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Agios Georgios Corfu beach guide

Corfu Agios Georgios

Agios Georgios, which translates as Saint George's beach, is tucked away in the north-west coast of Corfu at the end of a very long road that twists and turns through the wooded hills.

The small and relatively remote holiday resort, about 50 kilometres from Corfu Town, is much treasured by those who prefer a quiet and restful holiday.

Agios Georgios, sometimes called San George, is surrounded by olive and citrus groves and wooded hills dotted with tall, pencil-thin cypress trees.

Don't mistake this Agios Georgios for the resort of the same name that lies further south along the west coast. Agios Georgios (north) lies on flat and fertile that forms at the mouth of a wide valley, with rocky headlands on either side.

Although Agios Georgios has seen increasing tourist interest for some years, development has generally been low key and the newer buildings have not spoilt he natural beauty of the bay.

There are several houses, some small hotels and a scattering of apartment blocks and tavernas along the beach road.

The beach at Agios Georgios is a fine five kilometre swathe of good sand, a little narrower towards the south. It remains sandy under the water but the beach does shelve quite steeply into the sea, so young children will have to be watched.

There are plenty of sunbeds and large blue bins for the rubbish. A good range of watersports are on offer and they include jet skis, windsurfing and ring rides.

For those who like their watersports to be a little more challenging there is a scuba diving centre at the northern end of the beach.

A good choice of tavernas is on offer in the village of Agios Georgios, as well as a couple of small mini-markets, a few tourist gift shops and motorbikes and mountain bikes for hire. There is even a small bowling alley and billiards hall.

There is little in the way of night-life here and those looking for more excitement will probably head for the north coast beach resort of Sidari, about 20 kilometres away where things are a bit more lively.

There are good walks to be found in the local hills and the hill villages of Makrades. Afionas and Pagi are well worth a visit and they boast good tavernas and bars and with some splendid views over the bay of Agios Georgios.

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