San Stefanos, Aghios Stefanos or Agios Stefanos, is situated in a beautiful natural setting on the island’s North-West coast. Set against a backdrop of hills and greenery it is a quiet but friendly village resort with a horseshoe shaped bay surrounded by a long, sandy beach. It is a former fishing village. Still unspoilt, the village successfully blends its summer visitors with local Greek life, ensuring an atmosphere of relaxation and quiet conviviality.
The village of Avliotes is located 3 Km Northeast of Agios Stefanos. It is a small village with a population of approximately 1600 inhabitants, built on the hillside over the bay of Agios Stefanos. If you take some time to explore the village, you will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular scenery offered from the top of the hill where the main church of “Taxiarhon” is located. As one of the highest, and least obstructed points of the North-West section of the island, the church square gives you a magnificent panoramic view of the northwest coastline, neighboring villages and the Diapontia Islets : Othonoi, Erikoussa and Mathraki, as well as the Albanian mountains opposite. These three islands, which cover a total area of 18 sq. km., form Greece’s northwest border in the Ionian Sea. Though sparsely populated, they abound in fresh fish and aromatic grapes. Caiques from the Agios Stefanos port offer day-long excursions to all three of the Diapontia Islets.
Sidari is one of the most famous tourist resorts of northern Corfu and one of the places that every visitor to the island has to see. It is about 32 km north west of Corfu town and about 8 km from Agios Stefanos. It has acquired a global reputation, which it owes to its famous “Canal d’ Amour,” an intriguing and rare natural phenomenon. The Canal d’Amour is an underground pathway between two rocks that visitors can easily walk to, due to the shallow waters surrounding it. It is a very beautiful attraction, popular with both lovers and divers who explore the many caves under the canal. The Sidari beach is also a great place to relax and soak up the sun. Having been awarded with the Blue Flag, Sidari beach has an exotic view of light blue waters surrounded with carven white rocks that look like nature’s sculptures. Taking a small boat, or even swimming to the small coves around the Sidari beach gives you a sense of having your own little private beach. Beyond the beaches and the coves, Sidari is also one of the first towns to develop tourist infrastructure. Every summer, over 5000 tourists visit Sidari to see what all the fuss is about. Crammed with tourist shops, local shopping, and unlimited evening entertainment, it is the perfect place to escape to for a busy day or an excellent night out.