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Messonghi, Corfu : A perfect place to relax and unwind

Messonghi is one of South Corfu's most popular resorts. A former fishing village separated from it's neighbor Moraitika by a river, it's natural charm and beauty as visitors returning year after year. Hidden among green hills and olive groves and boasting a beautiful sandy beach, Messonghi is suitable for couples and families looking for a place to relax.

Messonghi is more suited to families, couples and anyone not wanting to be situated in a crowded, noisy resort. Although it is a lively place, with a few bars & clubs open to the small hours, you have a choice, it's easy to find a quiet taverna or bar & have a very relaxing evening.
There are many supermarkets, souvenir shops, Car rental motorcycle-hire, exchange bureaus & take-away food shops to suit all types of visitor. Messonghi people are warm & friendly & will really make you feel welcome.
Even in high season, the beach does not get overcrowded there is plenty of room for everyone. Sun loungers, wind-breakers & umbrellas are available for hire, but there is also plenty of spacious sand, where you can just lay down your beach towel. All in all, Messonghi is the ideal location for an enjoyable holiday, being close to Corfu town & other Corfu resorts, but, without the hustle & bustle.


How to get to Messonghi, Corfu
Going South, Messonghi is about midway between Corfu Town and Lefkimmi. Ferries from IGOUMENITSA on the mainland sail to the two ports of Corfu Town and LEFKIMMI. There is a regular bus service from Corfu town to Messonghi with the cost of a ticket not more than 3 euros.
The location of Messonghi means it is an ideal base for exploring to the east and west of Corfu isle and also to the south and north. The area is well serviced with public transport with a public service bus operating from early in the morning to late into the evening on a hourly basis. At the Corfu airport, a taxi rank is situated immediately outside the arrivals gate, which always has taxis at hand whenever a flight has arrived. Best time to visit Messonghi is in summer. The season extends from Easter to October when the temp range from 25-40 degrees.

The beach in Messonghi !!
The beach is mostly sand with a small amount of shingle. There are wonderful views across the sea to the Greek Mainland coast and to Albania in the North. Sunbeds and parasols are readily available to rent for the day at around 6 euros.
Other beach facilities include showers and changing huts. Along the beach you will find a number of Taverns and Bars for your refreshments.
The sea is clean and calm, perfect for snorkelling and other water activities. Learn to scuba dive at the Nautilus Diving School: Run by a freindly Anglo-Greek couple, it's recognized British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) school. Trips for qualified divers are also organized and equipment hire is available. Lacated in the grounds of Messonghi beach hotel, between Moraitika and Messonghi, Tel: 2661083045.

What is there to do in Messonghi
In Messonghi you will find a smattering of shops which sell all kinds of souvenirs and beach goods. Taverns and Bars vie to attract clients with their menus of delicious dishes and exotic cocktails. Many places have dancing or karaoke for your entertainment.
A wider range of Bars and clubs can be found just across the river in Moraitika for those who seek a livelier evening. Along the beach are a number of leisure activities. Pedaloes are available for about 10 euros and for those not afraid of heights. Paragliding is a must (about 25euros). On the Messonghi river there are BOATS offering daily cruises (Boat trips) for exploring Corfu coastline or mainland Greece and Paxos island.

Taverns and Restaurants in Messonghi !!
MINORES Tavern is situated at the end of the resort and is where you can enjoy freshly cooked, traditional dishes in a rustic environment.
(Dinner for two around 35 euro) ZAK'S Family Restaurant on the main road between the two resorts. Owner ZAK personally greets all his customers and the restaurant serves fine food in a warm, friendly atmosphere. (around 20/30 euro per person). DIONYSOS TAVERNA. Located right by the sea and offers excellent Greek food and impeccable service, reflected in slightly higher prices (dinner for two around 50 euro).

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