Lying tucked away several miles down a twisty road and
30 km from Corfu town, this little resort can be found under several names
including Agios Georgios (North), Agios Georgios Pagi, or San
George, and is a haven for lovers of a quiet restful holiday. So far the
demands of the tourist trade have not spoiled the natural beauty of this
delightful bay nor the friendliness of the local people. It should be noted
that there is another Corfu holiday resort named Agios Georgios in the south of
the island and to distinguish them the word 'north' or more correctly 'Pagi' ,
which is the nearby village, is often added.
Agios Georgios North from space
Set on level land at the mouth of a wide valley between
high rocky headlands, this collection of private houses, small hotels, tavernas
and some apartments sprawls lazily behind the beach road. You will not find any
tall apartment blocks or large self-catering complexes here, just small family
Photograph showing some landmarks and
Behind them is a rolling countryside of fields, olive
groves and wooded hills. The ancient olive trees with their contorted and
perforated trunks form a greyish green carpet when viewed from a distance, but
the views are made so much more interesting by the dark green colours of the
numerous tall, pencil shaped cypress trees.
Certainly not known for vigorous nightlife, Agios
Georgios suits families with young children, or couples and individuals of all
ages who enjoy restful holidays in beautiful countryside, while at the same
time providing endless fun for the kids on the beach or around the hotel
For stressed out 'workaholics' this is the ideal place
as you have no choice but to slow down. Everything goes slow here.
For a more lively night life it is easy to take a taxi
or car the 12 miles or so to Sidari. For teenagers or adults wanting a
boisterous, wild club scene San George is definitely not the place.
At the superb beach with its crystal clear water you can
just relax and enjoy the sun on a sun-bed under a beach umbrella, hire a boat
or enjoy a variety of water sports.
There is an ample choice of friendly Tavernas,
Restaurants, small mini-markets and a few tourists' Gift Shops plus the
occasional small quality shop such as "M.A. Jewellery" for good hand-made gold
and silver jewellery.
For everyday needs there are several small
"supermarkets" such as 'Bios' on the Pagi road, 'Patras' and 'Tony's' centrally
on the beach road, and further along the 'San George Supermarket'. All are run
by friendly local people.
There are numerous WIFI hotspots so important in
this modern world. Most are along the beach road at tavernas and hotels and are
safely secured needing only the password easily obtained from the
establishment's owner, maybe for the price of a coffee or cool drink while you
browse your emails or facebook and twitter accounts. In the middle part of the
resort there is a pleasant air-conditioned Bowling alley which also has
a small Internet Cafe and large screen TV in the
cool bar area (Note: if local WIFI reception is poor elsewhere the computers
here are good).
You can hire a Motor Bike or Scooter for the day, or a
Mountain Bike (it is hilly), or spend a few hours Bowling or playing
Billiards... hire a boat or try the water sports available on the beach. (see
Many visitors enjoy walking (see 'Walking' page)
in this delightful undulating countryside with its shady olive groves and wild
flower bordered rural roads.