Greece is a country with the most stunning beaches in the world. Every year, thousands of people come to this Mediterranean pearl to enjoy the sun, the sea, and the food. Where to start from, you wonder?
This time, we present you The Best Beaches on Corfu Island – because more than 40 of them have been awarded the Blue Flag (it is a symbol for excellence seawater quality, the organization of swimming area, protection of the environment and the quality of the beaches themselves). Have in mind that one visit to this island is certainly not enough to explore its natural wealth and visit all the beaches, but here are the 5 most beautiful and most popular ones which you might consider.
One of the most famous and best beaches on Corfu is located in the village of Pelekas, on the west side of the coast. It is about 16 km away from the head of the city of Corfu, and a regular bus line runs at about each half an hour to this beach. However, if you don’t want to be crammed up with other tourists in the heat of the bus, the best solution would be opting for a Corfu car hire agency and picking whichever model you like the most, and enjoy the comfort and privacy of your own rented car.
But let’s get back to the beach… Crystal waters and fine sand, this beach has been the bearer of the Blue Flag for years. If you are a watersports fan, you will have a variety of organized activities such as riding a jet ski, bicycle or scooter on the water during your entire season, and because of its underwater caves in the northern part, you can also enjoy diving.
Furthermore, you can attend or participate in the volleyball tournament in the sand that takes place every year. Of course, in the immediate vicinity of Glifada, there are many luxury hotels, a large number of cafes and sweet, sweet tavernas where the authentic spirit of Greece is always present.
The beach is best known for its “Channel of Love”, not far from the town of Sidari. In time, with the help of wind and water, carved into one of the walls, stands the real passage, which, according to the tradition, every pair that passes under it floats guarantees eternal love. There is only one warning for all romantic souls – the water is very cold. But, if you love and believe in legends, take the opportunity to experience one of the best beaches on Corfu and a particular attraction. And, allow yourself to dive into crystal clear emerald water. Not far from the canal on the beach Sidari, there is medicinal mud, with a highly beneficial effect on the skin.
On the northwestern side of the island, among olive and lemon trees, lies this incredible beach that consists of five smaller bays. From all sides of the Mediterranean, yachts arrive every day in its marina. The wide beach is from pebbles. And, due to underground water sources, it is cooler than most of the other beaches. If you visit one of the monasteries hidden in the surrounding hills, you will have a wonderful view of the sea and the entire island.
Porto Timoni beach is located next to the village of Afionas. This beach is actually a very narrow piece of land, divided into two beautiful beaches. The road from the village is well passable. And, during the walk to the beach, you can enjoy the view of St. George’s Bay. The water is crystal clear, and the beaches are pebbly. It is interesting that the water temperatures of these two beaches are different. Meaning, you have the choice of which of the two you will bathe in. It is worth staying until late afternoon because beautiful beaches of sunshine are visible from this beach.
Although small, this is considered as one of the best beaches on Corfu, and it stands out for its wild beauty and almost perfect view of the nearby mountains. Despite the immediate vicinity of the village, it is far from crowded. This means that you will have a peaceful holiday for sure. The environment is very clean and quiet, so it is a great choice for families with children. Furthermore, it is only 37km from the town of Corfu. Which means that you can simply make an online reservation from a Corfu car hire agency. And, have the car delivered to you, so that you can start your island road trip whenever you want.
There you have them, the best beaches of Corfu. Your next step? Booking your accommodations, plane tickets, and going online and booking a car from the best Corfu Car rental agency. Royal Car Rentals offers great deals, has very friendly, helping, and welcoming staff. Also, the agency offers you the possibility of having someone waiting for you at the airport or the port. They will hand you the keys to your rented car so that your island adventures can begin right away!