Last updated on June 21st, 2020 at 09:10 am
South and West Corfu is dominated by endless sandy beaches and quite traditional villages.
The large traditional villages of the interior seem to be stuck in time, life flows slow and does not seem to have changed much in recent years.
The same happens with the huge beaches. Except for the beach of Agios Georgios with the great tourist development in recent years. But most villages remain almost untouched by the uncontrolled tourist exploitation. In the south of Corfu, places preserve their natural beauty.
Chalikounas and Issos, Agios Georgios of Argyradon, Marathias or else Marta or Malta, and the beach of Agia Varvara. All these are in a line that extends for several miles.
At the northern part of the long beach of Vitalades is the handsome Gardenos beach that ends at Lakka or Cannula beach. Further south is the cape of Arkoudillas which has an amazing unspoiled beach itself. This beach in turn reaches Asprokavos cape that has its own beautiful sandy beach.
Next, to Korission lake there is a small cedar forest that separates the two large sandy beaches of Chalikouna and Issos. 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.… Read More
Issos is a huge sandy beach surrounded by Chalikounas at the north, the beach of Saint George at the south and Korission lake at the east. Is one of the best Corfiot beaches, belongs to the village of Chlomos, about 20 kms from Corfu town on the west side of the island.… Read More
Chalikounas beach may not be the most beautiful, after all this is relative and according to everyone`s tastes, but it is definitely the largest beach in Corfu. A strip of sand in southwestern Corfu stretches for several kilometers between the open sea of the northern Ionian sea and the Lake of Korission.… Read More
The Korission Lake is located on the southwest coast of Corfu, about 20 miles from the airport, just behind the beach of Chalikouna and next to the beach of Issos.
It belongs to the wider area of Agios Mattheos Village, which is located at the north.… Read More
At the southern edge of Corfu, opposite Paxos, we find the cape of Asprokavos and a little further north and on the west coast the cape Arkoudilas. These are virgin areas without tourist development, thus unchanged for hundreds of years natural landscape consisting of a series of high cliffs parallel to the sandy beaches at the edge of southwest Corfu.… Read More
Gardenos beach is situated in the southwest end part of Corfu and is the beachside of the traditional village of Vitalades. Distance from the town of Corfu is quite large, about 30 km from the airport but it is worth the drive. The region took its name after the small river which flows into the sea and separates Gardenos into two regions.… Read More
Santa Barbara Beach has been named after something that only the locals know, we although Corfiots do not know, we only hope it is not related to a television series that referred to some Santa Barbara in America, it would be very bad taste.… Read More
Another huge, golden beach with fine sand in southwestern Corfu is Marathias. It is the beach of the homonymous village of Marathia and is about 30 kilometers distance from the city of Corfu.… Read More
Agios Georgios Argyradon lays about 33 km south of the city of Corfu. It is also known as Saint George south to stand out from the homonymous location at the northwest of the island. It is not a traditional village with permanent inhabitants but the sandy beach of Argyrades, a large, traditional village in south Corfu.… Read More