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The best 10 Corfu beaches

Can we distinguish the 10 best beaches in Corfu?

 

On an island where anywhere the sea meets the shore there is a beach, it seems almost impossible to choose and present the beaches standing above the others.

So we should set some criteria, as objective as possible, to be able to make this presentation.

What to look for? The natural beauty, the recognizability or, on the contrary, its tranquility, the cleanliness of the water, the ease of access, the facilities and infrastructures offered, the sand and gravel beach, and many others that constitute a long list of criteria.

So we will try to present, in our subjective opinion, the best 10 beaches of Corfu, which is a special challenge and will surely offend many beautiful places.

In order to be as objective as possible and to avoid injustice, we have decided to present here the top by each criteria.

So we will have the biggest, the most beautiful, the busiest but also the most deserted, the one with the cleaner waters, and so on

But again we are in danger of being unfair, so:

 

The choice better to be yours.

Because we will not be completely objective anyway, we have decided to relay on your opinion.

We suggest that you leave your feedback at the bottom of the page, about the following:

1) What is the longest beach?

2) What’s the most beautiful?

3) What’s the busiest?

4) Which is the most desolate?

5) Where are the best infrastructures and facilities available?

6) With the cleanest waters?

7) What is the best beach for families and children?

8) The best pebble beach?

And 9) The best sandy beach?

We devote 10 to the unique nudist beach of Corfu, Myrtiotissa, which is isolated and beautiful and crystal clear.

You do not need to register to comment, Use facebook comments at the bottom of the page and share your opinion with your facebook account.
The comments will be evaluated and the list of the best beaches of Corfu will be developed accordingly.

And as long as the comments will continue and preferences may change, we will rebuild the list accordingly.

 

The cedar forest of Korission lake at the beaches of Halikounas and Issos

Forest between Chalikounas and Issos beaches
Forest between Chalikounas and Issos beaches
Next to Korission lake there is a small cedar forest that separates the two large sandy beaches of Chalikouna and Issos.

It was spring of 2015, first of May, long before the hot summer, when a group of friends we decided to visit a tavern in the area of Chalikouna.
The one who had the idea insisted that before we go for lunch we should make a nice walk, as he called it, inside the cedar forest up to the beach of Issos.

Besides, walking is good and opens up the appetite.

Between Chalikounas and Issos – Inside the cedar forest

So we left our cars at the end of the road along Halikouna, in the mouth of the lagoon at the point where the lake joins the sea, and we passed by a small and a little dangerous old wooden bridge we entered the path just next to the waters of the lake.

The Korission Lagoon is a very rich wetland and a place where local people fish, Very small shrimps abound in these waters as well as many species of fish.

Wherever there are shrimps and fish offspring, there are also birds and other not very friendly species, like mosquitoes spiders etc…

As soon as we entered the path I immediately realized that I had to take great care when talking or breathing, due to mosquitoes which were millions around our faces and sting badly.

I asked my friend if we came to walk or to feed the mosquitoes?

We had no choice but to move quickly to get to the other side.

After a while, we left the mosquito trail and walked further into the forest.

Here besides the mosquitoes there were many snakes, the viper of Corfu is local and venomous, so our driver went forward by striking the ground with his legs and a long reed to drive away the snakes that could be under the roots of the trees into the sand.

In the branches of lush vegetation were hanging spiders small and large and various strange and somehow unknown species of nice insects that best not to sting you …

After one kilometer of fast and difficult journey, as the feet sank into the sand, the trees gave away to better ground with sand and shrubs, only another 500 yards separated us from the beach.

There was big effort during this walk, therefore unfortunately I never think to take some pictures, so the only photo here is the one from google earth that shows exactly where the forest is and the locations around it.

At the end of the footpath I was shrieking from the mosquito bites and all I was thinking about was how to go back.

The women of the company, on the contrary, threw it all and fell into the sea, woman is a hard and durable species!

For the return I decided what I should do and I dug in the sea too, temporarily forgetting the walking which is not of my favorite habbits.

After an hour we were ready to return.

I’ll wait for you in the cars, i said to the others and then i took a deep breath and start a fast walk, almost running.

I did not even felt bumps or anything, in three minutes I maked the distance and waited for the others to reach.

Despite difficulties the whole experience was beautiful

This is the cedar in Korission Lake, beautiful, wild but with millions of missiles-like mosquitos thirsty for blood.

I can not hide, of course, despite itching and swelling, the whole experience was beautiful, especially after the restaurant where we enjoyed every dish and every moment.

All this narration can discourage some others from doing this, but eventually after a while I realized that it was a very beautiful experience after all and maybe if I have the opportunity i ll do it again soon.

The photo shows the path with a red line, try it yourself!

Corfu hidden paradise beaches

Beaches between Paleokastritsa and Ermones

 

Under Paleokastritsa and to the south, the mountainous area of the west coast continues down to Ermones and further south until it joined with the mountain of Agion Deka in the center of the island.

It consists of high cliffs that end abruptly on the west coast and cut off the beaches from the mainland, so access is difficult and is mainly by the sea, but as a result of this, here we have perhaps the most beautiful hidden beaches of the island.

All these beaches are sandy.

They are so isolated and difficult to reach that most people, even the locals, ignore them or they never visit them.

Starting from north to south we find the following:

Liapades beach

Liapades beach at west Corfu
Liapades beach at west Corfu

Liapades is a beach with turquoise waters located on the first small bay east of Paleokastritsa, just a short two kilometers distance from it.

Crystal clear waters in stunning scenery.

It is the beach of Liapades mountainous village located about 400 meters to the east and slightly south at the interior of the island.

Rovinia beach

Greenery in an idyllic landscape, isolation and blue waters characterize one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, it is the beach of Rovinia.
Just short of Liapades Beach is located across from Paleokastritsa accessible, like most here, only from the sea.

Limni beach

Yet another beautiful and secluded beach below the village of Liapades, accessible mainly by sea and by land for good climbers.

It has the same morphology as the double beach of Porto Timoni in northwestern Corfu, there is a round peace of earth joined to the island by a small strip, this strip is the beach.

Liniodoros

Paradise beach only accessible by sea, south and west of the village of Liapades.

Beach Paradise

Beach lives up to its name, and deserted paradise only accessible from the sea, located slightly south of beach Liniodoros.

Stelari

Beaches in Corfu - Stelari Liapades
Beaches in Corfu – Stelari Liapades

The largest beach of the area, yet another sandy paradise.

During the night the sand is illuminated only by starlight and slightly by the distant lights of Paleokastritsa.

The stars gave it`s Italian name, Stelari by the word Stela which is the Star in Italian.

It has all the features and more of previous beaches, idyllic, beautiful and moreover gives a sense of grandeur due to the scenery with the towering rocks.
Accessible only from the sea.

Picture of Stelari at night from the camera of artist photographer Basilis Metallinos.

Giali beach

Giali beach at west Corfu
Giali beach at west Corfu

Another secluded, idyllic beach near Ermones and the village of Giannades, accessible only by sea.

Paradise does not exist, it is here on earth and is the island itself

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