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Corfu Travel Guide > Resorts Guide : Agios Georgios (Saint George) North Corfu

Agios Georgios (Saint George) North Corfu

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Confusingly there are two Agios Georgios on Corfu - both on the West Corfu coast. This one is the most Northerly one. Here you will find a large sweeping sandy cove - ideal for the bucket and spade.

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The resort has grown sporadically around the sandy bay and you will not find anything too old or Greek building wise, but if you are looking for an inexpensive package holiday with a fabulous beach with clear blue sea then this resort may be for you. As the resort is quite small, you may need a car if you wish to visit other places.

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Type
Sandy with the occasional large pebble.

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Sunbeds
Yes there are sunbeds for rent on the Agiso Georgios Beach.
Facilities
None, but the far northern end is often used by nudists!
Child Suitability
Flat and great sand, but the sea can become rough - even on good days. Also a small busy road runs along the top of the beach.
Accessibility
Parking is close to the beach (at the side of the beach road). There are no steps down to the beach.

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Cleanliness and Urchins
The beach is very clean with no urchins.

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Nothing of note, but a small river does run through the resort from the surrounding mountains. Nearby walks into the hills - although for the more serious walker - are stunning.

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On the northern side of the bay there is a small village called Afionase.
You can drive (or a long walk) to Paleokastritsa via Lakones and Makrades, via a "new" paved road. Just below Prinilas you will find a recommended taverna 'The Fisherman's cabin'.

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Impossible - it took me over an hour!
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Back to Top of Page Tavernas in Agois Georgios (Saint George)


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There are several good tavernas in Agios Georgios (Saint George). Great for watching the sunsets.

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Several - some very close to the beach.

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At Agios Georgios you have the possibility to do water sports. Just watch out for 'Capitano Spriros'. He will provide you with all the necessary equipment needed.

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Boat Rental
There is also the possibility to rent boats from Spiros. If you prefer to take a boat excursion Spiros will take you to the most stunning places around Agios Georgios.

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Some 'gifty' and beach wear type shopping.
Supermarkets
Agios Georgios (Saint George) has a couple of supermarkets where you can shop your daily needed items.

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Exchange/Money
There is the posibility to exchange money and cash traveller's cheques in Agios (Saint) Georgios.
Public Swimming Pool in Agios Georgios
Two or three. One very close to the beach.
Telephone and Post Box
There is one public phone on the beach of Agios Georgios
Children's Facilities
There is a ten pin bowling at Agios Georgios.
Disabled Facilities
None, but there is plenty of parking and easy access to the beach.
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Topic Topic: Theo Hotel Agios Georgios North
Forum: Agios Georgios
lily's gran

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Posted: 25 Apr 2017 at 12:49pm
We've just booked a sneaky extra week in Corfu in September. Going for the first time to Agios Georgios north. Staying at Theo. Excited.
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Topic Topic: Return To Corfu
Forum: Agios Georgios
Don51

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Posted: 08 Aug 2016 at 10:52pm
[QUOTE=Keppi]We have decided after a 3 year break, it is time to visit Corfu again. It is our 10 year anniversary in September. We stayed in Kalami in 2013 and LOVED it. This time we are looking at Agios Georgios.
Any recommendations for hotels/accommodation please? Thank you.
[/QUOTE]

Looking forward to hearing what you decided and what you thought.


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Topic Topic: Return To Corfu
Forum: Agios Georgios
Keppi

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Posted: 13 Apr 2016 at 4:07pm
We have decided after a 3 year break, it is time to visit Corfu again. It is our 10 year anniversary in September. We stayed in Kalami in 2013 and LOVED it. This time we are looking at Agios Georgios.
Any recommendations for hotels/accommodation please? Thank you.

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Topic Topic: Quizzes
Forum: The Kafeneon
davyboy

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Posted: 16 Jan 2016 at 12:26pm
Here are the answers i have of the Quiz.
1.   Nice            Ermones
2.   Argo            Benitses
3.   Foros           Old Perithia
4.   Stylia           Karousades
5.   Tragos         Kassiopi
6.   Easy Busy     Agios Georgios N
7.   Face            Kavos
8.   Old Tree       Ipsos
9.   Fuego          Acharavi
10. Ammos        Arillas
11. Vitamins       Nissaki
12. Akamatra     Corfu Town
13. O2               Gouvia
14. Barcode?       Lefkimmi
15. Aigli             Argos (The spoiler)
16. Tram?           Corfu town
17. Pyramid         St. Spiridon
18. Nerieds          Paleokastritsa
19. Arjee Bhajee   Kritika
20. Levanda         Kassiopi.

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Topic Topic: Quizzes
Forum: The Kafeneon
Elliemay

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Posted: 14 Jan 2016 at 8:37pm
Best you check your facts Davyboy.

There is an Argo in Gouvia Marina and an Ammos restaurant in Agios Georgios North. Many restaurants of the same name. x
Also Face Restaurant in Sidari on the way to Peroulades and Arjee Bhagee in Kavos/St George which are normally classed as the same.

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Topic Topic: Quizzes
Forum: The Kafeneon
Elliemay

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Posted: 14 Jan 2016 at 5:19pm
1.   Nice?
2.   Argo            Gouvia/Benitses
3.   Foros           Old Perithia
4.   Stylia           Karousades
5.   Tragos         Kassiopi
6.   Easy Busy?
7.   Face            Sidari
8.   Old Tree?
9.   Fuego          Acharavi
10. Ammos        Arillas/Agios Georgios North
11. Vitamins       Nissaki
12. Akamatra     Corfu Town
13. O2               Gouvia
14. Barcode?
15. Aegli             Corfu Town
16. Tram?
17. Pyramid         St. Spiridon
18. Nerieds          Paleokastritsa
19. Arjee Bhajee   Kavos
20. Levanda         Kassiopi



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Topic Topic: Airport Transfers To Agios Georgios South
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
sezzi.j.89

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Posted: 12 Oct 2015 at 12:36am
Hello, arriving in 2 weeks, staying at Aquis Sandy Beach resort in Agios Georgios South. I am looking at booking a minibus transfer with corfuairporttransfers. com as their prices are very reasonable, however after lots of trawling through the internet there are mixed reviews. Any other recommendations? We are a party of 8 (4 adults, 4 children) 
We have also considered hiring cars and driving there ourselves, again, any help on this would be appreciated also.

Please help!! Thumbs Up

Thank you  Smile

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Topic Topic: KTEL Bus Information/North Corfu
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 30 Aug 2015 at 12:32pm
GREAT NEWS,
For those of you who use public transport the extra service extending the KTEL service from Agios Stefanos(Avliotes) to Arillas and Ag.Georgios(Pagi) opens up lots of possibilities. It means those catching the bus in Kassiopi travelling through Roda and Acharavi can now change buses in Sidari and go to any of those places. Those staying in Ag Georgios and all other resorts on the way can travel all the way through to Kassiopi by changing in Sidari.. I hope they have success with this as it opens up independent travelling for those who want to use local transport more extensively. The times should be up on your bus stops along this route.
ROUTE..Kassiopi Acharavi Roda Sidari (CHANGE) Ag Stefanos (Avliotes) Arillas Ag Georgios(Pagi)

Thanks to Jeni from Jeni's Cafe in Sidari for the information.

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Topic Topic: Booked For 2016
Forum: Agios Gordios
vatfall

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Posted: 27 Aug 2015 at 9:45am
We did Aghios Georgios North this year and want to try Agios Gordios next year. How does it compare with the likes of Kassiopi which is where we normally go. This year we had a lovely hotel but the resort was too quiet for us...not many options for evening. Would A.G. give us this??SmileSmile
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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2015
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
janmanessi

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Posted: 23 Jul 2015 at 4:22pm
26th July  panagyri Vraganiotika
10th August   panagyri  Stroggyli

Both near for those in Moraitika, Messonghi and Agios Georgios south- and not too far from Benitses and Agios Gordios

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Topic Topic: Cycling In Sidari
Forum: Sidari
Veryfairytale

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Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 5:13pm
I am going to Sidari in a week's time and have a few questions about cycling over there. First question is whether it is generally safe to cycle in Sidari and surrounding places, like for example, are the roads safe to go from Sidari to Canal d'Amour, Agios Stefanos (on the North) or Agios Georgios (on the East) beaches?
Is there a good place to hire a bicycle with a child's seat?

Thank you in advance for the replies.
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Topic Topic: Nearest Sandy Beach
Forum: Kassiopi
Elliemay

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Posted: 17 Jun 2015 at 9:11pm
You also have St Spyridon sandy beach on the North East coast. On the NW you have Arillas, Agios Georgios  (Pagi), Agios Stephanos which are all sandy beaches.
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Topic Topic: Where To Go?
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Dennis

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Posted: 16 Apr 2015 at 1:49am
Over 20 years to Corfu and not ventured around, WOW what have you been missing? For an exploratory scenic drive you must drive down the west coast from Sidari via San Stefanos, Arillas, Afionas, Agios Georgios north and then over the 'top' and down to Paleokastritsa. Afionas is on the top of a headland and is a real little gem where you can sit in a friendly taverna just taking in the stunning views in 2 directions. (Park in the main street).
Up the hill from Agios Georgios is the old village of Pagi and a visit to sit outside 'Jimmy's', otherwise known as the  007 cafe, with the locals and other visitors. You have to drive through the village to park easily and then walk back.
From Pagi drive up the 'hill' (mountain) through Prinilas and on to Makrades from where you can take a diversion to visit the ancient hill fort ruins of Angelokastro situated on the top of a rock.
From Makrades drive down the winding road to Paleokastritsa with superb views all the way down.
That's one superb drive for your notebook, but I advise you to make into 2 or 3 to get the best out of it!  

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Topic Topic: Travel Republic Transfers
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
houndman

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Posted: 29 Jan 2015 at 12:12am
Hi Colin,
Thanks for the heads up. Like you I use Travel Republic a lot for transfers. The prices today are dirt cheap compared to the beginning of the month.
Just booked a transfer to Agios Georgios South for £3.91 each and a transfer from Paleokastitsa for £5.02 each.
As normal we are travelling around the island again.
We have used their service for different resorts around the island and always had good service. Have used them a few times for Kassiopi and they were very good. They dropped people at different resorts all the way up the east coast to Kassiopi and were quite quick.
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Topic Topic: Good Carpenter
Forum: The Kafeneon
kar

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Posted: 27 Oct 2014 at 2:04pm
Hi, can anyone recommend a good carpenter in Agios Georgios nw area.

Thanks

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Topic Topic: OK
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
janmanessi

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Posted: 23 Sep 2014 at 9:54am
I'd try and explore a different part of the island- returning to the same place after some years can be a disappointment as it will certainly have altered (inevitably).  Think about Agios Gordis or Agios Georgios (south)

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Topic Topic: Costas Golden Beach Hotel
Forum: Agios Georgios
wishiwas

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Posted: 14 Jul 2014 at 10:02am
I have never stayed in Costas, but know those that have, and do return year after year. I have been inside, and I think this hotel is very well kept, clean and attractive.  Guests are made to feel very welcome.  The view from the pool is stunning, unbeatable I think.  

Agios Georgios is a real gem.  The scenery is stunning.  It is a mostly sandy beach with some large pebbles.  The tavernas are varied and generally very good with a couple of fish restaurants.  I think AG is still unspoilt, quite rural and is close to other resorts should you wish to venture further afield.  Do visit Afionas, which you can see atop the peninsular from the bay, for more stunning views, and excellent tavernas including the Dionysus.  If you enjoy walking, you will love the area, as there are many walks to go on.   This is not a resort if you need a lot of nightlife, music bars etc.  It has a really laid back, relaxed atmosphere.  The clientele is very mixed. 

Jane 

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Topic Topic: Costas Golden Beach Hotel
Forum: Agios Georgios
vatfall

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Posted: 10 Jul 2014 at 1:22pm
We are thinking of a cruise and stay next year with this hotel being a possibility for our "stay" week. I would appreciate any info on, not only the hotel, but Agios Georgios generally. We have never been to this side of the island before. Thank you in advance.
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Topic Topic: Recommendation Please
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Dennis

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Posted: 18 Jun 2014 at 2:02am
Why limit the drive to 30minutes?  My place with the most 'wow' factor is Afionas village on the headland between Agios Georgios north and Arillas. Not only is it a beautiful village but there are several tavernas with stunning views, especially in my opinion Dionysos Restaurant and Porto Timoni Cafe which both look down across the turquoise waters of Agios Georgios bay as if from an eagles nest. It should take about 1 hour drive but is definitely worth it apart from seeing some nice Corfu scenery on the way.

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Topic Topic: Always Beautiful!
Forum: Agios Georgios
Dennis

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Posted: 12 Jun 2014 at 9:16am
Well described Jane !! Agios Georgios is a little tucked away gem. Like you we have just returned home after a delightful and extremely relaxing break.  Met many new visitors in Theo's lounge and restaurant who were so pleased they had also found it and promised to go back !


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Forum: Agios Georgios
nuff

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Posted: 08 Jun 2014 at 2:09pm
Agios Georgios is a hidden gem. Whether it's the soft sandy beach, the easily accessible sea or the cheerful but happily very Greek tavernas you'll love it. I know because I live here.
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Forum: Agios Georgios
wishiwas

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Posted: 28 May 2014 at 12:36pm
Just back from Agios Georgios North, which is still as lovely as ever in my humble opinion. Dined for lunch at our new favourite, Dionysus in Afionas - different and a bit more upmarket, stunning location and views, with excellent and often surprising food. Also love Nausica (AG) for tasty home cooked food and good conversation with Arsenus, the owner. For lunch, sometimes downstairs at Maria's Shack, his daughter's place. Ta Dixtia (AG) for friendly service from George and Theo, and good fayre right on the beach.

Wildlife was wonderful, even saw a fox for the first time in Corfu along with fireflies, Jays, Goldfinch, Honey buzzards, Green lizards, "Disney" frogs (!), tadpoles, and beautiful emerald green damselflies with black wings. We have swallows nesting on our balconies again that never cease to entertain us with their nattering and relentless hard work. Woodchat shrikes in the garden too.  The bay was stunning, and never ceases to fill up my senses with sights and smells, tastes and obviously the wonderful warmth of the sun.  

Do visit Agios Georgios North if you need relaxation, recharging, and love nature and good food. With Arillas just along the next bay for a bit more shopping choice, more excellent tavernas and a few bars if you like, you cannot go wrong.

Jane

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Topic Topic: Where Should We Stay North And South Corfu
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 22 May 2014 at 1:40pm
Topic Topic: Where Should We Stay North And South Corfu
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 22 May 2014 at 1:38pm
Canarydave,
You are correct.

The municipal unit Kassopaia is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

  • Gimari (Gimari, Vlachatika, Kavalleraina, Kalami, Kentroma, Plagia, Rachi)
  • Kassiopi (Kassiopi, Agios Georgios, Imerolia, Kellia, Lithiasmenos, Pigi, Plateia, Podolakkos, Psyllos dyo, Psyllos ena)
  • Nisaki (Nisaki, Apolysoi, Vinglatouri, Katavolos)
  • Sini (Agnitsini, Agios Stefanos Kassiopi, Vingla, Karyotiko, Kokkini, Kokkokylas, Kremithas, Mengoulas, Porta, Rou, Santa, Sarakinatika, Tritsi)

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Topic Topic: Quad Bike Hire
Forum: Paleokastritsa
joefish

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Posted: 19 May 2014 at 8:58am
Had one, and it was fun for a while, but with the wind up you couldn't go out beyond the bays.  And there you risk being blown onto shallow rocks before you can turn and power away - so always worth checking you can tilt the motor up in a hurry, and lock it back down again.  I think everyone chips the prop a bit their first time - certainly the vibration from the engine suggested as much - but try not to completely wreck it!

Should be a lot more enjoyable on a calm day, to go to the bays up or down the coast.  Though you need at least some rocks on the bottom if you want to drop anchor anywhere.  And always remember - don't all jump into the sea at the same time!  There's been some numpties who couldn't even climb back on board their pedalo after a swim, never mind a motor boat. Clap

How far do people get in these hire boats anyway, on a good day?  What's the furthest anyone's got with one of these things?  Down the coast around the end of Liapades and onto the beaches where the barbecue trips go?  Up the coast you have to go past the Angelokastro before there are any more beaches.  What about as far as Agios Georgios Bay?

(Interestingly, I've just seen on the satellite map that the first peninsula out of Liapades has a double-sided beach, just like the upper end of Agios Georgios Bay).

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Topic Topic: Not To Be Missed - Ideas Please
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
janmanessi

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Posted: 06 Apr 2014 at 8:54am
Head south from Ag. Gordios to Kato Garouna and Ag. Mattheos.  From there join main road south. 

If you go left off this road you can visit Petriti and Boukari, both unspoilt, places to swim and eat the freshest fish possible.

If you go right off the main road you can go to Vitalades, Marathias, and Issos (avoiding a large resort like Ag. Georgios)

Or just go to Agios Mattheos, down to the beach past Gardiki castle beyond the lake (Halikounas), or at the castle bear right to Prasoudi beach, on to Paramonas and then the narrow coast road that winds through Pentati and ends up back at Ag. Gordios.

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Topic Topic: Not To Be Missed - Ideas Please
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Posted: 04 Apr 2014 at 2:52pm
Try the NW coast drive via Paleo, up the mountain past Bella Vista to Makrades. Here go and visit Angelokastro (remnants of ancient cliff-top fort). Then drive on as far as Vistonas but turn left and go to Pagi village (stopping to take photos of the wonderful panorama from the top of the 'hill' on the way).
Go down and through Agios Georgios north and make you way to the lovely village of Afionas on the headland.  Here you can drink or eat at a choice of several tavernas with stunning coastal views. You can also walk down to the  remote twin coves of Porto Timoni. You don't need to return the same way but instead just drive around the head of the valley via Dafni, Agros, Trombeta etc


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Topic Topic: Cost Of Living
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
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Posted: 12 Feb 2014 at 12:58pm
Is that Agios Georgios north - near Arillas? Lovely place, good luck and enjoy.     Moyra
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Topic Topic: Transfers
Forum: Agios Georgios
AnneA

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Posted: 17 Jan 2014 at 1:38pm
Hi, anyone know the best transfer from Corfu airport To Agios Georgios south. Private car preferred? Thanks
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Topic Topic: Bus To Aghios Mattheos
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Lilizella

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Posted: 06 Nov 2013 at 11:38pm
Hi Carol,
l've just written a reply to you and deleted it accidentally. I think there is a bus, l'm sure l've seen it on one of the signs at the bus station. I think Mike and l walked there when we stayed in Agios Georgios South, a beautiful walk. We have definitely driven through. The pension is lovely isn't it? Does that mean that you're not going to Paleo in May? Still hoping to have a week in Paxos before Liapades.

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Topic Topic: Why Not Try Arillas?
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Elliemay

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Posted: 29 Oct 2013 at 8:41pm
Hi Charlieos07.
I totally agree, but there again I am biased as Arillas is our nearest resort and I just love it. Also the beach area and accommodation on the seafront is based on the flat so is ideal for people with mobility problems.
Agree that the prices are far cheaper than on the NE coast as that was where we used to holiday.
As you say it is quite a simple walk to the adjoining resorts of Agios Stephanos NW and Agios Georgios NW.

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Topic Topic: Not Going Back Next Year
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Elliemay

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Posted: 06 Oct 2013 at 11:31pm
Hi Ann,
Have a look at Arillas on the NW coast. It is lovely, many tavernas in season and a sandy beach. Flat too if anyone has mobility problems and not too far from two other resorts there, Agios Georgios and Agios Stephanos.



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Topic Topic: Paleo Report
Forum: Paleokastritsa
Nardine

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Posted: 30 Sep 2013 at 4:08pm

Have posted the same on T.A.

Got back from Paleo on Friday. Stayed at The Belvedere for a week.
Against our better judgement we booked with Olympic having had problems in the past but we chose an afternoon flight with Thomson's (paid a wee bit more for this) but we hoped it would avoid any of the changes & delays that others had experinced with the likes of Small Planet & Germania etc, it paid off! Flights on time, first drop off on the shuttle bus which in itself would have been quicker but for a couple who were booked on the shuttle had taken a rental car without informing the rep's.
Dropped off cases, changed into lighter clothes and went straight up to the pool bar introduced ourselves to the regulars Pete, Flic, Mandy, Steve & Dee and owners Nikos & Natasha & their son George then proceeded to get a teensy bit tipsy on cocktails!
Next day spent exploring Paleo, ate at Limani by the Harbour, really good food & service, waddled back up to the Belvedere and over indulged in cocktails again!
Next day Other Half convinced me it would be great to walk up to Lakones via the donkey path, within 15 minutes I hated him with every fibre of my being, 20 minutes after that I loved him heartily again because the views are spectacular. Walked up to Bella Vista and the couple of shops up there then back down to the village and had lunch at Boulis Taverna, lovely old style place with "Mom n Pop" service.
We walked back fown to Paleo via the road which was a lot longer but worth it if only for the visit to "Georges Cellar" we tasted & bought wine & Raki.
Ate at Spiros near the top end of Paleo for dinner, had mixed meat on the spit, again, really good and filling food.
Next day, hired a scooter for two days, went back up to Lakones, Mikrades and Angelo KastroCarried on up the coast and made it to Agios Georgios, nice long sandy beach but it made me glad that we were in Paleo. Rode up to the Monastry for sunset. Evening meal was at The Dolphin next door to the Belvedere, decent food with a nice setting overlooking the sea.
More scooter adventures, rode to Gouvia and Dassia and back, popped into La Grotta  Ate at Nausika for this evening.
The rest of the week was pretty much spent on various beaches sun bathing, swimming & snorkelling, except for a trip into Corfu town on one of the Olympic organised excursions. Overall we had a great time, Paleo is stunning with another amazing view around every corner. The Belvedere was very basic but if you go with an open mind you wont be disappointed, with the sea just down the steps, a view to die for from your balcony and a decent kitchen & bathroom in the room, a pool, bar & restaurant all on site I don't think you can go wrong as far as self catering accomodation goes.
We will be back!
My recomendations are; Food - Limani, Spiros & Nausika. - Not based on price but on food quality & service. Drinks - Akron - Nice place & cheap for local beer, also serve Corfu Beer, Belvedere pool bar - Cocktails and great friendly regulars and Petrino Garden - cheap as chips & quiet 2.50 for a pint and 2.00 for a glass of wine. Tango bar for views.
Do do the walk to Lakones and spend some time exploring, it's worth the asthma attack and aching calves!Clap

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Posted: 19 Sep 2013 at 1:18am
Hi Jance,
Have deleted your post from the Agios Georgios forum to avoid confusion. x 

However in your post above you said that it was the NW coast just up from Paleo which is Agios Georgios NW. 

Stephens on the hill is in Agios Gordios.

Now I am totally confused. xxx

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Posted: 19 Sep 2013 at 12:34am
Agios Georgios is north of Paleo, Agios Gordios is south of Paleo and Agios Georgios (South) is further south still!!
 
Stevens on the  Hill is in Agios Gordios. Here is a map, it may help
 
 
Click to close image, click and drag to move. Use arrow keys for next and previous.
 

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Posted: 17 Sep 2013 at 11:38pm
That's why I did not answer earlier as I was not sure which Agios Georgios it was but then I saw the post in the Agios Gordios forum.  It is very confusing if you do not know Corfu well. But all beautiful Big smile

Alison

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Posted: 17 Sep 2013 at 11:30pm
Hi Jance,
Which Agios Georgios/Agios Gordios are you referring to as you have posted in both forums. They are two very different places.
Agios Georgios is on the NW coast and Agios Gordios is on the west coast but much further south.

To further confuse the issue there is also Agios Georgios South (St. George South).

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013 at 10:36pm
Ive got a holiday short listed on the Thomson website for Agios Georgios North, our favorite place love the beach and the swimming & the diving there. Just waiting for the other half to give me the nod to book, it`s just under 2k for the 2 of us but that is half board, like I say 850 just for the flights with jet2, we could book a place through the Agios website very cheap but very basic, so if we are to return that's where where we'll go, wish we could get flights for £478 ElaineK
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Posted: 19 Aug 2013 at 9:43pm
Well after declaring Im giving Sidari a miss next year we really fancy giving Agios Georgios north a go, we've being spending most of our days there for years when in Corfu & rather then give Corfu a miss in 2014 the Theo hotel looks good with trip adviser giving good revues. Could any regulars on here could add to that? Im ready to book asp
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Posted: 25 Jul 2013 at 10:17am
If it's Agios Georgios north you mean then the answer is 'yes'.  Certainly the SunFun Club water sports operate a water taxi service on demand.
Just call in and arrange what you want.

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Elliemay

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Posted: 24 Jul 2013 at 7:01pm
Hi Suziek 2007,
Which AG are you going to as you have posted in two forums, both Agios Gordios and Agios Georgios and they are far apart.

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Posted: 14 Jul 2013 at 2:08pm
Shame on you Jane for taking so long to visit this real jewel !! No-one who visits Arillas or Agios Georgios should miss out on this treat. As there are several lovely tavernas in Afionas we have the village on our agenda for several trips every time we visit Corfu, starting with the 1st day of our holiday. It is like a refreshing drug.

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Posted: 01 Jul 2013 at 4:11pm
Hi razaker,
You could take a look here :- http://agiosgeorgiospagi-bliss.com/apartments/index.php


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Dennis

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Posted: 24 Jun 2013 at 6:07pm
The Travel agent mentioned above does a combined trip from Agios Stefanos to Mathraki and Othoni every Friday for 30euros according to the web-site.

Contact them for more details.

Also if it appeals and you can get there,  the Sunfun Club water sports at Agios Georgios do a BBQ trip from Agios Georgios to Mathraki for 35euros per person. http://sunfunclub.blogspot.co.uk/

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Dennis

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Posted: 20 Jun 2013 at 8:20pm
This sounds like a general island problem. You don't say when you visited but I have heard from business owners in other Corfu resorts that there had been delays in emptying big bins up until recently. At least in Agios Georgios north that now seems to be sorted. It is a shame the authorities often seem to forget to get the island READY for the tourist inflow from the beginning of May. The business owners regularly put pressure on the authorities to get this done but always seems to  be ignored. It is very important that the island is ready for the tourists when they come.

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Posted: 16 Jun 2013 at 8:01pm
From trip advisor, 
Stephen
5 of 5 starsReviewed 20 August 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Marina Sudios for a week in July. The room has everything you need and was spotless, fresh towels supplied everyday. The owners are so friendly, accommodate to your every need and even gave us a little leaving present. The pool was a good size and never too over crowded. Balcony was ideal. Went to the Greek night and the food was lovely, entertainment was great and was a good way to get to know the other guests. Food and drink at the hotel was nice and reasonably priced. Ideal location, only 5 minute walk to the beach and there are supermarkets and restaurants just 30 seconds away. It's a quiet resort (much better than Kavos which is full of drunk 17 year olds) perfect for all ages. Excursions were great. We hired a quad for the weekend and went to Corfu Town and Agios Georgios (gorgeous beach) which were both great. All of the locals are very friendly, we got a free drink at most restaurants even after we'd paid the bill. I would highly recommend this hotel and resort to everyone :)

Room Tip: We had a second floor room on the end corner, got the most sun on it and had no one walking past our...

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple

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Posted: 29 May 2013 at 6:49pm
All the spots around the resort I know are beaten by ones you can reach on foot further out.  Certainly if you don't want to be interrupted you'll have to venture a bit further, as there'll always be a few people around.

Out the back of Makrades round to Krini is a low concrete farmer's road, and off that a gravel path that leads off for nearly a mile and ends on a small grassy plateau. Then, just off to the right, is a gap in the rocks that leads to an absolutely stunning view above Agios Georgios bay.

Another great view is from the church at Vitoulades, the top of a path out of Lakones, where you can look down on Lakones and Paleokastritsa even further below. Though the route down from there is tough going. If you had transport you could get to the back of the hill by car (via Doukades or Vistonas) and walk over the top.

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Posted: 28 May 2013 at 12:58am
I also agree with AvlakiJohn and we try to give the local shops our business. Maybe we are lucky in that in these local shops in Agios Georgios are not particularly over-priced.


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Posted: 25 May 2013 at 12:59am
...continuing from previous post...  see previous page for Lakones...

Now, someone wanted to know about the higher trails.  I did try following the Corfu walking guide, but I found it difficult and unnecessarily complicated; constantly cutting across country at unidentifiable points.

So, back to Google Maps.  On the plain map screen, it's a short distance North-East from Makrades to Vistonas (a small farming village), then there's a road round the back of the hill above Lakones to Agia Anna, then down to Doukades and the road we know out of Paleo.  There's also a long track marked from part-way along the Lakones hill road up to the edge of Agia Anna.  My walking guide would have you go up to Lakones, then take this trail to Agia Anna, Alimmatedes, then loop back round and down to Lakones via the trails.

Now look at the satellite imagery and you'll see an angled trail leading down from the main road to a clearing about 400m North-East of Lakones.  This is the church of Vitoulades - slightly misleading as I was really looking for the abandoned 'ghost village' of Vitoulades.  I now think that is at the end of the path another 300m to the North-East.  I wonder if there's a way across what is quite a severe slope?

Anyway, I came down from the road above.  At the junction there's a prominent red raised church just to the north.  The main track (concrete then gravel) goes up and over a saddle between the hilltops and comes down to a memorial pillar.  From there, the main track leads on South to the church.  But look closely on the satellite images.  Where that pillar is there's the start of two trails.  The lower one cuts across the hillside then zig-zags down above Lakones.  I believe I came out at the large building at the top of the village (rather than the buildings to the far eastern end) and was able to walk straight down between the houses to the road.  But be careful, as this donkey trail is much tougher than the lower one - less well-trodden presumably - and the stones are far more prominent and tough to walk on.  I'm not sure how tough it would be to go up this way.

The map does show a track to the west of Lakones, between the Bella Vista and the Golden Fox, that heads up to the Vistonas road, without too much zig-zagging.  I might try and find this way up next time, then go round above Lakones to find Vitoulades then come down the upper trail again.

The other useful path is a concrete road that loops around from Makrades and into the back of Krini.  Off the corner of that is a gravel trail downhill that heads to a clearing overlooking a drop-off to the coast.  Through a split in the rocks it descends on a zig-zag walled path with fantastic views over Agios Georgios bay.  Again, the satellite images on Google Maps show this steep ridge about half a mile North-West of Makrades.  From there it's still a couple of miles across the lower plain to Agios Georgios proper, so you may want to just admire the view then head back.  Or if you do go on, see if you can get a taxi as there's no easy way back over that ridge.  Personally I think it'll be easier to reach Agios Georgios from the likes of Sidari to the North.

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Dennis

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Posted: 24 May 2013 at 11:02pm
Firstly for transfers under 1 hour to the northern resorts you are looking at taxis not the Tour Operators' bus transfers which can take anything from 90 minutes to 4 hours in extreme cases.

You mentioned Arillas and Agios Georgios north both of which are lovely places to stay and Agios Stefanos NW has a great beach too.

If you want accommodation right at the beach in Agios Georgios then Houmis self-catering apartments come into mind or for a hotel Costas Golden Beach, which is  a Thomsons hotel, fits the bill. Taxi journey takes about 45 minutes which cost last year was about 50-55 euros each way.
The beach is very long and the sand is soft and deep but a bit gritty.

To be fair the beach at Agios Stefanos is firmer for a 2 year old than AG.

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Posted: 23 May 2013 at 12:37pm

Hello everyone - I'm looking to holiday in Corfu with my wife and two-year-old son in September.

 
We went to Kassiopi a few years back and loved it but with a toddler in tow we are now looking for accommodation near a sandy beach and where the transfer from the airport is not too long (under one hour). Air conditioning is a must and the more comfortable the beds the better!
 
We're looking for a relaxing break with days spent at the beach, evening meals in a taverna and a quiet night's sleep.
 
After much research I am liking the look of Paleokastritsa and Agios Georgios North, though I am open to alternative suggestions.
 
Can anyone recommend some toddler-friendly accommodation and are any of the beaches in Paleo particularly sandy (the little one loves playing with sand!)?
 
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
 
David

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Dennis

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Posted: 21 May 2013 at 11:00am
Beautiful Agios Georgios north on the NW coast between Arillas and Paleokastritsa might suit you.  Although quiet and not commercialised it has plenty of nice tavernas and restaurants, many of which have lovely views. The bay is well known for its long sweeping sandy beach with background of olive grove covered hills. It is popular for walking in the leafy green countryside. 
As GJJW says you will also enjoy the famous Corfiot hospitality which has led to quite a few ex-pats settling in the area's villages.

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Topic Topic: Beach Walk Paleo To Liapades And On To Pelekas.
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joefish

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Posted: 18 May 2013 at 1:59am
At first I thought you were talking about Agios Georgios beach, which is achievable in a day, though a taxi back would be nice.

The route South you're talking about is over a dozen miles (as the crow flies) across a steep landscape.  There's something called the 'Corfu Trail' but you're expected to tackle it over several days.  Round from Paleo to Liapedes, you just follow the road out and follow the roadsigns.  It's about equivalent in effort to your trip up to the Angelokastro.  But it's far easier to swim across from the Acapulco bar on the edge of Paleo.  I think there's a route over the rocks there if you'd rather cut short the longer road route.

But Pelekas and Agios Gordios?  That's at least half an hour if not more by car.  On foot, getting on for 15-20 miles allowing for the winding routes and steep climbs.  It'd be a tough route for an overnight competitive hike.  By day, in the summer, it'd be suicidal.  But if you're looking for a way of thinning out applicants for the Marines or something, be my guest...

Seriously though, get a good map with terrain marked on it, do some more research, and try not to be too ambitious.

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Dennis

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Posted: 08 May 2013 at 11:23am
San Stefano Travel sell a combined boat trip to Mathraki and Othoni which leaves the harbour at 09.30 every Friday. http://www.san-stefano.gr/trips_boat.php.   Bear in mind that the harbour at Agios Stefanos is not in the centre of the resort. I would estimate the car journey from Paleo would take about 45 minutes assuming you don't go wrong on the twisty route so allow an hour. I would suggest that the quickest route would be though Doukades and then over the Troumbeta Pass to Agros, Dafni etc rather than the scenic way through Makrades and Agios Georgios.

I don't know what other boat trips there are now to Mathraki but the web-site http://www.mathraki-island.com/3_travelling.htm lists a packet boat the Pegasos leaving the harbour at 10.30  Monday, Wednesday and Saturday (not sure how up-to-date this page is though so need checking out).

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Posted: 24 Apr 2013 at 3:58pm
Good map BUT...   Can't speak for all areas but around Agios Georgios/St George South, you could find yourself in a bit of trouble if driving as one or two of the links shown as roads (eg Agios Georgios to Marathia) are little more than dirt tracks that I don't even venture down in a 4*4 Jeep!.
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Dennis

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Posted: 22 Apr 2013 at 11:19am
Corfu features about mid-way in a new report comparing holiday costs for  visitors http://www.postoffice.co.uk/sites/default/files/Holiday_Money_Report_Barometer_2013.pdf

This report has also been featured on national TV and many people will no doubt be attracted by the cheapness of  Spain, Portugal etc where business owners have reduced prices to keep customers coming in. It does not state where in Corfu the prices were obtained.  I suspect Corfu town!!!

The list is a very brief summary of 10 items on a typical visitors spending list and is given in £s.  Interestingly Corfu is quite expensive on certain individual items but gains on meals eaten out. Obviously the variations are huge and individually there are no obvious conclusions (at least to my simple mind).
Anyway I shall certainly keep visiting Agios Georgios north in Corfu rather than saving spending money with other Brits on  the Costas!!! Thumbs Up

Dennis

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Posted: 23 Mar 2013 at 12:48pm
Hi all
Going back to Corfu in May hopfully but to Agios Georgios south, never been there before, staying in the Sandy Beach resort...

Is it worth booking a transfer though the agent or just getting a taxi as the transfers are close to £50 for two of us.

Thanks all

Nathan

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Posted: 22 Mar 2013 at 10:49am
I would head south and have lunch at Boukari before going onto Petriti for the evening (a diversion up to Chlomos for a drink in one of the most beautiful villages with stunning views might be a good idea. Stay 2 nights in Petriti and from there you can explore the fantastic beach of the south west coast and the wetlands area at Lefkimi.
Then leave Petriti and drive via Agios Mattheos to Agios Gordios, and Pelekas and on to Paleocastritsa.
I would only stay one night there, but visit the monastery in the evening.
Next day go north stopping to visit Angelocastro and then stay on Agios Georgios Pagi for a couple of nights so you can explore the north west (Afionas area). 
I would then head across to the  north east, visit Perithia, and stay three nights in Kassiopi to explore Perithia and the Pantocrator villages, also hire a boat one day and go down the coast finding one of the beautiful little coves to have to yourselves!

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Posted: 14 Mar 2013 at 11:56am
The ATM in Arillas has a history of being 'here today ... gone tomorrow'.  Currently there IS an ATM machine  in Arillas which was installed last Autumn by Citibank after the previous one had been removed by the operating bank, Eurobank, on economic grounds.  It hadn't been in for long and it took a pot of local pressure to get it the 1st time. I understand it helped that the then bank manager regularly visited Arillas beach.
The new one was only installed after much lobbying and pressure by local business owners, especially Dimitris, owner of Brouklis Restaurant there. The banks had previously argued that there were insufficient visitors to Arillas to justify one but Dimitris pointed that the old one had also served visitors from Agios Georgios and San Stefanos (maybe because theirs was out of action so much). It will ONLY be operating during the summer holiday season.

If a busier resort like Arillas had such a struggle to get their ATM re-installed I cannot foresee one being installed in Agios Georgios at any time in the foreseeable future (especially if AG visitor numbers may have been taken into account in justification for the Arillas one!!!). I hope I am wrong!  I know that in the past the Agios Georgios business have tried several times to get the banks to install one, possibly in a hotel foyer as was done in San Stef at Thomas Bay Hotel, but have been unsuccessful ... and that was in better economic times. Maybe they should try to find a bank manager who visits the lovely beach at Agios Georgios and try again!!



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Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 12:32am
Linzechris
If you decide on Agios Stefanos or Arillas ask the exact situation of the accommodation and clarify on this forum whether it is on a hill or not as some apartments are on quite steep hills in both resorts.
In Agios Georgios north the bulk of the accommodation units are on the flat.
My wife and I now have arthritis and back problems and cannot walk very much so we ensure we have a good time by just spending a bit more money on our holiday to hire a small car for running around locally.  It enables us to visit lovely places like Afionas, Paleokastritsa and some nearby quiet villages as often as we want. We can still do some of our favourite walks but drive some of the route before leaving the car.
May is a lovely time to visit Corfu because it is so fresh and the wild flowers are still blooming before they die back for the hot summer.
Dennis

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Posted: 03 Mar 2013 at 11:24pm
A bit early to answer that unless a resident knows of something. I doubt if Agios Georgios will change much for 2013. Maybe a taverna or two might change hands or fail to open, or a new apartment block (not high-rise) appear but otherwise the economic situation will keep the resort the same I am sure.
It has changed very little in 20 years and now is not the time for dramatic changes.

Personally and selfishly, I hope I am not wrong as the laid-back character is one attractions of the place for us.

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Posted: 22 Feb 2013 at 11:20am
[QUOTE=jance]  we are staying at Villa Anthoussa in Paleo, and yes we will have a hire car. . [/QUOTE]

OK Jance for a lovely scenic drive try this.  As already recommended drive up the hill through the village of Lakones enjoying the superb views on the way. At the top turn left in Makrades to visit the ruins of the fort called Angelokastro which looks down onto Paleo. Then carry on from Makrades towards Vistonas where you turn left towards the little village of Pagi. Stop en route for great photos across Agios Georgios bay with Albania in the far distance.
Now drive down to Agios Georgios bay and then proceed along the beach road and up the other side to the lovely 'not to be missed' village of Afionas which sits astride a promontory so has views both north and south. Parking is difficult at busy times but find somewhere in the main street or further back. There are a few excellent  tavernas, some rather hidden, but  none of which should be missed so you will have to return another day!!
 

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Topic Topic: Returning To Paleo after 5 years
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Dennis

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Posted: 09 Jan 2013 at 12:10pm
My wife and I enjoy going to Corfu in September and stay at Agios Georgios north (in the next bay to Paleo). I don't recall a totally bad week and the weather is usually ideal with lots of sunny days. However some rain can be expected in 2 weeks with the possibility of spectacular autumn storm which usually give way to a sunny day though.

As regards car hire I am not acquainted with the companies operating in Paleo but can say that minimum ages can vary between companies. For some it is 21 and others 23 so you might have to shop around. The minimum ages can also vary between Car Groups, with A and B being lower.

Bear in mind that you are not restricted to Paleo companies as many companies deliver from other resorts at no extra charge. Trade is getting poor for the hire companies in September so prices are lower and can be 'cut-throat' at the last minute.


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Topic Topic: Wheelchairs
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
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Posted: 22 Nov 2012 at 2:39am
Hi Debzone A friend of mine takes her own scooter as she could not hire one in Corfu. As for a wheel chair. Check this link out its pretty old but it might help
Good luck

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Topic Topic: Villa, Agios Georgios
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razaker

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Posted: 20 Sep 2012 at 2:11pm
Any suggestions on private villa/apartment to rent for 1st 2 weeks August 2013 or last week July/1st week August for Agios Georgios north.Question p/s only 2 of us, possibly 4.
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Topic Topic: Just Back On Tuesday!
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Elliemay

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Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 10:48pm
Hi,
It sounds great at Agios Gordios, I too have never been south of Corfu Town as yet.
Just to confuse matters further Razaker, there are three St. Georges in Corfu, to my knowledge. Agios Georgios NW, Agios Gordios and Agios Georgios South. 
It's no wonder everyone gets confused. Confused  Confused  Confused

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Elliemay

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Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 7:28pm
Whispers, this is the Agios Gordios forum, not the Agios Georgios NW. Wink
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Elliemay

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Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 5:40pm
Hi Razaker,
Do you mean Agios Gordios on the west coast or the one nearer to Sidari which is Agios Georgios (NW)?

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Elliemay

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Posted: 12 Jul 2012 at 11:33pm
Hi,
Yes they are based in the north. It's very confusing as there are three villages in Corfu with similar names. Agios Georgiios NW, Agios Georgios South and Agios Gordios on the west coast. Only in Corfu! LOL

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Posted: 12 Jul 2012 at 11:00pm
You could try booking a transfer with Travel Republic, they use Lord Travel on Corfu.  http://www.travelrepublic.co.uk/airporttransfers/.  Some friends have used them a few times and found them very reliable.  Where abouts are you staying in the village?
 
Agios Gordis is not south, its more central on the west coast.  Do they/you mean Agios Georgios? There are 2 of these, one north west and one south west.
 

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Posted: 10 Jul 2012 at 2:44pm
I have enjoyed several 1/2 litres of Corfu beer over the previous 2 holidays in Agios Georgios North. A splendid real ale, bottle conditioned, still a bit hazy, with sell by dates of no more than 2 months, so its always fresh. Similar to Youngs London Ale, or a very decent home brew. Try it at Marias Snac Shac at Lunch Time! Only 4 weeks away now!
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Elliemay

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Posted: 07 Jul 2012 at 9:57am
Hi,
They are in Agios Georgios south, have moved to the correct forum for you.

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Posted: 04 Jul 2012 at 2:37pm
Debzone
Tip: Keep your eyes and ears open wherever you are. In May I photographed some swallows and martins collecting mud in a puddle in the centre of Agios Georgios north. On examining the photos later I noticed among them were 3 Red-rumped Swallows, a species I had not seen before. We also saw and heard Golden Orioles and Hoopoes in May and heard numerous nightingales singing for territory plus Woodchat Shrikes. In Paleokastritsa near the landing stage at a busy beach we watched a Blue Rock Thrush on the nearby rocks for several minutes.

You might find the report on http://www.surfbirds.com/trip_report.php?id=902  interesting as the writer was staying just outside Sidari.  Personally I am inclined to take the vast number of unusual species supposedly recognised with a gigantic 'pinch of salt'  but you might pick out a few useful spots to try. Bear in mind the trip was in May when Corfu is visited by birds on migration routes. A trip in October reported very disappointing results for Sidari area.

To come more back to reality the web-page http://www.agiosgeorgios.co.uk/birds.htm mentions some species seen by 'less specialist' holiday visitors to the area around Agios Georgios north as well as other forms of Nature.  My advice is to enjoy the common birds you see around you rather than expecting unusual species.




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Posted: 02 Jul 2012 at 11:09pm
The prices for package holidays and flights will depend on how well bookings are going so it is a lottery whether to book now or wait. If bookings don't go well prices will fall and often do for late August.

You haven't said what sort of a place (resort) you prefer.

Check out Theo's Hotel http://www.theoshotel.com and Costas Golden Beach http://www.costasgoldenbeachhotel.com/ which are in Agios Georgios north. Both are in  the Thomsons brochure.

Agios Georgios north is a beautiful quiet resort with a great beach and plenty of tavernas.

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Elliemay

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Posted: 01 Jul 2012 at 7:39pm
Hi,
Depends on what you are looking for. Arillas is a lovely little resort, but far, far quieter than Sidari. It has several family run tavernas and a lovely sandy beach, that has  shallow water. 
Arillas beach being between Agios Georgios and Agios Stefanos bays, allows access to these other sandy beaches as well. 



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Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 1:29pm
Don't think the fact that it is a dinner time flight will make any difference whatsoever- length of time on a transfer depends purely on how many stops the driver has to make- if a coach can be filled with everyone going to Sidari then it goes straight there, but if there are some for Agios Georgios, some for Arillas, etc then of course it will take longer.
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Posted: 22 May 2012 at 12:32pm
Both 'Jimmy's' and 'Hari's' now serve some food including salads.  We often ask for toasted sandwiches to take out so we can picnic on our favourite walk across to the valley road

Last week we were chatting outside Jimmy's with an elderly Dutch couple who were staying near Messonghi.  They had read in some literature at their hotel in Messonghi about Jimmy's James Bond cafe and his Greek salads so drove all the way up to Pagi especially.  They liked it a lot and said next year they will stay in Agios Georgios!

Dennis

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Posted: 14 May 2012 at 7:08am
Some was filmed there but most scenes were shot at Agios Georgios south on the sand dunes- and in Danilia Village (then a flourishing tourist evening out destination masquerading as a Greek village!)
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Posted: 14 May 2012 at 6:59am
I was at Jimmy's Taverna in Pagi (near Agios Georgios NW) the other day and he was telling me about the filming of the  James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. Apparently the car chase was filmed in and around Pagi so I thought I'd post a link to it on here. Roger Moore's Spanish sounds quite out of place but it's good seeing the Citroen passing Jimmy's bar in the movie.
The whole area is well worth a visit incidentally. Agios Gergios NW has a beautiful sandy beach with just enough tavernas and Pagi is beautiful. If you fancy seeing one of the best sunsets on the island go up to Afionas, you'll be glad you did. 
Steve

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Dennis

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Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 9:49am
As reported elsewhere on this Forum  the ATM cash machine in the centre of Agros village has sadly now been removed. This is a backward step and it will be missed by many residents and visitors to the area.
The nearest now to Agios Georgios is in Agios Stefanos at the Thomas Bay Hotel.

Dennis

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Posted: 18 Mar 2012 at 3:12pm
I hope I will be proved wrong but I doubt there will be an ATM machine in Arillas this summer. The last one was taken away by the bank for economic reasons and personally I cannot see the present economic conditions will convince the bank to repeat its experience. I believe the business owners are currently lobbying the bank to get the ATM returned.
Your nearest one will be over the hill in Agios Stefanos, a 30minute walk. But if you intend hiring a bike or car for a day or so, as many visitors do, it is no trouble to pick your cash up on one of your trips. Besides Ag Stef several of the larger villages in the area have them
Visit the Forum on arillas.com for instructions on walking to Ag Stef, and also for updates on the ATM situation.

We have been visiting Agios Georgios for 18 years and there has been no ATM there at all. Visitors there just adapt.

Dennis

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Posted: 09 Mar 2012 at 12:21pm
[QUOTE=SANSTEFJULES]My favourite view of Agios Georgios viewed from Dionysys restaurant in Afionis [/QUOTE]
I totally agree Jules and could sit there for hours.

Dennis

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Posted: 09 Mar 2012 at 5:16am
My favourite view of Agios Georgios viewed from Dionysys restaurant in Afionis
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Posted: 01 Mar 2012 at 6:15am
Lindybell
For a quiet romantic place to spend a honeymoon you will not beat friendly Agios Georgios north. Tucked away in a beautiful sandy bay between high headlands this un-commercialised, rather laid-back resort has only 4 hotels, all small and no tall blocks of apartments.
Apart from the long sandy beach and clear sea the surrounding countryside is great for quiet walking in the olive groves and hills. (http:www.agiosgeorgios.info). Pass your time just relaxing over a drink or delicious meal in the restaurants at the beach or walk to the rustic Fisherman's Cabin and get a water taxi back. Take a memorable boat trip to the islands or Paleokastritsa or be dropped off at a remote beach such as Porto Timoni.

Walk up to the tavernas of Afionas such as the Panorama or Dionysos and enjoy the bird's-eye views over Agios Georgios bay or northwards to Arillas and beyond.  You can take a boat or pedalo to the remote beaches. For honeymooners the list is endless!!





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Posted: 19 Feb 2012 at 4:13am
The old Agios Georgios (S) forum can be viewed here:
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Posted: 19 Feb 2012 at 2:54am
The old Agios Georgios NW forum can be viewed here:
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Posted: 15 Feb 2012 at 3:52am
Marisa
That view from the old trail is magnificent and I can sit for ages on the wall staring out over the bay. Thumbs Up
In my fitter days I used to jog to Makrades from Agios Georgios once every holiday but now I am afraid it is a car trip to Makrades and walk down to enjoy the view. View from top:-



Dennis

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Posted: 15 Feb 2012 at 12:31am
Nuffstrong, we have a place in Makrades and often walk the old mule trail down to Agios Georgios NW.  The views at the top of the trail looking down over the AG bay and the islands is one of our favourite panoramas on the island.  It is not so much fun walking back up again!
 
Last October we thought we saw schools of Dolphins in the entrance to the bay, we were a long way up the hill, but it looked as though they were all leaping out of the water and we counted hundreds.  Do you think this is possible - or were we just looking at small breaking waves?
 
Marisa

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Posted: 10 Feb 2012 at 8:39pm
I have a place in Agios Georgios and I can honestly say that for those who like a peaceful holiday next to a beautiful sandy beach with a handful of lovely tavernas overlooking it.. Agios Georgios NW is certainly worth a look.
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Posted: 09 Feb 2012 at 5:10am
Really great to have the Corfu Travel Guide Forums back again !! They are so useful for people wishing to visit Corfu for the 1st time including those who have chosen to visit Agios Georgios, whether for the 1st time or 20th.
This beautiful resort is known by several names all of which mean 'St.George'. To distinguish it from a similarly named resort in the south of the island it has been known as 'Agios Georgios north' or maybe more correctly (but less well-known by visitors) 'Agios Georgios Pagon (or Pagi) after the name of the nearby village of Pagi. It is often referred to locally as 'San George'.

Dennis

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