Marathias is another Corfiot sandy beach with quite shallow water. This beach stretches for up to a mile and connects with other neighbouring beaches via the sand dunes at the far end. Spectacular beach for your Corfu family holidays in a family enviroment. Bus transportation will not take you there and a taxi will cost a lot - a car rental is reccommended. Sunbeds and parasols strech on the center of the beach, quite cheap. Make sure you get sandals or flip-flops because it's very hot underfoot.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Marathias beach is a unique destination for your Corfu holidays. The sand is very thin and clean while the shallow waters stay quite warm during the hole summer. The local restaurants and tavernas serve Greek and some Italian dishes. There is also a water sports facility and a beach bar which has turned to the hot-spot of the area with frequent concerts organised both day and night. Marathias has few trees - just a few olives and cypresses and the vegetation is mostly bushes and grass.
If you don't mind walking under the hot Corfiot sun, at either end of the beach things are quiter and less croudy.