Discovering the beach of Megas Choros
This mythical beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Corfu. Megas Choros beach preserves the purity and beauty generously given to it by nature.
Located 41 km from the centre of Corfu Town and after the traditional village of Kritika. Kritika, it has managed to remain untouched by human intervention, thus remaining unspoiled.
The versions of the origin of the name Megas Choros
The name of the beach, as Megas Choros, has been associated with celebrations and a version of it connects it with pirates.
According to this version, the pirates set up their dance there, after the raids made in the surrounding areas, this being consistent with many historical testimonies about the way in which they looted the villages of southern Corfu. This resulted in the inhabitants being forced to move to the mountains, as we find in the case of the village of Agios Mattheos.
Another theory about the origin of the name of the beach is its connection with the customs of the nearby village of Perivoli, in Lefkimmi.
During the period of carnival celebrations, the residents traditionally made a fire on the beach and at the end of the carnival celebrated by dancing around the fire.
Whatever the origin of the name of Megas Choros beach, it is certainly impressive to its visitors who choose it as a place of relaxation, to enjoy the sun and the sea on a sandy beach without tourist structures.
Its tranquility and clear waters host locals and visitors who seek an oasis of serenity even in the days of August when the island of Corfu is full of bathers.
Before you leave, do not forget to leave the beach clean and capture the idyllic sunset that spreads its colors in the sky and its waters.