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Myrtiotisa (3)

Already on the first day on Corfu we went to the most beautiful beach of the island: Myrtiotissa, which has been known as Corfu's nudist paradise and one of the most unspoiled nudist beaches in Europe. Not far from the beach of Glyfada, Mirtiotissa is still hard to reach. There is only a steep dirt road. You will need a four wheel drive to get all the way to the beach by car. We parked the car up the hill and walked down. Its morphology is the main reason why this place has been undeveloped over the years. You feel like being in paradise with the breathtaking cliffs, wild vegetation, and huge rocks.


The beach was discovered by naturist hippies in the early 70's, who actually created a narrow path, through the bushes all the way down, because the beach those days was completely inaccessable. That path over the years became a bit larger and the visitors more main stream. The "well-kept secret" became a well known touist destination. Even this time of the year, in May, the beach is full with Dutch and English tourists, families with kids, gays and couples . The primitive bar on the beach is still run by one of those "hippies", now in his 50s. The local people from Corfu island are mostly gay men, visiting the right part of the beach, a rocky areahidden behind a big rock, which is used as a gay cruising area. The monks in the monastery above it have some entertainment to watch.


We went to the left side of the beach which is populated by all kinds of nudists,We intalled ourselves just next to the natural showe, which is a half inch cane pipe. You should not drink the clean water coming down from the mountai, as the water is warm, but it is a nice way to get rid of the sand and salty water.


We wished to pitch our tent right next to the beach and asked someother nudists if they knew any campsite on this part of the island. But the only nearby camspite was still closed. So we decided to drive back to the East side of the island, where we found the quiet and green campsite "Dionysos" in Dassia (near the touristic village of Gouvia). We were welcomed by a friendly old man, who knew some Dutch words.

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Taken on May 5, 2009