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Corfu is famous for its beautiful beaches. As Corfu is a Ionian Sea island the beaches differ from the Aegean Sea's. The emerald waters and the sandy or pebbled beaches will fascinate every traveller and the great variety of beaches all around the island will satisfy even the most demanding ones. The great majority of the beaches are organised with umbrellas and sun beds and many of them have sea sports facilities. By the sea one can find several hotels or apartments to stay and restaurants and beach bars in order to enjoy a light meal or a snack or a refreshing drink. Some of the beaches have been awarded with the blue flag (www.blueflag.org), the European guarantee for their cleanliness. Swimming in the beaches in Corfu is a unique experience you should not miss.

AGIOS STEFANOS

Agios Stefanos' sandy beach is situated 35km northeast of the Corfu Town, near the homonymous settlement. The beach is considered as one of the best and safest beaches of the island. The beach is organised and travellers can find umbrellas and sun beds as well as sea sports facilities. Moreover it has facilities for the disabled people. By the sea there are taverns where travellers may enjoy their meal. The beach has been awarded with the blue flag.

ERMONES

Ermones is located in the west coast of the island. It is a popular long sandy beach surrounded by tree-covered hills. The beach offers umbrellas and sun beds rentals as well as sea sports facilities. Moreover it has facilities for the disabled people. In the area travellers can also find a large range of hotels and some restaurants. The beach has been awarded with the blue flag.

PALAIOKASTRITSA

Palaiokastritsa is a picturesque village situated 26km northwest of Corfu Town. The area has six sandy and pebble beaches surrounded by olive tree forests. The beaches are famous for their emerald waters and the impressive surroundings. The village is one of the most famous on the island and has many taverns overlooking the bay where travellers may enjoy their lunch. Moreover there are facilities for the disabled people. The beaches have been awarded with the blue flag.

BENITSES

Benitses is a popular beach located southern of Corfu Town. It combines the sand with the pebbles. The scenery is completed by olive oil and fruit trees that surround the beach. Near the beach, travellers can find hotels or apartments as well as mini markets and rent-a-car/rent-a-bike shops. Moreover it has facilities for the disabled people. The beach has been awarded with the blue flag.

AGIOS GEORGIOS

Agios Georgios is situated in the southwest part of the island, approximately 30km from Corfu Town (Kerkyra). It is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches of the island and is one of the few that lie far from a village. The green hills surrounding the 5km large beach create a wonderful scenery. Even if Agios Georgios has been only recently started to develop as a resort, it is worth visiting. Moreover it has facilities for the disabled people. The beach has been awarded with the blue flag.

GLYFADA

Glyfada is situated in the western part of the island and is one of the most popular beaches. It is a large sandy beach with impressive rock formations in the sea and surrounded by trees-covered cliffs. The beach has umbrellas and sun beds and water sports facilities. Moreover it has facilities for the disabled people. Near the beach there is a large range of hotels and apartments as well as shops and restaurants. The beach has been awarded with the blue flag.

BARBATI

The beach of Barbati is situated north of Corfu Town. It is a beautiful pebbled beach in the homonymous settlement. The beach has umbrellas and sun beds rentals. The beach has been awarded with the blue flag.

CANAL D'AMOUR

Canal d' Amour is situated in the north western part of the island. It is a sandy beach surrounded by rich flora consisting mainly by olive trees. The visitors can enjoy the sea sports facilities that exist at the beach. Note that 3 times a week, Municipality of Esperion (where the beach is located) runs a free buses program for all the beaches. The beach has facilities for the disabled people. The beach has been awarded with the blue flag.

RODA

Roda is a fishing harbour that has been turned recently into a modern resort. It is a long sandy and pebble beach offering sea sports facilities and umbrellas and sun beds rentals. Moreover it has facilities for the disabled people. In the afternoon and at night, the old part of the harbour hosts the entertainment as there are several restaurants and lively bars. The beach has been awarded with the blue flag.

AGIOS GORDIS

Agios Gordis' impressive rock formations in combination with a sandy beach make it one of the most popular beaches in Corfu. The beach gets really crowded mostly because the area hosts the popular Pink Palace Hotel. At the organised beach there are umbrellas and sun beds rentals as well as sea sports facilities. Moreover it has facilities for the disabled people. The beach has been awarded with the blue flag.

KAVOS

Kavos is a long sandy beach located in the homonymous village, 47km south of Corfu Town. It is all day and night long busy and crazy as in the region there are many bars and clubs. The beach is2 km long and offers all kind of facilities.

Other beaches

Other beaches awarded by the blue flag are Agios Ioannis Strogylis, Agios Mathaios, Almyros, Alykes Potamou, Arpaos-Kalamaki, Arilas, Astrakeri, Avlaki, Dasia, Gimari, Issos, Kalamiones, Kerasia, Kommeno, Kontogialos, Kontokali, Marathias, Nisaki/Krouzeri, Perithia/Agios Spyridonas and Ipsos.

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