Last updated on December 10th, 2020 at 11:37 am
Myrtiotissa is located between the villages of Pelekas and Vatos, just next to cosmopolitan Glyfada beach on the western coast of the island, it looks isolated and safe place, one of the reasons that since the decade of the 60s it became the only beach in the island of Corfu where nudism was officially tolerated.
It was one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, reached by a steep path or by the sea, a rather small sandy beach difficult to spot it from the sea, separated from Glyfada beach by a thin but high rock.
One of the cleanest beaches in Corfu. No hotels, apartments or restaurants on the beach so it still remains natural and unspoiled by progress.
What happened to the sand? is it the end of Mirtiotissa as the famous nudist beach of Corfu?
Now you may wonder about this red (it was), well it is obvious from the pictures that this lovely beach is doomed by nature to disappear.
We have here an example of how nature slowly but continuously changes the face of the earth, the beach had shrunk to a degree that it cannot hold but a dozen of people, comparing it with the decade of the 80s most of the sand had been washed away.
Is it a temporary phenomenon? or is something permanent and frustrating? As the images reveal, year by year, the sand is washed steadily, is this the death of Mirtiotissa or maybe not?.
There is a picture showing the beach 40 years ago, another picture with the beach in the 90s and images of today which generally show the continuing shrinkage of the beach.
But perhaps it is not just so, there are some black and white photos of 1950 which show that the same thing happened 65 years ago, the sand had subsided enough, but then rebounded.
Here are the black and white photographs of 1950 which show that the mother nature makes cycles and play strange games.
So, the sand may recover someday, but in the maintime, it is a good idea if someone does something to help a faster recovery, Glyfada has tons of sand and is just steps away … Some should consider this possibility.
Also, couple of large rocks along and in continuity with the existing ones will help ensure that the lost sand is less than that coming.
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Resorts with beaches in Corfu
Sidari on the northwest end of Corfu. A large tourist resort and golden sandy beach up to the famous Canal d`Amour.… Read More
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Messonghi is a very large beach located on the east coast of Corfu, next to the large tourist resort of Moraitika.… Read More
The old village of Moraitika sits on a hill at the base of which lies the modern resort stretching down to the shore.… Read More
The village of Pelekas is situated on a hill overlooking all central Corfu. Kontogialos is the beach under the village.… Read More
Dassia was the site of Europe’s first Club Mediterranee, a large shingle beach, popular among families.… Read More
Ipsos is a large bay at the foot of Mount Pantocrator, It has water sports and a diving school. Dolphins can be seen out at sea.… Read More
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Saint George is a resort in northwest Corfu, a spectacular huge horseshoe-shaped sandy bay, fringed with small hotels, bars, and tavernas.… Read More
Agios Gordios is a long wide sandy stretch, offering water sports and plenty of entertainment in the bars and tavernas along its length.… Read More
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Issos beach in Southwest Corfu lays just south of Chalikounas with Korission lake in the background and St George to the south.… Read More
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Glyfada is Corfu’s cosmopolitan beach, stretched at the bottom of an olive and cypress covered hill- looking out across the sea to Italy.… Read More
Ermones is on a dramatic cove at the west coast of Corfu, claiming to be the place where Odysseus landed and found the lovely Princess Nausika.… Read More
Saint Stefanos and Arillas, these two bays are great favorites with visitors who return year after year and really feel ‘local’.… Read More
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The wide golden sandy beach of Santa Barbara in the southwest of the island of Corfu.… Read More
The large golden sandy beach of Marathia in southwest Corfu, many miles of sand stretching down south up to the cape of Arkoudilas.… Read More
St George south in Argyrades, 33 km from Corfu town, It is a tourist resort with a vast sandy beach also known as Saint George south.… Read More