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Feb 23, 2008
By renting a holiday cottage in Corfu you have more chance of discover what this beautiful in the Ionian Sea really has to offer. As well as being the second largest of all the Greek Islands, it is one that is covered in large amounts of greenery.

The reason for the island being so green is down to the 3,000,000 olive trees that grow on it and which is one of the main export items from the island. But many people visit this island to spend time relaxing on some of the most beautiful secluded beaches. Yet there is still plenty for one to enjoy if you crave a little excitement on your holiday as it has some of the best nightlife as well.

As one tours the island, you will soon discover that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to, selecting which of the many different beaches it is you wish to spend time at. Below we take a look at some of the beaches on offer on this island and where they are located.

1. Arillas Beach - This is one that can be easily found and is also one of the most beautiful. Many people enjoy spending time just sitting on its sand and soaking up the suns rays as it is in a natural rock formation so is well sheltered from the winds that sometimes come off of the sea.

2. Agios Gordis Beach - This beach is only 35 minutes from Corfu town and is one of the longest that the island has to offer. However, you need to be aware that during the high season, this one can quickly become populated and is the most commercialized of all the beaches on the island. Around the perimeter you will find hotels, restaurants and bars that, you can avail of and there is also a regular bus service provided from Corfu town to it.

3. Barbati Beach - This beach is about 13 miles (21km) from Corfu's capital located close to the town Nissaki. Because the beach is well maintained and kept, clean it has been honored the Blue Flag aware. Here if you want do not want to sit directly on the sand you are able to rent sun beds and umbrellas.

4. Gialiskari Beach - This is one of the few beaches on the island where tourism has not taken it over as yet. In fact, this one is still quite secluded so if you are looking for a place to relax and unwind this beach is ideal. Yet there are places dotted along it where you can get food and drink if you need it.

As well as the beaches mentioned above there are others that one might want to consider spending time at. After settling into your holiday cottage in Corfu why not spend some time study a few local maps in order to see what beaches are where and which ones you feel will suit your requirements.
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There are a wide range of holiday cottages in Corfu which you can rent directly from the owner which will be cheaper than using a travel agent. Also take a look at these holiday cottages in other areas which you can pick from.
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