Best beaches in Corfu island
Corfu is inherently noble and delicate.
The sea, the sun and the wind have tastefully formed the islands for thousands of years, creating an impressive coastline.
Beaches with golden sand or colorful pebbles, rocks– in the place of sculptures exhibited at the most updated gallery, trees extending their shadow to the edge of the water. Corfu has got a natural beauty.
Its eastern beaches, protected by the mainland shores across the straights, offer quiet water, ideal for swimming, a rich underwater world for scuba-diving and are accessible relatively easily from Corfu Town.
The Northwestern coast is famous for its crystal water, the colorful –pebbles- , which so many visitors collect, and for being really deep. It is therefore perfectly understood why the most expensive villas vane been built here and why you can see here so any yachts.
The South eastern coast has shallow water, shadowy sandy beaches, small taverns “on the wave”, while the street goes all the way to the beach. It's the ideal case for holidays with your children.
In the Northeast of Corfu there are three tiny islands -Mathraki, Othonoi and Erikousa, which are the first stop to boats descending from the Adriatic Sea. Their shores attract nature lovers.
The Western coasts of Corfu are characterized by vast sandy beaches and some of the most spectacular cliffs. Visitors get a unique sense of freedom, overlooking the endless horizon, with nothing to interrupt their mind trips.
The North-Western coast has immense sandy beaches, i.e. Agios Georgios beach, as well as rocky shores, the most famous being the rocks of Paleokastritsa;, the underwater environment forms several sea-caves, ideal for scuba-diving.
The endless golden beaches and the shallow emerald water of all the Western and Southwestern coast make visitors feel in Heaven. No matter if visitors are seeking cosmopolitan or secret, peaceful beaches, they are bound to discover their favorite one, to play in the water, to sunbathe or to read a book in peace.
The island of Paxos is famous for its beautiful beaches, beyond any comparison. The natural havens of Lakka, Gaios and Mogonissi are crowded with yachts during the summer months. The western coast of Paxos is composed of impressive geological formations, such as sea caves and natural huge cliffs, which you must definitely visit.
AntiPaxos is bound to enchant you with their splendid emerald beaches situated at the Northwestern part of the island, and their unbelievable boem atmosphere.
Source: Municipality of Corfu
Norteastern beaches in Corfu:
From Acharavi (north) to Corfu (south)
- Agia Aikaterini
- Agios Stefanos Sinion
- Agios Stefanos Acharavi
- Agios Spiridon
- Alikes Potamou
- Apraos (Kalamaki)
- Kanoni Kassiopi
- Karavi Kassiopi
- Mpataria Kassiopi
- Pipitos Kassiopi
- Faliraki (Alekos)
| Northwestern beaches in Corfu:
From Roda (north) to Ermones (west)
| Southwestern beaches in Corfu:
From Myrtiotissa (north) to Kanoula (west)
|Southeastern beaches in Corfu:
From Mpenitses (north) to Kavos (west)
For your stay in Corfu, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Corfu town, as well as in many other areas of Corfu, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
Below, you can see a list of hotels and lodgings for staying in the area and selected accommodation's 'offers and deals' as well as various options for low-cost holidays.
Access to Corfu is through Igoumenitsa by ferry. In Corfu the road network is good and having your own car is necessary to explore the island.
The connection with Igoumenitsa port starts at 4pm and ends at 10am. In summertime departures are very often (every 15 min.) from Igoumenitsa. Trip duration is 1h and 45min.
There are regular routes to Athens through Igoumenitsa. Trip duration is 8 hours and to Thessaloniki is 8 hours also.
Access to Corfu is possible also by plane through regular flights from Athens or through charter flights.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Διαδρομές” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.