(C) Acharavi Guide 2014
Over 20 pages of information about the resort of Acharavi, Corfu
Travel With Friends - Self catering Corfu holidays since 1995
Below is a selection of accommodation available in Acharavi from Travel With Friends who have been in business since 1995 and specialise in self catering accommodation on the north of Corfu. Apartments with pools, houses on the beach and studios - there is something for everyone.
A selection of houses ON the beach !
Beach location with a great degree of privacy.
Spacious villa suitable for families.
Popular with Acharavi addicts, perfect for families
Sea views and a shared pool
Spacious apartments with a shared pool.
Accommodation in Acharavi varies depending on who you travel to Corfu with.
A tour operator usually provides either hotels or studios/apartments (some with pools). Either way, accommodation on Corfu (and in Greece as a whole) can be fairly basic. For example, shower-curtains are fairly rare in studios and apartments so don’t be surprised if you don’t find one in the bathroom.
The electricity supply is sometimes a little erratic in the busy summer months and short power-cuts are not unheard of.
You will sometimes find a kettle and toaster along with a 2-ring cooker in self catering accommodation provided by the tour operators. However, many of the local travel agents providing accommodation in the Acharavi area do tend to provide more in the way of facilities.
In almost all accommodation there will be a little bin next to the toilet. This is for tissue paper which must not be flushed down the toilet. Unless you have been to Greece before this system can be a little strange, however, adhere to it ! A new sewage infrastructure has been installed and will be live very soon so the problem will go away !
In Greece you are expected to buy your own toilet paper although one roll should be provided on our arrival. On the subject of bathrooms, towels can be quite small and should not be used to mop up water splashed onto the floor from the shower. You may want to supplement with a towel of your own and you will need to bring your own beach towels.
The water is safe to drink but has a high mineral content. You are advised to drink bottled water.
Mosquitoes can be a problem. The issue is often dramatised by people who do not take precautions BEFORE being bitten. There are a few simple ways to stop getting bitten in the first place. Here are some tips:
1) Buy a mosquito machine from the local supermarket.
2) DO NOT leave lights on with windows open at night. Mosquitoes are attracted to the light.
3) Spray your room before you go out at night with mosquito spray.
4) Shake your sheets before you go to bed and tuck the sheets in at the end.
5) Use a body spray (available from supermarkets) - Especially useful whilst you are out having dinner as dusk is their most active time.