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 of the same name in the south of the
'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 tourist accommodation
Behind them is a 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.
Plan of resort
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
However 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 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 2 Internet Cafes, so important in this modern
world. You can pop into the small Internet Cafe at
the Katoi Bar near the beach (see Plans) to collect your web-based email
or keep in touch with work ( if you really must) or more likely your Facebook
or Twitter pages. In the middle part of the resort there is a pleasant
Bowling alley which also has a small Internet Cafe
and large screen TV in the cool air-conditioned bar area.
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 in this delightful
undulating countryside with its shady olive groves and wild flower bordered