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Hints Around St George South

St George South, Corfu

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    Posted: 31 Oct 2012 at 12:53pm
Could anyone help with suggestions on local beaches around the St.George South area.
We have been going to Sidari for 15 years but to be honest we had a very bad holiday this year, and last year too.
We were almost going to give the island a miss 2013 but got a great deal for July.
We decided to try the south of the island, and, on reading various posts off this site we chose St George.
We have booked Scooters and whilst we wont be using everyday, we would like to try and visit beaches about maybe 30 minutes away.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 2012 at 1:04pm

We would also be grateful for suggestions on eating out of St George on the beaches that will hopefully be suggested.

Greek food, not fast food  places.
Thats why we trying South next year.  Weve heard its more traditional village life, tavernas and small villages that are working villages
Looking forward to suggestions
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Dave and Sue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 2012 at 7:30pm

In my opinion the best beach on the island is the one slightly further south than St George, ie Marathias. You can find it by turning back from St George and taking the road towards Lefkimi, go through Argirades and turn right where the sign is for Marathia, there is a Taverna on the side of the road called the Village Taverna, which you can use as a landmark. Then follow the village road for about 100 yards and branch right, otherwise you will go round and back onto the Lefkimi road.  Follow the road and when you come to another fork in the road, keep left and keep driving and you will see signs for Mondavali Taverna, and park up there and the beach is in front of you.

Eat at the Mondavali Taverna where the food and the owners are both excellent. The taverna looks like a Castle.  We have been visiting Corfu for 37 years and this taverna for about 34. We have seen the family grow up, but they still stay as friendly as ever and you often find Greeks eating there which is always a good sign in my opinion.
 
One consideration, is that if you don't like loud music, don't go on Sundays in peak season as there is a disco at Waves Bar which is on the beach and it gets quite loud.
 
Marathia Beach is about 2kms long, and there is plenty of room for everybody to spread out.  There is a small river which runs down to the sea in the middle of the beach and the other side of the river is known as Santa Barbara or Maltas.  Therefore if you see signs later in your holiday for either of the latter places, you will have already been and visited them hopefully.
 
The beach at Marathias is sandy and there are sunbeds for hire along with parasols.
 
So many people who visit return over and over again. 
 
Also Vitalades beach is nice and this is a little further south than Marathias. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2012 at 2:42pm
Its beach as far as you can see in either direction. North you go to the dunes around Lake Korission and if you cross the bridge and keep going you'll come to Alonaki Bay; beach isn't great but the taverna is excellent...you can get to by road but beware as the coastal road is not passable as most went into the sea winter 2009/10. South you can walk along the beach for miles around a few rocks and along to Santa Barbara (sand now more red than yellow) where again there are nice tavernas. You shouldn't need a scooter or car to enjoy a different beach most days. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2012 at 12:08am
If you already have a scooter booked and would like to explore then try this one. Ride south on the main road until you reach the Lefkimi bypass, follow this round a little then just before Diellas supermarket branch off right to the village of Paleochori, then take the road (quite steep but good tarmac) down to the beach there. The beach does have a taverna half way along but carry on and you will come to the most amazing little sheltered bay where you might just see one or two local people but that's it. Take a picnic and a shade if you have one, or just jump in for a swim. Absolute heaven...enjoy!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2012 at 12:39am
PS...there are boat rides out from SGS, but if you fancy something different ride over to the river at Messonghi where there are several boats which will take you along the East coast with swimming stops...it's about 15/20 minutes ride from SGS so pop over and check out the options then make a booking...or just ride over early about 9am and you should get on one ok.
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