|Othoni has got a very rich flora and fauna , identical to those of Corfu. |
It has got a wonderful natural morphology, with impressive geological formations, green hills and mountains, the highest being ‘Merovigli’ [393 m], several dried-up streams, that turn into wild torrents at winter. a lake [it has water only in winter] high up the mountain, near ‘Dafni ’ settlement, and a beautiful plateau at ‘Chorio’ settlement. In the past, the island had many pine trees, however a major wildfire destroyed almost all of them.
Today, the island is covered with plants and trees, which have taken over the entire island, even the fields that used to be cultivated until a couple of years ago. Of course, the mild, humid climate has contributed to that. At the huge maquis, ‘ heathers’ are predominant, some bushes with sweet-smelling flowers, which is why here wonderful honey is produced.
At the southern side of the island, the scenery is green and plain, with dentelated coasts and sandy beaches at ‘ Kanoula’ and ‘ Ammos’ .
At the northern side of the island, the landscape is different. Steep cliffs and precipices startle you and forbid you access to the beach’, but they also stun you with their wild beauty .
Here you can go to two amazing beaches with white sand and green water, Xylosyrmi’ and Aspri ‘Ammos’ , accessible only by boat.
The gulfs ‘ Fyki’ and ‘ Kapsolinari’ just below ‘ Kalodiki’ , ‘ Damaskatika ’ and ‘ Chaidatika ’ are beautiful and accessible only from the north.
Othoni have got a dense network of paths , ideal for those who want to enjoy a walk in nature . These paths were created personally by the local people before the creation of today's asphalted or cemented [and very well preserved] road network, with a total length of appr. 20 kilometres.