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welcome to AGIOS STEFANOS Corfu (Kerkyra)

The Agios Stefanos village is situated north-west of Corfu town and it is built amphitheatrically on the hill of the cape bearing the same name, right opposite the Diapontia Islands (Othonoi, Ereikousa and Mathraki). It is the place closest to the Greek borders with Italy and its coasts are washed by the Adriatic Sea.
Small boats leave every day with destination to the Islands and to nearby areas from the small port, where one usually finds the fishing boats of the villagers. The Agios Stefanos large beach takes pride in its golden sand and turquoise shallows waters. It is considered to be very safe and is highly recommended to families and children. Every year the beach is awarded with the European Union Blue Flag for the Environment Protection, thanks to its clearness and cleanness. The beach is very well equipped there is sun beds, WC, showers, a playground and the swimmers can enjoy various sea activities. Many beach bars, taverns, restaurants, supermarkets and a lot of souvenir shops are located along the beach and in the Agios Stefanos village.

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Beach location: 4 km of twisty road from Kassiopi or a shorter, 1 km route from the main, northern, Corfu Town highway drops you into a tiny, peaceful fishing harbour with a greenery enriched bay, birdsong and a selection of excellent fish tavernas. The exception is when the «trip boats» visit. Then, for half an hour or so, throngs of tourists are dumped on the resort and it gets somewhat overcrowded.
Disabled access: The hard packed shingle and pebbles make life easier for wheelchairs to navigate Agios Stefanos beach. Car Parking: Yes. There is not much space however and this soon gets taken in the high season.
Food outlets/restaurants:
Several excellent fish restaurants, a few cafe-bars and a cocktail bar or two. Sand/pebbles/shingle: Pebble beach - it may not have sand but it's still very attractive for visitors.
Sunbeds/umbrellas: Yes but only a few. Showers: Yes. For toilets utilise the tavernas or bars.
Safe for children: The sea is calm most of the time but stones underfoot suggest wearing footwear is advisable. Watersports: No. You can hire a boat to explore, however. Main users: Tourists.
Well cared for: Yes. The area is beautifully kept. Mooring for boats: Yes-utilise the natural bay to moor off.
Next to quayside/harbour:
The quay is utilised only by pleasure craft, the odd fishing boat and visiting trip boats. The effect is minimal on the pleasant surroundings. Storm drain/outlets into sea: None observed.
Natural shady areas: Yes. This is a wide and naturally beautiful bay surrounded by olive groves and more shades of green than you can count. Any other facilities: A few apartments and villas to rent. Sea trips and boat hire. One or two shops and the embryo of a resort. Hopefully, it will not extend beyond this.
Distance to main resorts: Kassiopi 7-10 km. Corfu Town (Kerkyra) 30 km.
Public transport: Buses travel as far as the main road. Otherwise, independent transport (including the possibility of boat hire) is best. Blue Flag: No.

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