Nissaki is a quiet, seaside village, built in one of the most beautiful areas, on the northeast side of Corfu. After passing through the area of Ipsos, one begins to ascend to the eastern slopes of Mount Pantokrator and firstly comes to the village of Barbati, then Nissaki, Gimari, Kalami and other coastal settlements with the common characteristics of unique natural verdance and crystalline waters. Nissaki also has a white pebble beach.
Nissaki is situated about 25 km from Corfu Town and is an ideal destination for anyone interested in exploring the hidden gems of the region of northeastern Corfu.
According to local tradition, Nissaki was a small rocky island, which over the years was united with the mainland and from there its name emerged. Nisaki in Greek means ‘island’.
The olive green, lush vegetation that dominates this entire coastal zone reaches the water’s edge, giving it a blue-green colour. Nissaki is an ideal destination for relaxing, family vacations, but also for lovers of walking tourism as, on its upper side, there are paths that lead to the ruined Old Sines and other picturesque villages of Mount Pantokrator.
The main church of the village, Agioi Pantes is located on the main road, next to an old cafe. On June 14, it has celebrations; a traditional festival in the churchyard, an abundance of food and Corfiot music, an experience of a lifetime for the visitor.
There are many hotels and apartments in this area, which are built on the slope overlooking the sea. There are also supermarkets, pharmacies and ATMs as well as car rental outlets and regular transport by KTEL buses for those who do not wish to drive.
The main beach of the village has pebbles, it deepens relatively sharply, it is usually windless and it is pristine. It has sunbeds and umbrellas for rent and provides water sports. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy their swim or explore the small caves around the area as well as the extremely rich seabed.
Near the island there are many picturesque bays with wonderful, azure and cyan waters such as Krouzeri, Kaminaki and Agni, all of which are suitable for snorkeling, diving and scuba. These are also areas that are preferred by yachters as most of them have piers and tavernas where one can enjoy delicious fish or traditional Corfiot dishes after swimming.
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Read about the area around Nissaki, at “Northeastern Corfu“. The morphology of the region combines picturesque bays and ports with steep slopes coated with olive grooves and cypresses. The marine view is one of a kind as well, since it includes the deep blue sea and the gaunt mountains of Albania. Apart from its beauty, Northeastern Corfu is also a place with a rich cultural and historical legacy. This is why CorfuPress collaborated with the three cultural associations of the most important villages in the coastline and took the initiative to publish this guide, not just to inform visitors in general terms about these villages, but most importantly to motivate them to explore the landscapes and the history that defined our cultural identity, our customs and traditions.
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