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Holidays In St George South

St George South Holidays at a Glance

Situated on the south-west coast of Corfu, on 5km of golden sand, St George is untouched by the commercialism of the larger resorts and ranks as one of the few quieter spots on the island. There is a good selection of tavernas and shops plus a couple of music bars to enjoy in the evenings.

Who goes to St George South?
This resort is perfect for families; young people as well as senior citizens.



Key Facts - St George South

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration3 - 4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport29km
  • Airport Transfer (Coach)1 hour 20 mins
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)40 mins

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The Archaeological Museum: Even if you're not a devotee of ancient history or museums, you should take an hour to visit this small museum. The museum contains a wealth of archaeological finds from Corfu, including many from the Temple of Artemis in Corcyra (the ancient capital) on the peninsula south of modern Corfu Town. From the Temple of Artemis is the attic (pediment) that has a well-preserved Archaic sculpture of Medusa and from the Tomb of Menekrates a funerary statue of a crouching lion.

Achillion Palace in Gastouri: The site of the summer palace of the Empress Elizabeth of Austria and the last Kaiser. This palace was built in 1892, at a beautiful spot on top of a mountain overlooking the sea on one side, and the mountains on the other side. There is a small museum in the building which has relics and ordinary objects from the empress collection and portraits her and her time on Corfu. It's a lovely daytrip because the views are excellent and the building is a very impressive classical style monument with a breathtaking garden.

Pelekas: A lovely village set on a hill, whose summit is the best place from which to watch the sun go down. Pelekas has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for sandy beaches and tavernas fringed by timeless olive groves; water-sports and nightlife; traditional food and drink; you will always find a warm welcome in Pelekas.

The Archaeological Museum: Even if you're not a devotee of ancient history or museums, you should take an hour to visit this small museum. The museum contains a wealth of archaeological finds from Corfu, including many from the Temple of Artemis in Corcyra (the ancient capital) on the peninsula south of modern Corfu Town. From the Temple of Artemis is the attic (pediment) that has a well-preserved Archaic sculpture of Medusa and from the Tomb of Menekrates a funerary statue of a crouching lion.

Achillion Palace in Gastouri: The site of the summer palace of the Empress Elizabeth of Austria and the last Kaiser. This palace was built in 1892, at a beautiful spot on top of a mountain overlooking the sea on one side, and the mountains on the other side. There is a small museum in the building which has relics and ordinary objects from the empress collection and portraits her and her time on Corfu. It's a lovely daytrip because the views are excellent and the building is a very impressive classical style monument with a breathtaking garden.

Pelekas: A lovely village set on a hill, whose summit is the best place from which to watch the sun go down. Pelekas has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for sandy beaches and tavernas fringed by timeless olive groves; water-sports and nightlife; traditional food and drink; you will always find a warm welcome in Pelekas.

Popular activities for those taking holidays in St George South include:-

  • Golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Watersports
  • Kite boarding

    St George South Holidays - Excursions


    Kalypso Star and Corfu Town: Experience the magic of the capital of the island, meander through the cobbled streets and then marvel at the underwater delights on our glass bottom boat.

    Aqualand: If you 4 or 64 fun for all the family at the largest water park Corfu has to offer.

    Paxos and Anti Paxos: Sail the Ionian Sea to these tranquil islands, unforgettable crystal waters slapping the harbour fronts, untouched scenery and an opportunity to swim in some of the most inviting waters in Greece.

    Paxos and Parga - Double delight: Sail the Ionian Sea to the main land of Greece to the village of Parga protected by the Venetian castle. Explore the quaint village or simply relax in one of the chic cafe bars on the front. Then onto something completely different the island of Paxos virtually untouched by tourism, an organic island with some of the most outstanding scenery in all of Greece.

    Island Tour: Join us and visit some of the most famous spot on the Emerald Island. The guide is desperate to share the knowledge and legends of Corfu. Monasteries, Churches, scenery, view points, museums, magnificent statues and much more this day certainly has something to please everyone.

    Scuba Diving: Now its time to get wet!!! With your very own personal instructor explore the depths that lie below.

    Albania Cruise: Discover a land that is so very different to that of Europe. A short boat journey but years away is Albania, visit the ruins of Butrint with our guide or simply explore on your own.

    Greek Night: From Splashing around to Smashing - The Greek Night Extravaganza. An all inclusive night, live entertainment - singers, dancers, plate smashing, fire dancing, great four course menu, free flowing wine, transport to and from the venue what more could you ask for. A truly spectacular evening for all the family.

    Theos Boat BBQ (Kavos Only) The famous Theos Boat BBQ awaits you!!!! See for yourself why it is know as the best BBQ in Corfu. Sail to the blue lagoon, swim, laugh and eat a hearty BBQ. A recommended day out.

    Trinity: You may never get to see famous DJs in the UK well here's your chance in Corfu. Every week a different one to take you into the early hours on the next day, Trinity simply rules in Kavos.

    Bar Crawl: Let the Olympic team take you around the best bars on the famous strip of Kavos. A night it would be rude not to join in with!!!!

    Make your St George South holidays extra special by booking some of our great excursions, places are limited so reserve your place at your Welcome Meeting or contact your holiday representative to avoid disappointment.

Eating/Drinking During St George South Holidays

Traditional relaxed restaurant and tavernas can be found along the golden sand of this resort, all offering great homemade cuisine the resort Is well known for the combination of great hospitality and cuisine.  You can find some tavernas and bars offering European food but mainly here it’s all GREEK.

Getting Around on St George South Holidays

Boat: There are many lines and ships linking Corfu to both Greek and foreign ports. There are ferries almost hourly between Igoumenitsou, directly across on the mainland (1-2 hr), and several weekly to and from Patras (about 7 hr). During high season, there is now a twice-daily hydrofoil express (about 30 min.) between Corfu and Igoumenitsou. Also during high season, there are daily ships linking Corfu to one or other ports in Italy - Ancona, Bari, Brindisi, Trieste, Venice or to Piraeus and/or Patras.

Bus: The dark blue public buses service Corfu town, its suburbs, and nearby destinations. The semiprivate green and cream KTEL buses offer a frequent service all over the island - to Paleokastritsa, Glifada, Sidari, and more.

Taxi: Around Corfu town, a taxi is probably your best bet - sometimes the only way around, such as to and from the harbour and the airport. Although taxi drivers are supposed to use their meters, many don't, so you should agree on the fare before setting out. You may also decide to use a taxi to visit some of the sites outside Corfu town.

Car Hire: An excellent way of getting around during St George South holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

St George South Holidays Shopping

Not a great area for shopping but essentials can be purchased from hotel shops.

If your go further out to larger resorts you will be able to purchase local folk art and crafts, leather goods and jewellery.

Holidays in St George South - Beaches

The beaches in St Spyridon are many small pebble beaches, if your willing to venture out further the following areas have some great beaches:

Sidari: Has a long sandy beach which is known under the lovely name of 'Canal de l'Amour' (Love Channel), offering various facilities like umbrellas, sun beds and water sports.

Paleocastritsa: Has six sandy and pebble beaches which are scattered all around the area; those beaches are surrounded by olive trees forests and are famous for their dramatic scenery and the beauty of their colours.

Arillas - Long, golden, sandy beach. It is situated approximately 35 km from the island's capital. The Bay of Arillas has a long sweeping beach with clear blue sea and fine sand, one of the most beautiful beaches in Corfu especially for the lovers of quiet, relaxing holidays.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Corfu 21 23 27 29 29 27 24
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Corfu 7 10 12 12 11 9 6
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3


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