Agios Gordios, or as the locals call it Ai Gordis, is a major attraction for the area. It is easily accessible via a downward road from the traditional village of Kato Garounas. It has a fully organized beach with exceptional accommodation options and numerous tantalizing tavernas.

It is 4 km from the village of Pentati from where one has a different perspective of the landscape from above.

At a distance of one kilometre from Pentati there are other small beaches, such as Fieroula, bedecked with wonderful pebbles and rocks.

As is often the case, this beach has the church of Agios Gordios, its patron saint, in its centre, from which the area’s name is derived.

It is rightfully one of the most popular beaches of Corfu with the diverse contrast between verdant, towering mountain adorned with the lush greenness of cedars and olive trees, the carved rocks and, of course, the blue-green waters that lap the golden sands.

Agios Gordios as a source of inspiration

The magic offered by the landscape was a source of inspiration for Iakovos Polylas who, through his short story, praises the beauty of the emerging bare rock that can be admired en route to Agios Gordios.

The Ortholithi rock

This rock on the south side of the beach is called Ortholithi or Big Toleto while the small island beside it is called Mikro Toleto.

From the beach you have the opportunity to reach Ortholithi by boat or by swimming out to explore this strange rock up close and to take a dip beneath its surface.

From above one can literally even dare to take to the air. The top of the mountain, at an altitude of 370 metres, is ideal for those who enjoy aerial sports, especially when the northwest winds (maestro) are blowing. Starting from the meeting point after Kato Garounas square, the experience will end with a landing on Agios Gordios beach.

Text Editor: Marilia Makri
Photography: Thomas Katsaros
Photography: shutterstock
Translation - Text Editor: Adelia Cook
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