Holidays to Ermones take you to one of Corfu’s quieter destinations. Here it’s all about the beach and beautiful surroundings, although the island capital is just 20 minutes away.
Search for holidays to Corfu and you’ll find all kinds of fantastic resorts to choose from, including the option of a Cruise & Stay holiday in pretty little Ermones. Surrounded by tree-studded hills and boasting a charming stretch of pebbly beach, this picturesque town promises all the sun-drenched relaxation you could wish for on your break.
Relax on the western coast
Quaint Ermones is located on Corfu’s western coast and is just a 30-minute drive from both the island’s airport and the capital city, Corfu Town. Situated on a shallow bay, this small town rises over the water. Its houses, shops and hotels are built into the wooded hillside, providing sea views. You won’t find high-rises or malls during your Cruise & Stay holiday here. Instead, the traditional tavernas and secluded natural areas make it feel like a slice of authentic Greece.
A beautiful beach
The village boasts a short but sweet pebble and sand beach, set against a backdrop of tumbling green hills and lined with sunloungers and umbrellas. The waters here are warm and clear, ideal for both tentative paddlers and experienced swimmers keen to strike out into the deep turquoise bay. If you’re seeking soft golden sand on your holiday, hop in the car and head south for 15 minutes to Glyfada, where you’ll find one of the finest beaches on the island.
Daytrips to Corfu Town
One of the main selling points of Ermones is how close it lies to Corfu Town. Daytrips to the capital are a simple way to inject a little culture and variety into your beach getaway. Once in the city, tour historic sights such as the twin Venetian fortresses, which were built to repel Ottoman forces, and highlights like the Museum of Asian Art. Corfu Town is also the perfect place for shopping and dining.
A taste of taverna life
In Ermones, the tavernas double up as restaurants and bars. In the daytime, you can sit and look out over the water or woodland, sampling the meze and traditional salads. Come nightfall, you can expect live music, Greek dancing, grilled meats and seafood, and – of course – plenty of wine and ouzo. Island life doesn’t get better than this.