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7 Beaches in Corfu That Will Leave You Speechless

Your trip to Greece will be incomplete if you do not visit the mesmerizing beaches in Corfu.

Many Corfu beaches have received the Blue Flag status for maintaining cleanliness and providing fantastic facilities for tourists.

Below are seven beaches in Corfu that will leave you speechless.

Palaiokastritsa beach, one of many beautiful beaches in Corfu.
Palaiokastritsa beach

Corfu Beaches

1. Paleokastritsa Beach

The village of Paleokastritsa is 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) northwest of Corfu Town. It offers six clean and scenic beaches with pebbled sands and crystal clear waters.

The beautiful scenery of the olive groves surrounding the beaches will make you fall in love with the place.

Several boats are available that you can book to reach the nearby isolated beaches. Many restaurants, bars, and hotels near the beaches offer authentic Greek cuisine.

The fascinating beauty of Paleokastritsa beaches attracts innumerable tourists each year, so you should add this popular holiday beach to your Greece travel itinerary.

Agios Gordios Beach
Agios Gordios Beach (photo: plusgood)

2. Agios Gordios Beach

Located about 12 miles (19 kilometers) southwest of Corfu Town, the Agios Gordios beach is one of the most popular beaches around the city.

Visitors enjoy spending their time in the Agios Gordios beach as it is surrounded by lush green mountains, olive tree forests, vineyards, and remarkable rocks.

The clear blue shallow waters are ideal for swimming and participating in water sports.

Make sure you carry your water sports accessories in the best travel bag. There are special travel bags that will help you organize, protect and carry your gear comfortably.

The Agios Gordios beach is perfect for adults and kids, making it an ideal summer destination in Greece.

Canal D’amour in Corfu, Greece
Canal D’amour (photo: Rok Rok)

3. Canal D'amour

Also known as the Channel of Love, the Canal D'amour is one of the most famous Corfu beaches.

It is located between Sidari and Peroulades villages and is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) away from Corfu Town.

This crowded yet romantic and amazing beach got its name from a traditional story, which states that all couples who swim on the beach will remain in love forever.

This is why Canal D'amour attracts innumerable visitors each day and can get a bit crowded in the peak tourist season.

4. Halikounas Beach

If you want to visit one of the more secluded beaches in Corfu, head straight to Halikounas Beach.

Beautiful gold sandy beaches and clear blue waters make Halikounas a favorite tourist spot. Visitors feel relaxed and rejuvenated after reaching here.

The beach is located on the southwest coast of Corfu and has several sunbeds and umbrellas for hire. It's one of the best beaches for a quiet getaway.

You can even learn to kitesurf by visiting the kite surfing club near the beach. It's also a perfect beach for those who enjoy strolling on clean sand.

Myrtiotissa Beach
Myrtiotissa Beach offers crystal-clear water.

5. Myrtiotissa Beach

Myrtiotissa is officially the only nudist beach on the island, but the nudists are respected, and single males searching for fun are not accepted.

It's located about nine miles (15 kilometers) from Corfu City in a small bay that offers privacy, surrounded by sand dunes and lush greenery.

The water is crystal clear, with few rocks in some areas, and the sand is soft and clean. A kiosk offers yummy sandwiches and drinks at a reasonable price.

It is the most crowded beach in Corfu, so if you're traveling during peak tourist season, go early in the morning or late in the evening to enjoy the beach's scenic beauty.

Moreover, that will make it easier to find a place to park as there isn't much space to park vehicles.

6. Rovinia Beach

Do you want to go to an unspoiled and untouched beach in Corfu?

A visit to Rovinia Beach will provide a remarkable, unique experience compared to the other beaches of Corfu.

With crystal water and a long sandy beach, it's one of the best things about the island—a beautiful place to enjoy a quiet early morning.

You'll have to make a boat trip to get there because Rovinia Beach is accessible only by small boat.

To reach there, you need to hire a boat from the fleet of taxi boats and then hike about 1,969 feet (600 meters), making a trip to this beach unsuitable for small children.

The turquoise sea, fine sand, and mesmerizing harbor along the shore make Rovinia worth a visit.

There are several species of colorful fish near the rocks, so you will undoubtedly enjoy scuba diving.

It is a secluded and small beach, so you won't find restaurants or shops. Ensure you carry the essential beach items and drinking water in your travel bag.

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Glyfada Beach in Corfu
Glyfada Beach (photo: Falco Ermert)

7. Glyfada Beach

The Glyfada beach is covered with magnificent golden sand, high hills, and olive trees, making it one of the most beautiful beaches on Corfu Island and, indeed, on all the Greek islands.

As the crystal-clear water does not deepen abruptly, this quiet beach is popular for families with small children.

Due to the clean shores and water, Glyfada Beach has been awarded Blue Flag status.

You can hire parasols and lounge chairs to relax on the soft sand or rent a boat or canoe to visit various secluded beaches nearby.

Tourists even engage in several water sports and enjoy playing beach volleyball. Several hotels, bars, and restaurants on the beach offer various cuisines.

In sum, add one or more of these fantastic beaches in Corfu to your Greek vacation and have an enjoyable and relaxing stay on beautiful Corfu Island.

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