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St George Introduction

St. George South, on the south-west coast of Corfu, has one of the best sandy beaches on the island. It is thirty kilometres from Corfu Town and has a transfer time from the airport of one hour. St. George is a very popular resort where days are centred around the beach and the pace of life is slow. A St. George South holiday has something for everyone; sand, sea, water sports, restaurants and tavernas, gift shops and a lively nightlife.

Why Go To St George?

A St. George South holiday is for sun seekers, beach lovers and those looking for complete relaxation. There is a wide choice of leisure activities both in and out of the water and it is a good base from which to explore the south of the island.

St. George South has widespread appeal. It has a sandy beach with safe bathing for families with small children, water sports with varying degrees of excitement for adults and its nightlife has something for everyone.

When To Go To St George

St. George South’s holiday season extends from Easter to October, the most popular time being in the summer.

St George - The Place

St. George South, on the south-west coast of Corfu, is surrounded by olive groves. It spreads along a narrow sandy beach and as such has no real heart. There are two sandy beaches, one backed by dunes and the other by cliffs and they both slope gradually into the water providing safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers. Water sports enthusiasts will be pleased with the choice of activities.

There are bars, restaurants and tavernas along the length of St. George South resort providing refreshments by day and entertainment by night. These are interspersed with gift and beach shops selling the usual souvenirs and crafts.

Lake Korrision is a manmade lagoon, constructed by the Venetians, to the north of St, George South. A cycle ride will bring you here from the resort. It is a peaceful place home to many species of birds and wild flowers.

The inland village of Argirades with its Venetian architecture is well worth a visit. It can be reached on foot through the olive groves and once there you can relax in the shade of charming pavement cafes.

A Saint George South holiday offers days relaxing on sandy beaches in guaranteed sunshine with a variety of recreational facilities both in and out of the water.

St George Nightlife

The nightlife in St. George South is fairly lively in the bars and tavernas along the waterfront. There are a small number of discos where young singles can enjoy dancing into the early hours of the morning.

St George Shopping

St. George South shopping provides holiday essentials as well as gifts and souvenirs. For those wishing for a wider range of goods, take a bus ride to Corfu Town where its labyrinth of narrow streets is bursting with every kind of shop.

St George Eating

St. George South has a wide range of restaurants and tavernas catering for all tastes. There is everything from fast foods to international cuisine and there are many tavernas serving traditional food. Being a small island, fish plays an important part in the diet and small fried fish, shellfish and kalimari are firm favourites. Lamb and chicken are used most commonly in meat dishes. Local wines are very pleasant and good value. Fast food stalls such as Souvlatzidiki sell takeaway souvlakis, a type of kebab. For a more substantial snack these are sometimes wrapped in pita bread and called gyros. Local wines are pleasing to both the palate and the pocket.

Eating in Corfu is meant to be an unhurried pleasure, so please don’t mistake the relaxed attitude of waiters for tardy service.