Halikounas, Kanouli, Prasoudi, Gardiki

South Corfu
Distance to Corfu Town
30.1 klm | 50 minutes
Transfers

The South West coast of Corfu has many long stretches of sandy beaches and among them is the long stretch of Halikounas Beach with it’s extensive sand dunes. Halikounas sandy beach is located on Lake Korission (salt water). The lake Korrision in Corfu is a place with rich wetland, it is 5km long and 1km wide at its centre and is a haven for over 100 species of birdlife, including great white egrets, oyster catchers and curlews. Turtles and tortoises abound. Many birds on their way to warmer countries stop by the calm waters of the lake. If you are lucky you will watch and a flock of migratory birds. The lake Korrision is a “Natura” protected area.

  • Sunbeds & Umbrellas

  • Taverna Restaurant

  • Water Sports

The South West coast of Corfu has many long stretches of sandy beaches and among them is the long stretch of Halikounas Beach with it’s extensive sand dunes. Halikounas sandy beach is located on Lake Korission (salt water). The lake Korrision in Corfu is a place with rich wetland, it is 5km long and 1km wide at its centre and is a haven for over 100 species of birdlife, including great white egrets, oyster catchers and curlews. Turtles and tortoises abound. Many birds on their way to warmer countries stop by the calm waters of the lake. If you are lucky you will watch and a flock of migratory birds. The lake Korrision is a “Natura” protected area.

At Halikounas beach you can find private surfing with parachuting, bike paths in idyllic landscape, unique walk paths around the lake Korission and unique forests of mainly cedar and juniper trees & lush vegetation between lake and sea. This is well away from the main tourist beaches as there is no natural centre to the area. Here there are no hotels or bars and the beach remains pristine and very safe for swimming as the waters are shallow for some distance. The nature at the South of Corfu has remained untouhed and it does not get very busy even in the high season. With a few beach bars with sun beds & umbrellas to rent, restaurants. It’s the perfect getaway for couples and families who want to enjoy the beach, the sun & the beautiful green nature of Corfu! Even in the peak summer season this beach is uncrowded as it is difficult to reach unless by hired car. Interestingly, various access points for wheelchairs have been provided. There are one or two cantina snack bars and a taverna  Other beaches, such as Prasoudi, Kanouli, Agios Georgios with can be reached within a few minutes drive… 

A few kilometres inland, in the hills above Halikounas Beach and set amongst dense forest is the small village of Agios Matheos, one of Corfu’s largest and most traditional and picturesque. With a population of 1,600, the majority of which are farmers, the village is particularly renowned for its main street lined with cafe bars and shops, an ideal place to people watch.

Also in this area is the 13th century Byzantine fortress of Gardiki, built by Michael, the despot of Epirus, which is fairly well preserved. Nearby Gardiki cave was inhabited in about 20,000 BC by Paleolithic man.

 

Places of Interest

  • Laguna Korossion
  • Gardiki Castle

Nearby Areas

Villas in Halikounas, Kanouli, Prasoudi, Gardiki
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