Make new friends
Aghios Gordios has a lively nightlife for its size. There are a number of great bars to choose from if you're planning cheap holidays to Corfu here, with cocktails, raki, ouzo, and great local and international beer and wine selections. If you're looking to wet your whistle, then you need not leave the resort to do so because it's all right here on your doorstep.
The intimate resort means that you can easily find like-minded travellers and maybe even plan a trip around the island together. Aghios Gordios is the place for an authentic experience, with welcoming business owners who, in typical Greek style, will remember your name and your tipple.
Picturesque villages nearby
Kato Garouna, Pentati and Sinarades are three of the many local villages just off the beaten track from Aghios Gordios. You'll find directions to all of these easily, with recommendations from your hotel reception point or holiday advisor. These villages boast some of the most beautiful, traditional Greek architecture and culture, and almost always come with a brilliant local taverna or two.
Pentati is located high above the island, perched atop a hill. Experience the 360-degree view of the island from way up high, or come down and enjoy the winding streets of Sinarades. The folklore museum in Sinarades is a must-see and will teach you all about local life in traditional Greece. Kato Garouna is one of the most eye-catching villages in Corfu with its beautiful traditional Greek houses and restaurants.
Corfu town is just around the corner
Regular bus services, taxis and car-hire companies are all plentiful in Aghios Gordios, if you want to get out and about. A particular favourite is the island capital of Corfu Town. This beautiful fortified city is a huge attraction for people of all walks of life. For some, the fort and castle is the main draw. For others, it's the upmarket commercial centre.
If you make it to the capital, you mustn't miss the vibrant market streets which wind endlessly around Corfu Town. Here is where you'll find all the souvenir shops you could hope for selling locally bottled Tsipouro, olive-oil, leather sandals, satchels and Tavli boards, or backgammon as we call it.
And the sunset
After a long day out sampling the spoils of Corfu, there are few better ways to spend the evening than in front of the most beautiful sight of them all – the sunset. Corfu is famous in Greece for its unobstructed view of the setting sun, and hundreds of people flock to the western side of the island to watch this spectacle every night. You'll be lucky enough to have prime position in your own peaceful resort with a drink in hand and dinner in front of you.