When it comes to beaches extremely closely located to Corfu Town, the Gouvia Beach must not be overlooked. This small beach awarded the blue flag is a favorite destination for tourists holidaying in Corfu Town. But should visitors want not to be accommodated too far from the beach, they should keep in mind that a reasonable number of hotels and rooms and apartments for rent is available in the nearby surroundings of the beach. Boat hire operators and numerous eating venues contribute to the overall appeal of the beach.
Located only 45 minutes from Corfu Town there lays the resort of Messongi (or Messonghi). Apollon Palace and Messongi Beach Hotel are the most known hotels.
Trips from Corfu to Zakynthos (Zante). Zakynthos island is famous for its beaches - Laganas and Yerakas and also for Caretta Caretta turtles.
The Paramonas Beach is yet another alternative for quiet getaways in the western side of Corfu.