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Kontokali is a holiday village located on the eastern coast of Corfu. The village is just over six kilometers away from the capital Corfu Town. It is well connected to the nearby Gouvia resort, and due to the flat terrain you can walk from one resort to another within half an hour. Summer weather is very nice and hot, with July and August being the hottest months. Visiting Kontokali in May or September is also nice, when the weather is very warm, waters are clear and the place is not crowded with tourists.
Kontokali has a long sandy beach with some pebbles. There are plenty of options for water sports. The sea waters here are shallow, which makes beach ideal for children. You can also hire sunbeds and umbrellas, and the beach is very clean and well organized. Kontokali mainly attracts families with children and those that want to have a quieter vacation. The resort is not very loud or crowded, and there are many nice spots for relaxation and enjoying great views on the sea. On the main waterfront there is one large marina where you can find some smaller stores and cafés. This place is also nice in the evenings when people take a walk and enjoy the nice sunsets. Close to the main beach of Kontokali you will find many tavernas, eateries and restaurants, but there are not too many bars. Those that seek a richer nightlife usually go to the nearby Gouvia resort.
In Kontokali you will find one ancient, small church which is frequently visited by tourists. There are also some castle remains dating from the period when the Venetian rulers were governing the place in the old times. If you take a walk towards Gouvia you will find the Old Venetian Shipyard. Here you can see some nice looking arches which were formed in the areas where the ships were once constructed. Besides this, there are many other interesting historic points on the way towards Gouvia.
Other interesting tours that you can take from Kontokali involve visiting Dassia and Ipsos which are just about twenty minutes away. Corfu Town is very close and it can be reached within ten to fifteen minutes bus ride. There you have wide variety of shops, historical places and interesting things to see if you want to take some break from Kontokali.
Daytime activities mainly revolve around the Kontokali beach. Besides laying on the beach and swimming you can take a walk in the town and see some of the souvenir and gift shops. Kontokali nightlife is very low-key with a few bars here and there. Some have live music nights and tavernas are the main places for social gathering. Some tavernas are organizing traditional Greek nights for the tourists. There are also some cafés with lively atmosphere, but usually everything gets quiet before midnight.
In general, Kontokali is ideal for those people that seek to relax and spend most of their time on the beach, and for those that enjoy taking walks to the nearby places.
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