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Our experts at Explore the Outside have curated the following routes for your enjoyment:


ROUTE 1: Karavostasi - Agios Athanasios (10km roundtrip)

Difficulty: Easy

Agios Athanasios is considered one of the most miraculous monasteries of Thesprotia. We start this guided tour from the water sports station at Elix beach and head into the wild olive and carob tree forest. The route is defined by evergreen trees and shrubs such as kermes oak.

If you feel like it, you have the chance to explore the abandoned zoo next to the monastery. A great idea for families who want to explore and inspire the Indiana Jones in you!

This route is also suitable for biking.

ROUTE 2: Karavostasi - Prapa Mali Beach (10km roundtrip)

Difficulty: Medium

This unique secret beach near Karavostasi is approached only by the brave!

This is a a route of medium difficulty, a single track at many points of the route with a bit of elevation. We have recreated the path used by locals through the centuries to visit the Prapa Mali beach.

While you’re hiking you have the chance to enjoy the stunning views of the Ionian Sea, as you can glaze upon the crystal waters of Karavostasi, Paxos and Antipaxos islands and the grand lady of the Ionian, Corfu!

The route begins at the ‘water sports’ station at Elix beach and includes an off-road part.

This route is also suitable for biking.


A heavenly ocean-side retreat, with possibly the most beautiful views in Greece: If you possibly can, fly into Corfu, then take the hotel’s boat across the ocean to your final stop. You’ll feel entirely reset and ready to holiday by the time you arrive, having passed countless secret sandy shores, caves and inlets on your way, sea salt amassing to shimmer in your hair. Elix’s reception is then like a sort of celestial spa, with barn-high ceilings and windows that frame the infinity view, and even a soothing spa-like scent to cascade over your senses.

Conde Nast Traveller on Elix

A five star Ionian hideaway with A list appeal: Elix is a five-star hideaway in a six-star location. Blended unobtrusively into the densely wooded slopes above the brochure-worthy Karavostasi beach, this eco-conscious hive of pools, stone, wood and olive-tinted concrete offers low-key luxury amid sage-scented gardens and nature’s wild splendour.

The Times on Elix
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