Holidays to Aghios Gordios team a chilled-out beach atmosphere with a plate-smashing night scene, all backed by tree-dusted hills.

A small town with a big personality

Agios Gordios has gone for gold in the looks department – it’s sandwiched neatly between two lofty hills, and is considered by some to be the prettiest town on the island. But this isn’t an all-icing-no-cake deal. The main street running through the centre’s lined with local eateries and watering holes, and there’s no shortage of nightlife. It also comes with the superstar stamp of approval – Queen frontman Freddie Mercury picked this spot as his holiday go-to more than once.

Black Rock, Blue Flag

The coffee-coloured curve of sand at Agios Gordios is known as Black Rock Beach, and makes for a picture-perfect sunbathing spot. It’s backed by a row of bars and tavernas and, in the summer season, you can hop on boat trips from the shore. This place also comes up trumps for flags – it’s got a Blue one, to be exact.

Corfu Town

If you’re after a cultural day – or night – trip, you’ll find the bright lights of Corfu Town a half-an-hour drive away, on the opposite side of the island. As well as racking up a UNESCO-approved old town, two castles and an impressive 39 churches, this cosmopolitan city’s bursting with options for feasting on local delicacies, drinking in lively bars, and dancing the evening away.

At a Glance

  • Lie back on Black Rock Beach
  • Daytrip to Corfu Town
  • Sample sofrito at a taverna