It is located just 4 km from the picturesque village of Agios Mattheos and between
Paramonas beach and the famous wetlands of the Korission Lagoon and large sandy
beach of Halikounas. The tranquil trip through the olive groves is most enjoyable with
several paths that end at the beach. En route to Halikounas, a right turn in the road
leads to Prasoudi, which is signposted.
The most common route is the one that passes through the traditional taverna situated
directly on the left hand side of the beach at its highest point. There, you can park and
while overlooking the magnificent, shimmering sea below, enjoy seafood and various
sumptuous traditional dishes. There are also well appointed rooms for rent for those
who wish to stay. A staircase leads to the beach and the enchanting seascape stretches
before one’s eyes, giving wonderful, ever-changing images at different times of the day.
Alternatively, from the main road choose the second exit for the “Prasoudi mezze” as visitors usually call it for the snacks or starters (mezzes in Greek) it offers with a
picturesque view over the most central point of the beach.
Its idyllic setting as sunset approaches, is ideal for romantic walks.
Prasoudi beach is ideal for romantic walks as it is simply idyllic at sundown and sunset.
The beach attracts many nature lovers but it also a perfect destination for couples
thanks to its lush landscape. Families with young children also love it for its relatively
shallow, warm waters and the sandy beach where children can play.
One of the great advantages of this beach for parents of small children is that there is
full visibility of the entire beach, in contrast to the larger sandy beach of Halikounas, so
the supervision of children becomes easier.
Clay for a natural spa
At Prasoudi beach there is also clay, which is famous for its beneficial and healing
properties, so in addition to swimming, one can also enjoy the natural clay treatment for
both face and body. Take a piece of clay, mix it with water and apply it to the skin for
natural skin therapy. In Corfu you will find other clay beaches such as that of Loggas
beach in Peroulades.
The name of the beach.
If you are wondering about the origin of the name of the beach, you will be impressed
to learn that it owes it to a plant that grows on the rocks that exist on one side of the
beach. The plant is called prasoulida and is very similar to the well-known leek!
The beach has some infrastructure; there is a place to change and a shower to rinse off
at, as well as a few umbrellas and sunbeds for rent. Often the guests of Prasoudi beach
carry their own beach umbrella to protect themselves from the intense summer sun.
We recommend a walk on this beach, not only in summer but at other times of year.
The beauty of the seasonal changes of its landscape are enchanting. Some winter
swimmers choose it for the tranquility and privacy it offers although the water is chill. If
you are in the area, the neighbouring landscapes of Lake Korission and Halikounas are
beautiful too… a photographer’s paradise.