A sleepy little seaside
resort on the North West coast, with a large sandy cove and a few fishing boats.
Who is the Resort for ?
Quiet families and
couples. There is not much to do except for the beach and swimming.
The water is very shallow and the sea bottom is flat and sandy
Child Suitability: Safe, but the road - although not busy, does run
along the top of the beach.
Accessibility: Parking is close to the beach at the side of the road.
Cleanliness and Urchins: Clean and no urchins. The occasional large
rock though to stump your toe on!
Places of Interest
The nearby deserted -
other than a few sheep - island of Gravia, is swimable. It takes about an
hour and glorious unspoilt deserted beaches can be found on the other side
- so I am told - sounds stunning!
walk would be to St Stefanos - 30 minutes walk away - to the North or Afionas to the south, were you can sit in a taverna wathing the fantastic
is to the South - again walkable but further.
How to get there by Car
From Agios Stephanos it
is just over the hill. From Agios Georgios it is well signposted and a
Rosemary for the following photos:
Supermarkets: There are seven supermarkets and Stelios has his homegrown garden vegetables for
sale. You can pick your own and you can also buy his own made wine and olive oil
from the road side shop.
Boat Rental: Petros boat hire at the south end of Arillas beach
offers tuition in paddle boats, windsurfing sailing and canoes.
Water Sports: Stamatis will take you parasailing - see a birds eye view
of ARILLAS - he also offers banana rides and runs a water taxi to the
Public Swimming Pools: Several.
Children's Facilities: Not much apart from the beach and sea. Some
villas and apartments have swimming pools. There are also some private
playgrounds and children's areas. There is also HORSE RIDING.
Disabled Facilities: It is all fairly flat and good parking close to
Hire: Yes, it is advisable in Arillas as there is only one bus to
Corfu town and it
goes at 7.30 AM!
Bars: Several. Some nice ones close to the beach to watch the sunset
from with a gin and tonic. Also the Malibu Coconut and the Rainbow which
has a swimming pool , darts, pool, sky TV and snacks.
Tavernas: There are some good tavernas in Arillas one of my favorites
is the Brouklis Taverna many Greek people eat there - that in itself is a
compliment. I liked the one with a stream running through it.
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