Relaxed and quiet, the small resort of St Georges South offers a warm welcome to families and couples. Soak up the sun’s rays on one of the two Blue Flag beaches or try one of the many water sports available. St Georges South is the perfect location for travellers looking to avoid the livelier resorts and relax in a soothing atmosphere.
Nearby there are plenty of villages to explore, coastal paths to wander and even Corfu’s highest peak to climb. The rugged coastline has played host to 007’s film crews and film fans are bound to recognise the infamous winding roads that set the back drop to memorable car chases.
Planning to visit St Georges South in August? You’ll want to head to Benitses (25 mins to the north) for their annual Sardine Festival. The former fishing village celebrates all things sardine, including handing out free grilled fish to all visitors. If a fish party doesn’t float your boat, don’t worry. Traditional bands are on hand to ensure the party atmosphere carries on late into the night.
If you’re looking to just bask in the Mediterranean sunshine and forget the stresses of city life, St Georges South’s summer hots up with 12 hours of sunshine a day. Peak months see highs of 30 and hardly a drop of rain in August.
No matter how you spend your time in St Georges South, you’re guaranteed a relaxed, laid-back holiday to soothe your worries away
Keen to venture beyond St Georges South? You’ll want to make your way up to the headland and the old village of Afionas. With breathtaking views of St Georges South bay below, the headland offers panoramic vistas of distant cliff tops. Blue skies melt into the sapphire ocean below, peppered with the occasional green oasis in the form of the islands of Kravia, Sikia and Gineka,Pagi
Star of the silver screen, James Bond fans may recognise parts of Pagi from ‘For Your Eyes Only’. Doubling as a Spanish resort for the film, Bond sped his way through the streets here in a yellow Citroen 2CV. These days, life is far removed from Hollywood’s big screen car chases. Explore Pagi’s quiet streets which embody the ‘real’ Corfu. An ideal spot for a coffee and some people watching.Benitses
Head north to Benitses, a tourist resort now attracting a different type of holidaymaker to Corfu. Once a lively resort full of party animals and stag do’s, Benitses is now a laid-back Corfiot gem. Traditional customs and cultural events compliment Blue Flag beaches and authentic Greek cuisine. The recently built yacht marina is definitely the jewel in Benitses new crown.
Exploring St Georges SouthHit the beach
Both of St Georges South’s glorious beaches have earned themselves that all important Blue Flag. Golden sand stretches along the coast, sun loungers, water sports and nearby cafes and bars ensure everything you need is on hand. Bustling and busy in the summer, we recommend heading to the northern end of the beach if you’re looking for a quiet strip of sand to call your own.Corfu Town
If you’ve exhausted your shopping options in St Georges South, head to Corfu Town for brand names and boutiques. Among the town’s cobbled streets and imposing fortresses you’ll find a high-end shopping haven. Art galleries, museums, and antique shop browsing are on hand for culture vultures, and there’s no shortage of souvenir shops. Corfu Town is a popular pick for an upmarket day trip during your Greek getaway.Scale Mount Pantokrator
Drive to the top or, if you’re feeling energetic, hike up Mount Pantokrator’s 906km peak. We recommend starting in the village of Old Perithia. Expect the round trip to last around two hours - unless you’re stopping for some serious Instagramming on route. Once you’ve reached the top you’ll get unrivalled views of Corfu and the nearby islands. Bonus points if you can spot the coast of Albania in the distance.Explore Lake Korission
Follow the signposts from St Georges South’s north beach to head to Lake Korission. You’ll want to take a picnic to enjoy among the sand dunes. Home to rare birds, turtles and lizards the lake offers plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and relax.
Authentic Corfiot cuisine comes with its own traditions. Sharing is most definitely on the menu, so we think the best way to navigate ordering unfamiliar dishes is to pick a few and all tuck in. Restaurant staff are always happy to make recommendations and this can be an ideal way to discover new flavours. In Corfu, the region’s food has evolved beyond the usual Greek dishes. Influenced by Italian and Mediterranean explorers expect plenty of variety including Corfiot takes on Italy’s pasta dishes.St Georges South restaurants
St Georges South’s dining scene is varied and offers something for everyone. Fast food, global cuisine and traditional dishes are served in the many different tavernas, cafes and restaurants. Street vendors sell Souvlakia - a type of kebab and gyros - usually a hearty mix of meat or poultry and salad in a wrap or pita bread.
A visit to St Georges South would be wasted if you didn’t sample the local wines and some fresh fish dishes. Easy on the wallet, Corfu’s wines are suitably refreshing after a day’s serious sunbathing. As for the fish dishes, you won’t get fresher than the catch hauled ashore that morning.
St Georges South holidays are made with relaxation in mind. Families and couples can enjoy the tranquil surroundings safe in the knowledge that fellow, more active, travellers have plenty to do. Year round sun, beautiful beaches and a wealth of day trip options within Corfu make this a destination we think you’ll want to enjoy again and again.
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