Mirtiotissa beach, described by Lawerence Durrell as the most beautiful in the world, is certainly one of the most inaccessible on Corfu. Until recently, it was accessible only by a footpath. The modern road is reasonably wide but impossibly steep. Like many of Corfu’s West coast beaches, it is a small expanse of sand beneath steep cliffs, and according to the locals it gets smaller every year. (It’s also a nudist beach, but we reckoned (correctly) that is was too chilly to be nude.)
Neighbouring Ermones beach is fascinating.
The beach is a mixture of sand and small pieces of black seaweed; pleasantly bouncy under foot when dry, but a treacherous quagmire when wet.
The sea is dark blue, light blue, black (from the sea weed) and white. It was a very stormy day (earlier we had lost our power because of a fallen tree) and the surf was wild.
Inland it was peaceful and pastoral as usual
One of Palaeokastistra’s beaches, as lovely as ever. (Again, very little sand)
A peaceful end of the day at Glyfada Beach — one of the large ones in the area