Porto Timoni Beach

Visiting Porto Timoni Beach, Corfu, Greece

Porto Timoni Beach
Porto Timoni beach

HOW TO GET THERE

Before deciding to visit Corfu, I was googling what there was to do on the island and comparing it with a few other Greek islands. The abundance of gorgeous beaches in Corfu, and the fact that it’s such a green Island, sold me on it. 

Quite early on I saw a picture of Porto Timoni beach and thought to myself that it was probably a tourist trap and the pictures were probably taken by a drone. It looked unreal! 

Once on the island, we hired a car (something I’d highly recommend doing for about 2-3 days). When I looked into getting to Porto Timoni, I really started to appreciate my choice to stay in the Palaiokastritsas area as most of what I wanted to visit was nearby. 

Porto Timoni was about a 40 minute drive away from our hotel so George and I set off around 10 am, and arrived around 10:40 – accurate Google. We parked the car down a road in Afionas leading up to the Zeus Throne restaurant – you will see the cars parked up when you arrive. 

You then walk a little further and come across the restaurant and it will quickly become clear why I’m suggesting you leave your car here – the roads become rocky narrow paths, no longer an actual road. From the restaurant you will see a path leading down, but you can also ask at the restaurant if you want to double check.

The views are gorgeous, but you will mostly be looking at the path. Bring trainers and not sandals! We saw plenty of people in sandals looking like they were struggling. It’s a steep path, and if your struggle on the way down, remember you also need to get back up. 

George called me “Billy goat” as I bounded up and down the path quickly and without giving it too much thought – I took it as a compliment. 

You will reach the viewpoint after about 10 minutes walking down. And it is exactly as you see online. 

One of the many views on the way down

WHAT I THOUGHT

From there it’s another 5-10 minutes down to the beaches. Both are about the same, but I enjoyed the one on the left more – swimming around the rocks – there was more coral and more fish around. But if you do choose to leave your stuff on one beach and go and have a swim at the other one, take sandals with you – as with most Corfu beaches, it’s rocky. I also didn’t have too much of an issue, which led George to call me a hobbit (due to my hardy feet) while he struggled over the path – full of compliments wasn’t he??

Arriving early meant it wasn’t overly busy yet. We didn’t bring a parasol and there aren’t any to rent so we swam most of the time, dried off and left after about 2 hours when it became too unbearably hot. So do bear this in mind: bring your own towel, suncream, water and any snacks you want. 

The water is crystal clear so do bring goggles and a GoPro (or anything of the type). 

We brought plenty of water and went through most of it – there isn’t any bar or toilet facilities at the beaches so remember to take your litter with you on the way up.

All in all, I’d recommend going earlier in the day to avoid the crowds as it definitely got busier. Also, be aware of the heat walking up as the day gets hotter. 

Happy exploring!

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