about Agios Georgios north, Corfu

Agios Georgios

SOME LOCAL INFORMATION

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Nearest Chemist : In Agros village about 10 minutes by car.

Nearest Doctor : Some years there is a surgery in the centre of Agios Georgios, but there was not one in 2014. However a doctor will come out on request. A charge will be made. Depending on the patient's Travel Insurance, the doctors may claim direct from the Insurance Company, or the patient may have to pay and reclaim it later from their insurer.

Nearest Hospital: There is modern Medical Centre with English speaking doctors in Agros village (10 mins by car) which provides free day treatment (including for foreign visitors) but the main hospital is in Corfu town.

Water Quality : The water is considered safe but most tourists drink bottled water available cheaply everywhere.

Weather : Corfu has its share of showers, some heavy, particularly in early and late season, but the main holiday weeks are usually very dry and it can be very hot. Great care must be taken to protect against the sun's rays particularly on the beach where there is often a cooling breeze to trap the unwary sun bather.

English and German Newspapers can be bought in the shops near the beach.

Cash Machines There is now an ATM machine in the resort (situated along the beach road quite near to Ammos Restaurant). The next nearest is in the adjoining resort of Arillas, adjoining Arkokal Travel on the road to the beach in the centre of the village. It is about 5 kms away (10 minutes by car). (The one formerly in the centre of Agros has been removed by the bank.) Note: Due to the relatively remote situation of Agios Georgios, be prepared to find the Cash Machine is empty at times of peak demand .... until the bank refill system has settled down !!!

Currency Exchange Travellers Cheques and currency can usually be exchanged in any of the hotels. In some years there is a small travel agency on the beach road in the centre of the resort. Also the jewelry and clothes shop about 150 metres from the beach along on the Pagi road is licensed to exchange and the rates are usually good.

Taxis : Taxis are quite easily available locally by arrangement, usually via the hotel or apartment owner. However they usually have to come from the rank in Sidari so can be quite expensive for short journeys.
See "Transport" on side panel.

Local Bus Service : The only public bus service goes direct to Corfu town. Sadly there are no services to other coastal resorts.
The most useful bus for tourists to Corfu town leaves Agios Georgios at 10.15 a.m. daily (no service on Sundays) from the north end of the beach, stopping by request at any other safe place (just raise your hand) and goes via Pagi village. Also a very early bus leaves the same place at 07.10 a.m. and in the afternoons others go at 15.15 and 17.30. The return bus leaves Corfu town at 4.30 p.m. (Do not miss it ...taxis are much more expensive).
Note: In the early part of May the buses are sometimes still on the different winter time-table so check locally.

WIFI: WIFI access is available at or close to numerous tavernas, hotels etc mainly along the beach road. Most are secured, needing the relevant passwords, easily obtained from the relevant establishment owners.

Internet Cafes :There is a pleasant Internet cafe at the bowling alley (road alongside the Belle Helene Hotel) which charges a very reasonable amount for Internet access. The WIFI reception is also particularly good here.

Getting here by car
A recommended driving route with a few photos of Corfu town difficult junctions has been prepared for use in the car to supplement the very poor local road maps. It is a PDF document which needs an application such as Adobe Reader and may be slow loading.

Equipment Hire: A useful service is now available for short-term hire of some items of baby / child equipment; and also including several items useful for elderly or incapacitated adults plus general accommodation needs.
This service with its free delivery to your Agios Georgios accommodation is provided by 'Mobility Corfu' ( http://www.mobilitycorfu.com) based near Sidari. The list includes: Cots, Pushchairs / Buggies, Highchairs, Baby bouncers and walkers, Baby Monitors, Sterilisers, TVs, DVD Players, Irons, Fans, Mossie Busters, Hairdryers, Hot Air Brushes, Tongs, plus wheelchairs, walking frames etc

CONTACTS: Telephone (from outside Greece) : (+30) 69760 82230
email: info@mobilitycorfu.com

Balloon Club: This night club is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout most of the season.

Flights for Independent travellers Scheduled Budget airlines from UK to Corfu are: Easyjet from Gatwick, Luton, Manchester and Bristol; and Ryanair from East Midlands, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, and Stansted; and Jet2 from East Midlands, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford, and Manchester.
Otherwise it is a matter of shopping around for Charter flights. There are numerous companies offering cheap flights on the Internet, but the prices vary considerably from week-to-week so it may be necessary to check them regularly for a good buying opportunity.



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