Agios Georgios Pagon is another coastal settlement on the island of Corfu, a spectacularly beautiful bay that forms a huge horseshoe shape, framed by small hotels, bars and tavernas along a unique, golden, sandy beach.
It is a quiet tourist destination preferred by families and people looking for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. About 35 km from the city of Corfu, where everything moves slower than usual, it is attractive to those who want tranquility. It is an organized tourist resort as it provides all the amenities and has the entire, necessary tourist infrastructure both on the beach and in the provision of accommodation and dining options, however, it remains a friendly and traditional village.
The name of Agios Georgios Pagon comes from the homonymous 18th Century church of Agios Georgios that exists in the area, and Pagon is used as it is located near the village of Pagoi. The Pagon is therefore used to differentiate between the St George beaches! It is not to be confused with another beautiful coastal area, that of Agios Georgios Argyradon, which is located south.
Visitors may find that the sea water is frozen or icy pre-named but the "Ice" results from the actual "ice (pax)" used in ancient Greek for any rocky hill or steep cliff and the village is located on such a steep area.
At the northern end of the settlement, at the top of the imposing, rocky cape there is the village of Afionas, which has some excellent tavernas and stunning views especially at sunset. Be aware that the road to it is extremely steep. Neighbouring villages that need to be visited due to the traditional element they present are Armenades, Prinilas and Pagoi.
Accommodation and Catering
The area has mini markets and various tourist shops. There are also restaurants, tavernas and cafes, all along the coastline, where you can enjoy traditional Corfiot dishes or a cocktail on the beach. As for accommodation, there are many small hotels, apartments and studios, as well as villas.
The beach at Agios Georgios Pagon is one of the most beautiful on the island and around it settlement began to develop after 1975. It is one of the largest and quietest beaches on Corfu.
Families with children prefer the southern part of the bay where the waters are very shallow, unlike the northern part where they deepen abruptly. It has a Blue Flag and offers umbrellas and sunbeds for rent. For those who want to combine their quiet vacation with fun water sports, a wide variety of them are available, from scuba diving (lessons available) to sailing, kayaking, paddling, windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing and fly skiing. It is also possible to rent a boat for a visit to neighbouring spectacular, Porto Timoni Beach, a beautiful double beach below the village of Afionas, or to visit the small Diapontia islands of Othoni, Mathraki and Ereikousa in close proximity.
Περί τση Κέρκυρας το ανάγνωσμα (2013). “Πάγοι”, http://corfiatikoanagnosma.blogspot.com/2013/11/blog-post.html