Barbati Corfu beach guide
Photo: Bas Boerman
Barbati beach lies on the north-east coast of the island, 18km north of Corfu Town or Kerkyra, the island's capital, and south of the villages of Glyfa and Nisaki.
An impressive mountain backdrop and a long white shingle beach are the main attractions. Barbati will appeal to families and couples looking for a quiet beach holiday resort in a relaxed setting.
Mount Pantokrator rises steeply behind the resort to create a dramatic setting of white cliffs topped by green cypress and pine.
Barbati can be split into two main areas. The resort on the main road above the beach is much the busier with plenty of traffic on the main road.
Shops and tavernas are found either side of the busy road with smaller roads and tracks running south down the hillside to Barbati beach.
As well as the usual restaurants, cafes and tourist souvenir shops there is a bakery, a laundry and an olive wood shop.
Barbati village centre has hung on to some traditional Greek charm despite the influx of holidaymakers and there is a modest selections of bars, tavernas and restaurants.
Barbati beach lies below the main road in a sheltered bay. It is clean and safe, with a Blue Flag, but there is quite a steep 10 minute walk down.
The beach at Barbati is a long stretch of white pebble with fine views across to Corfu Town and across the straits to the Albanian coast.
There are showers, toilets and changing rooms on Barbati beach. The east-facing bay is sheltered and the water shallow, although it does drop off steeply a little way out. The water is clean and clear.
Barbati is a relaxed family beach which tends to be quiet, relaxed and peaceful. There are a few tavernas and snack bars at the back of the beach and more lively ones up the hill on the main Barbati road.
There are plenty of sunbeds, boat trips and watersport on offers, while the neighbouring beach resort of Nissaki is only a short boat ride away.
Barbati nightlife is low key but Corfu Town is just 30 minutes away on the daily bus and, although there is no permanent taxi stand in Barbati any shopkeeper or taverna owner will call one up for you with pleasure.
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