Mirtiotissa is a sandy beach that’s tucked away on the west coast of Corfu
close to Glyfada
and around a 35 minute drive across the island to the capital Kerkyra
Mirtiotissa beach is somewhat tricky to get to, there’s a narrow road that’s difficult to navigate due to the size and the hairpin turns but it is passable. If you’re worried about the road then the best plan might be to leave the car at the top and walk down. Just remember to leave time and save some water for the walk back up. If you do arrive by car then there is some parking at the taverna and some on the side of the road, just make sure you leave enough room for other cars to pass.
There is a small snack hut on Mirtiotissa beach and some sunbeds to rent but no other facilities. There’s 2 tavernas, one 200m back up the hill and another 350m further along the road towards the monastery. Both serve food and drink all day and are a welcome break from the midday heat.
Mirtiotissa beach is surrounded by dramatic cliffs and rocks and there’s a couple of large rocks in the sea too so it’s a unique and beautiful place to spend a few hours. It’s also usually pretty quiet but can feel crowded in the high season as it’s so small.
Mirtiotissa is generally used by nudists who enjoy the seclusion and privacy that the beach offers to work on their full body tan.