In central Corfu, Agios Gordios (also referred to as Agios Gordi or Ai Gordhis) stands out as an increasingly popular beach and resort, only 45 minutes westwards from Corfu Town, a distance easily covered by the famed green buses which depart even 7 times a day – in high season – from Corfu Town to the western part of the island. The main highlight of this small Greek village refers to the namesake beach, a typical stretch of sand and pebbles replete with lounge chairs and umbrellas, and bordered by shallow waters, which is why the beach as such is highly frequented by families.
The C-shaped beach of Agios Gordios opens to a cove which offers stunning seascapes, its extremities being represented by two headlands. The background of the beach consists of olive groves dotted with villas for rent – ranging from 1 to 3 key villas – putting forward accommodation solutions for the tourists visiting the region. Other lodging services are yielded by the one hotel which towers the entire beach – the Pink Palace Hotel – and by the other few hotels in the resort, but one should always want to check the availability of apartments for rent: Mazis Apartments, Sea Breeze Apartments and Irene Apartments are but mere examples of the plethora of sleeping venues in Agios Gordios.
An appealing opportunity of spending leisure time is given by the Calypso Diving Center, an occasion scuba diving enthusiasts at least should not miss. What is essential for Agios Gordios is this small locality has managed to maintain its typical Greek fishing village charm in spite of tourism development, though some tend to be more critical of this phenomenon and say Agios Gordios does not comply anymore with the idea of picturesque secluded village.
When it comes to beaches extremely closely located to Corfu Town, the Gouvia Beach must not be overlooked.
Corfu Byzantine Museum, besides its historic relevance, is also religiously valuable, since, first of all, it is hosted by the Panagia Antivouniotissa Church
Excursions and daytrips from Corfu to Antipaxi (Antipaxos). Antipaxi has numerous splendid beaches bordering the island and fish tavernas. Antipaxi Hotels.