Another follow up post about our Corfu holiday.
As mention before we were staying in Agios Georgios in the North West of the island. We were keen to explore neighboring towns and one that became a fast favorite was Afionas. A short drive from our villa and judging by the guest book, some folks would walk over for dinner.
The village/ town is small but so pretty. The main road in leads to what seems to be a dead end. We tried to navigate a car one day but found it too tricky! However, this road will lead to a path/ beach.
There ate alley ways and paths through the buildings laden with brightly colored flowers that led to some lovely restaurants.
Our favorite was Anemoes Taverna. Set on the side of a hill with spectacular Sunset views. The restaurant offers 2 outdoor terraces and we easily got a table. I do think in peak season, booking would be recommended.
Food was great too. Probably the best meal we had during our stay in Corfu.
Another restaurant we tried in Afionas was 3 Brothers. We had read good things about this restaurant but were disappointed with it. It lacked the charm of Anemoes and food was just standard for tourists.
Another bonus to Afionas was the beautiful beach. Be warned, this is a serious hike to get to. Sturdy footwear is better than flip flops (!) and take water. Pick your timing wisely as in the heat of the day walking down to the beach s tough enough but back up to the town can be a killer!
The rewards are the views and quiet beaches.
Part way along the path is access to a restaurant Dionysis. We stopped here one day for drinks. Again, terrace seating and lovely views.
As mentioned in my previous post, beaches aren’t great in Corfu and the quality of the beaches in Afionas could be better. However, the setting is gorgeous and we enjoyed the quiet snorkeling opportunities.