One of the best places to snorkel or scuba is Corfu. This wonderful Greek island is a perfect setting for an adventure under the sea. Known for its beautiful beaches, the island still has a lot of beaches which are not really frequented by tourists and vacationers, making it a perfect spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. Discover a stunning undersea world only in Corfu, Greece.
To give you a little taste of what’s to come when you go snorkeling or scuba-diving in Corfu, here are a couple of the best places in the island to do so:
Afionas in Port Timone is one of the top snorkeling sites in Corfu. Although, getting there is a bit tricky, it is absolutely worth the trip. This secluded spot can only be reached by boat or by a 45 minute hike. There are taxi boats available that would bring you to the spot and pick you up later, but probably the best way is to rent a boat so you won’t have to wait for a taxi boat.
Divided by two bays, one faces Ag Georgios, and the other, the sea. The best spot to snorkel in Afionas is on the bay facing the sea. The spot has the clearest blue beach water in Corfu and the most active colorful coral environment. The bottom is full of life, filled with fantastic rock formations and sea plants, to give snorkelers a grand time marveling at fishes and other life forms under water. It is an experience one cannot forget in a lifetime.
Another excellent snorkeling spot in Corfu is at the Paleokastritsa. This village largely depends on its tourism so expect a number of facilities available like hotels and restaurants. People come to Paleokastritsa for the snorkeling and scuba-diving but take to the hotels for a good rest after a day’s snorkeling and scuba diving. You have the best of both worlds – classy hotels or romantic villas and the beach.
You can also go snorkeling at Agni. This is another popular destination for tourists and scuba-divers. Visitors always marvel at the pebble beaches and calm blue waters of Agni and snorkelers discover a large variety of exotic fishes frolicking under water. The beach is known to have a pretty hectic boat activity. It is best to go there and snorkel late in the afternoon when the hustle and bustle has quieted down a notch. Keep watch of the time though, because without knowing it you’ll be enjoying snorkeling for hours and hours on end.
It is best if you get a local guide who knows his way around the island to take you to the more secluded spots in the island for snorkeling or diving. These places are best described as the least trodden beach trails and a perfect place for guests who crave privacy and a different Corfu beach experience.
There are also plenty of facilities in the island where you can rent snorkeling and scuba gear if you don’t have any of your own. So grab your gears now and head on to Corfu for some snorkeling fun.