Erikousa is a hidden gem about 8 nautical miles north of Corfu Town. This largely undiscovered island offers spectacular beaches and traditional Greek village life.
Choose from upscale villas like the Thinking Traveller’s clifftop hideaway Gaia; barefoot-chic boutique hotels such as Acantha Boutique Hotel; and renovated historic properties including windmills and miner’s cottages.
1. Acantha Boutique Hotel
When it comes to visiting Greece most travellers think of Santorini, Mykonos or Rhodes, these are the well known islands that attract a package tourism crowd but if you want to discover one of the best kept secrets in Greece and get away from it all you have to visit Erikousa. This tiny island, located just north of Corfu, is a purple oasis with stunning natural beauty and azure Ionian sea. The best place to stay on the island is in the only boutique hotel, Acantha Boutique Hotel.
This luxury hotel has just 5 suites which means that guests can expect unparalleled relaxation on their vacation. Each suite has a huge balcony with amazing sea views, as well as premium bedding and bath amenities. The hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance and free self parking on site.
There is also an onsite restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Guests can enjoy a variety of fusion Mediterranean dishes while overlooking the sea. The hotel is also able to offer private dinners on request, ideal for couples or families who want to enjoy their privacy without having to venture far from the hotel.
There are a number of things to do on the island, starting with taking a walk through the cypress trees and olive groves that adorn the island. Alternatively, you can explore the beaches, which are all quite beautiful. Another great option is to take a snorkeling excursion, which will allow you to see the beautiful underwater world near the island. Lastly, you can also enjoy a Stand Up Paddle Boarding trip, which is a fun and exciting way to see the island.
2. Bella Vista Ereikousa
Pros: This is a perfect little hotel. It has everything you need and is incredibly comfortable. The owners truly have thought of everything, from the poolside bar to the great food and wine list. The private beach is wonderful with soft sand and crystal clear water. It’s a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of island life. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The location is beautiful with great views and a short walk to Porto where there are taverns and shops. We would highly recommend this hotel and look forward to returning.
The Villas at Bella Vista are luxury accommodation with suburb sea view among the olive groves in Ereikousa. The Villas are a perfect escape for couples and groups who want to relax in tranquility while experiencing the beauty of Corfu. They consist of two deluxe studios, one of which is accessible for people with disabilities and a luxurious maisonette.
They offer a spacious and fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, oven and stovetop, satellite flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower. Each unit also includes a dining area, a seating area and a terrace with stunning views to the Diapondia Islands and the Ionian Sea. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi and private parking on site.
This family-friendly hotel is located in the historical part of Corfu, within walking distance from Kassiopi Castle and Agia Ekaterini Monastery. The property is also 20 minutes away by car from Paleokastritsa Beach and offers an outdoor pool, as well as a garden.
Every room at this Ereikoussa aparthotel comes with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a mini bar. The bathrooms have a bath or shower and hairdryer. They are also equipped with a dishwasher, a microwave and a washing machine.
Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar, which is open from 09:00 until 10:00. The restaurant serves local and international cuisine, including grilled meats, salads and fish. A continental breakfast is served daily from 10:00 until 11:00. The hotel can also help with booking tours and activities, including hiking and scuba diving.
3. Ereikousa Villa
Located on Erikousa Island, this Villa is just a short drive from the nearest airport. This property has 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms to make your vacation comfortable and memorable.
This villa is ideal for couples or a family looking for a place to relax. It features spacious indoor and outdoor living areas as well as a private pool. It is also within walking distance of a number of restaurants and bars.
The air-conditioned master bedroom has a separate en suite bathroom and access to a large veranda. It is located on the first floor and has a view of the sea. The kitchen, living room, and dining area are on the ground floor.
With a private sand and shingle beach within easy walking distance this gorgeous villa is a paradise of tranquility. The villa is surrounded by cypress and olive trees and offers front row seats to nature’s spectacular display of beauty.
Located just a short walk from the lovely sandy beach of Agios Sostis this villa is a true gem of tranquility. The villa is a short walk from Porto, the island’s main port and the centre of activity, but also just a short walk from the peaceful sandy and rocky beach of Bragini.
This wonderful villa is situated in a quiet position overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean and the picturesque bay of Agios Sostis on the east coast of the island. It is not far from the attractive village of Livadi and is elevated enough to afford spectacular panoramic views which on a clear day include 12 islands including Andros, Tinos, Syros, Naxos, Paros, Ios, Sikinos, Sifnos, Folegandros, and Kythira.
The island of Erikousa is just 8 nautical miles northwest of Corfu and is enveloped by crystal clear blue waters and endless virgin golden and steep rocky beaches. To get to the island you can take the ship Evdokia which leaves from the port of Corfu on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8:30 in the morning and returns to Corfu on the same days with a trip lasting just over two hours.
4. Aetos Apartments
Aetos Apartments are located on a quiet road in Agia Efimia, within walking distance to restaurants, bars and cafeterias. They offer modern comforts like free private parking and WiFi. Each of the air-conditioned apartments includes a kitchen equipped with an oven and stovetop, as well as a fridge. The en suite bathroom features a tub and shower.
Aetos apartments are also close to the beach, where guests can enjoy a drink at Fior D’amore. Guests can also try the food at the on-site restaurant, which is prepared using local ingredients. The property offers a variety of convenient facilities, including a concierge and a car rental desk. There is free internet access in public areas and a private beach area for guests to use.
The property has 7 self-catering units, which are a mix of one-bedroom apartments and spacious studios. The top floor houses a spacious penthouse with dramatic sea, village and valley views. All of the apartments feature a comfortable living room, an open-plan kitchen and a balcony or terrace. They are also equipped with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and a CD stereo. The bathrooms include a spacious shower, a hip bath and a hairdryer.
KAYAK users have rated Boulevard Aetos Suites highly for its service and location. The property has great value for money and is recommended for couples, solo travellers and families looking for a budget-friendly accommodation in Kefalonia. The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly. The hotel provides a free shuttle bus to the airport and port.
The hotel is located just a short drive from the Kalon Oros and is within a 10-minute walk of Melissani Lake Cave. It is also less than a 30-minute drive from the beach. It offers a wide range of facilities, such as a concierge, an elevator and free private parking on site. The property is also close to a number of popular attractions, such as Dodoni and Spathis art. The airport is less than a 45-minute drive away.