If you’re seeking a quiet and restful holiday then look no further than Agios Georgios. A beautiful village just 30 km from Corfu’s main centre, Agios Georgios is completely undisturbed in comparison to many tourist areas and the village’s natural beauty is still there for all to enjoy.
The location of the village is perfect, placed in a wide curved bay between two rocky headlands, the town fronts the beach and backs onto a beautiful landscape with acres of fields and olive trees. Agios Georgios undoubtedly has one of the best beaches in Corfu with golden sands and crystalline waters, it has more than earned its blue flag award. The ultimate destination for relaxation, you will forget all of your troubles in no time.
Burrowed on the side of a wooded valley, this small hill village is rich in history and there is plenty to see and do. The streets of Pagi were once used in the popular James Bond film ‘For Your Eyes Only’ during a famous car chase scene starring Roger Moore. The village is said to be named after the Greek word for rocks due to its dominated rocky features which make for a perfect selfie backdrop. It’s an interesting place to see and definitely worth a visit.
A large picturesque village perched on the slop of a hill, Argyrades offers some lovely scenery. The heritage of the village dates back to the days of Venetian rule and many of the narrow streets and houses of the village reflect this. So you’ll soon see why it was declared a preserved settlement in 1977. You’ll also find Lake Korision, a famous natural reserve inhabited by flora and fauna. The lake also has its own sandy area, and is connected to the sea via narrow strip of water so the beach isn’t far away at all.
Sidari is without a doubt one of the liveliest destinations on the north coast. Once a quaint fishing village, the resort is now bustling with bars and restaurants but still manages to retain its natural beauty with secluded coves and scenic coastal walks. The beach of Sidari is a huge 500-metre stretch, all of which is Blue Flag sand. The calm and shallow waters are perfect for water sports including parasailing and diving so you can release your inner daredevil!
Exploring Agios Georgios…
Boat Trips to Paleokastritsa
Paleokastritsa is one of the most beautiful towns in the whole of Corfu and a boat trip here is definitely recommended. The horseshoe shaped bay offers crystal clear waters and a mesmerising view of the surrounding cliffs. A semi-submarine gives you the perfect opportunity to explore the wild deep west coast and see all of the sea life below the water line. You’ll also have the chance to explore the famous caves of Paleokastritsa.
Go bird-spotting at Lake Korision
During spring time, this beautiful lake is home to flocks of flamingos. Whatever time of year you visit, you’re sure to get up close and personal with the local wildlife and maybe spot the migrating birds. This area is wild and remote yet alluring. You haven’t known peace until you’ve ventured along Lake Korision.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a place that doesn’t offer stunning views but Angelokastro takes it a new level. The ancient ruin of the Byzantine castle is perched on the highest peak of the island’s shoreline and overlooks the beautiful bays of Paleokastritsa and the glistening Ionian Sea.
Agios Georgios Bay
The beach of Agios Georgios is said to be the best in Corfu and often scoops the Blue Flag award each year. Not only is it amazing for its natural beauty but the facilities of the beach are also second to none. The northern and central part of the beach are the most popular; the firm sands are perfect for the little ones (or big kids) to build sand castles whilst the beach has plenty of room for sunbathers to spend a lazy hour or two under a parasol. And what better way to cool off than in the crystal-clear waters of the sea.
Cuisine of Corfu
Corfiot pasta dishes are popular throughout Corfu and are a sign of the Venetian rule of Greece. A tomato sauce is often cooked with veal, beef or fish, however, in a Corfiot twist, it’s flavoured with cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves. Greek dishes are known to be rich in meat, fish, olive oil and an usual blend of spices so be prepared for some delectable food.
Restaurants of Agios Georgios
The restaurants of Agios Georgios run along the main road and as well as many Greek classics such as souvlaki, moussaka and bourthelo, there are steak and chips and pizza options if you’re missing home comforts. The restaurants here are also big on seafood and with nearby fishing villages, you can expect whatever you’re eating to be fresh from the morning’s catch. The tavernas are hugely popular and are very friendly, many of them double up as bars and are big on entertainment with karaoke and quizzes proving popular. Enjoy a Sambuca or two as the day turns into night.
Whilst Agios Georgios may appear to have it all, you don’t have to spend a fortune to visit this resort. Booking with easyJet holidays is easy and affordable, plus purchasing your flights and accommodation together will save you money. And if Agios Georgios doesn’t take your fancy for whatever reason, checkout our many other holidays to the beautiful Corfu.