St George South – AKA Aghios Georgios – is a laid-back number on the southwest coast of Corfu. Here, it’s about countryside walks and traditional tavernas rather than DJs and foam parties. The bars still like fun-filled nights, though – and as for the beach, it’s got 6 kilometres worth of sand to entertain you.
Blue Flag beaches
Actually, Aghios Georgios South has 2 beaches. They’re both Blue Flag winners that gently slope into calm, shallow water. And the duo has a bit of a starry history – James Bond’s For Your Eyes Only was filmed on their patch. If you want your own 007 moment, you can ramp up the action on jet-skis or any other number of watersports.
At Aghios Georgios South, you’re well placed for walks among the olive groves. You can take pot luck and go where your feet take you. Or you can strike out in the direction of a nearby village like Argirades, about 4 kilometres inland. Here you can watch traditional Greek life from one of the local cafés.
Day trips to Corfu Town
From the resort, you’re also in day-tripping distance of Corfu Town – about 35 minutes’ drive away. You’ve got lots of boxes to tick here. Museums, palaces and a pair of historic forts get the sightseeing off to a good start, then the elegant restaurants at The Liston take over for lunch.