Messonghi has been hosting tourists for more than forty years, but in Ancient times the Romans took holidays there, making it one of the oldest resorts on the island.
A small fishing village that still retains its unique charm, Messonghi has not been over developed. It is one of the most popular resorts because it appeals to so many people. During the summer months village life is centred around the beach, which is well organized with sunbeds and umbrellas to rent, the sea is clean and shallow with no strong current. There are beach bars for cold drinks, ice creams and snacks and fish tavernas for lunch and dinner. Away from the beach traditional restaurants serve Greek and Corfiot dishes, there are two well stocked supermarkets and a bakery. Evening entertainment can be found in the chilled bars in the village or on the beach.
The main road through the village, from the river towards Psara, is approximately 1. 5km and is reasonably flat. The bus to Corfu town is frequent and there are two ATM machines.
Messonghi is the perfect location for a holiday base with hotels, apartments and villas to suit all budgets. The beachfront Villa Sofia is secluded and ideal for a family or group of friends; the Ionian Eye studios that have unrivalled sea views and a fantastic pool are perfect for couples, but for luxury and privacy the stunning Ionian Pearl Villa is your first choice.
An old traditional Greek village up on the side of a steep hill about 4km. from Messonghi. The views are spectacular of Southern Corfu and the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos can be seen on a clear day.
Moraitika village is a modern tourist resort that lies around a natural bay and is situated about 1km of the Messonghi resort.
Next to Halikounas Beach is Lake Korission. A long strip of golden sand separates the lake from the sea. Korission lake is 10 km from Messonghi on the south west coast.
Boukari is a fishing village located 4 km from Messonghi. The main beach of Boukari distinguishes for its crystalline and shallow waters that provides safety to all visitors and especially the children.
The restaurants offering a wide variety of fresh fish, sea food and traditional home-cooked Greek specialities.
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).
Serene Pool Bar is a haven overlooking the Ionian sea, where guests can relax on a lounge chair and sip exotic drinks while basking in the hot sun.
The Serene Pool bar (Ionian Eye Design Studios) is located in the direction of Boukari on the right side 500 meters from the 3 K´s supermarket in Messonghi village.
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 Messonghi.
Horse riding at Issos Beach
The ride goes along sandy tracks and trails through the sand dunes, with the nature reserve surrounding Korission Lake.
Issos Beach is 8 km from Messonghi.