Water sport central
Lazy days along the beach are top of the list in Aghios Georgios South. Things here largely move at a slower pace of life, but can be cranked up if necessary. Both beaches in Aghios Georgios South are teeming with water sports, with adrenaline-lovers coursing through the waves on banana boats, windsurfing, parasailing through the air or gliding by on a leisurely pedalo ride.
To the north of town are sand dunes and Lake Korission, where, in the spring and summer months, migratory birds gather. It’s a picturesque inland lake that provides scenic hikes, though it can be marshy at times so ensure you bring good hiking shoes if you plan to trek this way.
Aghios Georgios South is host to an array of tavernas dishing up international cuisine and traditional Greek eats. The local fare is heavy on seafood, lamb and chicken, though vegetarians will find a few veggie options on most menus.
Many portions of the beach are lined with waterfront tavernas whose outdoor terraces offer incredible views of the sea. They range from upscale spots with thatched umbrellas to quaint, family-run restaurants where you can grab a snack on the go. You can find anything here from traditional Greek eats to a pint of your favourite British brew. There’s also an assortment of local markets and stores dotting the town’s streets where you can pick up supplies for your own cooking if you’re planning to make your cheap holidays to Corfu a Self Catering affair.
Casual nights with an energetic twist
Nightlife in Aghios Georgios South is largely laid-back, with most bars doubling as tavernas in the daytime. That said, many become lively in their own ways, with karaoke nights, pub quizzes, ‘Greek Nights’ with traditional clothes and dancing, plus happy hours that often extend far into the evening.
Stamatis is the largest bar in Aghios Georgios South, and offers nightly quizzes, Sky Sports on TV and a range of English draught beers. And when we say the nightlife is ‘largely laid-back,’ this isn’t always true – some nights in town have been known to go until six in the morning.
Located only a 20-minute cab ride away from Aghios Georgios South, the seaside village of Kavos offers the vibrant energy necessary for a big night out. The town has become more and more popular beginning in the eighties, when it was established as Corfu’s party capital.
Now, days at Kavos are spent lounging along the beach or partaking in watersports further out to sea, while bars and clubs are frequented at night. The main club strip runs parallel to the shores, so after you’ve danced yourself sore, you can end the night – or morning, really – with views of the sunrise from the beach.