Ermones is one of Corfu’s last secrets. All picturesque traditional villages, clear azure waters and sandy beaches, this tranquil area on the western coast is surrounded by hills covered with olive and pine trees. Ermones holidays can be spent lounging by the sea until you reach peak relaxation, or you can head into the mountains if you want to experience a dose of Corfiot culture. Walking is best broken up with stops at some of the many traditional tavernas where they serve delicious local cuisine.
The beaches in Ermones are renowned for their natural beauty, and one of the most special is Mirtiotissa – a favourite of English novelist Lawrence Durrell. Fancy honing your golf swing? One of Europe’s best courses is also close by. Whether you’re a family looking for seaside fun, an avid golfer or a nature-loving couple, holidays to Ermones will suit you down to a tee.
Admire the villages
Venture away from the gorgeous sands of Ermones’ beaches and you’ll find traditional Corfiot villages nearby that comprise colourful houses and stone churches to wonder at.
Catch the sunset
In the evenings, sit on the beach or at one of the waterfront tavernas, and watch as the sun sinks below the horizon and turns the sky neon pink.
Head to the Theotoky Estate in the fertile Ropa Valley for a wine-tasting session. It’s one of the oldest wineries on the island and produces delicious red and white varieties.