Acharavi is the resort with the largest beach in Corfu with superb scenery and a sandy stretch of three kilometres, Acharavi has the potential to please anyone. There are areas where you can relax, there is nightlife, there are beautiful landscapes, and there is even an aquapark. Acharavi is among the most popular and famous resorts in Corfu.
How to get to Acharavi Corfu?
From Igoumensita to Corfu Town, the journey takes about an hour and a half and costs around 30 € (for the car). From the capital of the island to Acharavi are almost 40 kilometres, so a taxi ride from the airport or port reaches 50 euros.
The cheapest and easiest option to reach the resort in the north of the island is the green bus travel. Departure is from the station at five minutes from the port, and a ticket costs 3,60 €. Seven buses are running on the Roda – Acharavi route from Monday to Friday, six buses on Saturday and just one on Sundays.
Those who travel by car must keep the Corfu Town road to Kassiopi and then follow signs to Acharavi.
Beach of Acharavi
Acharavi has a single sand beach (there are stones from place to place) that stretches over three kilometres, being the largest beach in Corfu. The beach was awarded the Blue Flag, so there is no lack of facilities for tourists. The sand is always cleaned, there are trash cans on the beach, and the patrollers continuously patrol. There is also a warning system with flags, and if the currents are strong, it is not recommended to get into the water. The water is turquoise, it is clean and is not at all deep.
You can go tens of meters quietly, and the water level does not pass by the bra, being suitable for children as well. Another reason why many choose the beach of Acharavi is the scenery. From here you can see the nearby resort of Roda, the island of Erikoussa, the Almyros resort, and the mountains of Albania.
Along the beach, there are plenty of taverns and boutiques or shops, and lounge chairs for rent are every step. You have to choose where you will stay, and someone will come to take your toll (6 or 8 € for two sunbeds, depending on the area). Of course, you have a choice and when it comes to sports or nautical activities. You can try bananas, water bikes, snorkelling or hire motor boats.
In Almyros, there is also a small nudist beach that is not officially recognised but used by the Greeks, especially on weekends when many come from Thessaloniki, Athens or Patras.
What can you do in Acharavi?
The area around Acharavi can be visited on bicycles in organised tours, or separately. Near the resort’s beach, there is the S-bike bike rental centre (find more details here: Corfu Mountain Bikes). Those here make everything available and are guides for tourists who want to visit the Pantokrator (the tallest on the island), or the old villages of Strinilas Episkepsi or Nymfes, with monasteries and traditional mountain houses, hills and olive groves in the area. Depending on the route a bicycle tour costs between € 34 and € 45.
If you are adventurous, it is worth diving in Acharavi. The prices are not higher than in other resorts (one session can reach 150 €), but here you can visit not only underwater caves or reefs but also wrecks forgotten on the bottom of the sea or diving in the moonlight.
In Acharavi there are plenty of bars or hotels with large swimming pools to which all tourists have access, so if you are tired of sand, you have an alternative. Entrance is free, but you have to eat (it’s a common practice on the whole island of Corfu).
In the evening, bars are all the way, and of all kinds. There are bingo venues, Karaoke venues and, of course, dances until morning. The advantage of the well-known resorts of Corfu Island for nightlife such as Sidari or Kavos is that everything is quieter (less drunk English, fewer scandals, etc.).
Perhaps the greatest attraction for active tourists in Acharavi is the Hydropolis Waterpark at the exit of the resort (towards Kassiopi). It is the newest of its kind in Corfu and covers more than 30,000 square meters. Tubes and slides are also 100 meters long, and there is a fast Lazy River, a Space Ball, and not only.
The complex is enormous, and the waterpark is just in the middle of it. Here there are grounds for various sports, videogames, hydromassage pools, fitness areas and other games and cafes. A day in the Hydropolis complex with access to all facilities costs up to 20 €.
In Acharavi there is a Museum of Folklore, inaugurated in 2008. Here you can see from photographs, manuscripts and traditional Greek costumes to mills, agricultural utensils, furniture or presses for olive oil, dating back to the 18th century. The museum is located in an imposing building, across the road from the Roman Baths of Acharavi.
To get there, you have to follow the main street of Acharavi towards the exit to Roda. Some signs will help you. From Roman baths, you can go to Roda (about 4 kilometres) to visit the ruins of a Doric temple, built in honour of Apollo, the Archaeological Museum or the site of a Roman village.
Recommended restaurants in Acharavi, Corfu
In Acharavi you can find taverns and restaurants for everyone’s taste and pocket. If you want to eat Greek specialities, you should not miss Pumphouse, the oldest taverna in the resort, where the food is cooked after old recipes, and the atmosphere is maintained by a band every night. Here, dinner in two costs between 30 and 50 €.
The beachside tavern is right on the beach, as the name says. Here you can serve all the meals of the day or just a snack, and you can finally enjoy an aromatic coffee. Beverages cost between 1.5 and 3 €, and for food prices start at 7-10 €.
Lemon Garden is another place that you do not have to bypass. The restaurant is set in a lemonade orchard, and the tables are laid out among the trees. In the menu, you will find from chicken and fish dishes to delicious and fresh drinks. All ingredients used are native. Menu prices start at 10 €.
Recommended accommodation in Acharavi, Corfu