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Beaches in Corfu island (Kerkyra) Greece

Kassiopi beach
Kassiopi has one main reasonable sized beach to the North of the town with convenient beachside tavernas and snack bars and several smaller prettier beaches a short walk around the two headlands leading from the harbour. Two of these beaches are large enough for a few sun loungers and have beautiful clear waters and shingle or pebbles and there are, for those that look, one or two tiny little coves hidden away down footpaths from the main town. Kassiopi is also ideally situated to explore a little further afield by boat or car for the hidden pebble bays of the East or the long sandy beaches of the North.

Dassia beach
1 mile long narrow strip of shingle and sand Dassia is ideal for water sports lovers with its two jetties and generally calm waters. The two ends of the beach are more secluded and very pleasant for swimming whilst the central areas are generally more lively with several beachside cafes, and tavernas plus a very popular beach nightclub that serves as a pleasant bar by day and a lively club at night.

Ipsos beach
1 mile strip of shingly beach running alongside the road, Ipsos has two good water sports jetties, boat hire and boat trips plus two attractive local harbours where you can see the fisherman with their daily catch or enjoy a romantic stroll in the early evening. Lined with bars, shops and tavernas Ipsos can get very busy in the summer and is popular with teenagers. The ends of the beach tend to be a little quieter or you can hire a pedalo and explore the nearby sheltered cliffs or take the 15 min boat transfer to Barbatti for more privacy.

Barbati beach
Barbati is a beautiful long pebbly beach (approx 2km) that caters to everyone. The South end is quiet, lined with trees, has no sun loungers and is great for snorkeling then as the beach continues it gets gradually busier with plenty of sun beds, a good water-sports jetty, boat hire, local boat trips, a couple of low key snack bars two with swimming pools and a few residential areas set a little way back. As is typical of this coast the waters are clear, generally calm and deliciously inviting.

Agni beach
Agni beach is a narrow stretch of pebbles set in a bay at the bottom of an olive and cypress tree valley. With three traditional beachside tavernas all ready to feed and entertain you. The beautiful scenery makes it a popular stop for boats of all sizes. A short walk around a small headland brings you onto another quiet shingly beach that is excellent for snorkeling.

Kalami beach
The large horseshoe shaped bay of Kalami is captivating. The beach is a long stretch of white pebbles and the azure sea enclosed as it is by low tree clad cliffs is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. There is a water sports jetty, pedalos, sun loungers, boat hire platform and small jetty for boat trips. Along the beach are four traditional tavernas and there are bars and mini markets a short distance behind the main beach. A 15 minute walk or 2 minute drive north brings you round to the charming bay and circular harbour of 'Kouloura'. Here there is a pleasant taverna, small beach and one of the most picturesque traditional harbours on corfu island.

Almiros Acharavi & Roda beaches
Just past the beach and lagoon of St Spiridon starts a long stretch of sandy beach about 7 kilometers long. Almyros is at the start of this stretch and is the least commercial section with sand dunes and a couple of nice tavernas near the sea.
The beach continues uninterrupted past Acharavi and Roda petering out at the cliffs before the Sidari headland. At Acharavi and Roda the beach gets busier and there are several good café bars and tavernas on the seaside. The beach is particularly nice for an evening stroll with the sun setting behind the small islands off the North Coast and is good for a day out if you have children who enjoy sand and company.

Sidari & Peroulades beach
Sidari has a lovely beach and was famed for its 'Canal d'amour' a section of beach between weather carved sandstone cliffs. In recent year, whilst Sidari beach is still attractive and has various water sports available the village itself has become very commercial. The surrounding countryside is still enchanting however and there is a beach called 'Sunset beach' in on the outskirts of the village of Peroulades that is a long strip of golden sand at the bottom of vast sandstone cliffs. The views from the taverna above this beach are lovely.

Paleokastritsa beach
Paleokastritsa is known for its beautiful scenery and there are several small beaches around the coast, many of which only accessed by sea or foot. The main beach is a lovely sandy bay tucked between impressive rocks and cliffs. Paleokastritsa tends to get very busy in the summer, has several tavernas overlooking the sea and is great for snorkeling. There is another smaller and quieter beach slightly set away from the village where you can hire boats and there are various boat trips that drop you off at beaches further away that cannot be reached by car.

Arillas beach
A short distance around the headland from Ag Stefanos (West) is the sandy beach of Arillas. A good sandy beach with a bustling resort Arillas beach is long and naroow with sand dunes at one end and lovely views from the seaside tavernas.

Glifada beach
One of the most beautiful and most popular beaches on the island Glifada is a long wide sandy beach tucked away at the bottom of pine clad cliffs about 20 minute drive out of Corfu town. There are various beach bars and tavernas towards the center of the beach, volleyball courts, plenty of sun loungers, watersports and lovely swimming waters.
The beach can get very busy in the Summer and at weekends though the two ends of the beach tend to be quieter. It is a beach you can easily spend a whole day on with plenty of activity for those that want it, more peaceful spots for those that don't and sunshine from 8am to 9pm in the Summer months; a lovely spot to watch the sun set.

Pelekas beach
A short distance down the coast from Glyfada is Pelekas beach. Down a long narrow road this beach is a lovely sandy beach set at the bottom of the tree clad hillsides so typical of this coast. It has a couple of small tavernas a smart hotel and plenty of golden sand.

Agios Gordis beach
Through the lovely traditional village of Sinarades you wind down the olive slopes to Ag Gordis. A long strip of sand with water sports and several shops and tavernas Ag Gordis is set in lovely scenery and has some pleasant walks in the nearby countryside.

Agios Georgios & Chalikounas beach
Towards the South of the island there are long stretches of largely wild sandy beaches. For those who like to explore a four-wheel drive to the mouth of the Korission lagoon and a walk takes you to acres of unspoilt sand dunes perfect for getting away from it all even in the height of Summer. The beaches further South of Agios Georgios, Marathias and Santa Barbara are all long stretches of sand with very little on them other than the odd few tavernas around the small resorts. Further south again the beaches can only be reached by foot or by the sea with the exception of the furthest tip of the island where the infamous 'Kavos' sits. A lively, young persons resort, hidden behind the olive groves with nightclubs, bars and fast food cafes galore spilling onto what was a beautiful sandy beach

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