The road then winds south along the picturesque coast passing through Psara until you reach Boukari Bay. The sprawling bay is quiet and unspoiled with a narrow strip of sand and shingle beach and a calm shallow sea making it good for swimming. It has a small harbour and about 6 restaurants all situated along the coast road by the sea and harbour front including the Boukari Beach restaurant and the Sunset Hotel. This is a nice place to sit in the evenings and watch the sun setting over the sea, hence its name.
Situated inland, a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk from the harbour at Boukari is the village of Kouspades . It is a typically Greek village, pretty and unspoiled with friendly people. There is a church in the village centre, a shop and a cafe which is a meeting place for the elderly men folk to catch up on the local gossip. Fresh bread is delivered daily from a local bakers.
Petriti is reached either by the inland road from Kouspades or along the coast road from Boukari. It is a fairly large fishing village with a harbour and several traditional tavernas, a couple of them being open all year round. There are supermarkets, a post office and a bakery.
Between Petriti and Kouspades is the almost deserted village of Korakades which was destroyed by a landslide 30 years ago. Most of its inhabitants moved down to live in Petriti although a few houses have now been restored including the church.
Hlomos is reached from either Psara on the coast road up a fairly
steep quiet road or from the main inland Lefkimmi road.
There are lovely views over the south of the island from the church.
To reach the South west beaches from Boukari the road inland passes through the village of Argirades which is situated on the main Lefkimmi road. Here you will find traditional shops including hardware, paint and electrical shops. The older part of the village with its church square is worth a visit. From here there are views of the sea at Aghios Georgios.
From Argirades the main road continues south now bypassing the large village of Perivoli. It also bypasses the town of Lefkimmi and continues to its end at Lefkimmi Port. From here you can regularly catch a ferry over to Igoumenitsa on the mainland. You can also go to Parga on the mainland and to the Island of Paxos.
Lefkimmi is well worth a visit. It is a large, traditional, old town situated near the sea with its narrow streets and picturesque churches. When arriving from the north Ano Lefkimmi is the first part of the town entered from the main road. A one way system leads into the long narrow main street of the town which is lined with traditional shops including hardware and furniture. The main street continues south to the bridge over the river at Potami where there are boats anchored and there are riverside tavernas .
The disused salt pans provide a breeding ground for many types of bird and a lighthouse stands on the headland at Alikes.
The area around Lefkimmi is the islands main farming and vine growing region and also produces its own wine here
Travelling South East from the airport the road continues along the coast reaching the resort of Benitses which is long, sprawling and full of tourists especially in July and August. It has many tavernas, restaurants, bars, and nightlife. In contrast, Inland hidden away from the sea front is the old village which is well worth a visit.
After the road passes through the tunnel the resort peters out with just houses
and the occasional taverna and hotel until you reach Moraitika with its sand and
shingle beach. Moraitika is a busy tourist resort in high season with several large
supermarkets (including the Co-
Messongi is a reasonable sized family resort with its sand and shingle beach. The sea is gently shelving, calm and good for swimming. There is a good choice of tavernas and restaurants but nightlife is low key.
|Places of interest|
|Restaurants and Tavernas|
|Kouspades Hlomos 2|
|Walk around lake Korrission|
|Walks in corfu 3|
|Fungi of Corfu|
|Sealife of Corfu|
|Wildflowers of Corfu 1|
|wildflowers of Corfu 2|
|Orchids and Broomrapes|
|Insects and spiders of Corfu|
|Butterflies and moths of Corfu|
|Birds of Corfu|
|Reptiles of Corfu|