Worth a Trip: Southern Corfu
The first resort that you reach as you head south on the coast road from Corfu Town is sleepy Benitses, 14km along. This pleasant old village backs a sand-and-gravel beach and is home to a ruined Roman villa, with footpaths ascending the wooded slopes.
Further south again, beyond the popular but uninspiring beach resorts of Moraïtika and Messonghi, the coastal road winds through sun-dappled woods, passing prettier and much less developed little coves. Tiny Boukari cradles a small harbour and has some narrow pebble beaches (alas, these wouldn't win a beauty award), while the fishing port of Petriti, where the road finally turns away from the shoreline, holds a row of welcoming seafood tavernas. Nearing the southern tip of Corfu, Lefkimmi is an elongated little town where everyday life simply carries on as usual, untroubled by visitors.