Choose Nissaki for a wonderful beach break

  • Nissaki is one of Corfu’s most charming destinations. This wonderful resort in the north-east of the island is a real delight to explore and a brilliant choice if you want to spend the majority of your holiday enjoying Greece’s picture-perfect beaches.

    The name Nissaki translates as ‘little island’ and this gives a clue as to its past, because Nissaki was indeed once an island. It is now joined to Corfu by a narrow causeway, but is still remarkably unspoilt.

    While the peaceful atmosphere is undoubtedly appealing, it is Nissaki’s beaches that are the real stars of the show. The main bay is a glorious crescent of sand and fine pebbles that is met by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

    Although it’s relatively small, it’s very sheltered and rarely crowded, so you won’t need to worry about fighting for space for your towel. The beach shelves gently into the water and the sea is generally calm, making it a brilliant place for swimming.

    It’s also incredibly popular with families, as it’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle, and the shallow sea by the shore is the perfect place for youngsters to splash around.

    At either end of the beach, there are rocky outcrops that provide a home for all manner of fascinating sea creatures – older kids will love spotting crabs and small fish as they snorkel around the edge of the rocks.

    As well as the main beach, there are several small coves dotted around Nissaki’s shores, which are wonderfully secluded and real escapes from the hubbub of everyday life. Couples in particular will love finding their own section of sand on which to spend the day relaxing and swimming.

    If you do fancy being a little more active during your holiday, you will find a range of water sports on offer from the centre at one end of Nissaki’s beach. Waterskiing, wake boarding, parasailing and banana boat rides are among the things you can try here if you fancy a few thrills and spills in the beautifully clear waters of the Med.

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