On the northern-most point of Zante, Korithi village sits at the top of a craggy cliff surrounded by wild countryside. Korithi holidays are unique in their abundance of natural beauty and unspoilt remoteness. This intimate settlement has a smattering of beautiful buildings and local shops, and retains a truly authentic Greek atmosphere. It’s the best place to stay for the famous Blue Caves and Shipwreck Beach, which are located a pleasant boat ride away.
A visit to Korithi would also not be complete without a trip to the still-active Skinari Lighthouse. Perched at the very top of a cliff, it boasts views across the sparkling Ionian Sea and to the neighbouring Greek islands. From this vantage point, you can sometimes catch sight of the endangered monk seals, which give birth in the caves below. On holidays to Korithi you will truly get away from it all.
Visit the Blue Caves
Disovered in 1897, the famous Blue Caves are so called because of the colour of the water – objects below the water appear blue. Explore them in a glass-bottomed boat for a real treat.
Go to Skinari lighthouse
The pretty green-and-white stone lighthouse was opened in 1987 and is still active today. From here, you can gaze out over the turquoise sea and spy Kefalonia.
Take a hike
The countryside surrounding Korithi is perfect for walking enthusiasts, so lace up a pair of sturdy shoes or sandals, and explore the area’s cliffs, caves and coves.