This charming village is a perfect option for families, couples or individuals looking for low key Greek island holidays. Those in search of all-night parties should head to the island's party capital, Kavos. Having said that, travellers who do venture to Messonghi won't go thirsty or bored. There's a small selection of bars and pubs in the town which stay open late – just don't expect packed dance floors and ear-splitting basslines. Here's a selection of the watering holes on offer if you're planning holidays to Corfu in this adorable Greek hamlet.
The laid-back ambience of this chilled-out bar in Messonghi is accentuated by the comfortable chairs and easy-listening tunes on offer. Those partial to a shisha pipe can unwind even further by renting one from the bar.
Part of the Pantheon Hotel, the Oasis Pool Bar is a great place to lounge by the swimming pool during the day and kick back with a beer or two. Come nightfall, it's probably the closest thing resembling a club in the whole of Messonghi, with loud tunes of all kinds being pumped out until 1am or 2am.
During the day, Barocco has cosy seats, a low-key soundtrack and unbeatable views out onto the great blue yonder. Come night-time the DJ moves in, the lights go down and the heat is turned up as revelers come in their droves to dance the night away on the beach.
With a long list of hot and cold snacks on offer, you're sure not to suffer from an empty stomach at Allegro. As for the beverages, the coffee is crisp and the cocktails spectacular! If you're after a stress-free evening of eating and drinking in good company and in quaint surroundings, Allegro is an excellent choice.
Booca is the perfect place to spend a boozy day soaking up the sun's rays while sampling the wide range of alcohol stocked behind the bar. Though things shift up a gear when the sun goes down, Booca still remains a laid-back locale all night long.
This bar inside the Christina Beach Hotel regularly hosts traditional Greek dancing, making it a good place to get an introduction to the local culture. Again, it's more of a restaurant than a pub, so don't expect fireworks too late into the evening – but it's a good way to kick things off in authentically Greek style.
Boasting a cocktail list packed with exquisitely-made and beautifully-presented beverages, Golden Beach is a good choice of venue day or night. While the sun is still shining, patrons enjoy free access to the sun loungers, while later on the live entertainment – including a Czech Elvis impersonator and fire dancers – keep the party going.
By day, Planet serves the best coffee in town and offers free Wi-Fi to all customers. At night, the caffeine is replaced by alcohol in an equally impressive array of cocktails and mixed drinks. Meanwhile, the permanent soundtrack to it all is a consistently groovy playlist, making for a relaxed and refined setting to cool off in.