Lounge on the Canal d’Amour Beach on Corfu
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Are you considering visiting the island of Corfu? This is an island that is filled with many natural wonders, and there is also a rich history here. While on the island, you will learn that there are so many things to do here it can be hard to decide how to spend your time. One of the places you won’t want to miss, however, is the Canal d’Amour Beach, whose name is translated to mean the “Channel of Love”. Here’s more information:
Getting to Canal d’Amour Beach
Canal d’Amour Beach is located on the island of Corfu, which is reachable by plane or ferry. You can fly into the airport, which is close to Corfu town, from Athens or Thessaloniki. During the summer months, there are also direct flights to the island from countries abroad.
If you are closer to Corfu, you can catch a ferry from Igoumenitsa and Patra. From Igoumenitsa, the ferry ride takes about an hour and a half, and ferries are available from early in the morning until late at night. The ferry from Patra is an overnight ride, lasting about 7 hours. If you are visiting Italy, there are also some ferries to Corfu that leave from Venice, Ancona, or Bari.
About Canal d’Amour Beach
The Canal d’Amour Beach is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island of Corfu, due to its unique features and unrivaled beauty. The natural sandstone rock formations create a series of bays and a larger channel with a passage to the clear, blue water of the Ionian Sea. Legends states t that if you swim through it you will meet the love of your life or will marry your current love, and this is where it gets its name. You can also explore the coves formed by the rocks, and enjoy a beautiful view of Corfu from the top of the rocks.
The Canal d’Amour is located on the northwestern tip of the island of Corfu, within the town of Sidari, one of the more developed tourist locations on the north of the island. The beach is within walking distance from the center of Sidari, and only a one hour car ride from Corfu’s main town.
What to Do at Canal d’Amour Beach
One of the most popular things to do at the Canal d’Amour Beach is to take breathtaking photos of the sea, rock formations, and island of Corfu from atop the sandstone rock. While up top, you can find a nice space to relax, sunbathe, or enjoy a picnic. You may even witness some locals jumping from the rocks into the sea below. Besides the top of the rock formations, you can also explore the coves and caves formed by the rocks. While exploring these areas, bring along a snorkel and mask to witness the colorful sea life under the water.
There is also some nightlife here that you can enjoy. Start by taking a short walk to the town of Sidari from the beach. This is a bustling spot filled with bars, restaurants, nightclubs and cabaret clubs. There are also other things to do in Sidari, such as browse through the shops and eat a great meal.
If you enjoy a relaxing and scenic vacation destination, the Canal d’Amour Beach is the right place for you. Beautiful water and a unique natural formation give this beach unparalleled views and a relaxing vibe.
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