Welcome to Nissaki, one of Corfu’s finest resorts tucked away from the crowds, on the eastern coast of the island. Nissaki is the perfect spot for relaxing holidays in a traditional Greek setting, combining laid-back lifestyle with wonderful opportunities for summertime activities and a bit of exploration. Two tranquil beaches, waterfront tavernas, a lush pristine landscape and a charming fishing village disappearing into the cypress trees that cover the base of Mt Pantokrator; what more could you ask for? There you have the ultimate setting for a relaxing holiday.
Nissaki means “tiny island” in Greek, as it is commonly believed that this area used to be a small rocky islet that became attached to the mainland over time. This quiet coastal village is located 25km north of Corfu town, in-between the lively resorts of Barbati and Kassiopi. It stands within a gorgeous, lushly verdant area, one of the finest on the island, with olive groves, pines and cypress trees carpeting the hills all the way down to the beach. Most hotels and holiday homes are built on the hillside, overlooking the turquoise waters of the small bay, so visitors wake up to the stunning view of the sea every day. Nissaki is the ideal destination for relaxing family holidays, couples who want to experience an authentic Greek atmosphere and also younger couples who want a picturesque location as their base in order to enjoy some privacy but also wish to take advantage of the vibrant nightlife of Ipsos.
Nissaki boasts two beaches
A tiny one and a larger one, both of which are made up of pebbles. The lush hills of Mt Pantokrator skirt both beaches, creating a dramatic backdrop. The main crescent-shaped beach promises a spot in the sun to all those who choose to cool off in its crystal clear waters, even during the busiest times. Other than the wonderful beaches of Nissaki itself, you can swim in the nearby coves of Agni, Kaminaki and Krouzeri, all of which boast pebbly beaches shelving deeply into crystalline waters.
Nissaki features all necessary amenities
Despite the relatively modest tourist development, Nissaki features all necessary amenities, such as tourist agencies, supermarkets, and other small shops. Of course, tavernas and restaurants are also available for hungry holidaymakers to try out local specialties as well as few bars for a low-key night out. The location is equally ideal for nature lovers and more active travelers who want to explore Corfu’s rich natural environment and marine life; near Nissaki you will find some of the best hiking trails on the island, traced along the hills of Mount Pantokrator while every beach in the area is ideal for snorkeling and offers opportunities for water sports and boat rentals to discover the picturesque coves near Nissaki.
How to reach Nissaki
You can easily reach Nissaki either by car or public transport, with buses leaving regularly from Corfu town. Take line A5 of the Corfu Green Bus to Barbati and Nissaki. You can find more info on the routes on the following link; https://greenbuses.gr/index.php/routes-en?rt=A5.
Alternatively, if you are travelling by car, follow the main coastal road heading north of Corfu Town to Kassiopi.