Situated on the North-West coast of Corfu, San Stefanos(Agios Stefanos) has been a popular holiday destination for families and couples for many years. With the appeal of its golden sandy beach, fantastic local cuisine and friendly atmosphere it’s no wonder more than 70% of our visitors return year after year.
This is a truly unique statistic not only for Greece, but for holiday destinations around the world. But after spending your summer vacation with us I’m sure you’ll see why people just can’t get enough. San Stefanos is a diverse resort, with something to suit everyone right here on your doorstep.
Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, pools, a glorious beach you name it, we’ve got it. You can even say “I do” here! But San Stefanos didn’t always look this way. If we went back only 50 years there would be none of the facilities that you see here today.
The original San Stefanos consisted of a few houses, a small church and a harbor. San Stefanos was originally a small fishing village where locals would take their boats out from the harbor and literally fish for their supper.
This is still true of some locals today, the old harbor is still visible but a new working harbor was built to accommodate modern times. San Stefanos is bustling with tourists during the summer months, but in the winter the locals get to enjoy their picturesque surroundings resting and preparing for the following season.
Most local people live in neighboring Avliotes and years ago this was the main town. San Stefanos was just a small fishing village and the locals from Avliotes would come and use San Stefanos beach as their own.
The majority of businesses within San Stefanos are run by local families who take great pride in making sure that every visitor is made to feel at home. This is one of the reasons that people keep coming back. You may have noticed that most locals here share the same last name, Mouzakitis. It is common in Greek communities that a whole town of people will share the same last name.
In Avliotes there are even two churches, one for the Mouzakitis’ and one for all the others with a different last name. No matter what your last name, you’ll feel like part of the family by the end of your stay!
San Stefanos is a quiet fishing village in North West Corfu which has added tourism over the last twenty years without loosing it’s identity. Fishing is still a very important part of the local economy. The beach is wide, long and slopes gently into the sea and is considered one of the best on Corfu. The countyside and views around San Stefanos are truly outstanding.