The area of Ermones - just in approx 8 km distance to Aqualand Resort Corfu - offers a real escape: Either if you wish to relax or you'd like to fill your day with outdoor activities.
The Beach of Ermones has been awarded with the blue flag (blueflag.org). The beach is sandy-pebbly and with clear and cool waters. Directly on the beach there are some charming tavernas as well as a stylish Coffee-Lounge-Bar.
The here located Achilion Diving Center is offering PADI courses, snorkeling and scuba diving for the beginner and experienced diver. The beautiful west coast of Corfu is a paradise for diver and snorkeling as it has 18 dive sites, from spectacular caves, walls and reefs, with barracudas, groupers, moray eels, crayfish, octopus and many more species of fish and invertebrates.
The Corfu Golf Club, which is said to be one of the best in Europe, is also located in Ermones/Ropa Valley.
If you'd like to get on a short day tour: take a stroll to the village of Vatos through olive-clad hills, where are two beautiful Byzantine churches: Agios Nikolaos has frescoes of the 13th century and Agios Georgios has been built on the summit of the mountain of the same name with frescoes of the 14th and 15th centuries.
From Vatos it is also a short disctance to the small nudist beach of Myrtiotissa, from which Lawrence Durrell once said, it is the finest in the Mediterranean. At the northern end of Myriotissa there is he Monastery of the Blessed Virgin of Myrtiotissa, founded in the 14th century.
Glyfada Beach is one of the finest sandy beach on Corfu island. Several bars and tavernas around the beach privide drinks, snacks and local meals as well as umbrellas, small tables and waiter service. Also available are showers, toilets, changing rooms and a first aid center. The beach of Glyfada is ideally for small children as the sand is soft and there is no road nearby.
Don't miss to spend some time in Corfu Town. Aqualand Resort provides a free shuttle service as roundtrip, at specific times.
The Old Town of Corfu is an UNESCO Heritage Site because of its numerous architectural remains which cover a wide range of historical periods, from the Venetian rule through to the 19th century, including highlights from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Corfu Town (Kerkyra) is the largest town in the Ionian islands - built between two Venetian Fortresses - Corfu Town has its own unique atmosphere. Here you can discover plenty of shops, restaurants, cafe's and small taverns, set amongst elegant historical buildings, small churches, the impressive fortresses and narrow alleyways leading to hidden squares.
A "Must have Seen" is Kanoni, just to enjoy the view of 'Mouse Island' and the Achillion, which is like a fairy palace, built 1890-1892 in Gastouri for the Empress Elizabeth of Austria (Princess Sissy).