Welcome to Sidari, Corfu, a picturesque Greek village in the north-west part of the island.
An area boasting among the best beaches on Corfu, it is typical of the 'new generation' of holiday resorts which sprang up from the 1980s onwards.
That of course means a Sidari holiday is lively, with a hectic nightlife which boasts something for all, as well as quieter tavernas and restaurants offering a wide variety of international cuisine.
With accommodation for up to 17,000 guests, Sidari package holidays and Sidari all-inclusive holidays are at times reminiscent of any bustling resort, especially at night, when the entertainment is in full swing, with karaoke, quizzes, bingo, big-screen films and football and even Elvis nights all on offer. But it is still possible to escape the hurly-burly and enjoy a relaxing getaway.
Anyone who comes to Corfu for the beaches will be more than satisfied by Sidari. Dotted around the many inlets created in the soft rock along the coast are several small bays which give the area a choice of beaches unrivalled almost anywhere else in the Greek islands.
One of the best, and popular with swimmers for its calm waters, is Canal d'amour, or the channel of love, where the constant erosion of the sandstone cliffs has created several tiny coves and inlets. Here, your persistence in negotiating the narrow paths and even ladders will reward you with access to the most secluded spots.
The local legend goes that anyone who manages to swim the length of the channel will soon meet the partner of their dreams.
The main beach offers an altogether different experience, being a base for a variety of water-based sports and activities, including water skiing, paragliding and speedboat rides, or those with less of an adrenalin urge can hire a pedal boat or enjoy a banana boat ride.
Above all, Sidari is an area which is safe for all the family, but which has enough hidden appeal to entice the more adventurous holidaymaker, and where no one will be short of things to do.
See the latest Sidari family holidays now available at The Co-operative Travel, and discover more about a town with more than a few hidden depths.