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Acharavi Corfu

Back to Top of Acharavi PageAcharavi


Acharavi is a busy and lively resort set on the North coast of Corfu, boasting something for everyone. It is not just a resort, it is the main town for the North of the island and many of the local people visit Acharavi on a regular basis as there is a post office, banks, a dentist and doctors and all the facilities found in a modern town. You will also find shops such as hardware stores and flower shops. Acharavi has plenty of Tavernas and bars, and a good, long, sandy beach. Behind the resort, set in the hills are excellent walking paths. These have recently been cleared and are part of the Corfu trail. The shops in the main town are situated either side of the main road which runs through Acharavi. Little streets run off this road down to the beach, where you will find many of the beach Tavernas and bars.

Back to Top of Acharavi PageWho is the Resort for


Acharavi is a family resort offering everything from the sandy beach for young children and adults alike, to the night life that teenagers require. The re-opening of the Corfu trail in the hills behind and above the resort, has opened this resort up to walkers. The trail takes you through the shoreline and foothills of Acharavi. Lookout for the blue way markers. Acharavi was very popular with British holiday makers, but in recent years the British tour operators have receded. Some of the accommodation is now taken by Czechoslovakian and other independent operators.

Back to Top of Acharavi PageThe Beach


Type:

A sandy beach that stretches the length of Acharavi - about 3 km!

Sunbeds:

There are sunbeds and umbrellas available for hire on the beach.

Facilities:

There are showers on the beach, and the Taverna owners will let you use there toilets if you purchase a drink.

Child Suitability:

Acharavi is a good beach for children, it is away from the road and the water is shallow. Afternoon sea breezes can pick up.

Accessability:

Being that Acharavi is mainly on the flat the beach is very accessible. There is just a slight incline from the main road to get to the beach down the side roads.

Cleanlines and Urchins

Acharavi is a clean beach and well looked after. There are no urchins.

Back to Top of Acharavi PagePlaces of Interest

Follow the road through Acharavi and on the way out you will see signs to the Roman baths. They are situated just the other side of the town. Also a Doric temple remains near Roda which is the next town along from Acharavi. This temple is said to have probably been built as a dedication to Apollo.

Back to Top of Acharavi PagePlaces Nearby

Travelling West, Roda is a 10 minute drive and St Spiridon is a 5 min dive to the East. The Hydropolis water park is worth a visit if you have younger ones. (See Water Park Notes)

Back to Top of Acharavi PageHow to get there by Car

Follow the main coastal road from Kassiopi towards Acharavi. There are no turnings and this road is relatively wide compared to the roads around the Nissaki and Kalami area! Continue on this road past the Hydro Polis water park. Acharavi is the next town. Park on the side of the main road for shopping or turn to your right. down one of the many side streets that will take you to the beach. Limited parking is available next to the beach.

Back to Top of Acharavi PageHydropolis Water Park


If you are looking for a fun day out with children or maybe just as a couple, water parks are always a good choice in the warm summer weather in corfu. Here at Hydropolis you have a choice of fun water rides as well as sports facilities, such as tennis, beach volley ball, aquafit and water games. You can also learn how to scuba dive here. There is a small zoo with ducks, geese, ostriches, wild fowl, peacocks and rabbits. Children are made welcome and there are many child facilities, including a children's pool and water slide.

The water park has four giant slides: The Toboggan which is 102m long! The Double Multi Run, the Hydro Tube and the 'Free Fall' for those who like a bit of fear !!!!

Relax on the Lazy River Ride if all the excitement gets too much.
For the more energetic there is a fully equipped outdoor gym, games of basketball and beach volley ball also take place.
After all that exertion, you may want to relax in the ship like bar area with a cool drink, or have an ice cream or snack in the main centre of the park. If you fancy something more substantial, there is a self service restaurant serving Greek food.
The Water Park is fully supervised at the pool areas by qualified staff. In case of accidents there is a first aid centre with trained personnel on hand.
The water is cleaned to the I.S.O procedure, minimizing the need for too many chemicals.
There is a tourist shop on site and also a photo shop. Lockers and safety deposit boxes are also available.
So if you are looking for a fun filled day away from the beach try this water park.
Prices: Adults 13 Euro, Children (5-12 years) 10 Euro, under 4 years Free.
(Pices are for summer 2002)
Transfers can be arranged. Call 26630 64700 for details.

How to get to the Hydropolis water park

Follow the main coastal road from Corfu town through Ipsos into the North East of the island. The roads here are narrow and windy, mirrors are placed on the worst bends to help you. Pass Kassiopi, this is on your right, carry straight on following the signs to Acharavi. The roads start to widen and have less bends. As you near Acharavi you will see signs for the Hydropolis Water Park, there is plenty of warning. The water park is on your right the same side as the sea. Turn down through the main gates, follow the road down to a large car park at the bottom.
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Back to Top of Acharavi PageTavernas in Acharavi


There is a wide selection of tavernas. Many on the main road serving everything from a snack to a three course Greek meal. Or, why not try the Tavernas on the beach while watching the sunset. Taverna Maistro is an excellent place to sit and watch the sunset while enjoying a lovely meal and a glass of chilled Boutari or two!!!
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Back to Top of Acharavi PageBars and Nightclubs in Acharavi

Acharavi has plenty of bars, throught out the town and going towards the beach. There are lively cocktail bars showing the latest films and sporting events, or quieter bars on the beach - for that all important aperitif before going to one of the local Tavernas.


Sonic Bar

Adonis

Lemon Garden

Back to Top of Acharavi PageWater Sports in Acharavi

Acharavi has a water sports centre offering water skiing and ringo rides, also for parasailing (from the back of a ski boat). This is situated on the left hand side of the beach.


Boat Rental

It is possible to hire small motor boats in Acharavi. The main offices on the road have details of these. Also there is boat rental on the beach towards the left hand side.

Back to Top of Acharavi PageShopping in Acharavi


There are many shops here, Acharavi has most shops you could want on your holiday. The local people shop here so the choice is good, everything from the tourist shops and travel agents to the small individual gift stores if you are looking for something different to take home.



Supermarkets

There are many in Acharavi itself and also a couple on the outskirts of the town. The larger ones tend to be on the main road and smaller mini markets and tourist shops are on the side roads towards the beach.

Back to Top of Acharavi PageAccommodation in Acharavi

Accommodation in selected villas and houses around the Acharavi area: www.corfunorth.com


Our goal is to offer you a vacation proposal in an alternative tourism environment, where visitors have a chance to get away from the usual ?complete package? vacation idea and combine a real get away

Back to Top of Acharavi PageUseful Acharavi Information

Exchange/Money

There are several banks and cash machines on the main road of Acharavi. There are also many places to exchange money in the resort of Acharavi. The tourist type shops will also change travellers cheques and foreign currency for you.

Public Swimming Pools in Acharavi

The pool bars in Acharavi are open to the public. These are free to use but you will be expected to purchase a couple of drinks/snacks from the bar during the day. These swimming pools are mostly situated on the side roads just off the main street.

Telephone and Post Box

There are public pay phones on the main road and also on the beach. These are the card phone type and you can purchase a card from the main supermarkets in the town. There are not only post boxes in Acharavi but also a main post office. So if you need to send a package or an urgent letter here is the place to do it. The post office is on the left hand side of main road coming from the Kassoipi side, inside the supermarket. Look for the Yellow Post Box with the Horn, outside.

Children's Facilities

There is a play area and park just off the main road in Acharavi this is at the beginning of the centre.

Disabled Facilities

Acharavi town is very flat there are no hills to the shops and most of them are level with the pavement. Although be aware that the kerbs are quite deep.

Hairdressing Service

Acharavi, has an English resident mobile hairdresser. Jackie trained in London and has worked with many of the major hair stylists. Her skills include all aspects of hair-styling, including colour and highlights, children's and gentlemen's hair. On Corfu, Jackie is responsible for the North of Corfu's hairdressing for a major tour operator's wedding parties. This is organised through a wedding co-coordinator for the tour operator. Many of the holiday representatives (working for all tour operators) look to Jackie for their hairdressing requirements. Whilst here you can contact Jackie for an appointment on 69450 72511. Treat yourself whilst on your holiday !

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