Sun, Sea, and Skin: Welcome to Mirtiotissa, Corfu's Bare-It-All Beach
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Corfu is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning landscapes. However, there's one hidden gem that often goes overlooked by tourists! Mirtiotissa beach, located on the western coast of the island, a small and secluded strip of sand that's surrounded by cliffs and lush greenery. But what sets Mirtiotissa apart from other beaches in Corfu is that it's a clothing-optional beach. This means that visitors have the option to sunbathe, swim, and relax in the nude. For those looking for a unique and liberating experience, this beach is not to be missed.
How to get here?
Mirtiotissa beach is located on the western coast of Corfu, just south of the village of Pelekas. While it may be off the beaten path, it's worth the journey to experience the unspoiled beauty of this secluded beach. To get here, your best option is to rent a car or scooter. With your own vehicle, you'll venture off the main tourist trails. From Corfu town, head west towards Pelekas and then follow the signs to the beach.
The drive takes about 30 minutes and offers stunning views of the countryside and coastline. As you approach the beach road becomes steep, narrow and unpaved. We recommend parking your car before the downhill to avoid the hassle of steep parking as well as unwanted damages to the car as this road might not be covered by your insurance. With a scooter, you can park closer to the beach and easily manoeuvre out.
While this beach may be a quiet and secluded spot, there's still plenty to do for those who love the outdoors. In addition to swimming and snorkeling, you can also go hiking in the surrounding hills or take a walk along the coast to explore the nearby coves and bays.
There are also a few attractions in the surrounding area that are worth exploring. Just a short walk from the beach is the Monastery of the Virgin Mary Mirtiotissa, a small but picturesque monastery that dates back to the 14th century. The monastery is open to visitors and offers a glimpse into the island's religious history. After a day of swimming, sunbathing, and hiking, you're bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, there are two tavernas near the beach that offer delicious Greek cuisine and stunning sea views.
Mirtiotissa beach may not be as well-known as some of the other beaches on Corfu, but that's part of its charm. With its natural beauty, clothing-optional atmosphere, and opportunities for outdoor adventure, it's a hidden gem that's well worth the journey.