Myrtiotissa Beach

Top choice in Corfu

Writer Lawrence Durrell hailed Myrtiotissa as arguably the best beach in the world. Now dominated by nudists, it remains relatively pristine because it’s so hard to reach – it requires a long slog down a steep and only partly surfaced road (drivers should park on the hilltop).

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