Messonghi

Messonghi is a relatively unspoilt, small and uncomplicated resort running parallel to the sea for about a mile, and separated from its close neighbour Moraitika by the Messonghi River. The former fishing village of Messonghi is on the south-east Coast of Corfu Island 14 miles south of the capital, Corfu Town and the airport.

Messonghi resort tends to appeal to a cosmopolitan mix of young families and couples looking for a relaxed holiday base with a friendly atmosphere. A holiday in Messonghi can also count on the attractions of Moraitika across the river, as the two resorts are tending to merge.

Messonghi is centred around the long sandy beach found on a sweeping bay with a headland at the southern end, all on a coastal plain backed by olive grove covered hills. Messonghi beach is away from the traffic of the main road and is well organized, with shallow areas safe for children and plenty of water sport activities on offer. Nightlife consists of a modest selection of bars and tavernas, with the option of Moraitika across the river for a livelier alternative.

Messonghi could include trips to nearby traditional Corfu villages like Hlomatiana and picturesque Agios Dimitrios where you will find fine views.

Other east coast resorts are accessed by buses on the main coast road. Other popular Messonghi excursion options are a bus or boat trip to the fascinating Venetian capital, Corfu Town, and the Aqualand waterpark, very popular with children. And remember, a holiday in Messonghi is also effectively a holiday in the sister resort of Moraitika, which offers far more in the way of bars, clubs and discos and is easily walkable from Messonghi.

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