Nissaki

Distance from the city of Corfu

22 Km. The driving time is about 35 min.

Nearby regions

The village “Agni” is located 3 km northerly and the driving time is about 5 min. 3 km southerly is located the village “Barbati” and the driving time is about 5 min .

Public transportation

You can find analytically the itineraries of Green Buses on www.ktelkerkyras.gr from and to the City Of Corfu. The time with the bus is about 45 min.

Morphology of Sea and Beach

There are pebbles outside and inside the sea. The sea deepens steeply.

The region provides the following:

apartment bar restaurant sunbed super-market a-t-m water-spor boat-rent jet-ski gas-station view port scuba-diving

Region’s origin of name

The region “Nissaki”, which means “Small Island”, took this name because it was formerly a small rocky island. Eventually the island was joined to the mainland. Thus the name “Nissaki” arose.

History of region

Most residents of this region live in the village “Sinies”, a mountainous traditional village on the hills of Mount Pantokrator, suitable for mountaineering and hiking. “Nissaki” is suitable for peaceful family holidays and it consists of four beaches in a distance of 4 kms. These are the picturesque harbor with its small beach, the beach “Nissaki”, in which was built the first hotel, the beach “Krouzeri” and the beach “Kaminaki”. The region’s touristic development began in early 1970’s.

Population

During the winter time there are 180 residents. In contrast to winter time the residents are about 2000 people during the summer time including visitors.

Employment of population before and after the touristic development

The residents of the region formerly occupied professionally with olive groves, farming, agriculture and fisheries. Each family was autonomous and everything that was needed was home made. Today most people deal professionally with tourism during the summer months. During the winter time they deal amateur with agriculture and especially with the olive gathering and fishing.

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