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Welcome to Acharavi

Acharavi

Acharavi is a small rural town on the north-eastern coast of Corfu. It is blessed with a wide, three kilometre long sandy-shingly beach. Dotted along its length are traditional Greek tavernas, bars and small, family run hotels. Acharavi beach is set back from the main town which gives the beach area a totally relaxing holiday ambience.

The busy shopping strip of Acharavi is made up of an incredible assortment of shops that lacks nothing and apart from its  any town centre malls: jewellers, boutiques, upmarket souvenir shops, some of which sell authentic Greek and local antiques, as well as those offering more familiar souvenir knick-knacks, restaurants, bars, bakeries, a fish-monger and the ubiquitous cafenieon . There are also two large well-stocked supermarkets, favourites of locals and holiday-makers alike.

Overall, because Acharavi is not only a Greek holiday resort per se but also a busy rural centre for the local population, tourists feel like welcome visitors and the people of Acharavi keep the age long tradition of Greek hospitality very much alive. 

Those who have travelled with Salco Holidays to Acharavi come again and again to experience a real holiday in a real destination.

 

Information & Facts

Activities

Acharavi is a lively small-scale town on Corfu. There are plenty of day-time and night-life activities here.

On the beach there is a choice of water-sports.

On the edge of town is the Hydropolis water park

Salco Holidays can recommend a range of day-trips from Acharavi including:

o   Boat trips

o   Horse-riding

o   Sight-seeing tours:

§  From Acharavi the foothills of Mount Pandocrator

§  From Acharavi to Corfu Town, the Achilleon Palace

Twelve kilometres away eastwards, is the picturesque village and resort of Kassiopi and westwards the resort of Roda just four kilometres away. Both Kassiopi and Roda can be easily reached using the local bus service.

Climate

·         July and August 28-34 degrees centigrade

·         June – 25-28 degrees centigrade

·         September – 25-28 degrees centigrade

·         May – 21 - 23 degrees centigrade

·         October 21-25 degrees centigrade

Eating Out

There is a range of restaurants in Acharavi; these can be found long on the main shopping road but also on the beach. The beach tavernas are more traditional and really it is a memorable holiday experience to enjoy an evening meal at one of these; for families, the beach tavernas are ideal but there is something quite magical about eating at a beach side taverna where the fresh sea aroma diffuses through the warm summer air and the sound of the warm Ionian sea swills gently and rhythmically over the sand.

The land side tavernas and restaurants of Acharavi offer a more international feel but the rich and varied Greek cuisine is a proud feature of most restaurants.

There is a plethora of bars – some stylish and relaxed, others partying the night away and still other just simply casual and easy.

Getting Around

Car Hire:

You can book your holiday car directly from the Salco Holidays website. Our prices are competitive and include a fully comprehensive insurance.

Local bus routes:

·         To Corfu Town

·         To Sidari

·         To Kassiopi

Taxi:                                                                        

          There is a taxi rank in the centre of Acharavi

          Taxis have taxi meters but prices can be agreed before 

 

Kids Attractions

·         Hydropolis Water park

·         Acharavi Beach

          Small swing park

Language

Greek is spoken on Corfu.

Useful Greek words you can try out on your holiday to Acharavi:

Yia sou* – hello (to one person)

Yia sas* – hello (to more than one person)

*It is the same phrase for hello and goodbye as it means ‘health to you’

Yia mas – cheers (our health)

Efharisto – thank you

Parakalo - please

Pou eene i paralia? – where is the beach?

Pou eene o fournos? – where is the bakery?

Ti kanis? – how are you?

Kala efharisto – well, thank you

Mia birra  parakalo – a beer please

Ena boukali krasi, parakalo – a bottle of wine please

Ena boukali kokkino krasi, parakalo – a bottle of red wine please

Lefko - white

Thio bires parakalo – two beers please (the ‘th’ is pronounce as in ‘there’)

Money

The currency used in Corfu is the Euro €

Night Life

The bars and opportunities for dancing and fun are everywhere in Acharavi with the plethora of pleasure domes open till the early hours for those who have the stamina.

Shopping

The full range of shops is available in Acharavi.

All basic amenities suchas as supermarkets, bakers, pharmacies, a fish-monger, electrical goods shop, DIY shop.

A number of boutiques, jewellers, a book shop, antique and souvenir shop, a vast array of souvenir shops with hand crafted items 

 

Sightseeing

Nearby sightseeing

By car:

Hiring a car give you the advantage of being able to visit those place unfrequented by tourist bus tours:

Pandokratoras: From Acharavi it is easy todrive to the monastery at the top of Corfu's Highest peak, Mount Pandocrator. Along the way there are some delightful villages nestled in little niches in the mountain side and surrounded by a canopy of green. To the top of Mount Pandocrator is about 16 kilometres and just under a half hour's drive

Old Perithia: This was once the administrative capital of the North of Corfu. However, it is now basically abandonded although there are about three tavernas that are open all day during the tourist season. It is an unusual experience visiting Old Perithia; the houses and surroundng buildings are all made of stone and the narrow streets had once also been laid with stone but now time has taken its told and nature is gradually taking over.

Almiros beach: This is within walking distance of Acharavi; a beautiful stretch of unfrequented beach, there are some apartments and tavernas but these are sparsley scattered over the area and the land behind the beach is mainly rough and flat covered by grasses, gorse and aloe vera.

Further Afield

Ayios Stephanos, Sinies: Just over half an hour's drive away from Acharavi is the pretty fishing village of Ayios Stephanos. It is an idyllic place wth its row of five or six water-side tavernas and bars. It nestles at the foot of olive covered slopes and holiday makers that stay here enjoy the tranqility and friendship of the village. Yachts moor in the tiny bay to while away a few pleasant hours. 

Paleocastritsa: There are sightseeing tours avalable from Acharavi but it is easily accessible by car and there are a number of villages and interesting sights on the way via the inland rout, turing off at Roda. These include the villages of Krini and Lakones but also the tiny fortification of Angelocastro perched on the highest sea cliffs overlooking the bay of Paleocastritsa. There is also a very pleasant taverna with spectacular views across the Adriatic.

Time

Greece is ususually two hours ahead of GMT

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