Set on the hillside a short distance above the harbour-side village of Nissaki, this holiday villa to rent in Corfu offers commanding views and easy access to amenities. A short walk from the Corfu villa are tavernas, small shops, two pebbly beaches and three supermarkets.
Villa Andonis has a raised location and offers spectacular views of the water and Corfu town and whilst it maintains its privacy, the villa is close to local amenities and beaches and a short drive from some of the prettiest spots on the North East Coast.
Just 200 yards down the gentle hill is the first small shop, minimarket and taverna and a little further is the charming beachside village of Nissaki with its little beach, lovely harbour and choice of three waterside tavernas. Another small beach is found at the end of a little track nearby.
A five minute drive takes you to the long pebbly beach of Barbati and the beautiful route to Kassiopi takes around about half an hour.
Whether you prefer to leave the car at home and just walk to the local tavernas, beaches and supermarkets or whether you like to explore further by land or by sea, Villa Andonis is perfectly located for all.
For those who prefer to get out and about more, car hire and boat hire can be easily arranged and there are regular boat and island excursions that depart from nearby including boat trips to Corfu town.
If you hire a car or go on a small boat trip Nissaki is the perfect place to start, being in a central position on the NorthEast Coast and not that far from some beautiful inland drives and Corfu town.
Corfu’s airport and town are 24 km away (25 minutes drive) and the port is 20 km away (20 minutes drive). Car hire is not essential as the beach and all local amenities are 5-10 minutes away on foot. There are also regular boat and island excursions that depart nearby including boat trips to Corfu town. A car however is recommended if you wish to explore the nearby villages and the rest of the island on your own.
Coordinates: 39.725128, 19.89116
- Nissaki Beach: 750m
- Supermarket: 230m
- Restaurant: 400m
- Kassiopi: 15min
- Corfu Town: 30min
- Corfu Airport: 25min
- Water sports
- Scuba diving
- Mountain biking
- Horse Riding
- Golf (30mins drive)
The Nissaki Village
Nissaki covers a coastal line of over 3 kilometres, incorporating 3 beaches with crystal clear waters.
Once a small village, Nissaki has developed into a thriving modern resort whilst retaining its authentic Greek character as its location has discouraged most plans for the mass development of tourist accommodation and large hotels.
Nissaki’s main characteristics are the greenery, beautiful beaches and the serenity of the area. These are pleasantly complemented with a variety of activities relative to overall feel of the area. These activities include water sports, boat hiring, mountain bicycling, walking on the Nissaki – Corfu trail and exploring the various paths of Pantokrator mountain that lead to the abandoned village of Old Sinies, to the monastery at the top of the mountain, and the dozens of traditional taverns.
During the night small bars are open offering drinks and refreshments. The taverna’s are open all day long and offer primarily traditional food. There are not any night clubs with loud music etc. in the area but for those that seek this kind of entertainment the nearby destinations of Kalami, Barbati and Ipsos are not far by car or taxi.
Nissaki is very close to many known villages such as the bay of Agni, located just a few kilometres away, and the village of Kassiopi located a little further to the north.
Old Sinies Village
Many small roads and paths in Nissaki lead to the abandoned village of “Old Sinies”.
The village has many traditional stone made houses, churches, an old school and many wells, about 13, which the farmers still use for their goats, sheep and cows.
Nissaki lies under the Mountain of Pantocrator (the highest mountain on Corfu).
If you follow the paths after the old village of Old Sinies you will get to the top of Pantokrator mountain which is the highest point of the island (917m) and offers breathtaking views over most of Corfu island. On its bare and rocky peak you will find the old monastery of Pantokratoras built in 1347.
The area’s name, Nissaki (or Nisaki), means “Small Island” and as the older people say, it was the name of a small island which is now joined to the land. On top of this little island there is now a nice taverna overlooking the beach.
In the old times the people of Nissaki used to live in the abandoned village of Old Sinies, high above the sea and secured from the pirates incursions. The last inhabitants left Old Sinies in 1969.
If you have any questions in regards to the area or the available activities please don’t hesitate to ask. We’d be happy to help.