Our trip to Corfu was a pure surprise. to be honest I didn’t make much research before our departure, I was just hoping our airbnb host would give us the right tips to see the best places on the island: and so it was.
on the first night right after landing we just decided to walk around town for a couple of hours and then we stopped for dinner and a glass of wine at the Salto Bistro- you should check it out, so yummy!
on our actual first day we went out and rented a car to be able to live the island to its fullest.
The first stop was Kalami beach, one of the best match if you want to relax under umbrellas and sunbeds, the water is crystal clear and it’s not too crowded.
The second stop was Palokristas: this is one of the most popular beaches and because of this reason -to be honest - itwasn’t one of my favorite at this time of the year. I found it to be too crowded but we did rent a bike boat and just around the corner the sea was really beautiful.
on our third day we woke up really early so that we could get to Canal d’Amour in time before all of the tourists would attack the rocky beaches. IT WAS A DREAM!!! I would definitely recommend if you ever intend to visit it, to at least get there by 8/9 am. It’s so beautiful to see just PURE NATURE, without tourists. We jumped from the cliffs and bathe in that magical atmosphere for a couple of hours before driving to our next destination of the day: TWIN BEACHES.
that day for me was the most fun, we had a 20/30 mins walk into the woods on the coast line to reach these identical & symmetrical beaches (which you can only reach by feet or boat- no cars allowed, which makes it so special!!) and spent the day on the white stones and the water was as clear as a swimming pool.
(it doesn’t have beds and umbrellas available so you have to bring your own because there is no shade whatsoever! :)
Fifth stop: Glyfada. Beautiful water and I particularly enjoyed the car ride getting there from town, the flora around the streets is so gorgeous. unfortunately I didn’t enjoy the beach enough because I wasn’t feeling well but it’s definitely worth visiting!
sixth stop: boat trip around the northern part of the island! highly recommend to see the island also from a boat- there’s a few day boat trips available or if you are a large group you could also rent your own boat and decide which stops to make :)
seventh stop: Rovinia beach! SO so pretty, you can get there with your car and a short walk directly to the beach or by boat. unfortunately on that day the wind was very strong so we only stayed a couple of hours before enjoying lunch at Ermones beach-also very worth going to!
The only beach I really wanted to go to but didn’t get a chance to was YALI’s beach.. but I guess that would be one more reason to go back to corfu as soon as possible!