12 Oct A gem in Corfu – The Moraitika village
Corfu Island in Greece is one of the most popular tourist holiday destinations of the world. The weather in Corfu is usually hot and dry in the summers and wild with slight rain in the winters. The ideal time to visit Corfu is between May and October, with July and August being the hottest and driest with temperatures reaching 35°C. Communicating with the locals won’t be too difficult as English is commonly spoken as is Greek. Corfu is the pretty lush compared to the other Greek islands, it has mountains, numerous beautiful beaches along with amazing architecture as well as nightlife. There is a smattering of villages in Corfu, they are beautiful, quaint and offer a variety of activities to the various visitors. One such amazing village is the Moraitika, a must see when in Corfu.
About Moraitika village
Moraitika village is on the southeast coast of Corfu and a mere 20km away from its Old Town. Moraitika is like stepping back into time with narrow streets, old churches and beautiful stone houses; but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have modern amenities to suit the travelers of today. You have everything from local delicious cuisines to hotels, bed and breakfasts as well as apartments and villas to suit your needs. Moraitika is located near the mouth of the river Messonghi and has a beautiful coastal, rocky beach to enjoy the clear clean waters of the Ionian Sea.
Since Moraitika is a relatively new find, it’s not very commercial and touristy in feel. One can go there to enjoy a peaceful, tranquil vacation away from the hustle bustle of daily life. With a population of just six hundred, the locals depend on tourism and so even during the peak season finding a room is quite easy. One hotel recommended by almost everyone is the Nasos and Daisy Hotel, where you are offered either a room in the hotel, or a choice of studio or commercial apartments. This flexibility of the Nasos and Daisy Hotel increases its appeal and the facilities offered here are truly first rate. Apart from the standard reception facilities, there are swimming pools for adults and kids, security, sun terraces and gardens, satellite TV, snooker table, table tennis area as well as pool bar services. The restaurant offers a buffet service along with local Greek and continental cuisine so you could take your pick.
In case you wish to dine outside of the hotel, there are a variety of taverns in and around Moraitika that offer delicious local food and remember to try their seafood delicacies, the chefs do an awesome job in preparing the dishes and the taste is to die for. The beach of Moraitika is ideal for scuba diving with lessons given for both beginners as well as advanced divers. So remember to visit Moraitika when in Corfu and the Nasos and Daisy Hotel for accommodations to suit lonely travelers as well as families and group of friends. The prices offered are pretty reasonable throughout the year, so indulge and have fun.