Attractions and Beaches to Visit in Mathraki, Greece
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Mathraki, Greece is well-known for its natural beauty and the crystal waters that surround it all. The island of Mathraki can only be reached by boat from Corfu. Corfu has an airport, so if you want to visit Mathraki island, that’s where you want to fly in to before taking the ferry to the island. Mathraki is the perfect destination for anyone who wants a laid-back vacation with fewer crowds to contend with.
Located on the eastern coast of Mathraki Island, Portello Beach is the only sandy beach to be found on the island. Portello Beach is large and features beautiful crystal water. The beach is not organized and can only be reached by foot or car from the port of Plakes or from Chorio Village. Portello Beach is surrounded by greenery, which only adds to the ambiance of the area. If you’re looking for a tranquil place to relax, Portello Beach should be on your list.
Churches of Mathraki Island
Located on the northern side of Mathraki Island in Plakes, it the Church of Agios Nikolaos. Saint Nicolas is the protector of seafarers, which is fitting as the residents of the island of Mathraki do a lot of fishing. Plakes is the main port of the island. On the southern side of the island is the church of Agios Spyridon, the saint protector of Corfu and all neighboring islands. These two churches were built during the Venetian occupation. The Church of Agios Nikolaos can be found in between Mathraki and the island of Corfu at Diaplo Islet.
The secluded beach of Agouridi is located on the eastern side of the island of Mathraki. Agouridi is actually a small cove. The area is perfect if you’re looking for complete seclusion and quiet relaxation. The water is crystal clear and the area is rocky. The beach of Agouridi can be accessed by foot or by boat. There are no facilities at this beach, so you’ll want to bring your own supplies, food, and water.
Other Diapontia Islands
Mathraki Island is part of the group of islands called the Diapontia Islands. This group consists of the main islands of Mathraki, Othoni, and Ereikoussa. The area is also home to several small islets including Diaplo and Gravia. The Dialontia Islands are just northwest of Corfu on the way to Italy. Tours of the Diapontia Islands are available for anyone looking to immerse themselves in relaxation, swimming, delicious food, and exploration.
When visiting Othoni Island, you will want to see Calypso Cave next to Aspri Ammos Beach. Sailing into this cave is a breathtaking experience you won’t want to miss. When visiting Ereikoussa Island, you can visit the two beaches known as Porto and Bragini. Porto is located next the port and there is a restaurant on site. Bragini has no facilities, but is a tranquil, sandy beach.
Though Mathraki Island is small, it has plenty of relaxation to offer visitors as well as some interesting spots to explore.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com