Holidays to Alykes Potamos take you to a rural idyll right on the water, where a stretch of golden sand is backed by a little restful town. It comes neatly packaged with Corfu Town 10 minutes away.
Corfu is a holiday destination that never goes out of style – and with resort towns like Alykes Potamos on offer, it’s easy to see why. Cruise & Stay getaways in this sleepy seaside town are all about rest, relaxation and experiencing the traditional Greek way of life.
A jewel on the outskirts of Corfu Town
Alykes Potamos is a resort that ticks every box. Not only is this seaside village lined with excellent beaches and set against a striking backdrop of pine-studded hills, it’s also situated just outside the lively island capital of Corfu Town. Spend your days swimming, sunbathing or sampling the seafood at a local taverna. Spend your nights enjoying the lively bar scene in Corfu Town. The historic attractions also make the capital well worth a tour during the daylight hours.
The beaches at Alykes Potamos are most notable for their unspoilt beauty, but compared with some of the busier resorts, they’re also fantastically chilled. If you want to spend time before or after your cruise sunbathing and taking cooling dips, head for the northern part of the beach where there are plenty of loungers and umbrellas. Further up the coast – and easily reached by car – the pebbled beaches of Gouvia and Dassia are hotspots for watersports.
The highlights of Corfu Town
From Alykes Potamos, Corfu Town can be reached by taxi, bus or car in just 10 minutes. Once there, start with a tour of the city’s old fortresses. Both were built when the area was under Venetian rule and offer fantastic views of the city. Other highlights include the Museum of Asian Art, the Municipal Art Gallery, and the Church of Agios Spyridon, which houses a sacred relic.
A taste of Greek cuisine
Whether you’re looking to dine at an upscale restaurant in Corfu Town or at a rustic taverna in Alykes Potamos, a Cruise & Stay holiday to this part of the world gives you the perfect opportunity to savour true Greek cuisine. It goes without saying that seafood should be top of your list, but don’t forget to sample old favourites like stifado (a meaty stew), spanakopita (spinach and feta pastries) and traditional Greek salad.