One of the best beaches of Corfu, a sandy beach surrounded by rocky formations and secret lonely beaches for romantic couples . Cool and crystal water . It is an ideal place for holidays in family with children .
Infrastructure : Blue flag, Sea sports, Scuba diving, Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, Rooms to rent, Shops, Malls, GP, Tourist agencies, Car, motorbike and boat rentals .
Only 14 kilometrew away from Corfu Town, near the Achilleion Palace (Gastouri), the Folk Museum of Messi (Sinarades), the castle of Gardiki and the Natura 2000 region of Korission Lake offers you many possibilities for day trips and amusement.
By [06.04.2011 14:08 - Lisa Review ]
Having just returned from 2 weeks here in July I wouldn't describe it as peaceful,out of season is a better bet. Lovely blue flag beach with gently sloping sand,perfect for families.We stayed at the Dandidis, very clean,beachfront location and you can walk to assorted tavernas along the beach inthe evening without seeing a road or a car. For eating we found Sebastians too slick, we liked Nickys Garden on the main street,pretty and family run but the best was Theodoros at the end of the beach,first Taverna here fifty years ago ,fab location to watch the sunset and traditional Greek food, not tidied up for the tourists which several places are.
Not authentic Greece - but don't knock it
By [06.04.2011 14:07 - Seafood Review ]
We visited in June and found the resort of Aghios Gordis more built up and busy than we'd hoped. However our cottage, which we'd booked through Sunvil, was lovely. Small and basic but with plenty of outdoor space, surrounded by fruit trees and fields yet close to shops and restaurants. Sunvil have a number of properties in this resort and all those we saw looked nice. We were able to relax completely.
I definitely concur with the recommendation to eat at Sebastians - the food is great and all the family are friendly and look after you well. They also have a reasonably well-stocked book exchange.
A couple of restaurants on the beach are nice too, but I've already forgotten the names! The beach is good, and kept clean, and the area generally is attractive. For those who like retsina try the home bottled stuff sold at the fruit shop on the way to the bus stop.
The village of Sinarades, up the hill from Aghios Gordis, is worth a visit for a couple of hours - there's a small folk museum there, and I had the best Greek salad of the holiday at a cafe by the square. Catch a bus up and walk back - about an hour, mostly downhill.
We went on a day trip to Albania - not the mass market trip sold by several travel agents on the island (though I think this is OK too) but with a small company called Sipa Tours www.sipatours.com. We went inland from Aghia Saranda, the port, and visited an old stone-built town, Gjirokastro and a beauty spot known as Blue Eye. There were only 5 of us on the trip and we felt we got a taste of Albania, warts and all.