Almyros is an unspoiled countryside area with an amazing long sandy beach and plenty of hiking facilities. It is a quiet resort with a few family run tavernas, both directly on the beach and dotted around the general area. In contrast to cosmopolitan Acharavi you will find you enjoy lazy peaceful days with all the basic beach facilities and requirements. Embrace the breathtaking scenery of the Albanian Mountains, separated only by the sparkling Ionian Sea. Dine on fresh seafood at one of the quaint local tavernas. Select a trip into nearby Acharavi for a super charged day or special evening out.
A lazy stroll from Almyros to Acharavi
It is around 40km from the airport, and it takes about an hour to get into Acharavi. The scenery on the journey is stunning as this is through the mountain and quaint old Greek villages.
The roundabout in the centre of Acharavi is called “The Pump”, because this one used to be the village pump.
A road leads from the roundabout into the old village of Acharavi. This is often missed, but well worth a stroll as there are more bars and restaurants and older, more traditional buildings.
Should someone wish can continue this road and drive up to the top of mount Pantokrator through unspoiled villages and nature.
Sport & Nature
Diving holidays is a popular water sport with local excursions available such as wreck, reef, and cave diving for beginners and more experienced divers. In the center of Acharavi is Corfu Diving Center and Adonis will be happy to book you on next day’s activities.
Theme parks are a good place to spend an afternoon and Hydropolis Water Park is a very nice place to chill out. Boasting giant water slides, lazy rivers, and a fully equipped outdoor gym with tennis courts, Hydropolis water park guarantees excitement for adults and children.
Walks through unspoiled trails to the top of mount Pantokrator or to the various small tardiitional vilages and settlements can only be a joy.
Acharavi is a lively little resort boasting many tavernas and bars. Delicious traditional Greek meals are served, washed down with some of the Greek wines or ouzo. Head to the beach area for cocktail bars showing the latest films, join a karaoke night or enjoy al fresco dining in the quieter tavernas as the sun sets over the Ionian Sea.
Culture and History
Worth visiting the ruins of the Roman baths probably part of a larger Roman building complex in north Corfu. This monument was destroyed during the construction of a road and the preserved section was discovered in private land in 1985. The preserved part of the building includes the hypocaust and the channel that carried water in the baths.
Just accross the road is the Folklore Museum of Acharavi, inaugurated in October 2008.
The museum has a rich collection comprising of:
Photographic material, books and documents dating back to 1862 and a specialized nomismatic collection from the period of the Ionian Islands independent state (19thcentury), Local costumes dating back to 1800, folk house furniture, a cart, a harrow, a plow and other agricultural objects, a traditional olive press, shoe-maker’s and carpenter’s workshops, wine and distilled alcohol producing devices, a traditional kitchen space, a traditional bedroom, a religious space and much more.