Greece is full of sea side destinations that can definitely enamour you with their natural beauty. Located in western coast of Corfu, the Marathias beach deserves a mention amongst the best as it looks bewitching with itscrystal clear waters and the golden sand. Already a favourite destination for the locals, Marathias is gaining its popularity on the international front owing to its uncommercial landscape and undiscovered grace. What keeps a tourist engaged over here is the number of activities that one can do given the vast expanse of sea in front of you. Even if you don’t want to indulge into water sports, sitting under the umbrellas and sundecks to watch the sunrise and sunset here can be a great idea.
Every year this destination wins the blue flag for being one of the clearest beaches in the Ionian region. In the evenings you can take long walks along the beaches and enjoy the beauty of a Greek village. To get more of a local flavour, visit its taverns that offer you an original taste of Greek cuisine as well as culture. Marathias is also an ideal place to visit for families and especially those people who enjoy to stay away from the commercial spots. A trip to Marathias will ensure you a much needed relaxation from an otherwise busy life. Although a lesser known amongst the rest of the beach destinations in Greece, Marathias can be your perfect place to stay and explore Corfu around. From here, you can also arrangetrips to Perivoli, Lefkimmi and Argyrades as they lie close to this Greek village.
With attributes that range from natural beauty to a taste of regional flavour, Marathias does adorn the lush landscape of Corfu and makes it more enriching to visit.
Essential travel information and Marathias tips for your visit
- Time Zone - "EET" Eastern European Time, UTC/GMT OffsetIn Hours: +2:00
- Currency - Currency used in Marathias is Euro.
- Electricity - Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz, Power sockets: type F
- Internet –3G and 4 G connections are available in almost all the hotels in the city.
- Languages -Greek is the widely spoken language in Marathias.
- Security - Police 100, Ambulance Service 166, Fire Department 199
- Tipping - An additional tip is not obligatory, but it is common to round off the amount, especially when paying in cash. Tipping is optional keeping in mind most young waitresses/waiters rely on their tips as wages can be low in Greece, and as elsewhere, it is polite to tip for good service.
- Customs - Greek citizens usually name their children after Saints and celebrate ‘Name days’ instead of Birthdays.
- Spitting three times after a bad event is mentioned is considered warding off of the evil eye.