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Marathias Beach – A Long Stunning Golden Sand in Corfu

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Last updated on November 7th, 2023 at 11:33 am

The golden long sandy beach of Marathias
The golden long sandy beach of Marathias

Marathias beach is another huge, golden beach with fine sand in southwestern Corfu near the village of Vitalades, at about 30 kilometers distance from the city of Corfu.

At the north, it begins where the beach of Agios Georgios of Argyrades ends and to the south ends at Santa Barbara Beach (yet I do not understand why they called it so) with which it has no clear boundaries and in fact, the two beaches form together a long sandy beach stretching for about 4 kilometers up to where the southern beach of Megas Choros begins.

If you are looking for a quieter spot away from the crowded central part, you have 4 km of endless sand to walk to the south.

The beauty and Vastness of the beach

Marathias is one of the larger beaches on the island and is well known for its tranquil atmosphere.

This beautiful destination offers a large stunning beach, crystal clear waters, and breathtakingly gorgeous views.

Marathias beach is a postcard-perfect paradise with its picturesque views and soft sandy shores featuring brown and golden sand, as well as a plethora of waterfront traditional restaurants with Greek cuisine, cafes, and beach bars, making it a great spot to relax and enjoy the day.

There are also several watersports activities available, such as parasailing, windsurfing, and scuba diving.

The beach has plenty of activities to offer, from swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling to exploring the others nearby equally large and beautiful sandy beaches of the southwest Corfu coast.

Visitors can rent waterfront umbrellas and enjoy a fresh seafood platter while taking in the amazing views.

Marathias is a great place for swimming, sunbathing, or simply taking a leisurely stroll along the shore.

Despite that it can get very busy at times it never gets over-packed and is still romantic and quiet in some of its more remote parts, that is because of its vastness.

So, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or just want to relax and unwind on brown and golden sand, Marathias is the perfect destination for you.

Of course, the waters are crystal clear due to the open sea and the sand is very fine, therefore it is no surprise that is awarded a blue flag.

It is also very good for families with children since it does not deepen abruptly.

With its stunning natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere, Marathias Beach Corfu is truly a paradise waiting to be explored.

How to get to Marathias

Inside the village of Vitalades, there is a sign on the right side of the main road showing the path to the beach of Marathia.

But Marathias is also reachable from another spot just after the village of Vitalades, you must look for a sign to the beach of Malta or Marta. Simply is it the same with a different name used by the locals?

Don’t get confused and follow them because it’s the same place with a different name.

Wrap it up

Marathias Beach is an ideal vacation spot for anyone seeking to get away from the crowds and be with other people at the same time.

With its crystal-clear waters, stunning sunsets, and endless opportunities for exploration, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste.

It’s no surprise that this beach has become so popular over the years. Don’t forget your camera as well, so you can snap some incredible photos and capture the stunning views of Marathias Beach for years to come!

So leave the stress behind and head off to Marathias Beach to experience it all in a perfect vacation!

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