The West Coast of Corfu offers the most spectacular scenery, and the best beaches in Corfu. While the entire coast is packed with tourists during the summer, the space feels a little less crowded than the East coast.
A tourist resort overlooking a wide beach with crystal clear water. Only 110 people inhabit the small fishing town, but during the summer the numerous hotels and apartments allow the population to explode. Nearby Arrilas is also a popular resort beach which is less crowded.
Georgios ton Pagon
The drive to this beach resort seemed unnecessarily long, but it took us through some beautiful mountain roads before we reached the Ag. Georgios Beach. While it well advertised in travel guides, I was a bit disappointed to find that the beach was too crowded and too close to the main road. The scenery is beautiful, but I did not particularly enjoy the beach although my wife did enjoy the clear water.
The sea around Paleokastritsa is perfect for a variety of water sports, and it offers the best snorkeling and scuba diving experience. Once there one must visit Angelokastro and the traditional towns of Makrades and Lakones.
Easily the best beach in Corfu. The crispness of the sea water, and the spectacular scenery are hard to describe. The beach is hard to reach since the road to it is narrow and the pavement does not extend all the way to the beach. We had to park high up the mountain and we trekked the last stretch of
Although I saw some small cars making it all the way to the beach, I would recommend parking near the monastery and walking the 10 minutes down the hill. The beach is nested among spectacular high cliffs and several large boulders adorn the shallow waters. The beach is divided into two areas, "textile" and "clothing optional" (nude). There are two cantinas near the beach, and some running water. Save some energy for the return to your car because the road is very steep.
The second best beach in Cofru. Glyfada is just as beautiful and spectacular as Myrtidiotissa, but on a much larger scale. The paved roads to it provide easy access for thousands of tourists every day, and the the large hotels built right on the beach provide the bulk of the local population during the summer months.
Despite the crowds (parking was an issue) Glyfada's sandy beach is so vast that it does not feel overcrowded. There is a large open restaurant right on the beach that offers buffet style lunch for 12 Euro per person. We found it a little overpriced for the quality of food and service offered, but a little extra walking can take you to more reasonably priced restaurants.
Arguably the best sunset in Corfu can be watched from Pelekas.
One more spectacular beach on the west coast of Corfu. Ag. Gordios combines its sandy shore with the drama of rocky cliffs and green mountain sides. It is a popular tourist destination, and along with Glyfada, it is a favorite swim spot for Greeks.