Nissaki is just a half hour’s drive around the bay from Corfu Town, but this quiet resort feels a world away from the bustling island capital. A week in Nissaki means a week of peaceful days on the beach, scenic walks along the coast and low-key evenings in local seafront tavernas. Nissaki is popular with families and older couples who want to avoid the party scene and really get a feel for traditional Greece.
Nissaki has a clean pebbly beach, sheltered in a horseshoe bay with calm, shallow water perfect for paddling. Nissaki Bay has several coves to explore, many with their own little patch of beach to throw your towels down on. The water is clear and ideal for snorkelling, and watersports are on offer even for novices; you can find instructors on hand to give you a quick lesson in jet skiing or waterskiing.
Boat trips are a popular pastime around Nissaki; either book a group trip or hire a speedboat to see the bay. Another great way to explore is on foot; there are a number of coastal paths to nearby beach resorts and inland routes to traditional Greek mountain villages. Corfu Town is close enough to go for a day trip, and there are plenty of in-resort tourist offices where you can book excursions and activities.
Corfu’s cuisine is a little different to the rest of Greece due to Venetian influences; regional specialities include fried veal, fish stew and pastitsada, a filling casserole of rooster and pasta. Nissaki has many traditional tavernas that are perfect for sampling the local dishes and lingering long into the evening with a glass of wine or ouzo. A party town it is not – head to nearby Barbati for late night cocktails and sports bars.