Once a small traditional fishing village, Sidari has now become a popular place to visit in Corfu. Built amidst some lovely scenery, around unusual sandstone rock formations and a large sandy beach, Sidari was one of the earliest tourist resorts on Corfu. It has now become a large and lively holiday resort with plenty of tourist shops (many opening until late into the evening); restaurants serving Greek and English dishes, and music bars offering a great nightlife. Sidari is definitely for those who enjoy a lively night out on their villa holiday.Sidari has a lovely sandy beach backed by a lagoon and nature reserve about a 15 minute drive north west of Kassiopi. The beach was famed for its 'Canal d'Amour' a section of beach between weather carved sandstone cliffs. The tradition says that anyone who manages to swim along it will soon meet the partner of his or her dreams. In recent years, whilst the beach is still attractive and has various water sports available it has become much commercialised.