Giannades village lies on the central west coast of Corfu island and the best beaches are just nearby. It is possible to walk to some beaches but we recommend that you rent a car or scooter.
Several hotels are located around Ermones beach. It consists of sand and pebbles. It is well frequented by the locals of Giannades, very nice to spend your morning with snorkeling, diving (Achilleon Diving Center) or taking a ride with the pedal boat.
In the mythical sea adventure of Homer’s Odyssey, Kerkyra is the island of the Phaeacians, where Odysseus (Ulysses) meets Nausica the daughter of King Alkinoos. The bay of Ermones is considered to be the place where Odysseus disembarked.
Distance: 3 km
That’s the one. It is not only the beach of Giannades village, but also the most secret beach on the island. Not many people are visiting it because it is accessible only by boat or climbing/walk. It is a small bay with a mix of rough sand and small pebbles with breathtaking clean water, beautiful underwater sea life and a very peaceful atmosphere.
ATTENTION You need a basic knowledge of climbing and good walking shoes or trainers. There is no network signal. YOU ARE WALKING ON YOUR OWN RISK!
Distance: behind Giannades
It is considered as one of the most beautiful European beaches and is officially recognized as nudist paradise. Breathtaking cliffs, wild vegetation, clean water, rocks planted everywhere make no room for modern civilization and stress.
Distance: 5 km
It is one of the most famous sandy beaches on the island. The left side of the beach is to relax and enjoy the natural beauty without sunbeds, umbrellas and people and on the right side you can find water sport centers, beach bars and restaurants that give a great entertainment to all youngster and families.
Distance: 6 km
A beautiful beach where locals and tourists are coming together to party, enjoy the summer, feel the love…and two very cool beach bars in the center are giving the beat to it with great parties and their excellent selection of cocktails and wines.
Distance: 8 km
This very special beach has been announced by Spiti Meraki as “Best beach 2014”. It very quiet, small, cute and relaxing with the smell of pine trees and situated just one kilometer from Pelekas Beach. Its location will invite you to rent a canoe and the local fish tavern will spoil you with their great hospitality, fresh fish and local specialties. Don’t go away without drinking a Freddo cappuccino and the best exotic Cuban Mojito in all times.
Distance: 9 km
Paleokastritsa is also called “The Capri of Corfu”. Half-a dozen little beaches dot the bay where tavernas, cafes, bars are spread around. A little port in the center of the village invites you to go for a boat ride to explore the caves, the yellow submarine to see the underwater world, the museum the sea creatures or simple take a water taxi to spend some relaxing hours at the nearby laying Paradise beach, Rovinia beach … and all the other small bays only reachable by boat. Overlooking the village you can find and visit the famous monastery built in the 18th century, a must see when you come to Corfu. There is also a diving center (Achilleon Diving Center) in Paleokastritsa and water sports.
Distance: 6 km
The beach of Agios Gordis is a long sandy beach. When the waves are right it is perfect for body surfing. You can take a long walk, discover the beaches behind the beach and explore the stranded Egyptian boat. The village of Agios Gordis invites to shop, drink, eat and meet people from all over the world. This village has the most international crowd drinking, dancing and hanging out together. A must to go to meet people!
Distance: 14 km
Halikounas Beach is located on the south of Corfu island and right next to the natural reservoir Lake Korission. It is one of the best beaches on Corfu for Kite & Windsurfing. It has soft sand dunes and a very flat sea and it is comparatively less crowded than its counterparts elsewhere on the island of Corfu. Tayo Beach bar, the best beach bar on the island, is located just next to the Kite center.
Distance: 25 km
The famous coves of the Canal D’Amour can be found to the west at the left side of Sidari beach on the north of the island. The Canal D’Amour is an area of eroding sandstone cliffs that have formed several tiny sand coves reached by paths and even ladders. It is ideal for snorkeling and swimming due to its calm and swallow waters.
Legend has it that if you swim through the canal you will find the love of your life at the other side.
Distance: 30 km
…and there are many, many more to dicover…