On the western side of the popular Greek island of Corfu is the peaceful resort of Agios Gordios, just a short taxi ride from the airport. If you’re after a tranquil getaway complete with sun, sand and crystalline waters, then look no further.
The island is perfect for holidaymakers from all walks of life. Whether you’re a couple, a group of friends or going away as a family, there is accommodation to cater for all and there’s no need to break the bank. Tourism to Agios Gordios has increased of late but don’t let that deter you. The resort remains peaceful and its main industries are still fishing and farming, only adding to its endearing charm. A true Corfu beauty spot surrounded by the countryside of green hills, cypress trees and olive groves. It’s easy to understand why this is resort is considered the prettiest on the island.
Pagi is an old yet interesting village and definitely worth a visit. Nestled on the sided of a wooded valley, the small village is some 2km from the sea. This is said to be because the original inhabitants of the village wanted to protect themselves from pirates and built their houses away from the water. It also featured on a James Bond set and is the perfect photo opportunity.
Many visitors to Corfu head to Afionas. Like Pagi, it’s old but lovely. Perched high on the headland, it stands over Agios Georgios Bay to the south and, to the north, offers a stunning panoramic view of the open Ionian Sea, with the small islands of Kravia, Sikia and Gineka well visible. A photo opportunity if ever there was one. The centre of the village is home to an old church whilst the quiet square leads to some intricate alleyways, perfect for exploring.
Found on the foothills of a mountain, Kato Garouna is another village just a short journey from the centre of Agios Gordios. Like Pagi and Afionas, it has held onto its traditions and this shines through when you visit. The village’s union organises many traditional activities which are great fun to watch and play.
Exploring Agios Gordios…
The colours, sounds, nature and panoramic view of Panteleimonas mountain will certainly take your breath away. The view of the Thermaikos Gulf is truly unique and will stay with you for a long time to come. The mountain’s surrounding area is dominated by the wildlife usually found towards the foothills of Mount Olympus. If you’re in luck and can go trekking in the summer, you may even get to witness the festival celebrating music and theatre.
Situated at the bottom of a mountain, Sinarades is home to the famous Historical Folklore Museum. The Museum was founded in 1982 and attracts many visitors from the island of Corfu. It displays items from the period 1860-1960. The entire museum is a replica of a middle-class village home from 19th century Greece.
Black Rock Beach
The beach of Agios Gordios is stunning and considered the resort’s best attraction, whether you choose to soak up the sun on one of the sun loungers or bask in the golden sands. You’ll find plenty of reputable bars and restaurants surrounding the beach which means you’re able to spend all day unwinding and taking the occasional dip in the sea. You’re able to swim straight out of the water and into some of the restaurants. This is the place to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with upmarket food and drink!
The Blue Flag winning beach is also perfect for watching the sunset and if you get tired of relaxing, the beach is long enough for a nice stroll and you’re even able to access the next village. During the high season boat trips from the beach are hugely popular. What better to explore the Corfu coast than by boat with some gorgeous barbeque food on hand?
Traditional Corfu Cuisine
For some traditional Corfu cuisine, we can recommend dishes such as Soforito, a veal dish cooked in wine sauce with garlic and white pepper. If that doesn’t take your fancy, there’s also Avgolemono and Pastitsada (either veal or chicken), cooked with fresh tomatoes, cinnamon, onions, wine and different spices. Dishes are normally accompanied by pasta or potatoes and tend to be delicious.
Restaurants in Agios Gordios
Many of the restaurants of Agios Gordios are situated in the perfect position to overlook the golden sands and the Ionian Sea, so in terms of views, you’re spoiled for choice. Tavernas are popular throughout Corfu and the resort of Agios Gordios is no different, they’re often family run establishments offering some relaxed yet tasty dining. If you don’t feel up to trying some traditional Greek dishes (stuffed squid is very popular indeed), many tavernas offer cuisine from around the world so you’re sure to not go hungry. And when it Greece, it’s obligatory to try ouzo at least once. During the high season, the club and disco scene are non-stop so be sure to pack your dancing shoes.
Going to Agios Gordios with easyJet holidays
Holidays to Agios Gordios are ideal for everyone, the beaches are perfect for relaxing and with numerous day trips and excursions available if things get a little too relaxing, what’s not to love? Plus, a stunning view is guaranteed wherever in the resort you are so there are plenty of great photo opportunities.
Booking your holiday to Agios Gordios with easyJet holidays is the best way to visit this beautiful resort with no hassle. You’re even able to save money by booking your flight and accommodation together, and if this hasn’t sold the deal, be sure to check out our other Corfu destination guides!