popular places in corfu
Barbati is located on the northeast coast of the island, just 20km from Corfu Town. The village is built at the foothills of Pantocrator and there are many shops, bars and taverns around the area. Barbati beach is quite wide, armoured with white, round pebbles, ideal for those who dislike sand. There are crystallized waters that are pleasantly cool, while on the southern side there are trees with a perfect shade. Various activities are also available such as water sports. One of the most popular activities among tourists is snorkeling.
Ipsos village is located 14km away from Corfu Town, in the northeaster part of the island. Behind the village Mount Pantokrator stands, the highest mountain in Corfu. Just across the sea, the rocky Albanian mountains are visible. Ipsos is known for its lively nightlife due to its many night clubs and bars. Ipsos beach is in a very large bay with the whole village stretching along it. Ipsos is an organized pebbly beach with crystal clear waters and many options for water sports offered. The sea is considered to be very clean and it deepens slowly.
Paxos Island is quite small and belongs to the Ionian islands. According to mythology, Poseidon abstracted Paxos Island from Corfu to use it as a love shelter. Gaios is the capital and the port of the island, which meets a quite big touristic flow. Every year lots of yachts dock to its bay. Gaios preserves the traditional intense colours. By entering the capital, anyone can admire the picturesque dwellings, the narrow lanes and the small churches. Island’s nature beauty is appreciable. Virgin seashores and isolated precipitous beaches consist island’s beauty. Warm sun illuminates its leafy vegetation. Underwater caves appeal every day sea lovers, who desire to discover them. However, an excursion to Paxos Island would not be a complete excursion day without visiting Antipaxos Island. Therefore, every day touristic agencies organise excursions to Paxos Island much like to Antipaxos Island.
Glyfada beach is only 11km away from the city centre. It is a social beach, which extends beyond the Pelekashill. Greek nature’s beauty is combined to its whole with a colour feast. The leafy hills are mirrored upon its deep blue, peaceful waters. Its golden sandy coast gently hugs sunset’s orange colours. Although the beach is organised, there are a lot of isolated spots on its far south part. There are beach bars, restaurants and hotels built upon the hills. However, none of the above stands as an obstacle to the landscape’s beauty. Anyone can access it easily by car and it is suitable for every age and preference.
Halikounas beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches over the island. It is situated in the southwest side of Corfu, next to Korission Lagoon. The landscape is full of contradictions. Rocky hills rise on one side, which towards the seaside are converting into a 3km golden beach. The beach is easily accessible through a wooden bridge, which connects lagoon to the sea. The beach is surrounded by a thick juniper forest, which complements landscape’s beauty. A spectacular sunset reflecting upon the deep blue waters is to be admired. Even though Halikounas beach is not one of the most popular beaches on the island, it is considered as a diamond of nature’s beauty as well as a landmark to the Ionian Sea. Halikounas has also a beach bar. It is a beach ideal for those who love kite surfing due to the winds.
Arillas is a small settlement of the northern part of Corfu island. City centre is 38km away from Arillas village. Next to the village, Arillas beach is stretched, which is characterised by its incredible crystalline waters. Waves also burst into golden coasts. Even if it is about an organised beach, there a lot of isolated places, where anyone can enjoy its privacy and peacefulness. Its geographical position offers an amazing view towards the Diapontian Islands, a view enriched by the sunset. The beach is shallow and, therefore, suitable for families and children. In addition, there is a nudist beach situated behind the rocks. Rocks have aluminium, which is mainly used in spas thanks to its therapeutic effect. Finally, restaurants, rooms to let and small hotels can be easily found.