Agios Stefanos Sinion is a traditional fishing village with a picturesque harbour nestled in a stunningly prolific area. Set between the beach of Kerasia and the village of Kassiopi from which it is 3 kilometres away, it is surrounded by olive groves, lush landscapes and rolling hills. With unparalleled views of the sea and the Albanian coastline, it is an ideal destination for families and couples who want peace and relaxation.
Situated 35 km from the city of Corfu it has been described as a luxury resort, as many affluent Greek and foreign businessmen and investors have built their private villas on its slopes. The architecture is based on the local traditional style which has been combined with more modern elements. The newly built luxury villas thus give the area the advantage of meeting the requirements of each visitor or resident.
The wider area from Barbati to Avlaki has been dubbed "Kensington-on-Sea" by the English press and media. It is named after the famous Kensington area of London which wealthy tourists prefer to frequent.
The famous Rothschild family owns a large seaside section at Kerasia Beach. Their luxurious villa has hosted both members of the Royal Family of England plus various celebrities. It was a favourite summer retreat for Princess Diana and more recently was visited by Prince Charles and Camilla, who vacation there.
Agios Stefanos Sinion, the ecosystem
North of Agios Stefanos Sinion are two important ecosystems; Lake Akoli and Vromolimni, which are connected by a network of trails that lead to some of the most beautiful and secluded beaches on the island, in the Erimitis area. At the end of the trail is the tranquil Avlaki beach.
Agios Stefanos Sinion, the beach
On the left side of the bay there is a small pebble beach with crystal clear blue water which is equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds.
On the beach and around the port there are tavernas with traditional Greek cuisine where one can enjoy fresh fish and traditional Corfiot recipes. There are also bars, mini markets, tourist shops and a large car park.
The settlement and the port are far from the main road where the buses to Kassiopi or Corfu run. Car rental is therefore recommended.