Acharavi is a busy and lively resort set on the North coast of Corfu, boasting something for everyone.
It is located 37 klms from Corfu’s main city & 40 klms from the airport. Acharavi is not just a resort, it is the main town for the North of the island. You will find banks, shops, plenty of Tavernas and bars, and a good, long, sandy beach.
Acharavi is mainly a family resort, so it is offering everything from the sandy beach for young children and adults alike, to the night life that teenagers require. The re-opening of the Corfu trail in the hills behind and above the resort, has opened this resort up to walkers. The trail takes you through the shoreline and foothills of Acharavi.
Public transportation is frequent and connects Acharavi to the main city (as well as other locations of the island) on a daily basis. 

                                                                  CORFU island. History & Facts


Corfu is called Kerkyra in Greek and owns its name to mythology, from the derivation of the name of the Nymph Korkira, who was the daughter of the River God, Aesopos. According to mythology, Poseidon, God of the Sea, fell in love with the Nymph Korkira, kidnapped her and brought her to the island; since then, the island took the name of the nymph.
Archaeological excavations have proved that the island was inhabited since the Palaeolithic Era (7th- 4th centuries BC) and that during this period Corfu was a very important commercial center which inhabitants were the Phoenicians.
The Eretreans from Evia were the first Greek settlers of the island, moving there during the 8th century; they were followed by a group of refugees from Corinth who founded a colony on Corfu.
After the Division of the Roman Empire, the island of Corfu became part of the Byzantine Empire.
During the Byzantine period, which lasted until 1267 AD, Corfu was regularly subject to pirate raids and to attacks from barbarians, Goths or Saracens. Many towers were built to protect the island, such as the Kassiope Tower.
In 1267, Charles of Anjou, French King of Sicily, took the island and attempted to replace the existing Orthodox religion by the Catholic one; the Christian Orthodox were persecuted and all the church converted to Catholic churches.
Corfu returned under Venetian rule in 1386 that lasted until 1797 while the rest of Greece was under Ottoman rule. During Venetian times the island suffered from many pirate’s attacks. It had a feudal organization, being divided in three classes: the nobles, the bourgeoisie and the commoners.
In 1824 English took over and their rule was a prosper period for Corfu because the Greek language became official, new roads were built, the water supply system was improved and the first Greek University was founded.
Although Corfu was never under the control of the Turks, its inhabitants helped financially the rest of Greece to realize the Greek Revolution.
In the 21st of May, 1864, the Ionian Islands were donated from the British to the new King of Greece.