The 5* Daphnila Bay Hotel is a beautiful all-inclusive holiday resort located on a hillside overlooking Dassia Bay.
Overview See More
Located on a hillside overlooking Dassia Bay and the Ionian Sea, close to the sandy beaches and with the fresh scent of pine trees, Daphnila Bay is the perfect location for peaceful holidays.
Here are our insider “Best Bits” for Daphnilla Bay
Complementary non-motorised water sports
Being a smaller hotel it helps to create a cohesive group
The tennis club – Stunning views from the tennis club
Its more traditional – it has a real Greek feel to it
Corfu town is only a 15 minute journey away
It has a beautiful Thallaso Spa
Newly refurbished rooms
For those who like more active holidays, the all-inclusive hotel in Dassia Bay offers one of the best selections of sports and entertainment programmes. There’s also plenty to see outside our Dassia Bay hotel: the French, Venetian and British occupations have left their mark on the architecture in Corfu Town whilst many of the inland villages continue in true Ionian style.
Thanks to its outstanding sports facilities, variety of themed restaurants, and luxurious thalassotherapy spa, the Daphnila Bay Thalasso has become a favourite among Grecotel guests. Grecotel’s all-inclusive programme ensures a care-free holiday. Indulge in everything your heart desires: sumptuous meals, poolside cocktails, and sinfully delicious snacks.
The City See More
Corfu town is only short 10 minutes journey away.
The town displays a unique architecture which was strongly influenced from different dominations such as French, Venetian or the English ones. You can admire many of its elegant mansions, beautiful fortresses and imposing buildings.
The most admirable sightseeing spots include:
Liston Paved Avenue
Palace of Saint Micheal and Saint Georges
Kanoni and Mouse Island
Square of the Saint
Beach & Pools See More
The beautiful sandy beaches are located at the bottom of the hill surrounded by olive and pine trees.
With a wide range of bars and restaurants it is the best place where to relax or enjoy some activities provided by the entertainment team.
Daphnila Bay also offers 2 great outdoor freshwater swimming pools, including a small children’s pool. Free towels are available both at the swimming pool and the beach. Both pools are also surrounded by sunbeds which creates a perfect sunbathing area easily accessible from the main hotel building.
Rooms See More
Many regular guests prefer to be situated in the main building overlooking the mature gardens and Ionian Sea whilst others insist that a garden bungalow room hidden amongst the olive trees is their idea of holiday heaven.
Whatever your choice in our accommodation, you can be sure that your stay will be memorable.
Double room (approx 28m²) sleeps up to 3 people: Located in the main Building comprises twin beds and one sofa bed with private, en-suite marble bathroom. Some rooms have connecting door.
Standard bungalow (approx 38m²) and sleeps up to 3 people: Located away from the main building which does mean a little more of a walk to get around, bear in mind the resort is quite hilly. Available with a sea view & garden view the mediterranean-style garden rooms decorated in cool corfiot colours with local stone floors. They are available with either one double or twin beds and one sofa bed and come with an en-suite marble bathroom.
All guest rooms feature:
Music / radio
Safe deposit box
Air-conditioning and heating (selected hours)
Electric shaver outlet, 120 Volts
Dining & Bars See More
There are some fantastic options for Dining at Daphnila Bay…
Series of themed restaurants serve specialities of Greek, Italian, Mediterranean or even Japanese cuisines. The range of restaurant consists of 2 buffet restaurants and 5 a la carte restaurants.
Should you wish to grab a snack there is a range of bars including the creperie, gelateria, patisserie or the chocolaterie available for you. And if you want to enjoy your favourite drink after dinner you can do so in the pool bar or the main bar. And for wine lovers there is a wine cellar offering a degustation of great variety of local wines.
Tennis Programme See More
Tennis court description
7 Tennis Courts
Our weekly programme
The tennis programme consists of 20 hours of tennis incorporating morning coaching sessions, and afternoon matchplay sessions and an end of week social champagne tournament.
The programme has been devised with the main emphasis on improving your doubles; our aim is for you to go home a better doubles player with an improved understanding of your positioning, movement and tactical play. As well as improving your doubles play we will also be giving you personal technical tips which you can work on to further help improve your game.
For those that want to play singles we arrange box leagues that can be played outside of the program times.
Our programme is as flexible as it need s to be and we can tailor your holiday to your exact needs. You can play as much or as little tennis as you want. You can rest assured that all abilities will be catered for, from absolute beginners to County and National standard players. Private lessons with one of our professional coaches can be arranged in resort for an additional cost.
The week is as much about having fun as it is about meeting new friends and playing tennis.
Spa See More
For total indulgence visit the incredible Elixir ThalassoSpa Centre.
Relax in the pool or the Jacuzzi, enjoy the full body massage, choose from natural therapies based on Greek herbs and flowers or perhaps the seaweed and mineral therapies.
Itinerary See More
Tennis Holiday Example Itinerary
whats - included See More
5* Hotel Accommodation
All inclusive basis
Full Hosted Itinerary with local guide
Price based on 2 sharing a Superior room
Single room from £20 per night (not included)
20 hour professional tennis programme
Concierge booking service
Organised evening meals and activities
Organised day trips/activities
Fully ATOL protected
Facilities See More
If you are looking for holiday action, the Grecotel Daphnila Bay Thalasso is certainly the ideal hotel for you.From a wide selection of sports for all the family to the exclusive Elixir ThalassoSpa - there’s something for everyone!TENNIS PARK
7 Quarzsand Tennis Courts
Floodlights at an extra charge
Outdoor gymnastic area
Elixir ThalassoSpa with Cardio Fitness room at an extra charge (Star Trac machines - exercise bikes, jogging tracks, hiker & free weights)
Windsurfing (with valid certificate)
Water-skiing (extra charge)
Parasailing (extra charge)
Banana & Rings (extra charge)
Jet Ski (extra charge)
Wake Board (extra charge)
Flyfish (extra charge)
Inflatable Tube rides: Mambo, Viper, Chariot and a lot more (extra charge)
Aqua Striders - Learn to walk on water (extra charge)
UNDERWATER DIVING CENTRE
PADI trained instructors
Beginners to advanced courses
Dives in exotic locations off the Corfiot coast
MOUNTAIN BIKE CENTRE
Billiard (extra charge)
Corfu Golf Course (14 kms)
Horse riding (4 kms)
BEACH & POOL FACILITIESThis beach is awarded the “Blue Flag” as complying with the directives of the European programme: water quality, environmental management, safety, services and facilities, environmental education and information.
Beach towels free of charge
Sun beds & umbrellas by the pools and sun beds by the beach free of charge
2 outdoor freshwater pools
1 fresh water children’s pool at the mini club
1 indoor thalasso pool (sea water) at an extra charge
EntertainmentThe hotel's entertainment team offers a variety of activities from morning gym, aerobics and beach games to dancing lessons, evening shows and musical nights from the rich tradition of the island.Daytime Activities
Fit & Relax: Lian Soulfitness, Aqua fit, Nordic Walking, Stretch, Relaxion
Active & Fun: water fun games, beach volley, boccia etc.
Shows & Eveningprogramme: Dance- & Familyshows 6 times per week
Live music & dance show
Food See More
Grecotels are all renowned for their superb buffets - but the widest selection of show cookery is probably at the Grecotel Daphnila Bay Thalasso. The all-inclusive offer includes full-board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) plus snacks, ice creams, alcoholic & soft drinks, hot & cold beverages. Water, soft drinks, beer and wine are included at lunch and dinner.From spectacular breakfasts to all-inclusive dinners, local dishes to international specialities and a never-ending parade of special events await guests in the restaurant and beachside taverna.The 'Sissy' Lobby Bar attracts guests for pre-dinner cocktails or a cool drink on the veranda overlooking Dassia Bay.During the daytime, the 'Waterfall' Pool Snack Bar and 'Il Giardino di Mama'Beach Bar quench thirsts.RestaurantsThe 'Marco Polo'Main Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with delicious Greek and international specialities. Starters, soup, main courses, salads and desserts are found on the extensive buffets whilst the chefs give live cookery demonstrations. Sunday greek lunch is served in the main restaurant. Weekly theme dinners are also organized.The beachside 'Il Giardino di Mama' Beachside Taverna offers self service buffet for lunch with salads, hot main meals and desserts. In the evening, you can enjoy a la carte dinner with greek specialties. (prior table reservation necessary)The 'Waterfall' Pool Snack Bar and the 'Mare Nostrum' Beach Bar offer poolside snacks or cool drinks during the day and afternoon. Midnight snack is offered at the 'Sissy' lobby barDress codeDaytime: Resort casual. Cover-ups are required for breakfast and lunch. Footwear is required in restaurants & bars at all times.Evening: Smart casual. No beachwear or shorts in the evening. Gentlemen - Long trousers in all restaurants.
“Brilliant experience! My game improved and the coaches really paid attention to what I wanted to improve as well as what I needed to improve! A really social holiday as well so being a lone traveller was no problem. Tennis, sunshine, cocktails and great company – all good. Thanks. – Julie Morton, Single Traveller
“I can not recommend Active away enough. This was the best holiday I’ve been on. Attending for a week my tennis has improved so much. All the coaches are brilliant and so encouraging they put their heart and soul into ensuring you have a fantastic holiday. – Fiona Howard
Really excellent tennis coaching at a beautiful resort. Josh, Steve, Matt, Sean and Dan put us through our paces and ensured that everyone on the course at whatever level took away something to improve their game. Very sociable and friendly group. Hotel clean and staff attentive and friendly, only drawback was cuisine which was rather lacking in imagination.read more
Another wonderful holiday with Active Away, this time in Croatia. The tennis was fantastic, & the coaching was second to none! All the coaches gave their all, both on & off the court, making sure we all had the best possible time. The location was stunning... the tennis was great & the company was the best! Thanks Active Away... here’s to the next time! 🎾🌟🎾🌟🎾read more
Another fabulous holiday with Active Away in Crete. A great tennis program with excellent coaches, who go out of their way both on and off the court to make your holiday special. Both the tennis and the social side is well looked after, you come home having met old and made new friends and lots of great memories. The only tennis holiday to go on!read more
Just back from a fabulous week in Crete with the Active Away team. Already thinking about my next holiday! Fantastic resort, with an amazing tennis centre. The team provide top draw coaching for beginners through to advanced players, there is always something new to learn. After the tennis, the social side is just the icing on the cake with new friends being made and our next holidays being planned together! I would recommend to everyone, memories last a lifetime.read more
What an amazing holiday!
A small group of players from our tennis club went along to Lyttos Beach for our first Active Away holiday, not quite knowing what to expect, but we were made to feel so welcome and involved. The coaching team were a perfect mix of professional and sociable. What a friendly, approachable bunch of guys! You could really tell that it meant a lot to them that you enjoyed yourself, they seemed to bring the best out in all the holiday goers, which created a real feel-good mood for the entire week and I came away from it feeling like I had taken so much from it as a tennis player too.
Our host, Josh, was fantastic; clearly a VERY good tennis player and coach, but so humble and down to Earth with it too. He was great at talking to large groups and made it feel like you were never under pressure to do anything on the itinerary, but it was so well put together and so much fun that you'd always want to and it felt like he would be happy to go out of his way to make your holiday that extra bit better for you if he could.
The resort itself was really lovely. Beautiful setting, loads of courts of different surfaces. The food was really great (especially for an all inclusive set-up) and the drinks were plentiful!
I thought it was great value for money, given the quality of the coaching and facilities and for how enjoyable the whole experience was. My only hope is that our next one will be this good, because it's certainly going to be hard to top!read more
I have just returned from my very first tennis holiday and had an absolutely brilliant time. I was somewhat apprehensive beforehand as I didn’t know what to expect, but I needn’t have worried. Josh and his team of coaches were so patient and enthusiastic and such experts in coaching every aspect of tennis. I would highly recommend and encourage anyone who is thinking about venturing on an Active Away tennis holiday to go for it. It’s such an all round fun and exhilarating holiday!read more
We just came back from a week tennis holiday in Greece with Active Away. We had a fantastic time. Great coaching, great tennis, great hospitality and the most passionate and friendly team you can ever hope for. The tennis coaching is extremely high quality but the experience is a lot more than just tennis. Matt, Josh and the rest of the team will make sure you get the best of everything from the moment you land to the moment you take-off. We will join them again for sure. Big thanks from all our family.read more