By Anthie Parisi
Corfu is an island with such a distinct elegance and cosmopolitan feeling. It is an island that combines the wild nature scenery for the travelers and the luxurious beaches for the more demanding. The following are a selection of the most distinct beaches of the island that only locals can recommend.
This beach has Scenery that reminds dessert. Huge sand dunes and crystalline waters is what you will see. The sand is soft and golden and the waters are azure and shallow. The beach is ideal for windsurf and kite surf. You will see many sport lovers having their equipment on the beach and doing sports. The beach is not crowded and it does not have many bars and restaurants on the shore. It is like a small paradise.
The ultimate “sunset beach” on an island not short of contenders, fringed by sculpted reddish cliffs which culminate in Corfu’s northwestern point, Cape Drástis. They cramp the strand severely, and make for chilly morning shade, but all is forgiven after noon as one gazes out to the Diapóndia islets.
Barbati is a pebbly beach for the ones that dislike sand. Barbati is considered a cosmopolitan beach but also offers the visitor the calm and relaxation he deserves. The blue azure waters, the white sunbeds and the many green trees create the ideal summery place to be
In the area of Palaiokastritsa there is a beach that only lately became well known to the visitors and it is called Rovinia beach. You can go either by car or by boat. Between two huge rocks is this small, virgin beach with deep blue waters and trees on the two sides. If you visit that beach make sure you have water and food supplies since there are no shops nearby.
Agios Gordios beach
The beach of Agios Gordios is a beautiful long sandy beach which has also private areas for nudists and to those who enjoy privacy. Even though this beach is one of the most crowded during high season, I would recommend a visitor to choose spots either on the far left or on the far right of the beach. On the right you can find sand and no trees while on the left you can find a small bay surrounded by big rocks.