Agios Georgios(Pagi) or San George is a pleasant, quiet resort in a beautiful bay, and is situated 35 km northwest of the Corfu island capital, near the settlement of the same name. Lying tucked away several miles down a twisty road the little resort of Agios Georgios as some call it, is a heaven 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.
Agios Georgios boundless beach, which has been awarded with the blue flag by EEC, is considered as one of the best and safest Corfu beaches. Its golden sands extend over five kilometers, its waters are emerald and mirror-like; and the whole beach is surrounded by verdant hills and pine trees.
During daytime Agios Georgios resort offers you umbrellas and sun beds as well as water sports facilities at the beach fun and games in the afternoon waves, windsurfing, long dives into the clear cold waters, and as the night falls a variety of bars in which to sit and admire away the hours, the perfect setting sun.
For stressed out workaholics Agios Georgios is the ideal place as you have no choice but to slow down. Everything goes slow here. There is an ample choice of friendly Taverns, Restaurants and a few tourists’ Gift Shops plus for everyday needs there are several small supermarkets on the resort and on the beach road and all are run by friendly local people, as in all places in Corfu. Agios Georgios suits families with young children, or couples and individuals of all ages who enjoy restful holidays on Corfu, while at the same time providing endless fun for the kids on the beach or around the hotels and apartments pools.
Nearby resorts are Arillas and Agios Stefanos. A visit to the old and traditional village of Afionas it’s worth it, as the views from the top of this place, are outstanding! Moreover in case you want to spend a more busy night you should visit another famous Corfu resort, called Sidari. There a lot of bars and discos are waiting to entertain you.
Agios Georgios is a region with unique beauties, ideal for people who prefer a quiet beach in order to enjoy their bath.
Characteristic of the beach is the golden sand beach and the shoal waters. The small settlement lies around the cove and has splendid view. These are the reasons why it is worth visiting the Agios Georgios North or San George resort in Corfu Island.
Holidays to Agios Georgios will make you sigh, a lot. We defy anyone to stand high on the hillsides that overlook this gorgeous – perhaps that’s where the name came from – Greek village, take in the view of the gently curved bay and not sigh.
Similarly, on holidays to Agios Georgios, you’re likely to find yourself sitting in the shade of an olive grove – perhaps with a picnic of local cheese, olives, tomatoes, bread and wine – and sighing at the peacefulness of the setting. Or laying on the gently sloped beach, eyes closed, listening to the water lapping the sand, the laughter of the kids playing, the far-off splashing of the water-sporters… and sighing as the stresses of normal life float away. Especially if you’ve just bagged one of our last minute holidays to Agios Georgios and simply escaped!
So holidays to Agios Georgios are full of relaxation. enjoy the tranquillity of this small resort with its family-run tabernas and bars and – when the party/sight-seeing mode is upon you – explore the island by car, or simply hop into a cab and head for the full-on nightlife of nearby Sidari. And spend next day cooling off on the beach, and sighing!
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 island.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 run enterprises.
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.
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 pools.
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.
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). 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 Beach link)
Many visitors enjoy walking in this delightful undulating countryside with its shady olive groves.