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Agios Georgios Corfu travel guide

A long and winding road through the countryside of north-west Corfu brings you to the pleasant family beach of Agios Georgios.

This small beach resort, about 50 kilometres from Corfu Town, is not to be mistaken for its namesake further to the south.

St George north is much more sedate , tucked away in beautiful pine forest, where tourist development has been very much more low key.

The resort is on a fertile plain that lies at the mouth of a long, wide valley. Apartments and tavernas lie along the beach road with small hotels further inland.

The long beach is set in a large bay with a wooded peninsula to the north and enclosed by a patchwork of olive and citrus plantations framed by wooded hills of cypress.

Georgios has a wide choice of tavernas, several mini-markets and the usual range of tourist shops. Cars, bikes and cycles are for hire.

There is a long stretch of good sand that narrows to a pencil-thin strip in the south. The sand extends underwater but it's a steep drop into the sea.

Sunbeds cluster the north end and watersports include a scuba diving centre, jet skis and windsurfing as well as the usual family rides.

There are traditional tavernas t be found in the local hill villages of Afionas and Pagi with extensive views over the whole bay and they are well worth a visit.