Beginning of main content

Arillas Beach

Scenic walks, safe swimming, spectacular sunsets and legends of Greek mythology lure visitors to this beach on Corfu’s northwest coast.

Combine relaxation and entertainment with nature and local history at Arillas Beach. It’s a beach popular with both families and couples. Enjoy relaxed walks on the 1.2-mile-long (2-kilometer) stretch of golden sand and swim in the warm, shallow water. Check out islets noted in Greek mythology and dine on traditional Corfiot cuisine at waterfront taverns. 

Arillas Beach’s popularity owes much to its opportunities for safe swimming. The shallow, blue-green water and flat sea bottom make it an ideal place for children. Peninsulas at either end of the beach also create a natural protection from strong winds. Rent sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach to help protect you from the sun. 

Stand at the water’s edge and look out to the three small islets, Kravia, Gineka and Sikia. Greek mythology states that the islets are the remains of Ulysses’ ship. At sunset the islets present excellent photography opportunities.

Stroll along the beachfront road to find a handful of restaurants and taverns. Most are run by local families and serve delicious plates of seafood and local cuisine such as baked feta cheese. You can also buy fresh fruit from the hawkers that walk up and down the beach. 

Walk around the northern peninsula to Agios Stefanos beach and great views of Diaplo Island. Across the southern peninsula is Agios Georgios, a great beach for watersports such as windsurfing and waterskiing. Follow the Arillas Trail, a 5-mile (8-kilometer) walk that passes through green fields and olive groves. Look for the nets used to catch olives and try to spot a traditional olive press. The trail finishes at a microbrewery, where you can learn about beer-making and sample craft beers. 

Located on the northwest coast of Corfu, Arillas Beach is easily accessible from all areas of the island. It’s about a 1-hour drive from Corfu Town and public buses run frequently between the two destinations. Rent a car and visit some of the nearby villages and beaches, including Sidari and Canal d’Amour.


Guide to Exploring around Arillas Beach


Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1,000,000 properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.

Search over a million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.

Map

Lodging Near Arillas Beach

See all 568 Properties near Arillas Beach
Arillas Dream Studios
Reviewed on Oct 5, 2018
See details
 
Arillas Dream Studios

Arillas Dream Studios

Arillas, Corfu, Ionian Islands
     
    5.0 of 5
    2.5 out of 5.0

    Arillas dream Studios are excellent places to stay when in Arillas. Comfortable, clean, quiet and in an excellent position, 300m from the beach, no hills to climb, Anna the owner is friendly and non intrusive. We thoroughly recommend these studios.

    The Mathraki Studios Adult Only
    The Mathraki Studios Adult Only

    The Mathraki Studios Adult Only

    Arillas Magouladon, Corfu
       
      2.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Corfu, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Agios Stefanos Beach and Arillas Beach. Aghios Georgios Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

      Panorama Villas, 3 Bedroom Sea View Villas With Private Pool
      Panorama Villas, 3 Bedroom Sea View Villas With Private Pool

      Panorama Villas, 3 Bedroom Sea View Villas With Private Pool

      Corfu
         
        0.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in Corfu, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Agios Stefanos Beach and Arillas Beach. Aghios Georgios Beach is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) away.

        Anna Studios
        Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018
        See details
         
        Anna Studios

        Anna Studios

        Arillas, Corfu, Corfu Island
           
          4.3 of 5
          2.0 out of 5.0

          Anna's studio apartment had everything you need, large comfortable bed, A/C, kitchen equipment all good quality. Bed linen and towels changed frequently. Rooms cleaned daily to high standard. Anna and family members most welcoming and speak english. Lovely pool and chairs and sun parasol's. Excellent ...

          Nafsika and Dionyssos
          Nafsika and Dionyssos

          Nafsika and Dionyssos

          Arillas, Corfu,, Corfu, Ionian Islands
             
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in Corfu, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Arillas Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach, and Aghios Georgios Beach. Canal d'Amour and Logas Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Villa Helen's Apartments
            Reviewed on Aug 5, 2015
            See details
             
            Villa Helen's Apartments

            Villa Helen's Apartments

            Arillas, Corfu, Corfu Island
               
              4.5 of 5
              2.0 out of 5.0

              I stayed here for two weeks during extremely hot weather. The apartments are at the top of a hill, so you need to be fit to stay here, but consequently you have peace and quiet and a really good view of Arillas.

              Villa de la Mer, Agios Stefanos, North West of Corfu
              Villa de la Mer, Agios Stefanos, North West of Corfu

              Villa de la Mer, Agios Stefanos, North West of Corfu

              Avliotes
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Corfu, this property is within a 15-minute walk of Agios Stefanos Beach and Arillas Beach. Aghios Georgios Beach is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away.

                Tria Adelphia $51
                Reviewed on May 17, 2019
                See details
                 
                Tria Adelphia

                Tria Adelphia

                Kavavades, Arilas, Corfu
                   
                  4.0 of 5
                  2.0 out of 5.0

                  The room was spacious and spotlessly clean. The area was amazing. Swimming pool spotlessy clean, we even used their Car Hire for the day and traveled all around the area, so much amazing views!! Thank you Tria for amazing stay! We will Return