Myrtidiotissa Beach

Beach name: Myrtidiotissa Beach
Location: Corfu island
Our rating: 5/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Greece photograph
Myrtidiotissa Beach
Corfu island
The rocks in the middle separate the nudist beach
from the rest of the beach
  • Beach berm:
    Sand
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 4/5 about
  • Access:
    Poor = Accessible by car, poor road, plus a long walk or climb

    You have to park 15 minutes up the hill near the monastery. The walk back up the hill is challenging. I did see some cars make it down to the beach, but the very steep dirt road is lined with huge crevices that can destroy any car. I assume the ones that tried it were rental cars because if you want to keep your car, you should park and walk.
  • Amenities:
    Cantina at the beach. There is also a kiosk at the back of the naturist part of the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site is unsuitable for RV parking. There is no way to drive a heavy RV down the dirt road, and it would be very dangerous to try.

  • Nude swimming is common
    The South end of the beach is unofficially a nudist beach. It is crowded during the summer with a mixture of young and old, singles, couples and families.
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site near the rocks that flank the beach
  • Notes:
    Along with nearby Glifada beach, you will find the best waters in Corfu. Myrtidiotissa beach was featured in one of the best beaches of Greece a few years ago. The clothing optional part is separated from the rest of the beach by large rocks, so if naturism is not your cup of tea you can find your own comfortable space on the north part.

    Despite the dificult access, the beach gets very crowded in the summer. Usually, we never rate a crowded beach with a "5" unless everything else warrants it. And in Myrtidiotissa's case, it is well deserved for the spectacular scenery, the soft sand, and the crystal-clear waters.

     

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    I was there with the family the first week of July 2009. Mirtidiotisa was a disappointment. I met 2 more families that came down the hill with us and then after looking around turned back and left. The beach is clean, but very narrow. It does fit the definition of a beach. Also my recomendation is for adults and nudists not families. There are way better choices in Corfu. Try the beach south of Benitses or try Glifada, which is crowded but for a good reason... N.A.

    Beach Report by George
    Beach Location: Middle-West coast of Corfu
    Beach Name: Mirtiotissa
    Year Last Visited: 2009
    Rating: 5 = Superb (Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach: Sand
    Sea Floor: Sand
    Water: 5/5
    Clothing: Organized nudist beach
    Access: Poor = Accessible by car, poor road, long walk or climb
    Restaurant: Yes
    Cantina: yes
    Organized: yes
    Snorkeling: Sandy sea floor
    Comments: Mirtiotissa beach remains one of the most beautiful beaches of Corfu.
    Improvements on access the last years, difficult sections were covered with concrete in 2006, allows easier approach but always is preferable to avoid hard times and I suggest to park your cars about 100m before the beach at Elia restaurant.
    The last years the size of the beach is reduced and unfortunately this continues for summer 2009.

    BEACH REPORT BY Diana
    BEACH LOCATION Corfu
    BEACH NAME Myrtidiotissa
    YEAR LAST VISITED 2005-2010
    RATING 5 = Superb (Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way
    to swim there again)
    BEACH Sand
    SEA FLOOR Large Pebbles
    WATER 4/5
    CLOTHING Organized nudist beach
    ACCESS Poor = Accessible by car, poor road, long walk or climb
    CANTINA yes
    RV, CAMPER ACCESSIBILITY Site suitable for parking for the day, but
    not for camping
    SNORKELING Good snorkeling site
    COMMENTS The most relaxed nudist beach I had ever been to. Great
    snorkelling in clean water. There is less of a beach than there used
    to be a few years ago. The water that comes down from the hill has
    dwindled a lot. If anyone goes there say hi to the gorgeous Stella
    who sells jewellry there from Diana.

    Beach Report by Graeme & Rhona
    Beach Location West coast of Corfu
    Beach Name Mirtiotissa
    Year Last Visited 2005-2010
    Rating 5 = Superb (Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 5/5
    Clothing Organized nudist beach
    Access Poor = Accessible by car, poor road, long walk or climb
    Restaurant Yes
    Cantina yes
    Organized yes
    Snorkeling Sandy sea floor
    Comments A beautiful beach with a complete cross section of naturists both young and old.
    Can become crowded but is always worth the effort of getting there - very steep semi made up road which takes about ten minutes to go down to the beach and about 25 minutes to go back up!
    There is a good cantina near the bottom of the hill which serves very welcome cold drinks and a range of light meals/snacks.
    There is an excellent snack bar on the beach from which you can also hire sun beds.
    Definitely one of life's most rewarding experiences!

    Now living in Canada, I can confirm my favourite beach is Myrtiotissa. Having been there in the 70's a couple of times. It is where I would like my ashes to be scattered.
    The beach is one of the most wonderful places I have seen in my journeys thru many countries, as I am now approaching 57 yrs. of age.
    Please go visit while you can. -- Susie, 2007

    Just spent our 7th year going to mirtiotissa beach and as ever a simply stunning place. Ami and Spiros alternating with a greek/german couple are still manning the beach sandwich bar. The beach has returned to the size it was in previous years. The food was great and 40+ degrees of sunshine ensured an all over tan if required or white bits if you're shy. Too many cars and bikes now take advantage of the newly concreted road down when they should park for free at the wonderful elia bar complex at the top of the very steep " hill. -- Steve & Anna, 2007

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RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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