South-West (The virgin beaches)
Distances are from Benitses village.
Chalikounas Beach: Distance: 15 kms Style: Partially organized
This long stretchy sandy beach is within the limits of a protected natural area and well known for its wildness and natural beauty! There is one bar where you can buy drinks. There is an unofficial nudist beach located in the far end of the beach.
Issos Beach: Distance: 17 kms Style: Organized
This long stretchy sandy beach is also known as "The James Bond beach" as the film Number 6 "For Your Eyes Only" was filmed here. Issos is a perfect spot for windsurfers and you can find a snack bar, toilets, changing rooms, showers and lifeguard on the beach.
Marathias and Santa Barbara Beaches: Distance: 20 kms Style: Organized
Propably two of the most beautiful un-commercialized beaches of the island. Long stretchy sandy beaches with crystal blue waters and restaurants and tavernas by the beach.
Paramonas Beach: Distance: 17 kms Style: Partially organized
Paramonas offers a long stretch of golden sand and seaweed and while this is the ideal spot for sunbathing, visitors are warned of the rocky seabed.
Prasoudi Beach: Distance: 15 kms Style: Partially organized
The green-blue waters is a piece of heaven for locals especially when there is no wind. Beautiful smallish sandy beach offering sun beds and umbrellas and some lovely restaurants with a wonderful sea view offering local products and dishes. Wonderful place to relax, enjoy and feel what locals enjoy over summer!
Glyfada Beach: One of the most popular beaches of the island, Glifada is located 16 kilometers west of Corfu Town. The large surface of fine sand is surrounded by tree-covered cliffs and imposing rocky formations which drop into the crystalline waters. Sun beds, umbrellas, water sports facilities, various shops and taverns are available in Glifada Beach.
Agios Gordis Beach: The beach of Agios Gordis is one of the most popular beaches in Corfu; the sandy beach is surrounded by impressive rocky formations. Sun beds, umbrellas and water sport facilities are offered in Agios Gordios.
Mirtiotissa Beach: Mirtiotissa was characterized by the English writer Lawrence Durrell as the "loveliest beach in the world" for this sandy paradise is surrounded by dramatic and imposing cliffs covered by trees; this is why it is one of the most popular beaches of the island of Corfu, attracting thousands of visitors every summer. The beach owns its name to the beautiful Monastery of Mirtiotissa which is located just above it. It is an unorganized beach, totally unspoiled and unofficially nudist.
Paleokastritsa Beach: Paleokastritsa is the name of the most famous picturesque village of the island of Corfu, 26 kilometers northwest of Corfu Town.
The village of Paleokastritsa offers many nice taverns overlooking the bay and six sandy and pebble beaches which are scattered all around the area; those beaches are surrounded by olive tree forests and are famous for their dramatic scenery and the beauty of their colors.
The main beach of Paleokastritsa is quite small and very popular. It is surrounded by bars and hotels and there is a road behind it so it is not quiet. But the views of the cove are great. You can get a boat here which takes you around the many caves in the area.
Sidari Beach: Canal D'amour - swim there and find your love. If you already have the love of your life you will stay together forever. You can try diving and other water sports there.
North East Corfu
Kassiopi Beach: A nice view to mainland Albania. Diving lessons.
Kouloura Beach: Close to the popular Kalami the fishing village of Kouloura has a smaller and less populated beach to offer. There is a lot of shade here with the cypress trees surrounding the back of the beach. Looking to the right you get the great view of the small harbor which a regular view on postcards of the island. A boat sits on log ends in the middle of the beach; not something you will see elsewhere on the island. It is quite idyllic and underdeveloped but there are loungers and shades.
Ipsos Beach: The long, thin beach has a road that runs along the whole of the back of it. Behind the road there are tourist type shops, minimarkets, bars and cafes. The village of Ipsos itself is a resort base for tourists. There is a good view from the beach to the left up the slopes of Mount Pantokrator. The beach of Ipsos is very pebbly with a lot of loungers and sun shades.
Kalami Beach: The wide beach of Kalami is composed by smooth flat stones and inspired the English author Lawrence Durrell for his novel "Prospero's Cell". Continue on the road rather than taking the turning to Kouloura and you reach Kalami. The beach has a big reputation and is very busy. The bay is pebbly. Behind it some apartments sit amongst the trees. A wooden path goes along the back of the beach. The harbor is small but has a few boats. Due to the road ending before the beach it is quite peaceful. Restaurants, bars and accommodation can be found in this area.
Barbati Beach: The beautiful long pebble beach of Barbati is situated 20 kilometers north of Corfu Town, near the village of the same name. It was awarded the Blue Flag for the cleanliness of its beach and its waters. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for rent.
Kavos Beach: Kavos is one of Corfu's most southerly beaches, accessed straight through the resort centre! The roads down are narrow, however, and best tackled on foot. Sand extending into open sea. Some weed at the waterline in places. Kavos beach is a very nice place for youngsters mainly; there are many bars, restaurants and night clubs.