Frequent Questions

Why visit Mathraki?

The uniqueness of our island lies in its lack of crowds, a distinctive feature attributed to the select few who make the extra effort to reach and savor the beauty of our destination. Our enchanted island bridges connections with what truly matters, welcoming those who cherish nature, meaningful relationships, inner peace, mindful living, serenity, and adventurous journeys.

Where is Mathraki Island?

Mathraki Island is situated 7 miles away from the northwest coast of Corfu, with the nearest port being Agios Stefanos Avlioton. Ferry services (VAMOS) are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 10:45 AM, with the journey taking less than 30 minutes. Additionally, sea taxi services can be arranged for any time with a prior reservation.

The return ferry departs Mathraki for Corfu at 16:00

What to do there?

Looking for activities on Mathraki Island? You're in for a treat! Enjoy our stunning sandy beaches, explore the rocky coastline while snorkeling, or try your hand at SUP and kayaking. Have a blast with golf cart adventures or embark on e-biking journeys. Take leisurely strolls along walking paths or challenge yourself with invigorating hikes. Get your adrenaline pumping with Crossfit workouts or find serenity in a yoga class. Indulge in delicious meals at seaside tavernas and don't miss our special American brunch experience. Need guidance? We offer guided experiences for all of the above. Remember to make reservations in advance!

Our children are aged 6 and 10. What activities are available on the island suitable for kids of their age??

We've gathered valuable insights from previous family visitors, and one standout idea they've shared is the "Family-wide Technology Fast." During their stay on Mathraki Island, all family members refrain from using electronic devices, fostering stronger bonds while engaging in various family activities. Additionally, we offer opportunities for kids to stay active and socialize with other children through activities like treasure hunts, beach volleyball or football, and nature walks accompanied by storytelling inspired by Homer's Odyssey, focusing on the tales of Odysseus and Calypso with a local twist.

Why Bed & Breakfast?

Discover a fully renovated village house nestled amid olive groves within walking distance to the sea, complemented by a second beachfront house. Enjoy daily Royal Brunch, access to a complete gym, and a variety of wholesome dining options. The uniqueness of our island lies in its lack of crowds, a distinctive feature attributed to the select few who make the extra effort to reach and savor the beauty of our destination.

Location and neighborhood...

The backdrop is a petite island with panoramic sea views from nearly every vantage point. Activities revolve around hiking, running, mountain biking, workouts, and various sea sports, with notable spots like the beachfront and hilltop nestled in olive groves. Everything is conveniently accessible on foot for the active, and for those seeking convenience, e-bikes, e-golf carts, SUPs, and kayaks are available for rent. The island exudes charm and tranquility, offering a plethora of family activities that are anything but dull. One exceptional adventure includes a visit to an uninhabited island, shrouded in mythical allure, where a treasure hunt promises an extravagant prize for the victor! With four distinct dining venues, each possessing its allure, the island caters to even the Epicurious. While there are no markets on the island, options like beverages, snacks, and local fruit are readily available to accompany your activities or be enjoyed in the comfort of your room. Additionally, we provide services catering to individuals with specific dietary requirements and specialize in organizing events for special occasions.

Who are the hosts?

The challenges of the 2020 pandemic underscored the importance of escaping urban environments and returning to rural, secure locations with ample space. Chris and his wife chose to embark on a retreat to Mathraki, where they own a residence. During their six-month stay, they discovered that Mathraki is a paradise for sea lovers, and naturalists, and provides an ideal hilly setting for intensive training in endurance, gymnastics, and Olympic weightlifting. Inspired by their experience, they established Nisaki Mathraki—an experiential vacation focused on well-being, health, activity, nature, and exceptional cuisine. Chris's wife is passionate about athletics, cooking, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She is certified to train others and actively competes. Chris, with interests in sailing, hospitality, and finance, and impressive engineering skills, complements her pursuits. Together, we extend a warm welcome to our extraordinary retreat."