Naok Azur is situated in one of the most picturesque places in Corfu Town.
Overlooking the Old Fortress, Naok Beach, the Garitsa Bay and the Greek Mainland makes the perfect scenery for a romantic and relaxed time.
The small beach at N.A.O.K. is a property of the Nautical Club of Corfu (Naftikos Athlitikos Omilos Kerkyras). The locals love swimming in a well organised beach with sunbeds and umbrellas which can be used free of charge by our guests, a clear and safe sea , just a few steps from their homes.
The Old Fortress
The Old Fortress of Corfu (Paleo Frourio), eastern point of Corfu town peninsula, is a Venetian fortress in the city of Corfu which was built in 1546 on the site of a Byzantine castle . The fortress initially contained the old town of Corfu that had emerged during Byzantine times.
Before the Venetian era the promontory, which lies between the Gulf of Kerkyra to the North and Garitsa Bay to the south, was defended by Byzantine fortifications which the Venetians largely replaced with fortifications of their own design. As part of their defensive plans the Venetians separated the promontory from the rest of the city of Corfu by creating the Contrafossa, a moat which is a sea channel connecting the Gulf of Kerkyra to the North with the Bay of Garitsa to the South, converting the citadel into an artificial island. To the west, you have a gorgeous view of the town and to the east the mountainous Albania coast. Most of the Venetian fortifications inside were destroyed by the British, who replaced them with their own structures, like the Church of St. George, built to look like a Doric temple. Nowadays the Fortress houses the Public library of Corfu which is located in the old British barracks. The Hellenic Music Research Lab of the Ionian University is also located there. The fortress grounds are also used for various types of art and culture exhibits. For more information, please visit www.corfu.gr
There is a lot of yachting going on in Corfu and the Ionian, which, in general, is an ideal place for sailing and yachting with steady fair winds all summer long.
If you come in your own yacht in Corfu Town you can moor off at the NAOK harbour, as well as at the Old Port. The Marina, Gouvia offers you a comfortable stay, very close to Corfu town. You can also moor off at Benitses Marina, not far from Corfu town.
The harbour of the NAOK yacht club lies on the S side of the Venetian castle, next to the anchorage of Garitsas Bay, and it is protected from S by an L-shaped breakwater. On the outside of the breakwater are moorings for superyachts. Water and electricity are on the quay. Showers and toilets at the yacht club. Wifi.
For more information please visit the NAOK Yacht Club: www.naok.eu
It is situated right under the N wall of the prominent Venetian fortress on the headland of Corfu Town. It is protected from the prevailing NW winds by a long breakwater enclosing laid moorings tailed to buoys or the quay for around 60 yachts. It is the headquarters of POIATH Yacht Club of Corfu (Hellenic Off-Shore Sailing Club) and IOK (Corfu Sailing Club) but visitors can also moor there.
Garitsa Bay lies just S of the Venetian Castle and the NAOK yacht club harbour and it has good access to the old town and nice clear waters. It is a very popular gathering point for some of the most exclusive yachts in the world. Sheltered from the summer winds the waters in the bay are very safe and offer good anchorage to any size boat while the view of the Old Fortress and Corfu Town make a magical place to be.