There are two resorts sharing the name of Agios Stefanos (otherwise referred to as San Stefano), but their locations on the island are quite opposite, so they can not be taken for each other. Thus, Agios Stefanos on the northwestern side of Corfu can be easily distinguished by its proximity to Arillas and Peroulades, and it is a favorite destination for tourists who appreciate the resilience of original Greek charm in facing the tourism boom to which a consistent part of Corfu has given way.
Agios Stefanos is only one hour and 30 minutes from Corfu Town and 25 minutes from Sidari, another hotspot on the northern side of Corfu. Tourist infrastructure is not as developed as in other popular resorts on the island, but there are a fair number of establishments providing accommodation services – a few small hotels, apartments for rent and villas – and eating venues. The sandy bay in Agios Stefanos is replete with boats, which is why boat trips are ideal for exploring the coastline. Windsurfing is particularly popular in Agios Stefanos, but other sports are also enabled by certain facilities the resort is provided with. All in all, Agios Stefanos makes a perfect destination for a tranquil vacation.
As far as northwestern beaches go, the Sidari Beach, part of the homonymous resort, is said to be the most impressive of all, which is why it is so highly frequented.
Located only 45 minutes from Corfu Town there lays the resort of Messongi (or Messonghi). Apollon Palace and Messongi Beach Hotel are the most known hotels.
The Agios Spyridon Beach (also referred to as the Perithia Beach) is unique in Corfu by its proximity to a fresh water lake.