Moraitika is situated on a coastal plain on the east coast of Corfu and has a backdrop of olive grove covered hills. Moraitika is just 20km from the capital Corfu town (Kerkyra) and the airport. Benitses resort is 4 miles north. Moraitika has grown a great deal over the years and is now a very developed resort that is tending to merge with the Messonghi resort on the other side of the river Messonghi, which forms the border between the two. The original village of Ano Moraitika still exists on the hill above but is now dwarfed by the largely purpose-built Moraitika holiday resort that runs along either side of the coast road. The village is based around this main strip which has plenty of bars, tavernas and restaurants, many offering British options alongside Greek favourites.
There are plenty of lively clubs and discos open until late but the resort is not as wild as the youth resort of Kavos. Moraitika appeals to a cosmopolitan mix of families, younger couples and those wanting plenty of lively entertainment, plentiful budget to mid-range accommodation and a sandy beach close to Corfu town. The beach is a popular, long mixture of sand and shingle with warm, shallow water for safe bathing and swimming for children. In Moraitika you can make use of a diving centre and other water sport facilities and enjoy boat trips and go-karting. There are some Roman remains to visit and visitors should certainly take a couple of strolls up to the original upper village a contrast from the main resort with its narrow lanes and picturesque unspoilt little flower-decked houses.
Here you will find excellent tavernas, and superb views from the church of Theotokou Kimiseos. Fisherman still work from the river that separates Moraitika from Messonghi. Moraitika is served by regular buses south to Kavos and north to Benitses and the fascinating capital Corfu town. The Aqualand is another popular local excursion
This month's featured accommodations in Moraitka and Corfu
It offers 24 hour reception service on a peaceful garden leading up to the beach at only 5 min walk from the Moraitika
One of the first Greek islands to suffer from vulgar mass tourism in the 1960s, Corfu (also named as Korfu) has squandered much of its natural beauty to demands of cut-price holiday firms. Beautiful bays have been scarred by cheap hotels, happy hour bars and noisy discos. Yet some of the loveliest beaches in Corfu and most romantic villages can be found just a few minutes walk away. The remote west, in particular, can still lay claim to unspoiled beaches and some impossibly beautiful scenery. A favourite since Victorian times Corfu is still the most popular Greek island for Brits. Around 490,000 went at the last count, more than Crete or Rhodes and 10000 now live there.
Moraitika Overview: About 20 klm south of Corfu town, Moraitika village is a laid back resort with a good sprinkling of tavernas and bars. The area has its own attraction and a good large sandy beach. Close neighbour Messonghi has never lost its small, typical Greek village atmosphere with traditional tavernas, restaurants and local bars. Moraitika beach is small and sandy/shingly. The entire area is slower in pace than the north of the Corfu island, but not lacking in charm or delightful ambience - a touch of the "real" Greece.