The variety of geographic features, from its forests and rocky coastline to its deep, scenic gorges, set Sivota apart as a special destination for enjoying nature, water sports, sunshine and popular holiday activities from boat tours to sightseeing.
Sivota boasts comfortable temperatures year-round, with high temperatures averaging a balmy 27 degrees in June and 17 degrees in October. The temperate, sunny climate makes it an excellent holiday option. This destination offers a less crowded way to explore Greece and enjoy secluded beaches. Less advertised than some other Greek destinations, this gem gives holiday makers the experience of timeless Greece.
Fishing, farming, creating handcrafted foods and goods have all been a part of this location for its entire history. Also spelled Syvota, it was once a municipality in Thesprotia. It’s now a municipal unit of Igoumenitsa. Situated north of the Ionic sea, it’s about 24 km from Igoumenitsa across from Corfu.
Car hire offers the best means of exploring this spectacular getaway. Travel the coast roads for breathtaking views along the coast, take excursions to stone buildings, savour fresh local foods on picnics at the beaches and forests.
Excursions by car make it convenient to spend part of the day at the beach, take off for sites and have an evening out hoisting the local beverages and mingling with locals and other travellers.
Taxi service on land and water, and bus service offer transportation options, although service is limited. A yacht cruise offers a not-to-be missed option for enjoying these scenic waters.
Sites and Activities
The harbour is a key feature of this fishing village. Enjoy succulent fresh-caught seafood at restaurants with lovely views. The menus go beyond seafood, providing a variety of fare to satisfy the appetites of travellers after a day enjoying the land, surf and sea.
Waterfront tavernas, shops, a charming church and plenty of options for good food give visitors everything they need for a pleasant stay in Sivota. Resorts here often have children’s activities to add family fun for the holiday, and give adults time for separate adventures. Learn sailing, wake boarding, biking and diving in this uncrowded paradise.
Less than an hour south, Parga features a photogenic castle dating from the 14th century. Travel back in time by viewing these ancient stone walls.
Rent a boat for total access to sheltered beaches. Part of the charm of this destination is its unspoiled scenery and the opportunity to swim, trek and sunbathe in undisturbed beauty, without throngs of tourists.
Have a beach to yourself to go snorkelling, surfing, scuba diving or windsurfing. Stretch out in the sun in peace and quiet, with only the sound of the surf and breezes in the trees. Island hopping to nearby Corfu, Paxos and Antipaxos offer enjoyable excursions to complete the adventure.