An idyllic island retreat

With a name that means ‘little island’ in Greek, the village of Nissaki started life on a rocky outcrop before spilling onto the main island as more and more travellers discovered this scenic corner of northeast Corfu. A great jumping-off point for hikes to Mount Pantokrator, life on Nissaki centres around its beach – a pebbly stretch backed by fragrant green hills. The village itself is manageable and tranquil, making Nissaki holidays the perfect place for relaxation. One of the least commercialised resort areas in this part of Corfu, holidays to Nissaki are ideal for those looking for a traditional side to the Greek islands. You’ll find some fantastic tavernas where you can sample Corfiot cooking and, of course, plenty of fresh seafood. Nights tend to be low-key, meaning you’re likely to leave the village feeling completely reborn.

Your Nissaki questions, answered

If you need to stock up on a few holiday essentials, you’ll find a couple of small shops and mini markets in Nissaki, plus cashpoints.

Nissaki is easy to navigate on foot, meaning you shouldn’t need a car, and there is regular public transportation to the neighbouring towns if you want to go further afield.

This is one of Corfu’s more laid-back resorts, so you’re sure to find a spot to yourself on the beach, even during the high season.

Best things to do in Nissaki

Take a hike

Spend a day walking through the picturesque bays dotted along the coast from Nissaki. Head north to reach Kaminaki, Krouzeri, Kalami and Agni on foot.

Go snorkelling

The clear water and rocky shores around Nissaki make it ideal for snorkeling, and you’ll see a wide range of marine life while you’re in the water.

Visit the mountains

Leading out of the village, you’ll find paths to Mount Pantokrator, Corfu’s highest point. Pack a picnic and plenty of water, and head for the summit.