The Moraitika resort, located on the east coast of Corfu, is the sister of the nearby resort of Messonghi. The two resorts separated from each other by the river Messonghi are similar in many aspects, e.g. the undulating landscape abundant in green olive groves, and sky-blue sea, yet they are still different. In particular the resort of Moraitika is much more lively compared to Messonghi. There you can have fun till the early morning hours, although when compared to other resorts, like Kávos for example, Moraitika is not really the wildest one.
What to do in Moraitika?
In Moraitika you will have an endless number of opportunities to take a rest from the everyday hustle and bustle. One of them is idling on the beach which is covered by a combination of sand and pebbles. During the high season, the water has a nice temperature and the seabded is sloping down very gently, so the sea can be enjoyed mainly by children and less experienced swimmers. For your comfort, there are showers and changing cubicles. You can also try some of the water sports - if you have already tried some before, you know it can be quite an exciting experience. The local offer includes diving, riding a boat or water skiing. If you don´t like water that much, you can try racing on a go-kart.
On the menu of the local restaurants, you will mostly see traditional Greek specialities, yet since the place, like most resorts on the island, is a frequent destination of British tourists, you can also order some of the popular British meals, but also eat in a pizzeria or a fastfood restaurant. The restaurant staff is always nice and the atmosphere they create for their guests is fascinating. Also the shops in the resort have everything you might need - foodstuffs, drinks, clothes and souvenirs. In the town there is an exchange office, a tourist information centre, hairdresser´s a medical centre, taxis and car, motorbike and bicycle rental services.
Moraitika and entertainment
Moraitika has a truly bustling nightlife - you will find most bars, discos and clubs on the main avenue, many of them open till the early morning hours. Yet there are also other, calmer kinds of entertainment and cultural events - the town has several churches where different religious celebrations are held.
Places of interest
There are many different possibilites where to go for a trip from Moraitika. In the resort itself, you can go to see the remains of ancient buildings, or go to the river Messonghi and watch the local fishermen working. Yet there are other more interesting options like visiting the original village of Ano Moraitika located at a high altitude above the resort. When climbing to the villlage, you can visit a unique monastery with a remarkable bell tower. On the top, you will be rewarded by an amazing view on the sea and the coast. The village itself is hiding many beauties of the Greek traditions including charming houses, narrow streets, old shops and tavernas. Visiting this place will be a nice change and rest from the busy tourist places. As for the nearby resort of Messongi, it can be reached comfortably by walking. About 20 km to the interior, you will find the Korrission Lake with salt water. On your way to the lake, you can stop at the remains of a Byzantine fortification. If you like to go on long hiking trips, you can visit e.g. the fishing village of Boukari with nice tavernas, or Nótos abounding with vineyards and olive trees.
Another place worth visiting is Episkopiana located about 5 km from Moraitika. You can also take a bus and visit the resorts of Kávos or Benitses famous for their nightlife. If you feel like going on an all-day trip, then set off to the island capital of Kerkyra where you can spend hours walking through the town visiting local historical sites or some of the cosy pubs with traditional Greek delicacies and good wine.
Where else to go on Corfu?
Some of the most visited resorts on Corfu are: Agios Georgios south, Agios Georgios north, Agios Gordis, Agios Ioannis Melitieon, Agios Ioannis Peristeron, Agios Petros, Agios Stefanos, Acharavi, Almiros, Arillas, Barbati, Benitses, Dassia, Ermones, Gialiskari, Glyfada, Gouvia, Ipsos, Kanoni, Kassiopi, Kavos, Kerkyra, Kommeno, Liapades, Messonghi, Moraitika, Nissaki, Paleokastritsa, Roda and Sidari.
Jak se tam dostanu
The best option to arrive at Corfu is by plane of some of the European airlines, or on a ferry. Both the port and the airport are located in the island capital of Kerkyra. From there, you can continue to Moraitika by car or by bus. Travelling on an air-conditioned bus is usually quite comfortable, yet if you still prefer to go by car, and so, you arrived on a ferry, or you have rented a car in some of the local car rental services, it won´t be too difficult to find the resort. The road infrastructure on Corfu is not really complicated and the roads are well signposted. You can also ask for advice at your car rental service or in a tourist information centre.
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