The main attraction of this resort is the ‘Blue Flag’ beach, which is long with fine pebbles and dark sand. There is a good selection of water sports and the beach is well organised and safe. Although as a holiday resort it is not well developed, the accommodation ranges from self catering rooms and studios to 5* splendour and luxury, including at the larger hotels, a private beach. However, for the independent traveller the choice of local tavernas and mini-markets is limited. The resort has a good bus service north, to Corfu Town and to the resorts further south.
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.
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.
Mouse Island or Pontikonissi, is a small, hilly and densely wooded island that legend says was formed when the ship that had taken Odysseus back to Ithaki returned to its home port. Poseidon, who was angry at being defied by the Phaeceans, turned the ship to stone. The 13th century Monastery of Pantokrator on Mouse Island, has a winding, white staircase that from a distance looks like a mouse’s tail.
Also in the Bay of Kanoni is Vlacherna Monastery. The Vlacherna Womens Monastery was founded many centuries ago on the little rocky tip of the Kanoni peninsula. The present chapel was built in 1685 and the oldest gravestone dates from 1785.
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Visit The Governor´s Olive Mill
The birthplace of the first health claim olive oil in the world. Historical details connecting the olive tree and the olive oil with Greece and the island of Corfu.
The Olive mill is located in a nearby village Agios Matheos about 10 km from Ag. Ioannis Peristeron.
Gardiki Castle is a 13th-century Byzantine castle on the southwestern coast of Corfu and the only surviving ancient fortress on the southern part of the island. It was built by a ruler of the Despotate of Epirus, and was one of three castles which defended the island before the Venetian era (1401–1797).