Every summer, when it comes to making important decisions about the destination of your next-day trip, there is only one dilemma: Land or sea? The prefecture of Corinthia is blessed by both the Corinthian and the Saronic Gulf and has many beautiful destinations that you can visit. Although most of its parts are an open secret for all the inhabitants of Attica, it still keeps hidden aces up its sleeve. One of them is Korfos. Korfos is a village in Solygia in Corinth in the Peloponnese Region of Greece. It is also a port, a wetland, and a bay. The village has a small sandy beach surrounded by olive trees and pines which creates the perfect setting for a quiet holiday. So if you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature, Korfos might be the perfect destination for you.
Korfos: An "island" in the middle of the Peloponnese
The village of Korfos is surrounded by olive groves, while its densely planted slopes reach the sea. It is a small bay that does not know wind and big waves. Its beach has crystal clear waters that do not quickly become deep and sandy coast. All this makes it more than idyllic for diving by bathers of all ages, even younger children. It really looks like an island that “docked” on land.
A beautiful emerald hue colors the waters of the “blue lake”, which lies east of Korfos. This is due to the remains of an ancient Mycenaean city that is partially submerged under the surface. You can explore this fascinating underwater world and encounter various marine creatures, such as fish and sea urchins. Don’t forget to bring your diving mask on your trip, so you can enjoy this amazing experience.
Korfos Village: Don't miss the opportunity to see it on your excursion
Korfos is home to many monuments of the Christian faith, and one of the most significant is the Monastery of Panagia Steiri. This old chapel, located north of the village, was a monastery church in the 11th century. You can see the ruins of the cells where Saint Luke practiced his asceticism in this monastery.
Another monument of the post-Byzantine era is the church of Agia Anna, which used to be a Catholic monastery. The people of the area sought her help in times of trouble and offered her an olive tree from their land. The church is situated west of Korfos, about two kilometers from the main church of Zoodochos Pigi.
The church of Zoodochos Pigi is the parish church of Korfos. It was built in 1904 by the voluntary work of local fishermen and craftsmen from Arcadia. The materials for its construction came from the nearby islands of Agistri and Aegina in the Argosaronic Gulf.
Korfos: How to get there
Korfos village is a tranquil place that gives you the gift of peace and calm. You can easily forget that it is only a short drive from the busy center of Athens, as it takes less than 1.5 hours to get there by car.
Nearby excursions to Korfos
You can use Korfos village as a base for exploring the nearby areas. One of the places you should visit is the bay of “Selonda”, which is about 40 minutes away. It has a scenery that reminds you of the Norwegian Fjords and a history that links to the submarine “Papanikolis”, which hid there during the war.
Another place worth seeing is Sofiko, which has a close connection to Korfos. Some say that the people of Korfos founded it. It is a green place that you can reach in about 20 minutes. There you can enjoy many sports activities for you and your kids, and make your trip more adventurous.
Accommodation and food: Despite the fact that the permanent residents of Korfos do not exceed five hundred, you will not have difficulty in your visit to find nice places to eat fresh fish and seafood. If you decide to extend your stay, rooms to let and hotels will be at your service.