A small fishing village with unique charm
Situated on the east coast of Corfu, just south of Moraitika, is Messonghi. Once a destination where the Romans spent their days at leisure, Messonghi is known as one of the oldest resorts on the island of Corfu. Despite this, Messonghi has not been over developed, making it an ideal spot for relaxation and a true authentic Greek holiday.
Like with much of Corfu, the destination is very green, with plenty of surrounding olive trees. When visiting the local beaches, take some time to enjoy the many good local tavernas, beach bars and fish restaurants. For those that like exploring on holiday, spend some time visiting the remains of a temple dating from the third century BC, on the hill behind the village. Alternatively, take a walk along the coast to the south or inland along The Messonghi River.
Also, boat trips are organised daily from Messonghi to Sivota (Epirus) and the Paxi islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, for those seeking some Greek island hopping.
Luxury holidays in Messonghi include the newly built Olivar Suites. This beautiful boutique all suite hotel is set amongst idyllic gardens, and suitable for all, whether you are a couple, family, or travelling with grandparents and children.
Most of the rooms at The Olivar Suites have private pools, for those who enjoy some seclusion whilst away. Relax on the magnificent sandy beach, or beside the enticing pool, and enjoy refreshments throughout the day from Olibar. In the evening, experience wonderful flavours from the all-day restaurant, Flya.
When it comes to choosing the right hotel for your luxury holiday in Messonghi, speak to one of our Personal Travel Planners who will take the time to get to know you before recommending one of our selection.
Flight time from the UK to Corfu is around 3 hours.
Transfer time from Corfu airport to Messonghi is approximately 30 minutes.
Like the rest of Greece, Corfu is a reliable year-round destination for sunshine, with the holiday season running loosely from March all the way to October. The mercury is at its peak in July and August, when temperatures push past 30°C and you can expect sunshine 12 hours a day.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.
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