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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Telephone (from outside Greece) : (+30) 69760 82230
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
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.