Starting from the Alkyon Beach Hotel at the southern end
of Agios Georgios, walk northwards along the beach (or the road). Continue to
the end of the beach (i.e. If walking along
the road do NOT go up the hill on the main road near the large group of
buildings which include Diktia's and the Delfini Restaurants but
keep on the beach). At the end of the beach, just past the Golden Moon
Restaurant, turn right up the surfaced road .
Climb steadily up
the fairly steep hill for about 1 mile to the outskirts of Afionas. At the top
of the hill turn right at the road junction and continue along this road
until you see a cemetary on your left. After this look out for a tarmac
surfaced track on your left which you must take.
track downhill through the olive groves with lovely views across the sea to the
island of Kravia.
and later you will see the resort of Arillas spread out in
After the track levels out you will pass through pleasant
fields before reaching a surfaced road on the outskirts of Arillas.
left here and continue the short distance into the centre of the resort
of Arillas passing several apartments and tavernas.
If you wish
to continue to San Stefanos or just onto the headland called Akra Kefali
(in centre of photograph above) for views of San Stefanos, walk along to the
end of the beach road and then proceed straight ahead onto a wide unsurfaced
track. This skirts the cliff edge as it climbs up away from sea level to reach
the lovely situated Gravia Restaurant / Café. Here, presumably having
partaken of suitable refreshments, turn left and follow the undulating track
all the way to the tip of the headland for more magnificent views.
there you can take a track on your right which leads down into the pretty
little resort of San Stefanos where there numerous places to eat and
To return, the simplest way is to
retrace your steps via Arillas. If desired you can avoid the walk to the
point of the headland of Akra Kefali by taking one of the shorter alternatives
from San Stefanos indicated by broken lines on the plan.
While passing through Arillas it is suggested you top up
here with liquid refreshment at one of the beachside tavernas before continuing
with the tough uphill section about to come.
Also INA's SHOP on
the beach front is a remarkable store for all sorts of goods ranging from food,
clothes to very reasonable priced gifts and is always a "must" on our Corfu
visit list ( my £8 watch went for several years without losing a minute).
After the road turns away from the beach follow it round a couple of
corners and after passing the Bardis Hotel (usually Thomson's) look out
for a tarmac road on your right. Turn right here onto this road and
follow it through the fields
and then up the hill to the road at Afionas where you turn
right at the T-junction.
( There is a different, but slightly
further and less scenic return. If you wish to use it, ignore the track and
follow the road until you reach a junction on the right (surfaced road) which
you take. This quiet narrow road also leads up to the outskirts of Afionas,
Turn right at the T-junction at the top.)
It is now a simple walk towards Afionas for a few hundred
metres when you must look out for the junction on your left going down
to Agios Georgios beach. Take this road and then walk back along the beach etc
to your base.