Acharavi is a contemporary and peaceful tourist resort on the coast of Corfu, approximately 37 kilometers from the capital. The town is located in a lowland location with extensive flora, with Mount Pantokrator rising in the distance. The provincial road that connects the villages of Kassiopi and Sidari goes through Acharavi. The resort of Acharavi is divided into two sections: the Old and New Villages, as well as the Acharavi Beach.
Acharavi is a tiny town of roughly 2,000 inhabitants that grew from a fishing village to become the heart of northern Corfu during the last 30 years. Until 1980, the majority of the region’s residents lived in the traditional settlements atop Mount Pantokrator. Acharavi has grown into a vibrant little town with many hotels, flats, studios, and luxury villas as a result of its closeness to the sea and tourism boom. It is sparsely inhabited and sprawls across a broad region, with small winding lanes extending from the main road to the sea. All of the town’s business activity revolves around the main road, where you can enjoy long walks on the wide and pleasant walkways on both sides of the road, which are paved with the distinctive Sinies stones from Mount Pantokrator.
Its huge sandy-pebble beach, which is roughly 3 kilometers long and one of the largest in Corfu, is particularly spectacular. A tiny street with cafés and restaurants runs parallel to the sea. It has a particularly clean natural beach that is well-organized and equipped with water sports amenities.
During the Roman period, the contemporary settlement of Acharavi prospered. The archaeological ruins of the Roman Baths that were discovered on the main road west of the settlement help explain this. The structure was most likely part of a Roman villa. In 1985, the fragment that endured all this time was uncovered during excavation work for the construction of a home on privately owned land. Except for these baths, archaeologists claim that nothing else from this villa has remained. The building’s center is a nearly rectangular chamber containing individual hot water rooms. A segment of hot air flow pipe connecting the buildings was discovered beneath the door that connects the rooms. Vase shells, bronze coins, a relief lamp, glass pane pieces, marble tiles, and two Ionic capitals are among the discoveries, which date from the first to the fourth century A.D.
Across the Roman Baths on the main road, is situated the Folklore Museum of Acharavi that houses exhibits from the island’s folk civilization throughout the previous three centuries. The Acharavi Folklore Museum opened in October 2008 in a 1,000-square-meter privately owned building. The Museum’s permanent collection is shown in two rooms. Old pictures, books, and papers from the nineteenth century, as well as local costumes, furniture, a traditional olive press, carpentry, a shoemaker’s shop, a kitchen, a bedroom, a watermill, and agricultural instruments, are among the museum’s objects.
After the city of Corfu, Acharavi is the island’s most popular tourist site. It is the northern section’s economic and commercial hub. On the main road, you’ll find supermarkets, bakeries, fruit stores, butchers, and fishmongers, as well as pharmacies, cafés, pubs, bars, hairdressers, car and bicycle rentals, and all of the town’s amenities. Acharavi is not just a summer destination, like many other resorts on the island. It has a bustling year-round schedule, with elementary and high schools, tutorials, music schools, gyms, and other facilities, as well as a substantial portion of its businesses operating all year.