Map of Beaches in Corfu Island

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Last updated on January 12th, 2022 at 11:56 pm

Map with the most known beaches of Corfu island.
In this map there are the most known small and large beaches around the coastal line of Corfu island.

Corfu Beaches map
Corfu Beaches map

Corfu Nightscapes – A Company of Stars by Bill Metallinos

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Last updated on May 12th, 2022 at 12:23 pm

The Corfu Nightscapes video

The Video from the captivating night of Corfu with photos by Bill Metallinos, selected snapshots of his stunning Corfu Nightscapes, literally a walk on the moon.

60,000 images of magical nightscapes of Corfu by Vasilis Metallinos paired with John Miliade’s musical creations on a journey from the old Fortress and the beauty of Corfu to the Full Moon and to the Stars!

Here is the Channel of Bill Metallinos on youtube with more stunning videos.

The Cedar Forest of Korission Lake at the Beaches of Halikounas and Issos

Last updated on February 14th, 2022 at 02:32 pm

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 the spring of 2015, the 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 beside 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 from 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 a fast and difficult journey, as the feet sank into the sand, the trees gave away to the better ground with sand and shrubs, only another 500 yards separated us from the beach.

There was a 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!

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 habits.

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 feel bumps or anything, in three minutes I made 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!

 

7 Hidden Paradise Beaches Near Paleokastritsa Corfu

Last updated on June 27th, 2022 at 12:14 pm

Beaches South of Paleokastritsa (Video)

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

The wider Paleokastritsa is an area of exceptional natural beauty. 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 the most beautiful hidden beaches on the island.

Surprisingly all these beaches are not sandy but rather a mix of pebbles with little sand.

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:

1. Liapades beach

Liapades beach is also called Gefyra, a beach with turquoise waters. It lies on a small bay east of Paleokastritsa, just a short two kilometers distance from it.

Crystal clear waters on a pebble background in stunning scenery.

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

2. 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 from the sea or land via a small path…See more

3. 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, a round piece of the earth joined to the island by a small strip, this strip is the beach.

4. Iliodoros or Liniodoros

Next to a beautiful promenade of land in the sea, at the cape Heliodoros or Liniodoros there is a homonymous paradise beach with pebbles accessible only by the sea, south, and west of the village of Liapades.

5. Paradise Beach or Chomoi

Paradise beach lives up to its name, A deserted paradise only accessible from the sea, located slightly south of the beach of Liniodoros. It is the second size beach in the area and it looks so much the same as the neighboring beach of Stelari.

Paradise or Chomoi is a fine pebble beach like most beaches in this remote area. There are high cliffs on the back that separate it from the inland and give a sense of isolation and grandeur.

6. Stelari

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

The largest beach in the area, yet another paradise with pebbles and a little sand.

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

The stars gave its Italian name, Stelari from the word Stela which means Star in Italian.

It has all the features of previous beaches and more, it is idyllic, beautiful, and moreover gives a sense of grandeur due to the background scenery with the towering cliffs.

Unfortunately, it is accessible only from the sea.

Above, there is a Picture of Stelari at night from the camera of artist-photographer Basilis Metallinos.

7. Giali beach

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

Paradise is here on earth and is the island of Corfu itself

Corfu Easter 2017

Last updated on February 17th, 2022 at 12:22 am

Easter 2017

Easter for the Orthodox church this year is a little early, on April 16th, so the Sunday of Thomas is on April 9th and the other holidays are on Friday 14th and the second day of Easter on the 17th, the other related to Easter celebrations will continue until the Sunday after Easter on April 23.

Roughly events almost every year have become traditions that followed almost the same order.
Top are those of the falls of large pots from the windows of buildings around Liston in the morning of Holy Saturday during the so-called first resurrection.
This Custom happens around the island but has a special beauty in the Esplanade Square and the point of Pentofanaro next to Liston, due to the environment and the presence of a big crowd.
Also the ceremony of Resurrection at Sunday midnight to Sunday, every year in the Upper Square.

See these and many other events of Holy Week with the details here.

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