Perched high on the headland looking down on Agios
Georgios Bay to the south and the open Ionian Sea to the north, the lovely old
village of AFIONAS is always on the agenda of many regular Corfu visitors.
View to the south
Situated at the northern end of Agios
Georgios bay, Afionas offers a magnificent view of the whole bay and
surrounding hills right across to the distant cliffs of Akri Falakra, the
headland behind Paleokastritsa.
Looking northwards the views along the
north west coast of Corfu are quite breathtaking, taking in the nearby small
islands of Kravia, Sikia and Gineka, and further on the Diapontia Islands of
Mathraki, Othoni and Erikousa.
View to the north
This superb viewpoint now has 3 convenient benches to use
for contemplating the vista. Although blue skies and sea are the norm even
Corfu can have a dull day.
The island of Kravia catches the sun on a dull
Afionas village is known to have been
first inhabited during the 6th century BC. It was apparently abandoned a little
later and then re-inhabited again during 6th century AD.
In the centre of the village the old church
stands in the quiet square (plateia) from which radiate several narrow
From the village a path winds across the sun scorched
headland and down to Porto Timoni, a half-hour walk, where there is reputedly
the ruins of a fortress, built in 300 BC by Pirros, King of Epirus.
On the north-west side of Akri Arilla (Point
Arilla) there are excavations which uncovered a village dating back to the
A combination of ancient and more recent history is the
story of the traditional Greek stone column on a small hill behind Dionysos
Taverna which was destroyed by a bomb from a German plane during World War 2.
Now please enjoy looking at a few small photographs around
More views at Afionas