Away from all the hustle and bustle, nested amidst a nature reserve, at the end of a pine forest, this beach is a true gem in Corfu, where hues of green and blue conquer your senses.
Forest meets sea
If you want to feel a bit like Tom Hanks in Castaway, then this is the place to be. Pack your picnic basket and head to Nissos beach at a very close distance from our Corfu holiday villas, just off St. Spyridon beach and into the nature reserve of Antinioti Lagoon. After a 10-min hike through the wetland and the forest you will feel amazed at the pristine beauty of this place. Enclosed within a small cove, this sandy beach offers everything that really matters.
The views of the rugged coast, the turquoise Ionian Sea, the sound of waves caressing the sand, the lush greenery and the complete lack of any sign of civilization nearby, give this beach a unique exotic touch.
A narrow pathway along the rocky coast will take you to Antinioti Lagoon, “the lake of Lillies”, as the famous British author and naturalist Gerald Durrell described it in his book My Family and Other Animals, where he describes his childhood holidays in Corfu. This is an important ecosystem of the Ionian Islands protected under the Natura 2000 Treaty, a habitat of rare endemic species, like the threatened otter Lutra Lutra, where various species, like endemic and migrant birds, find shelter. A real life open-air natural history museum of 400.000 square meters that nature lovers and bird watchers will love!