Boukaris | Αгентство недвижимости Roula Rouva | Корфу - Паксос - Ионические острова - Греция

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Boukaris, or Boukari as the locals call it, is postcard perfect. It lies 25km south of Corfu Town, on the island’s southeast coast.

Boukaris is a fishing village that has not been spoilt by mass tourism. It has managed to retain its traditional character. It attracts people who would like to spend their holidays living a genuine Greek local experience, at a quiet and calm location away from the crowds.

The settlement is built around its small quaint harbor, from where local fishermen set sail every day. Boukaris is famous for its fish taverns. The food there is as fresh as it gets since they all serve the catch of the day. Be prepared for delicious and fantastic fish and seafood right by the sea.

The beach of Boukaris consists of various small bays with sand and pebbles. The waters are calm and shallow, so the beach is a major pole of attraction for families with small children and people who like to spend their holiday days in a calm setting. It is also famous for the views it offers to Corfu Town and the opposite coast of Epirus.

Boukaris is situated in a pristine, unspoiled area of lush vegetation and incredible natural beauty. For that reason, it is preferred by many nature lovers and hikers, who take the opportunity to walk the hills surrounding the settlement and visit the charming nearby villages of Petritis, Kouspades, and Chlomos.

Boukaris Nearby Beaches

Petritis Beach

Petritis is a small sandy beach located right in front of the namesake seaside settlement, the largest fishing port in South Corfu.

The beach is fairly organized, with sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, showers, and washrooms. The waters of Petritis are shallow, so the place is a safe haven for families with children. The village fishermen bring daily to the shore some of the freshest fish you have ever tried, so it is worth tasting local delicacies at one of the seaside taverns after your refreshing swim.

Moraitika Beach

Moraitika is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the east coast of Corfu. It offers visitors all modern amenities for a memorable stay, such as many dining options, an intense nightlife, quality accommodation, and culture and history.

The beach of Moraitika is composed of sand and small pebbles. The waters here are shallow and calm, securing a safe and relaxing swim. Trees on the backside of the beach provide a natural shade, while there are also sunbeds and umbrellas for rent. There are many restaurants and coffee shops on the shore, where you can grab a quick snack to eat, have a full meal, or drink something refreshing.

Agios Georgios South (the beach of Argyrades)

Agios Georgios South is a Blue Flag awarded beach that seems to stretch for an eternity (indeed, it is 8km long). It is sandy with crystal clear waters. So, whatever you are looking for, crowds or isolation, you will find it here. The beach is fully organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, showers, and changing cabins.

Agios Georgios South is a serene seaside resort and an ideal location for laidback holidays. Its landscape is impressive, as it is surrounded by olive groves and sand dunes to the north. It is preferred by couples and families and by parties of friends looking for something off the main tourist tracks. Besides sunbathing, there are many watersport options visitors can take advantage of, from parasailing and jet skiing to windsurfing. You all also do scuba diving or go on boat day tours.

Food is not a worry in Agios Georgios South. There are many restaurants, tavernas, and snack bars along the coastal road, serving from sandwiches to four-course meals. There are also bars and nightclubs, with live music on many occasions.

Things to do and see in the area of Boukaris, Corfu

A visit to the beautiful village of Chlomos

Chlomos is one of the oldest and most picturesque villages on the island. It was built in the 13th century, and the houses are of Venetian architecture. Most walls are painted in red and orange, giving the settlement an extraordinary character.

Located at an altitude of 270m, it is called by many people “the Balcony of Corfu” for the views it offers over the south part of the island and the entire east coast. Korission Lagoon and the majestic cedar forest of Issos are visible from here. Take a walk along the cobbled alleys and see the old mansion the village is famous for.

Chlomos, meaning “pale” in Greek, took its name at the beginning of the 19th century when the area was infested with malaria, and the inhabitants had pale faces.

Accommodation in Boukaris, Corfu

As Boukaris is a settlement that does not rely heavily on tourism, the area is uncrowded, and accommodation options are a bit limited. However, you will find quality studios and apartments waiting to welcome you, as well as a few hotels.

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