Blue sea, dolphins and unspoilt nature : our trip to Mathraki.
4 small islands – Mathraki, Othoni, Erikussa and Diablo – can be seen from Agios Georgios towards the north.
They are the most northern islands of Greece. They are called “DIAPONDIA NISIA = Overseas
For centuries, they have been the first, and in some cases the most hidden, ports of Greece reached by pirates and crusaders. These islands, as well as Corfu itself, were governed by the Venetians for over 400 years. Today hey still offer us paradise beaches, solitude and unspoilt nature.
Just 4 nautical miles from the Cape of Arillas, Mathraki is considered a small jewel in the Ionian
After breakfast, we go by bus on a 10 km-long route over the hills northbound , through the neighboring village of Arillas and further to the small port of Agios Stefanos.
From there, we take the boat to the first small island, Diabolos. (Travel time approx. 30 minutes) Our guests have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in clear waters and discover the diversity of the underwater world.
We continue to the main point of our excursion – Mathraki (travel time approximately 40 minutes) Having reached the port of Mathraki, you can take a “Frappe” (ice coffee) or some other refreshment in one of the small cafes at the port or beach. Afterwards we hike to the other side of
the island, and discover the shady pine-trees, enjoy the fragrances and impressions of the wonderful landscape (hike about 1 – 1.5 hours).
Of course you can just jump into the crystal clear floods and enjoy the sea and beach! (Length of stay on the island: about 5-6 hours)
On the back way back to Agios Stefanos n late afternoon, we will pass small coves and impressive rock formations enjoying the coastline of Corfu.
Dolphins sometimes offer a special experience during our trip , when suddenly appearing next to the e boat and accompanying it for some momentse! We can not guarantee theirr appearance, but it often happens.
Dolphins love the marine environment in the northern Ionian Sea and especially our 4 small islands.