Nissaki Corfu

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Nissaki Guide

 

Nissaki is another peaceful and picturesque village on the northeast coast of Corfu Island. Nissaki means “little island” in Greek. In the past, according to the old people, Nissaki was a small rocky island, which joined with the main land of the village through the years. Mitsos Taverna still stands on what used to be the “little island”.

 

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Who is best to go to Nissaki?

Nissaki is still an un-commercialized resort promising relaxing holidays. It is a tranquil village, ideal for family holidays, elderly couples and people who love traditional Greece. Young couples are also welcome as the area offers the choice for nightlife just a few kilometers further up, in Kassiopi or down to Ipsos. The majority of the resort consists of villas. The scenery is fabulous, as you can see the villages set amongst the rich vegetation on the hills of Mount Pantokrator.

 

Where exactly is Nissaki?

Nissaki is located on the northeast coast of Corfu Island and just 25km from Corfu Town.

 

What can I do in Nissaki and what can I see?

Around Nissaki area, there are a lot of picturesque bays with scenic coastal walks, such as Kaminaki, Krouzeri, Agni and the beautiful horseshoe-shaped Kalami. In the other direction, you can reach Glyfa and Barbati. There are also traditional villages around Nissaki and Old Sinies is one of the deserted traditional villages on the hills of Mount Pantokrator.

On the 14 th of June is the name day of The Saints. The local church of Saints in Nissaki is located on the main road, next to the old kafeneion. The local people celebrate the name day of the Saints with a festival in the yard of the church. There is plenty of food with "souvlakia" or grilled lamb and soft drinks, Greek retsina wine or beers. The people are dancing to traditional Corfiot and Greek songs played by a live band.

 

What is the Nissaki beach like?

Nissaki beach is a pebbly and clean beach. The visitors have the opportunity to enjoy their swimming or exploring the little coves around the area. It is ideal for the people who love snorkeling.

 

Self-catering facilities

Nissaki is a tranquil village offering to the visitors all the necessary facilities: tavernas, super markets, bars, gift shops, and tourist offices. Boat hire and water sports are available.

 

Public Transport

There is regular transportation by local bus. You can either go down the northeast coast ending in Corfu Town or up the northeast coast ending in the idyllic Kalami bay, the harbour resort of Kassiopi or Agios Stephanos.

 

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Places nearby

Nissaki onwards North

Kaminaki: A tiny but beautiful cove with a white pebble beach and two small tavernas. Ideal for snorkelling.

Krouzeri: Surrounded by olive groves, Krouzeri promises the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday. It is a tranquil village, ideal for mixed age people, families, elderly couples and people who are attracted by the Greek simplicity.

Kalami: One of the most well known horseshoe-shaped bays of Corfu. Kalami is heaven on earth!

Kouloura: It is a picturesque natural little harbour for small fishing boats neighbouring Kalami. It has a lovely feeling of exclusiveness, as there is no beach, the nearest is just a little further along at Houhoulio. Upon Kouloura’s cape, an old estate stands since the 11th century, which now belongs to the Agnelli family. This small harbour is set against a backdrop of cypress and pine trees and there is only one taverna. There is a old chapel of Ag. Nicolas.

Agios Stephanos: The traditional fishing village of San Stephanos (Agios Stefanos) is a quaint resort, set within the arms of a peaceful bay.

 

Nissaki towards South

Barbati: This resort is set along one road. It has numerous bars, tavernas, gift shops and supermarkets. The steep olive grove covered slopes of Mount Pantokrator, leads down to the beach.

Barbati beach is a long shingle beach, which offers safe and sheltered bathing, it also has a wide variety of Watersports available.

Ipsos: Surrounded by lush greenery of the hills and Pantokrator mountain, Ipsos is one of the liveliest resorts on Corfu, especially during the busy months of July and August. There is a long mixed shingle and sandy beach along the main road and opposite you will find, just a few tavernas, but plenty of bars and night clubs, fast food places, super markets, tourist shops and tourist offices.

Dassia: A popular large resort with luxurious hotel units, shops, tavernas and bars. The beach is long and shingle, but in the clear waters becomes to sand.

Places of interest near Nissaki

Mountain Villages: Time has stood still, with the traditional old village houses, which were made from local stone and you can walk through the windy, narrow, cobbled stone streets and witness traditional Greek life. Old Sinies (above Nissaki) is an old deserted village and Perithia is another abandoned Byzantine village near to Kassiopi. The villages have a great archaeological interest with stone houses and beautiful old churches.

Pantokrator monastery: The monastery is on the top of the highest mountain of Corfu, Pantokrator.

 

Useful info

Drinking water : The bottled water is recommended, as the tank water includes a high mineral content.

Electricity : The voltage is 220V. You can use your appliances with a two-pin adaptor.

Mobile phone : Cosmote, Vodafone and Wind are the nets, which work in Corfu.

ATM (cash point) : The nearest cash point is in Ipsos, approx. 5 km away from Nissaki. You can also find many of them in Corfu Town.

Doctor : There is a local medical office in Nissaki close to the local church of the Saints. The Doctor is regularly at the office three times weekly.

Pharmacy : The nearest pharmacy is in Ipsos.

 

Useful telephone numbers in an emergency