Sivota Igoumenitsas(foto) Syvota is a picturesque small village situated in the north-west part of Greece just opposite to Corfu and only a few kilometers far from Igoumenitsa port. “What are your holiday plans this summer?” If you are the kind of person who is looking forward to a quiet summer resort offerring a number of facilities such as pleasant accommodation, local food and clear waters, you have chosen the right destination.
The village-center has a magnificent view to the two tiny islets of the village bay as well as to the islands of Corfu and Paxous. You can sit there and enjoy a unique sunset sipping your coffee at one of the numerous cafes along the waterfront promenade. There are plenty of lovely beaches you can choose to swim and sunbathe. Also, there are inshore little islands for total peace and seclusion. Nearly all beaches can be reached on foot or by small boat.
The closest beaches are about 10 to 15 minutes from the village center. Bella Vraka beach is only 15 minutes walk. Mega Amos is a little further and the most popular one. It offers beach facilities: two taverns, one on each side, a souvenir shop and a coffee-bar. If you like nightlife, there are plenty of nice, friendly places you can spend the night and buy drinks at a very low price. Perdika village is 8 km. south of Syvota It lies on top of a hill and offers a panoramic view. It is best known for the beaches belonged to it, Arilla and Karavostasi. The best way to get to know all beaches and small bays is to hire a boat, especially to certain places inaccessible by land.
For a change you can choose Zavia, Pissina, Zeri, Gallikos Molos, Mikros Paradissos and Megali Amos beaches. Syvota is surrounded by the islets Mavro Oros, St. Nikolas and Mourtemeno. You can visit them all by boat. Some history Until 1913 Syvota was under Turkish domination as it was the whole district of Ipiros. Turks called it Mourtos then. In 1959 was renamed Syvota after the homonym sea-balltle taken place in the nearby islands during the Peloponnisian war (433 B.C.).