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Corfu Beaches picture in Corfu
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Stunning sunset picture in Corfu

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With more than 130 miles of coastline, Corfu offers a bounty of beaches for travelers to choose from. These shores range from sandy to pebbly and quiet to rowdy. All beaches offer the gorgeous backdrop of aquamarine waters and stunning cliffs and rock formations.

The most popular village for beachgoers is Paleokastritsa. Located on the western side of the island about 20 miles from Corfu Town, the village is home to six individual beaches that offer a variety of amenities, such as restaurants and water sports rentals. Some beaches include umbrella and sun bed rentals as well as marinas for docking boats.

Travel south about 20 miles to find Glyfada Beach, which is considered one of the most popular, but most crowded, beaches on the island. While recent travelers loved the beach's scenery, expansive sands and calm waters, some mention that there was more litter from fellow beachgoers than other spots.

On the northern coast of Corfu, you'll find the resort village of Sidari. The most famous stretch of sand here is the Canal d'Amour (Channel of Love). As the legend goes, those who swim in this natural passage will find their soul mate, or couples who swim together will soon marry. Another long stretch of shoreline on the northern coast is found in the village of Acharavi where nude sunbathing is common.

Along the eastern side of the island, popular beach destinations include Ipsos Beach, which offers shallow waters perfect for families and plenty of amenities and nearby facilities in a well-developed area, as well as Dassia Beach – a narrow shoreline with a cosmopolitan vibe. If you're looking to stay close to Corfu Town, head about 5 miles south of town to Perama.

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#1 Beaches With more than 130 miles of coastline, Corfu offers a bounty of beaches for travelers to choose from. These shores range from sandy to pebbly and quiet to rowdy. All ... Read more » PeterEtchells / Getty Images

#2 Achillion Palace & Museum The Achillion Palace is just one example of famous figures falling in love with Corfu. Originally built in 1890 for a former Empress of Austria, the palace was also home ... Read more » Panos Karapanagiotis / Getty Images

#3 Paleokastritsa Monastery For sweeping views of the ocean and prime photo ops, travelers recommend visiting the Paleokastritsa Monastery. Located on a remote cliff peninsula in the village of Paleokastritsa, the Byzantine monastery ... Read more » omersukrugoksu / Getty Images

#4 Palaio Frourio (Old Fortress) At one point in time, all of the residents of Corfu lived inside the walls of the Palaio Frourio, or Old Fortress. Built in the 16th century by Venetians, Palaio ... Read more » gkordus / Getty Images

#5 Corfu Donkey Rescue Animal lovers will want to take time to visit the Corfu Donkey Rescue. Established in 2004, this refuge is home to more than 500 donkeys that were abandoned or mistreated. Read more » Kypros / Getty Images

#6 Church of Saint Spyridon This church is named for the patron saint of Corfu, St. Spyridon, who is said to have saved the island on more than one occasion. In fact, a large segment ... Read more » Tim Graham / Getty Images

#7 Corfu Museum of Asian Art The Corfu Museum of Asian Art is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Founded in 1928, the museum is the only in Greece to be solely dedicated to Asian ... Read more » Tim Graham / Getty Images

#8 Aqualand If you tire of visiting the beaches and ruins on the island, check out Aqualand. This waterpark boasts over 800,000 square feet of pools, slides, games and facilities. The ... Read more » ArtMarie / Getty Images

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View from the Old Fortress picture in Corfu
Donkey Rescue picture in Corfu
Church of Saint Spyridon picture in Corfu
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Corfu's 130 miles of coastline are lined with gorgeous beaches big and small, sandy and pebbly.  PeterEtchells / Getty Images

The Achillion Palace was once home to royals from Austria and Germany.  Panos Karapanagiotis / Getty Images

The Paleokastritsa Monastery dates back to the early 1200s.  omersukrugoksu / Getty Images

The Old Fortress (Palaio Frourio) affords spectacular views of Corfu and its surroundings. gkordus / Getty Images

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Named for the patron saint of Corfu, the Church of Saint Spyridon features the tallest point in Old Town.  Tim Graham / Getty Images

The Corfu Museum of Asian Art is housed in the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George and is the only one of its kind in Greece. Tim Graham / Getty Images

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