Agios Spyridon Acharavi

Agios Spyridon Acharavi

Agios Spyridon (Agios Spyridonas) is a beach in the northernmost part of Corfu, close to Almyros and Acharavi. Be careful not to confuse it with the main beach of Paleokastritsa which is called Agios Spyridon, too.

It used to be an unknown place for tourists but nowadays there are plenty of villas and a large all inclusive hotel complex. The place is not a village and far from the lively resorts of the island but it is not a wild beach any more. The northernmost point of Corfu is less than 1 km from Agios Spyridon and it is called Akra Agia Ekaterini, a small rocky cape.

Agios Spyridon consists of two neighbor bays, both sandy and with very shallow water. The beaches are organized with sunbeds and parasols to rent, there are also showers. By the sea you will find a few Greek tavernas, serving traditional and international dishes. If you to be on a quieter and not organized beach, just 300 meters westwards you will find the small cove of Gialiskari, again with sand and shallow water. The villas are scattered in the area, surrounded by grass and low trees, and right behind the beach there is a wetland which have formed a lake and is protected as a natural reserve. The lake is called Antinioti and it reaches the far end of Almyros.

Except for the tavernas and two mini markets, there are no other shops or places to eat. Acharavi is the closest large resort ( about 5 km) with many options for food and services, and its extension Almyros has many restaurants as well which you can reach even on foot via a coastal path starting from Agios Spyridon. An interesting place to visit in the area is the former abandoned village of Perithia (10 km) which presently has guesthouses and tavernas.

highlights: sandy beach with shallow water, beach in Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece

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