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 is located 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.

Distances from Corfu Center to 80+ Villages

Last updated on May 16th, 2022 at 12:53 pm

Here are the distances in kilometers from Corfu Town to the largest villages, beaches, and the most important points of interest on the island.

It will help to form an idea of the size and estimate the time you need to get around the island during your stay.

Apart from the list, the distances are captured in a special map for the more direct approach.

Map with distances in Corfu

Map with distances in Corfu
Map with distances in Corfu

Distances to and from Corfu Center

Names are in alphabetical order

From Corfu capital to:

Beach at Acharavi
Beach at Acharavi

Acharavi 39,5km

Benitses - Achilleion from Agioi Deka
Achilleion from Agioi Deka

Gastouri(Achilleion) 11km

Afionas 37,3km

Afra 8,2km

Agioi Deka 11km

Corfu - St George south
Corfu – St George south

Agios Georgios Argyrades 31km

Agios Georgios north Corfu
Agios Georgios north Corfu

Agios Georgios pagon 31,5km

Corfu photos,St Gordis beach
St Gordis beach

Agios Gordis 17kms

Corfu photos,Agios Ioannis peristeron
Agios Ioannis peristeron

Agios Ioannis peristeron 15,5km

Agios Mattheos 21,5km

Agios Spiridon north 44km

Corfu photos, Agios Stefanos Sinies
Agios Stefanos Sinies

Agios Stefanos northeast 32,5km

Corfu photos,St Stefano at northwest
St Stefano at northwest

Agios Stefanos northwest 39,5km


Agni 25km

Agros 25,5km

Antinioti lake 40,5km

Argyrades 30,5km

Arilas 39km

Arkoudilas cape Corfu
Arkoudilas cape Corfu

Arkoudilla cape 45km

Asprokavos cape 48km

Astrakeri 35km

Avliotes 40,5km

Barbati beach Corfu
Barbati beach Corfu

Barbati 19km

Benitses beach at Paipeti area - lithography
Benitses beach at Paipeti area – lithography

Benitses 12,5km

Boukari Corfu
Boukari Corfu

Boukari 33km

Corfu photos,in Chalikounas beach
Chalikounas beach

Chalikounas 26,5km

Chlomotiana 24,2km

Dassia beach Corfu
Dassia beach Corfu

Dassia 13,2km

Doukades 22km

Ermones beach Corfu
Ermones beach Corfu

Ermones 15,5km

Gardenos beach at southwest Corfu
Gardenos beach at southwest Corfu

Gardenos 39,5km

Garitsa 1km

Garounas 16,3km

Gialiskari beach in Corfu
Gialiskari beach in Corfu

Gialiskari 17,5km

Gianades 18km

Corfu photos,Cosmopolitan Glyfada beach
Cosmopolitan Glyfada beach

Glyfada 15,5km

At Gouvia bay Corfu
At Gouvia bay Corfu

Gouvia 8,2km

Corfu photos,beach at Ipsos
Beach at Ipsos

Ipsos 14,2km

Corfu - Issos beach
Issos beach

Issos 28km

Kalami beach Corfu
Kalami beach Corfu

Kalami 27,5km

Benitses - mouse island 1950
Mouse island 1950

Kanoni 3km

Megali Lakka beach
Megali Lakka beach

Kanoula(Lakka) 41,5km

Karousades 33,2km

Corfu photos - port of Kassiopi
Port of Kassiopi

Kassiopi 36,2km

Kastelani 11km

Corfu photos - beach at Kavos
Beach at Kavos

Kavos 46km

Corfu photos - Kerasia

Kerasia 30,5km

Komeno 12km

Corfu - Kontogialos beach
Kontogialos beach

Pelekas 12,7km

Kontokali 7,5km

Korakiana 18km

Corfu photos,lake of Korission
Lake of Korission

Korission lake 26km

Corfu photos,Kouloura at northeast
Kouloura at northeast

Kouloura 29,9km

Kynopiastes 9km

Lakones 25,3km

Lefkimi in Corfu
Lefkimi in Corfu

Lefkimi 40km

Alikes Lefkimi 42,2km

Lefkimi port 41,5km

Liapades 21,4km

Mandouki 1,5km

Corfu - Marathias beach
Marathias beach

Marathias 33,5km

Messonghi at Corfu
Messonghi at Corfu

Messoghi 18,5km

Myrtiotissa nudist beach Corfu
Myrtiotissa nudist beach

Mirtiotissa 16,5km

Corfu photos - Moraitika beach
Moraitika beach

Moraitika 18km

Nissaki beach Corfu
Nissaki beach

Nissaki 22,4km

Nymfes 33,2km

Paleokastritsa view from Lakones mountain village
Paleokastritsa view from Lakones mountain village

Paleokastritsa 25,5km

Corfu - west coast
Corfu – west coast

Paramonas 17km

Kontogialos beach Corfu
Kontogialos beach

Kontogialos 16,5km

Perama Corfu
Perama Corfu

Perama 8km

Perivoli 35,1km

Loggas at Peroulades
Loggas at Peroulades

Peroulades 37km

Petriti Corfu
Petriti Corfu

Petriti 35km

Pirgi 14,5km

Potamos 4km

Corfu photos - Roda beach
Roda beach

Roda 37,5km

Corfu photos - Sidari, canal d`amour
Sidari, canal d`amour

Sidari 35km

Sinarades 14km

Skripero 18km

Stavros 15km

Stroggyli 18,2km

Tzavros 9,5km

Vitalades 38km

Vrioni 5km

Pizza House Kavouras: Simply the Best Pizza in Corfu

Last updated on February 14th, 2022 at 05:24 pm

The Pizzeria Kavouras is located on the main street of Benitses, across the north side of the harbor and right next to the pharmacy in Benitses.

It is a restaurant for pizza lovers and is specialized in Italian pizza type, the menu is dominated by many kinds of pizza and special pasta.

The dough is opened in front of the customer, the toppings are placed and pizza is baked in a wood oven situated between the tables.
Kavouras knows what to put in the dough, what and how much toppings will use, how warm the oven should be and how to cook.

The result, as all customers say is the best pizza in Corfu.

We have tried pizza in many parts of the world made by the best Italian Pizza Makers and we think that this expression is an injustice for this pizza, it is not just the best in Corfu but the best of all we tried.

If you love pizza, Kavouras is the best place to go! Great toppings, fantastically cooked, just wonderful! Not to forget the friendly environment and super low prices.. a definite MUST!

The restaurant is open during the summer season, usually from May to October and is always full.
Opening hours 7:00 pm until late.

Watch the video

Corfu of 1962 Through the Lens of British PATHE

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Last updated on May 12th, 2022 at 12:25 pm

The Corfu land of 1962 as seen with the cameras of British Pathe, a famous film company that has left many documents from that era as well from the era during World War II.

Yes, in comparison with today Corfu was then a virgin island, both in the environment and on the character of the locals.
Most landscapes were not flattened by the “development” that mass tourism brought, and the mentality of Corfiots was not yet alienated by the illusion of easy money.

The Old men and the prickly pears (pavlosyka in Corfu) still here but the first spend their time in cafes, the difference is that at those times they remained active until their death.
Children no longer play with marbles and stones but with Smartphones, and the more affluent with iPhones, each season has its mark (and pays its price).
We were impressed by how nice the beach of Glyfada looked when it was … empty.

Photographic documents of those times, from any place, are very interesting.
Even if no spectacular at all, like the current videos are, (where everyone with the help of a high-resolution camera and a flying drone can deliver impressive images which tie you down), they are valuable through their simplicity, as well as something rare because only large movie companies had the technological capacity to carry them out.

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