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I've just returned from a wonderful stay at Villa Marina with my family inclusive of two young boys (aged three and a half and two). The villa is located between the towns of Roda and Acharavi and is around a 10-15 minute walk to each. There are some local mini-markets and taverna on the way but you'll find the main attractions in the towns. The small road out of the villa to the beach promenade is not lit and so have a torch if travelling in the dark. It is safe though. The villa itself is fantastic, lovely and clean with spacious and comfortable bedrooms. The kitchen is equipped with basic things like saucepans and cutlery and there is a fridge and washing machine. The spiral staircase up to the first floor is a bit awkward and required constant supervision with two young children. The outside area is wonderful, with a lovely private swimming pool, covered dining terrace and BBQ and small play area for the kids which they really enjoyed. The communication and customer services from the EOS Villas team was first-rate from start to finish and thanks to the team for coordinating our transfer to and form Corfu airport. Thanks again, the villa is highly recommended.
Acharavi is a large bustling resort situated in the northern part of Corfu. Alymiros beach is located between Agios Spiridon and central Achravi and is known for its calmer long sandy shoreline, eventually connecting to the main Acharavi beach. It is possible to take a long stroll along the 9km beachfront between Almiros and Acharavi.
It comprises a main road (the commercial centre of the North) with plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, supermarkets and a bank. Leading off the main road various side roads end up to the beach, which is just around 10 minutes walk Please visit the Acharavi Folklore Museum where the local history of the area is exhibited and historical mementoes, photographs and drawings can be viewed or purchased. The museum is a sure way of linking the past to present-day Corfu.
Acharavi is established as one of the top resorts on the Northern side of Corfu and is particularly suited to both couples and families due to the wonderful beach and wide range of facilities provided. Just a short drive away from the main attractions Acharavi are the Canal D'Amour in Sidari, and the resorts of Roda and Agios Spiridon,
It is around a 40km drive from the airport and takes about an hour to the centre. The scenery en route is simply stunning and totally unforgettable as you wind your way through natural gorges, olive groves to view the North of the island in its full natural glory.
The roundabout in the centre of Acharavi is called “The Pump”, named after the" Old Village Pump".
A road leads upwards from the roundabout into the old village of Acharavi. This is often missed, but well worth a stroll as you are able to view the more traditional aspects of the resort with a few more bars dotted throughout and local restaurants and tavernas by the wayside, older more traditional buildings can also be found to marvel at the ancient architecture untouched by time.
By continuing on the main road and turning up towards the villages of Episkepi and Sgourades, branching up to Strinillas and Petalia, Passing through many typically traditional villages and admiring nature along the way, eventually driving up the steep final hill to eventually reach the peak of the renowned Mount Pantokrator, the largest peak on the island. At the Peak, stop for refreshments at the coffee bar, and view the island from all facets, or visit the Holy Monastery of Pantokrator(skirts are required for Ladies) nestling in the grounds of the Summit. Many villages and towns of Albania can also be viewed from the top. Cameras are an unforgettable must!
By continuing on past Sgourades, heading downwards, you will reach the picturesque Spartillas eventually reaching the coast road leading to the North East Coast, turning right towards Corfu Town and left towards Barbati, Nissaki, Kassiopi and eventually Acharavi.
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