania. At the top is café for who have reached the summit, a well and a telecommunications tower. The church dates from 1689; however in 1347 the first monastery was built with the help of the Perithians.
Nature, by way of the sea and wind, created the Canal d’Amour. The sandstone has been eroded by the elements and the grooves that scarred the rock face formed the channel.
There are legends attached to these stunning rock formations, the most famous being that if a couple swim together in the Canal they will stay together forever and if the Canal is in shade whoever swims in the water will always be lucky in love.
Corfu Town has much to offer even the most well travelled visitor. The art galleries and museums, of which there are more than a dozen, hold regular exhibitions. The town’s three brass bands, symphony orchestra, opera company, choir, contemporary and traditional dance groups and drama societies guarantee a full programme of musical and theatrical events.
The Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary (13th century). The Byzantine church, a single nave basilica is at the centre of the monastery complex however, the monk’s cells and the courtyard date from the 18th century. The Monastery is home to eight monks, who hold traditional masses. The museum has Byzantine and Post Byzantine icons; the most notable is the beautiful Dormition of the Virgin Mary.
Vidos is a ten minute boat ride from Corfu, with boats leaving every hour during the summer months.
Given its name by the French, the small Islet of Vidos lies opposite Corfu Town. Originally known Ptyhia or Hera, today it is a protected nature reserve and has many rare types of flora and fauna. There are 3 beautiful beaches and a taverna and cafeteria for refreshments.
The KALYPSO STAR is a specially constructed boat for undersea cruises. With its 18m length and 5.5m width. It is made of aluminium and unbreakable glass, and controlled by instruments of the highest accuracy. KALYPSO STAR gives the opportunity to explore and enjoy the fascinating and intricate world beneath the sea.
Achillion Palace is located in the village of Gastouri, the route to the Achillion Palace takes you along coastal roads and through a landscape of orange, lemon and olive groves. Built in 1890 by the tragic Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the magnificent palace was designed with the mythical hero Achilles as its main theme.
Waterpark is 12000 square metres of fun for everyone. For the fearless there are 36 different water slides. Jump into one of the 15 different pools or wait in the Wave Pool for the madness to start! Qualified lifeguards are never far away and a service is available for those guests with special needs.