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One of western Greece’s little-known diamonds, this coastal town at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf is both pleasant and peaceful.

Its atmospheric old bazaar area has a tight-knit set of alleys with a number of fine buildings that have survived from the Ottoman period, including a selection of excellent ouzeris (taverns). Although there are several small museums in town, the main attraction for history buffs is outside: just 8km north is Nikopolis (or ‘Victory City’, as the name translates), which was created under the order of Roman Emperor Octavian (later Emperor Augustus) to commemorate his win over Anthony and Cleopatra’s fleet at nearby Actium in 31BC.

Best of all, less than 20km south lies the region’s undisputed gem, the beautiful Ionian island of Lefkada, which is actually connected to the mainland by a causeway and pontoon bridge. Not overtly touristic except for the resorts of Nydri and Vassiliki, Lefkada is a laid back capital with several important churches, a rugged mountainous interior and a spectacular west coast. Its beaches, sandwiched between dramatic cliffs and the sea, a dazzling palette of milky turquoise blending into deep azure, rival any in Greece.




...the reopened archaeological museum in Kerkyra Town (Tue-Sun 8am to 2.45pm), whose treasures include the 6th century Gorgon pediment, a smaller but exquisite one of Dionysos banqueting with a youth, and the Lion of Menekrates.

the summer views (especially at sunset) from the Kaiser's Throne, a rock outcrop above Pélekas village improved by Kaiser Wilhelm II between 1908 and 1912.

Key Areas

...on a day trip to one of the three inhabited islets northwest of Corfu. Boats go almost daily from Sidari to Erikoussa, with the best beaches of the trio; sail twice or thrice weekly from Agios Stefanos Gyrou for more dramatic scenery on Mathraki or Othoni.

Day Trips

To Eríkoussa, one of the three tiny Diapóndia islets northwest of Corfu, for lovely beaches and a slow pace. Stay overnight or take a day trip from either Sidari or Agios Stefanos Gyrou resorts.

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