Issos Beach is a quiet ribbon of golden sand some 1.5 kilometres long that is backed by gently-sloping dunes. These separate it from the forests and wetlands that surround Lake Korission, one of Corfu’s most important bodies of freshwater.
This south facing beach lies in the far south of the island, and benefits from a lifeguard presence during the high season. Issos Beach has a shallow entry into glorious turquoise waters, however there are constant waves which might put some paddlers off.
On the plus side, these breakers make both surfing and sailing an attractive proposition. The beach is also favoured by windsurfers and kite surfers because of a strong steady wind that tends to pick up in the afternoons, while quad bikes are available for exploring the dunes.
The middle portion of Issos Beach in particular has a good number of umbrellas and sunbeds for hire. The northern end is more secluded, and often sought out by nudists. The proximity of Issos Beach to Lake Korission, a protected area, means you’ll need to travel a short distance to find hotels and tavernas, although there is a small kiosk for basic refreshments and an outlet renting out beach gear on the sands.
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