Located below Old Corfu Town, Faliraki has one of the loveliest views of the Old Fortress, and is in easy walking distance to most of the main tourist attractions in the historical centre i.e. the Palace of St Michael and St George, the Liston, Casa Parlante, St. Spyridon Church and much more.

Faliraki beach is still referred to as Alekos’ Beach or “Baths of Aleko” by some, after the lively taverna which, long ago, was the only one in the area, famous for its ice creams and soft drinks. Many fond memories of summer are associated with it, as it was a meeting place and hive of activity.

Historical facts

There is a historical connection between Faliraki and what is now known as the “Garden of the People” or “People’s Garden”.

Faliraki was, in the 19th Century, extremely popular with the nobility who chose to vacation in Corfu Town and meet there.

From the current “People’s Garden”, a little park beside the Palace of St Michael and St George, access was, in previous times, gained via an iron staircase to the beach. This beautiful, antiquated, iron staircase still remains, but access is prohibited.

Faliraki today and its facilities

Faliraki is an ideal place to visit, all year round.

It is perfect for relaxing walks, with its beautiful tall, Venetian, heritage-listed buildings to one side and uninterrupted views of verdant Vidos island on the other.

During the summer, the sandy, tiny beach is a delightful place for a dip you can also have a coffee or lunch with friends, or a sundowner or dinner later while watching the sun set.

It is mostly favored by locals who live in Corfu Town, as it is so conveniently positioned.

There are a fair number of coffee bars, tavernas and bars to choose from with different, wonderful, tranquil views overlooking the cyan waters to the little islet of Vidos, the Old Fortress and the harbour. It is an ideal choice from early in the morning until late at night.

Text Composing: Marilia Makri
Photography: Eddie Kastamonitis
Translation - Text Editor: Adelia Cook
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