Many new visitors ask where they should go when
they hire transport. Whilst this depends on personal tastes here are a few
suggestions, gathered from visitors.
(one of Corfu's "Must do"
Without doubt no visitor staying at Agios Georgios
should miss driving up to the village of Afionas (see link on left) on
the cliffs to the right of the beach.
During the daytime the views to the south
are best seen from Dionysos Taverna or adjoining Porto Timoni Cafe. Time your
visit to the period between late morning and late afternoon when the high sun
brings out the colours in the turquoise waters of Agios Georgios bay. For
sunsets walk onto the headland behind that taverna to sit on one of the
provided benches to enjoy the fantastic sky colourings or try one of the north
facing Tavernas / Restaurants such as Three Brothers or the Panorama where you
can watch the sun as it slips behind the islands.
This is another "must do" drive! Drive to Pagi
village and turn right to go through Prinilas and on up the winding road with
its magnificent birds-eye views over Agios Georgios, Afionas and the islands
beyond. (great photo opportunity at top)
After checking out the tourist-trap souvenir shops
of Makrades take the right turn in the village centre to the ancient
ruined castle of Angelokastro. (see link on left) plus
A slightly larger resort than Agios Georgios with
a nice sandy beach and good eating and drinking places.
Another very popular resort with its own devotees
who return every year. A good firm sandy beach and shallow sea is ideal for
children. There is a seperate small harbour from which boat trips leave to the
Take the Angelokastro route (see above) but
continue on through Makrades along the main road. This winding road
gives breath-taking views of spectacular Paleokastritsa with its 7 rocky
Extremely spectacular cliff scenery of the
"top-left" corner of Corfu from the restaurant on "the edge". Lovely views
across to Albania.
Get out the maps (for a bit of fun) and meander
(that's the only way) through the heavily wooded countryside of central
northern Corfu. Unspoilt villages, endless olive groves, beautiful valleys,
hills and of course the sun-scorched mountain of Pantokrator. It is a lovely
way to discover the real Corfu !
The north coast resort of Sidari attracts a lot of
visitors and the many tavernas, restaurants, shops make it a lively place by
Corfu standards. Sidari is famous for its unusual rock formations and narrow
sea inlets of "Canal D'Amour" plus of course several sandy beaches. But it's
the music bars and night life which attracts many of the youthful visitors.