Erikoussa is one of the westernmost inhabited islands of the Ionian Sea, in Greece and one of the Diapontia Islands along with Mathraki and Othoni. It is only 8 nautical miles away from Sidari Port, in the northern part of Corfu, and majestically positioned with all components for a superb holiday experience.Famous for its rare, wild beauty, peacefulness and crystal-clear waters, visitors can easily explore the island as it has the perfect size to wander around the picturesque villages and enjoy the popular sandy beaches of Porto and Bragini. It is an unspoilt island covered with cypress trees and olive groves, ideal for the ones who prefer the road less travelled.Porto remains the largest settlement of Erikoussa as there are shops, mini market, medical center, pharmacy, police station and municipal office
How to reach Erikoussa
By plane to Corfu
There are several direct flights from major European Airports to International Airport of “Ioannis Kapodistrias” in Corfu. Once arrived in the airport of Corfu, it will be arranged a private transfer with a shuttle bus or taxi to Sidari (35’) or Agios Stefanos (45’). Lastly, a speed boat will transfer you from the Sidari Port or Agios Stefanos and within 20’ you will reach the island of Erikoussa.
By ferry to Igoumenitsa
There are daily departures from the port of Ancona, Bari and Brindisi to the port of Igoumenitsa and then you catch the ferry to Corfu Town. Same as above for the transfer from Corfu Town to Erikoussa.
By private boat
It is possible to arrange for you a speed boat from Otranto, Sidari and Agios Stefanos port to Erikoussa Island.
“Velavevodetto” is a Jeanneau DS45 sailing boat and can accommodate up to 8 guests. The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45DS has options for shallow draught or a deeper and a high-performance setup. In light conditions and off the wind it handles like a much smaller boat than it is and its perfect for sailing in the Ionian Sea. Velavevodetto has two cabins and two bathrooms, a dinette and a kitchen for lunch breaks and is available for rent or bespoke boat trips.
The Mediterranean Sea itself is the ideal incentive for having an excursion by boat with fishing and cooking. Discover the magical experience of fishing and learn techniques on cleaning and cooking for each fish.
Explore the Ionian Sea with a snorkeling excursion, the perfect way to get to know the beautiful underwater environment near Erikoussa. We offer snorkeling tour with professional equipment, masks etc.
SUP is Stand Up Paddle Boarding and maybe the most exciting, unusual, eco-friendly way to explore the beauty of Porto beach. If you’re comfortable on the water then SUP, is amazing and quite enjoyable. It’s also a great way to keep fit during vacations.
Acantha Boutique Hotel is the hidden gem of the North Ionian Sea, located on the long stretches of the sandy beach of unspoiled Erikoussa Island, only 8 nautical miles away from Corfu. An adults-only unique luxury resort with 5 suites overlooking the incredible sea waters while combing fascinating architectural shapes, impeccable hospitality standards along with excellent amenities and experiences. A private and comfortable property among this land of timeless and immense natural beauty. The Mediterranean designed suites blend interiors and exteriors for that unmistakable summer feel of the island. Several art works by the famous Italian artist Emanuele Luzzati are featured in the suites forming simultaneously an extraordinary getaway where guests are warmly welcomed to enjoy the tranquility and privacy it has to offer. SERVICE & FACILITIES Free wi-fi 24/7 Reception Restaurant Breakfast Room Service Private Beach & Beach Service Sunbeds and Umbrellas SUP & Kayak Sailing Trips (upon request) Pet Friendly