Young Naturists Welcome!

Mirtiotissa beach has been known as Corfu's nudist paradise (although not so secret anymore) and is described by some enthusiasts as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. It is also known as "the only beach in the island of Corfu where nudism is officially tolerated". At this place, the visitor will experience the ultimate feeling of relaxed holidays. An oasis of silence, tranquillity and total freedom, far away from mass tourism. It is this place that Lawrence Durrell called "perhaps the loveliest beach in the world" in his Prospero's Cell. The beach exerts its own unique charm, so if someone visits Myrtiotissa the first time he will certainly come back.

Mirtiotissa (Myrtiotissa) is located between the villages of Pelekas and Vatos, in an isolated place on the western coast of the island, about 13km away from Kerkyra town. It borders with the beach of Glyfada but both are separated by high rocks. The beach of Mirtiotissa, with its crystal clear water, which took its name from the monastery, is one of the cleanest beaches in Corfu. No hotels, appartments or restaurants are on the beach so it still remains natural and unspoiled by progress. Breath-taking cliffs, wild vegetation, rocks of all sizes planted everywhere, make no room for tourist developement in this last naturist shelter.

the entire Mirtiotissa beach from the top the "dressed" middle part of Myrtiotisa beach
the "nudist" left part of Mirtiotissa the "gay" right part of Mirtiotisa

This beach has always been attracted by naturists. Initially Mirtiotissa was discovered by the hippies in the early 70's. They created a narrow path through the bushes all the way down, because the beach those days was completely inaccessable. That path became increasingly larger over the years, as more and various kinds of visitors were discovering this "well-kept secret". Many of those "hippies", now in their 50s and 60s, are still visiting the place, some of them along with their families. Also people from every part of the island of Corfu are coming to Mirtiotisa to enjoy its natural scenery. As for the path, from 2006, it is a road made of concrete all the way down but there is still a dirt section on the way to the monastery.

Mirtiotisa beach is divided naturally by small cliffs in 3 parts. The southern part (left, as you face the sea) is mainly populated by nudists, both singles and couples, gay, lesbian and hetero, young and old together. At this part, it is also the famous natural shower (well, a half inch cane pipe) with clean water coming down from the mountain - a fast and natural way to get rid of the salt water. The middle section is preffered mainly by families, couples and generally people who don't bathe nude, although some nudists can be found here as well. At the end of that section, after the big rock, begins the northern part (right, as you face the sea) which is rocky and more isolated. It is used as a relaxing spot and a cruising area also populated by nudists, mainly gay, but not only. Eventually, Myrtiotisa has something for everybody. A unique place!