Situated in a beautiful natural bay on the southeast coast of Corfu, Moraitika is a modern resort full of great restaurants, bars and activities. It has a beautiful strip of sandy shore to play or relax on at your leisure, plus it's one of the best places to watch the famous Greek sunrise each morning on your Corfu holidays. Moraitika is next to Messonghi, so visitors can easily use facilities at each resort.
A sandy beach or two
For days out on the scenic coast of Corfu, Moraitika and Messonghi should be top of your list. If you're visiting Moraitika then your local strip is perfect for swimming, with an expert diving centre offering scuba training from beginner to advanced levels. There are plenty of parasols and sunloungers, too, so if you're just looking to relax, you can.
Take the short walk over to Messonghi for more adventurous watersports, including water-skiing and parasailing. As with Moraitika, Messonghi never feels overcrowded despite its popularity, and there's always room to sling down your towel. With a handful of bars and clubs open until late, you'll never feel like it's too quiet either.
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Day trips to Corfu Town
Corfu Town is connected to Moraitika by efficient and regular public transport. The route takes under 40 minutes and stops by a number of traditional villages and buzzing resorts on the way, so you can hop off if the mood strikes you, before reaching the magnificent historic capital of the island.
If you're after a bit of cultural education then head up the steps to the Old Fortress. You can't miss it - it towers over the entire city as a reminder of the island's ancient Venetian heritage. The fort is open to the public with tour companies running educational trips around the city.
Below the fortress lies the Old Town, a veritable spread of winding streets full of market traders. If you love a bit of haggling, you'll be able to make an impression on the locals when browsing their extensive stock of olive wood homewares, clothing and Corfiot spirits. Take something home for yourself or a friend to remember the city by.
By night the commerical district of Corfu Town lights up and the doors of bars and clubs fly open to serve tourists until they drop. These places tend to close when the last customer calls it a night, so the party won't stop until you want it to. Taxis back to Moraitika are reasonably priced, and you can arrange for them to pick you up in advance to make sure you get back home safe and sound.
Long walks in the wilderness
The Corfu Trail is a series of coastal paths and forest trails that forms a 220-kilometre route around the island. Moraitika is just a short bike ride away from the Corfu Trail, and bikes are available to hire from the resort. Using these paths it's possible to reach ruins, beaches and mountains that you might not otherwise find on a holiday to Greece.
Southwest of Moraitika is the beautiful Lake Korission, which forms a major part of the famous Corfu nature reserve. Also in the reserve are massive rolling sand dunes and pine forests, which make for great scenic walks, so don't forget to bring a camera.
If you want a really spectacular view, then head up to Pelekas. Here you can climb to the summit of a mountain and look out from Kaiser's Throne watch-point, a popular spot for taking photos - so don't forget your camera.