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Best Beaches on Corfu for Families

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Corfu is one of those islands that has a rich history that can be traced to Ancient Greece. This is also an island that has made its way into Greek mythology. In fact, the name for the island is Kerkyra, and this has its origins in a story that describes the birth of the Phaeacians. This is considered to be a gorgeous Greek paradise, and as a result the island has visitors from all over the world. There are plenty of beaches, too, and many of them are family friendly. Here is more information:

Paleokastritsa Beach

In Greek, Paleokastritsa means “old fortress”. One look at the towering Monastery of the Virgin and visitors will understand why this spot was once the home of an ancient fortress standing guard over the idyllic coastline and its peoples. The trendy resort town of Paleokastritsa now boasts an abundance of hotels, taverns, and restaurants, making it a place that will meet all of the needs of your family. A stunning grove of olive trees blankets the beaches, adding to the magnificence of the views.

Agios Gordios Beach

Located on the west coast of Corfu, this isolated beach is named for the church that sits in the center of the sandy shores. The protected cove is perfect for young swimmers just getting their sea legs. The 0.6-mile long beach offers a safe place for kids to frolick in the water thanks to its distance from the traffic of the village. Water sports equipment rental will keep kids of all ages busy all day and a number of convenience facilities make this an easy day trip.

Glyfada Beach

As one of Corfu’s most beautiful beaches, these sandy shores and crystal waters are located just ten miles west of the hub of Corfu town. The soft sand is surrounded by towering cliffs and rock formations, providing a spectacular backdrop to any day at the beach. A host of taverns offers the perfect spot to cool off with lunch and a drink. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available for guests, making this an ideal spot to soak up the sun when traveling with children.

Nissaki Beach

Centrally located between the two villages of Barbati and Kassiop in the northeastern region of Corfu, Nissaki Beach is a haven for families. The Nissaki Bay is protected from big waves and strong winds, making it a safe place for kids of all ages to play in the sun and surf. The clear water offers glimpses of a variety of marine life, delighting both kids and adults. Once the lunchtime hunger sets in, head up to the village for a variety of mouth-watering seafood options guaranteed to satiate any appetite.

Ipsos Beach

It is no wonder that Ipsos Beach is so popular with families. The shallow waters deliver a perfect place for children to play. The nearby fishing port attracts a number of boats each day, making the entire area a host of activity and excitement. The tranquil setting boasts stunning views of Mount Pantokrator standing guard over the island.

tThe island of Corfu has enough choices to meet any personal need and preference and there are plenty of options for families. The only thing left to do is to sit back, dip your toes in the warm water, grab your drink, and enjoy!

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