Located on the western coast of Corfu, the resort town of Agios Gordios is a paradise of pastel-colored buildings surrounded by rugged mountains, olive groves, and cypress trees. Known for its sandy beaches, Agios Gordios is also a convenient jumping-off point for exploring nearby villages on foot, by bike, or by car.
Agios Gordios is among the most picturesque seaside villages along Corfu’s western coast. Visit to enjoy its spectacular landscape, long stretch of beach, and smattering of restaurants, bars, and shops. You can explore the town’s delights on a private driving tour of the island that includes the nearby villages of Paleokastritsa and Pelekas and more famous sights like Corfu town. Alternatively, take in the coastline and its villages by sea on a boat tour.
Things to Know Before You Go
The western coastline of Corfu is much less crowded with tourists than Corfu town and the nearby coast, so it’s a good choice if you’re looking for a quieter corner of the island.
At the beach, you will find canoes and boats for rent as well as a diving center and opportunities for other water sports. Sunbeds are also available.
Just a 20-minute drive away, the family-friendly Aqualand water park offers pools, water slides, bouncy castles, a games arcade, and more.
Walking between the villages along the coast is a great way to explore the countryside, but be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen and bring plenty of water.
How to Get There
Agios Gordio is located on Corfu’s west coast, and buses run between Corfu town and the village; the trip takes about 45 minutes. You can also hire a taxi to Agios Gordio or book a private tour that includes transportation.
When to Get There
The resort towns on Corfu’s west coast virtually shut down in the low winter season, so visit from May through October to enjoy the restaurants and shops and relax at the beach clubs. The beaches can be crowded during peak season—from June to September—but they are never as overrun as others on the island.
Walking the Villages on Corfu’s West Coast
From Agios Gordios, there are three villages within 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) that you can reach on foot. Kato Garouna is more than 400 years old and sits just below Panteleimonas Mountain, which provides great views of the surrounding area. Pentati sits high on a hill, overlooking the coastline and the famous Ortholithi rock. The village of Sinarades boasts an island folklore museum that displays items from the 19th and early 20th centuries.