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corfuCorfu beaches: Agios Stefanos - Agios Stefanos is a fishermens village in the northeast of Corfu, a couple of kilometers above Kouloura. There is another village with the same name in the northwest of the island (lots of double names here). It is situated a few kilometers away from the main road, at the end of a steep descending road. This road scares a lot of people off. Most of the daytime tourists usually come by boat. In Agios Stefanos there are a couple of bars and taverna's but there is not really much of a nightlife. The beach is large and it is made out of pebbles. After a short walk there are a couple of coves where there are small beaches. In these places it is more quiet and there is more privacy. Albania is only at a 1,7 kilometers distance here. There is a connection by bus to Corfu town, but it stops at the top of the path that leads down and it will only stop there if you ask the busdriver because it is not an official stop. This means you have to walk down, and also: you have to walk up again if you want to take the bus back. From Corfu town there are boats going to this beach.

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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.

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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).

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Kassiopi is a lively village with many shops, tavernas, bars and some evening entertainment, a few supermarkets and a great bakery where you can get a nice warm bread in the morning. In the evening you can go into the village for some music and a drink. The audience is varied, from familes with children, couples and young people. Attractions include the ancient church Panagia Kassopita with its frescoes and icons and the large 13th century city fortress. In the harbor there is a monument with old cannons. From here you can take an excursion by boat and you can also rent a boat to explore the area and the sea yourself and perhaps to discover a private beach. The view is beautiful on the coast of Albania, where you can see the big city of Ksamil lie, and an island with a lighthouse.

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Udate 2016 by Annemarie Oppedijk: Hi Hans Just an addition to your Kassiopi (Corfu) experience. I'm there now and the two beaches to the right of the port are now enclosed by a fence. You can be sneaky and climb over them but I still do not lie at ease. For those without a car it is handy to know that there is a bus (green line) from Kassiopi to Corfu Town. In about 75 minutes it takes a very scenic route along the coast for only 3.80 euros. Route goes through Nissaki, Ipsos, Kontokali and Gouvia Marina. Solaris also has one-room studios. Those are slightly dated but everything is in it. No extra charge and for sixty euros the owner picks you up at the airport. The bus is cheaper and stops a few minutes away from Solaris. Thanks for the tip of Solaris, it was a great place ! Greetings, Annemarie

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Corfu beaches: Antinioti Lagune and Agios Spiridon - The lagune of Antinioti can be found in the north of the island Corfu and it is surrounded by fields. on this spot there is an interesting wildlife for plants, flowers and animals, especially for birds of all kinds. There are nightinggales and many other rare birds, and there are swamp-turtles roaming around in the water. Also you can see the rare beachlily with its pretty white flowers. Here you find the sandbeach of Agios Spiridon. There are not many facilities here. There is one taverna on the beach. Behind the beach there is a church. It is a nice area to make walks. Behind the main beach on the right there is a rough path that leads to another, even more quiet beach. At the left-hand side the path leads to the canal which links the lagoon with the sea. The bridge over the canal leads to another area which is also great for making pleasant and quiet walks. For pictures and info on the lagune see in the top menu "Corfu Sights" and click on "Corfu Nature".

corfuCorfu beaches: Acharavi - A quiet and cosy small bathing resort in the north of the island that is placed in a beautiful setting. In Acharavi there is a large street with passing traffic with plenty of shops, hotels and places where you can have something to eat. It is nice to sit in the restaurants at the beach. There is also the possibility to cash money. In the surroundings of Acaharvi there are a couple of nice beaches. The beach in the village itself is long, clean and quite wide, with sand and some pebbles and it's not so commercial yet. The village of Acharavi is situated not far from another holiday resort, Roda, and these two villages share the same sandbeach. Just outside the village you can still find a quiet place on the beach. The beach itself is about eight kilometers long. The actual village is to be found a few hundred meters away from the beach inwards. Between the coast and the village there are olive tree fields and there are some villas and small hotels.

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Corfu beaches: Roda - Roda is on a short distance of another well known tourist hotspot, Acharavi. It is a smal coastal village in the north of the island of Corfu with quite some shops, bars and restaurants. Here too there are cash machines for your bankcards. The beach of Roda is long stretched and good. Roda is a small resort that has already become a bit touristic. It is heavily English orientated, but the beach in the village and the small boulevard are cosy and relaxed. For children it is a pleasant place to be, because the sea is shallow and the beach is wide,. There are many places where you can have lunch or dinner, cute shops and quite a number of hotels in the village, amongst which is the Rhoda Beach Hotel. In Roda there are remains of a Dorian temple from the 5th century BC.


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