One of Corfu’s true natural wonders features fascinating rock formations and secluded coves surrounded by the idyllic waters of the Ionian Sea.
Canal d’Amour is one of Corfu’s most impressive natural wonders. Marvel at the looming sandstone rock formations that stretch from a small beach into the Ionian Sea. Swim through caves and tunnels or watch local residents jump off the rocks into the warm blue water. Take advantage of unrivaled photography opportunities that capture Corfu’s fascinating landscapes. Canal d’Amour sits on the northwestern tip of Corfu, a short walk from the village of Sidari.
The beach at Canal d’Amour is small and equipped with rentable sunbeds and umbrellas. Gaze up at the breathtaking rock formations, all displaying various shades of yellow. They stretch along both sides of a bay, creating a natural passage out to the open sea. Legend states that if you swim through the passage, you will meet the love of your life.
Check out the coves and caves that seem as though they have been carved by hand. Alternatively, rent snorkeling equipment and marvel at the multicolored ocean life.
Walk across the top of the rocks for an alternative view and excellent photography opportunities. Here you’ll also find ample space to sunbathe or enjoy a scenic picnic. Watch as locals jump from the rocks into the enticing water below. The seabed has uneven rocks, so jumping is not recommended for visitors unfamiliar with the hazards.
Combine your visit with a trip to Sidari, a former fishing village located less than a 20-minute walk away. Discover a lively beach resort backed by a landscape of thick forests and olive groves. Relax on a collection of small beaches or try watersports, such as parasailing and windsurfing. Join a boat trip to the nearby Diapontia Islands. Enjoy a night out at one of several bars, nightclubs and cabaret clubs.
Besides being within walking distance of Sidari, Canal d’Amour is just a 1-hour drive from Corfu Town. Public buses travel frequently between Corfu Town and Sidari. Rent a car for a good way to visit this attraction and other destinations on the island of Corfu.