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A remote village with stellar views

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.

Your Korithi questions, answered

The rocky terrain is raised above sea level. There’s a staircase down the cliff leading to the sea if you fancy a dip, and Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) is a 20-minute drive away.
Korithi is the perfect place for families that enjoy the outdoors and being active, as there are plenty of sporty pursuits, such as hiking and cycling.
Korithi is about an hour’s drive away from Zante Town, so it’s best to go for the day and make the most of the historic capital.

Best things to do in Korithi

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.