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The naturist beaches on the island of Corfu or Korfoe in Greece - Beaches for naturism in Corfu Greece
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Corfu beaches: Issos Beach - This beach is located on the southwest side of Corfu island under Lake Korission and just above Agios Giorgos. You can see this village laying in the distance from the beach. Issos Beach is a long and wide sandy beach. It lies at the end of a narrow paved road that ends at a parking lot. The last meters to the beach are over a dirt road, which can be driven over with any normal car. At the beach of Issos is a taverna and there are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent. There are also opportunities for water sports. The stretch on the north side of the beach, where no sunbeds are rented out, is also used by naturists. It must be said that that part of the beach was not cleaned when we visited and therefore there was a lot of seaweed and quite a bit of garbage on it. In the sea opposite the beach lies the small island of Lagoudia.

corfuCorfu beaches: Agios Giorgios and Santa Barbara - Another bathing resort on Corfu with this name and not to be confused with the village in the northwest of the island with the same name. This Agios Giorgios is situated in the southwest of the island beneath the lake of Korission. In Agios Giorgios there are several long sandbeaches around a cape, and outside the village there are more sandbeaches to be found, some of which are unofficially (or used as) naturist / nudistbeaches. All the beaches together between the lake of Korission and the beach of Santa Barbara, stretch for almost 12 kilometer, and so you will allways find a quiet spot for yourself. The village od Agios Giorgios itself is not very authentic and mainly build with an eye on tourism. You can practise all kinds of watersports here and it is a nice place to swim. In the surroundings there are several small hotels and many of them are in the shape of apartmentbuildings, bungalows and villas. The bus between Corfu town and Agios Giorgios only goes once a day. Santa Barbara (also named Agia Varvara) is situated just south of Agios Giorgios and it is more quiet. There is a large and wide sandbeach with a couple of tavernas on it, and you can also rent a room here. There are a few shops in the village as well. santa Barbara is a coastal village where lots of building is going on. In the surroundings there are other beaches to chose from, like Kanouli, Halikouna, Skidi and Prasoudi, where it is also quiet, and where you can for instance rent a villa or an apartment if you want to get away from it all.

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Corfu beaches: Agios Stefanos - Not to be confused with the beach / village with the same name in the northeast of Corfu. The village is also known as San Stefano and it is a perfect place for those people that like their holiday to be quiet. Agios Stefanos is a fishermens village where the Greek wooden boats are laying in the bay. At the beach there are a few tavernas to be found. The village is situated at the northeast point of the island Corfu and there can be some wind from time to time. This is why it has become a popular destination for windsurfers. There are not so many hotels and other kinds of accommodation yet. from Agios Stefanos thers is a busservice to Sidari and from there towards Corfu town. The ride takes about two hours in total and during the summer this bus goes five times a day. Agios Stefanos is quite a large beach and one of the nicest beaches of Corfu. On the north side of the beach, where there are no sunbeds and parasols there is also some room for the naturists. Note: the beach is less clean here, and there is some seaweeds and a bit of rubble.

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Corfu beaches: Glyko Beach, Limni Beach, Klimatia Beach, Liniodoros Beach - Besides Rovinia Beach there are some other beaches in the neighborhood of Liapades. Some are a bit hard to find, but they can be reached on foot, others you can only reach by boat. The walking guide that we printed out wasn't of much use because things appeared to have changed and we got the impression it was already outdated. Just walking around and sometimes taking a path down is also an option. If you walk too far you end up on a dead end path and you will have to turn around and go back.

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Corfu beaches: Mirtiotissa - Mirtiotissa is seen as one of the most beautiful beaches of Corfu. This beach is also situated in the west of the island, just a bit under Ermones. Mirtiotissa is the only naturist beach on Corfu (for as far as I understood, but in the southern Agios Giorgios there are other pieces of beach that are unofficialy used a a nudist beach as well). Around the beach the cliffs rise straight upwards from the golden sand and there are many rocks that hold the seawater and there you can see beautiful fish swimming around. You can reach the beach over a steep road that leads from Vatos. The last part of the beach is used by naturists. Closeby is the Mirtiotissa monastery that originates from the 14th century. Here too there is a myth that the monastery was build after an icon was mysteriously found. If you have to believe all the mythts about found icons I believe that more of these religious objects were once in the bushes and under the ground than there are now icons hanging in the churches and monasteries, but it certainly would explain the large amount of these buildings in Greece... The monastery that is standing in Mirtiotissa now is from a later date. The beach is narrow and there a few facilities. Thers are a couple of snackbars though. There are not many rooms for rent, only at the taverna on the way to the beach, and there is a pension about 1500 meters away from the beach. You can drive the road all the way to the end where the beach is but it gets really steep at some points.

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Corfu beaches: Kassiopi and Avlaki - Kassiopi is a holiday village in the northeast part of Corfu with a mixture of traditional and touristic elements. There are bars and discotheques, but there are also the oldfashioned wooden Greek fishing boats that sail out in order to catch fish. Because of its nightlife Kassiopi manily attracts young travellers. Really big hotels cannot be found here (yet). the church of Kassiopi is said to be in the place where there used to be a temple that was devoted to Jupiter, and on the coast there is also the ruins of a castle that dates from the 13th century. In Kassiopi there are several pebble beaches and sometimes it takes a bit of walking to reach them. On the beaches near to the center of the village you can play watersports. The village has a connection by bus to Corfu town. the trip takes a little over an hour. Next to the beach of Kassiopi is the other less well known beach of Avlaki, which is 800 meters long and more quiet. On this spot there are mainly only Greek people (during the weekend). There are a few taverna's and there is one bar. There are no shops at the beach of Avlaki.

In my eyes the beaches of Kassiopi belong to the most picturesque of the island. If you follow the road from the harbor along the coast you will see all kinds of beautiful bays with pristine white sandy beaches and beautiful blue water. If you keep walking than after some 5 beaches (more to be found on a stretch of rock - follow the signs) you ultimately end up at the larger main beach, which is actually the least attractive beach of all. If you walk the street towards the harbor and turn right here you can find a path that goes to more small beaches. Here it is quieter and on one of these beaches we have lied down in the sun in naturist style (on the basis whoever is there first).


Hans Huisman, http://www.angelfire.com/super2/greece/ 2014
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