Nissaki means Little Island and hundreds of years ago that is what it was. On top of the island, now stands a Taverna. In years past, the local people worked on this island, shaping stones and local rocks bought to them by boat. The stones were used for building. After many years, the chippings falling into sea formed a ramp and eventually joined the land. Now there is a narrow road that now runs between the old island where the Taverna stands and the mainland. Nissaki has a small beach and is extremely pretty. The beach is a small horseshoe shape with fine pebbles, offering excellent swimming, although it can become a little crowded when daytrip boats arrive for lunch. Nissaki straggles along the coastline and the various bays should not be confused. The beach and tavernas at Nissaki are next along the coast from Barbati and Glyfa and are just below the village centre with its church. The Nissaki Beach Hotel is actually at Krouzeri Beach. This is the ideal resort for people of any age who enjoy quiet surroundings, heavenly views and the feeling of being part of a small and friendly community, and of course there is wonderful sea-bathing and snorkeling. Teenagers may find things a little too quiet in the evenings, but parents can easily rent a car to make livelier Kassiopi and Ipsos accessible, with a choice of evening entertainment.
Places near Nissaki
A mile long shingle beach is the outstanding asset that Barbati has to offer. A few Tavernas on the beach, a supermarket and the occasional gift shop. The main village of Barbati is located up on the main road - about a ten min walk. The resort of barbati runs either side of the main coastal road from Corfu town. The shops and Tavernas are positioned on the road side and smaller roads run steeply off to your right down to the beach. The beach is long and the views are stunning from here. To the right you look across to Corfu town. Spot the old town and the forts. You can see the cruise ships docked in the port, just to the right of the main town. On the left the view is of the Albanian coast line where it meets with the Greek mainland. On a clear day it is stunning. Barbati is the ideal family resort, for those looking for some life but also some peace and quiet. The beach front tends to be quieter and more relaxing in the evenings, whereas the bars up on the main road are busier and more lively. The main road is quite a hike up from the beach.