Messonghi is situated about 21 km south of Corfu Town and a little further along from the resort of Moraitika. Both resorts share the beautiful stretch of golden sandy beach that runs along this shoreline. Messonghi is connected with Corfu Town and some other villages many times every day by the local bus service. At Messonghi, there is also the option to hire cars, jeeps, motorbikes or bicycles to move around Corfu island.
Messonghi is a relaxing and quiet resort, but still benefits from many facilities including tavernas, bars and shops. The scenery is beautiful along this coast and looks across to the Greek mainland. In Messonghi you can find many kinds of local shops like supermarkets, pastry shops, jewellery shops and tourist shops. In the night, after you dinner in an international restaurant or a fast food, you can decide to have a drink in a nice cocktail bar.
Along the left side of the beach there's a river that runs into the sea and, on the right side, there's a green hill covered by olive trees. The beach is safe and relaxing, with golden sand and warm waters, and it's far from the main road and well organised with snack bars and children areas. On the beach you will find public showers, and there is also the possibility to rent beach umbrellas and deck-chairs. A wide range of activities is available in Messonghi beach, you can enjoy various water sports, and there are also pedalos and boats for hire.
Apart from the beach, in Messonghi you can also enjoy a wide range of nature activities, and also explore the local culture. In Messonghi river, you will find plenty of boats offering day trips to Paxos-Antipaxos, Parga and Sivota. Or you can just relax enjoying fishing with the local people, or maybe go trekking or cycling in the beautiful nature that surrounds the area. A popular excursion is to the Korission Lake, which is located only 5 km from Messonghi.
Korrision Lake is situated on the south west coast of Corfu. The lake is the largest of three on Corfu and covers an area of 6000 acres. From its sand covered dunes on one side, to the soft sands of the sea on the other, this area is both beautiful and wild. Along the lagoons shores you can find an ancient rare cedar forest, 14 different species of sand orchids and the rare sand lily Pancratium maritinum.
This is a protected area in Corfu and is abundant with flora and wildlife and the area is listed on the European Environment agencies website, and is a protected area categorised on the European Nature Information System (EUNIS) under Natura 2000.
Korission Lake is also an important stop for migrating birds on their journey from Africa to Europe and at certain times of the year, over 2000 birds seek refuge in the Lake, including a wide variety of birds, flamingos, swans and falcons. It is an area of great importance, not only as a wetland, but also because of the biological and aesthetic value of the sandy beaches close to the lagoon. It is an interesting and almost unaltered ecosystem, one of the few remaining natural ecosystems in Corfu, which has not been greatly changed by tourist development. Finally, it is a beautiful and largely unspoilt region, with great walks, long soft sandy beaches and great scenery.