Messonghi holidays are heavy on au-natural vibes. The town's crowning glory is a brochure-worthy beach, while the surrounding countryside packs in some of Corfu's best walking routes.

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If there’s one thing the town of Messonghi knows, it’s how to do stress-free holidays to Corfu. It’s rooted in a laidback plot on the island’s south-east coast, with a sand-and-pebble beach on its doorstep and olive-tree-covered hills behind it. The latter’s stuffed with walking trails that you can follow through the countryside. Some of them are speckled with sea-view vantage points, which dole out perfect selfie backdrops of sea, sand and Messonghi’s low-key centre. Speaking of the waterfront, everything revolves around the beach. It’s a sweeping public swathe that’s backed by a crew of tavernas, meaning that the local cuisine’s almost always within sniffing distance of your sunbed.

At a Glance

  • Spread out and make sand angles on Messonghi Beach
  • Chow down on some souvlaki skewers in an ocean-side taverna
  • Lace up your walking boots for a breezy walk in the countryside