By hiring a boat, instead of, or as well as a car, you are able to see this beautiful island from the sea which gives a totally different perspective. You can hire boats from me, Spiros, at email@example.com Journeying along the coast you can go north as far as Kassiopi and south to Barbati. A journey to Corfu Town is also very different by boat heading out of Agni bay across the Corfu Gulf.
To learn more about the places you could visit by boat please see below.
Agni Bay is at the heart of the beautiful North East coast of Corfu - and it would be difficult to better this area of coastline - from Kassiopi to Barbati you can explore tiny deserted bays and beaches where you can almost believe you're alone on this beautiful island.
Kassiopi, a bustling town to the north, an old fishing village is a thriving hub of activity where you can meander through the streets choosing from the different tavernas and bars. It has a few small supermarkets, a wonderful bakery and lots of interesting gift shops where you can find locally made olive wood, pottery, embroidered cottons and handmade crochet work along with much more. And if you run out of money there is even a "hole in the wall". Whilst you're here try to visit Kassiopi's original fortress walls which are still standing and are definitely worth exploring taking you away from the hubbub of village life, here you can walk through little dells which suddenly give you stunning views of the sea.
Avlaki is a large sweeping bay where you can moor a boat and either swim or eat at one of the relaxing taverna's - and it's here you can enjoy an hour or two of horse riding through the local countryside with Dimitris at...............
Between Avlaki and San Stefanos there are a multitude largely deserted beaches some small others large but almost entirely accessible only by boat. Many of these are paradise itself and can satisfy the swimmers, sunbathers, and beachcombers in all of us. Take your choice and be alone ... at least for a while.
San Stefanos is favoured by the yachting and sailing fraternity and has a number of very good taverna's serving traditional Corfiot cuisine.
Kerasia is a beautiful beach, which can be almost deserted at either end of the season, it has only one taverna in the corner where you will be given a warm welcome.
From Kerasia, still heading South, you next find Kouloura, a tiny sickle shaped harbour with a small swimming beach shaded by an enormous eucalyptus tree - if the small chapel is open next to the harbour side taverna please take time to enter into it's cool shady interior and soak up the atmosphere, even if you have no religious beliefs you cannot but wonder at it's tranquillity and simplicity.
Around the headland Kalami is famous for the Durrell family connection and with a large curving bay in front of a bustling community of tourist shops and tavernas. Here you will find Kalami Travel where you can book trips on the mainland, another different experience.
Gialiskari is a horseshoe shaped beach in Agni bay, very safe, with clear blue waters, here, if you're lucky you can watch the kingfishers diving in and out of the water.
Next comes Agni beach itself, for me, the best of them all because here I was born. The rocks either side of this magnificent bay make snorkeling and scuba diving a must to see the abundance offish swimming in these fertile waters. Here you can see octopus, starfish........,........and many more. A friend once had a small octopus resting on his foot in about half a metre of water. On Agni there are 4 very fine tavernas all of which have different foods on offer - all traditional. Taverna Nicholas is my preferred choice, where you will meet Periklis and his family and you can sit and while away the whole day, knowing that you're in paradise.
On leaving Agni you will pass a very small chapel (big enough for only three or four people) that was used by the fishermen in years gone by. It sits atop a rock and is spectacularly beautiful.
Shortly beyond the chapel is a small tunnel cave where you supposedly can meet your true love as you emerge from the far side. Then there is the straight stretch of Kruzeri beach and the misnamed Nissaki Beach Hotel. The beach offers tavernas and watersports.
Kaminaki a little further south is tiny (little chimney directly translated). And when you see the precipitous road that leads down to it you can understand how it came by its name. Here there are two tavernas but a very small beach tends to become crowded in mid summer.
Next is Nissaki itself, a tiny little bay with a small harbour but with many tavernas and gift shops to choose from -tourist fare perhaps,or something a little more ethnic from The Loom the rambling shop above the Nissaki beach area.
A long stretch of low coastline peppered by small beaches including Glyfa with its taverna eventually brings you to Barbati: Here you can find numerous tavernas.
Scattered between all of these named places are numerous beaches and bays to stop and relax, -some are only big enough for one boat, where you can be totally alone - your own Shirley Valentine haven ... but swimming from your own boat for a day.
And then there's Corfu Town - so different when visited by boat crossing the broad Corfu Gulf passed Vidos island - a fascinating place to explore opposite the town harbours. Corfu Town approached from the sea has its own sense of charm making your visit even more unforgettable.
Make your holiday different by hiring a boat from me at firstname.lastname@example.org OR by telephoning me on +306978581182 alternatively I can be found each day on Agni beach where I have pedaloes and sun beds for hire.
Central point at taverna Nikolas Jetty for our boats