Hit up the beach on a holiday to Psarras – there’s little else to distract here except a handful of cosy Greek tavernas.

Easy does it in Psarras

Holidays are all about that go-slow way of life in Psarras. This petite village, on the south-east coast of Corfu, does vacays the minimalist way – it’s got a shingle beach that’s perfect for fly-and-flop, and a scattering of Greek tavernas on the seafront. Otherwise, things are uber-lowkey.

The bright lights of Kavos

Psarras’ postcode puts you a 30-minute drive from neon-lit Kavos in the south. It’s party-central here, thanks to a generous dollop of bars and nightclubs. You’ll spy them along the main strip, which runs along the beach. No directions needed – simply follow the crowds. Daytripping in Kavos comes recommended, too, thanks to an eight-kilometre-long stretch of sand and more watersports than you can shake a stick at.

Hello, neighbours

The neighbouring towns aren’t to be glossed over here. Moraitika and Messonghi are both less than a 10-minute drive north, and each serves up another slice of authentic Greek life. Moraitika’s decked out with orange-and-lemon-coloured buildings that are worth an Insta post. And Messonghi flaunts a sugar-fine beach backed by sea-view restaurants.

At a Glance

  • Munch on kleftiko in a taverna
  • Snooze away the day on a beach
  • Get the camera out in Moraitika