If you are looking for a resort to stay with a shingley/sandy beach then Moraitika is the perfect solution. Conveniently located on the South East coast only 20 kms from the main town of Corfu and the airport, Moraitika offers the perfect holiday destination for an excellent, fun family holiday. You will be guaranteed service and quality at numerous traditional tavernas, there are a few bars to choose from for lively nights out with music, singing, dancing, karaoke and quizzes offered at many places as well as Greek music and dancing. The scenic beach is close to the centre of the village and there are also watersports available here for the more adventurous types.
One of the main attractions of the area is the small river from where many local fishermen and the kaiki excursion trips begin their day.
Places to See
Well worth a visit is the old traditional village of Moraitika set above the main road. It stands on a lush mountain covered with olive groves. Walking through the small streets is enchanting and you can also admire the sea view. The sunset vistas are enchanting enough, but the sunrise is truly unforgettable. Rise early one morning, find a vantage point and marvel at this sort of spectacle:
The village church with its beautiful bell tower can be visited every Sunday morning and across from the church you will find the original old church which only one grave from the 20th century.
Here in the village you can visit the ‘Pigi’ (fresh water spring) which is under the shade of a huge plane tree which the greeks call ‘Platanos’.
Places to Eat
As far as food is concerned, you are guaranteed excellent quality. There are numerous traditional tavernas that offer the very best of local Corfu cuisine along with a range of International dishes to satisfy all visitors. In addition, the seafood delicacies are just too good to be missed.
A handful of tavernas are found along the beach for lunchtime snacks and in the evening the Old Village is worth a visit up the hill.
One of the favourites is ‘Tassos Village Grill’ which is run by a lovely family and their sons and serves fresh local fish eg) Sea Bass, Grey Snapper and a variation of sea food. Other traditional dishes including Mousaka, Sofrito and Stifado can be found also.
Things to Do
Moraitika practically merges with the sisiter resort of Messonghi – only a river divides the two villages. The latter is a former fishing village that knows how to turn on the charm. It has a long, sandy beach, while the little lanes are home to traditional tavernas and bars. The capital, Corfu Town, is 20 kilometres away and wears its history well. So much so that its Venetian-influenced old city and elegant arcades have been given the UNESCO stamp of approval.