5 CORFU BEACHES YOU MUST VISIT18 Jul, 2016
We know that our award winning accommodation and sparkling swimming pool at Spiti Prifti in Corfu, will leave you wanting for nothing more.
Corfu Island, however, has much to offer including some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean.
We would like to encourage you to experience some of them during your stay at Spiti Prifti in Gouvia. Some are accessible by bus whilst others you will need a car or scooter to get to.
Barbati is the quintessential family beach on the east coast of Corfu. Large and beautiful white pebbles shine beneath the slopes of Mt Pandokratoras. Comfortable sun loungers and an ice cold cappuccino are served on the beach with plenty of shade if you prefer. The bus to Barbati stops outside Spiti Prifti but it does get pretty busy in August.
Chalikounas beach stretches wild and free along the south west coast of Corfu. A golden stretch of sand embraces shallow warm crystal clear waters, loved by kite surfers and nature enthusiasts alike. The entire area is a natural wonder with Korission Lake running parallel to the beach. A small beach bar sells sandwiches, cocktails and soft drinks. There is no bus service but definitely worth exploring.
Paleokastritsa is famous for its breathtaking coastline of cave studded green blue waters. There are a number of beaches in the area, some of which are best visited by boat. Small traditional boats leave the main harbour, to drop off and pick up visitors on secluded inaccessible beaches on the central west coast. Water temperatures tend to be cooler on this side, because the sea is deeper and perfect for diving.
One of the most popular Blue Flag beaches on the island, Glyfada is also called the golden mile, for it is a beautiful stretch of golden sand on the central west coast of Corfu. Some trendy beach bars are located here, but Glyfada essentially remains a family beach resort. A regular bus service leaves from the Green Bus Station.
This is a spectacular swimming location, within the archaeological grounds of Paleopolis in the south of Corfu Town. Past the palace where Prince Philip was born, through thick vegetation and ancient temples you arrive upon a stone jetty used by royalty and town folk alike. There is nothing quite like it as an experience, that conjures up mythic tales from another dimension.
We promise your visit will be worthwhile and your summer holiday experience all the richer for it.
Life is a beach when staying at Spirit Prifti in Corfu!