Located off the northwest coast of Greece, Corfu is a stunning island to visit. Referred to as Greece’s emerald island for its dense, green vegetation, Corfu offers visitors the chance to experience Greece’s natural beauty all along its coastal shores. The island itself is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire country of Greece.
Here’s a look at some of the best beaches to visit while on this Greek island:
Located about 23 kilometers from Corfu Town, Paleokastritsa Beach is one of the most famous of the all the beaches on the island. This charming beach stretches along the coast and is dotted with pebbled shores and local taverns that overlook the blue bay and quaint harbors. This beach is also home to a settlement considered to be one of the best attractions for tourists.
Agios Gordios Beach
Agios Gordios Beach rivals Paleokastritsa for popularity, and with good reason. Named after the church of Agios Gordios, this beach is home to a stunning cove nestled within the heart of the green mountain. The Ortholithi, a huge stone protruding from the sea, accents the sweeping ocean views. With olive tree forests and vineyards, this charming beach and its neighboring village provide the ideal summer travel destination.
Glyfada Beach was awarded the Blue Flag in recognition of its crystal clear, blue waters. The soft sand beach and wide vista is juxtaposed with the imposing cliffs, creating a visually breathtaking landscape. The beach offers many different facilities for tourists, often attracting younger crowds to occupy its pristine shores.
A beach paradise that is surrounded by emerald cliffs, Myrtiotissa Beach was once labeled the loveliest beach in the world by Lawrence Darrell, the English writer. Its turquoise waters and humble shores present a dramatic, idyllic scene. With no tourist facilities in the immediate area, visitors will have the chance to truly experience the full range of Corfu’s natural beauty in an unspoiled setting.
Located just 21 kilometers away from Corfu Town, this beach offers a cozier experience for families with its tucked away cove. While the Nissaki Beach blends the rugged natural beauty of the island with its clear blue waters, the soft rocks that wrap both sides of the bay provide a safe place for children to play. This is a great place for families with young children looking to take in all of Corfu’s natural beauty.
Canal D’ Amour
Housing one of Corfu’s most renowned resorts, the Canal D’ Amour, or Channel of Love, is a beach unlike any other. Unlike its other beaches, Corfu’s Canal D’ Amour is a beautiful canal of azure waters opening to the surrounding sea. Tradition dictates that couples who decide to swim through the canal will be wed to each other very soon. The Canal D’ Amour is the perfect place for a romantic getaway!
Corfu captures the beauty of nature with its clear waters and vistas. The island’s gorgeous beaches are absolutely worth a visit while here. You can’t go wrong with any of them!