The Sea Breeze Beach Front Hotel & Restaurant is situated on the beautiful long sandy beach of Agios Gordios, on the west coast of Corfu Island. With just a few meters between your waterfront bedroom and the beach, “you can smell the sea, feel the breeze and be at ease”.
Agios Gordios is overlooked by spectacular rock formations and sheer cliffs plunging into the crystal clear waters. A gigantic rock that looks like a huge monolith, dominates the bay, while the mythical ‘Ortholithi’ is a trademark rock rising out of the sea .
As a resort, Agios Gordios has everything you might need and more. There is a large number of restaurants, bars and cafes where one can dine under the stars or sip a cocktail while gazing at the most amazing sunset views.
Sundbeds and sun umbrellas are available on the beach, as are water sports and pedalos for rented. In fact, Agios Gordios offers enough beauty and entertainment to have you and your family occupied an entire week before beginning to think of other possibilities.
The road leading down to Agios Gordios is said to be one of the most picturesque on the island and most visitors make the effort to walk (or drive) up towards Sinarades village at dusk where the most amazing pictures can be taken.
Agios Gordios is surrounded by small traditional villages each of which is unique and worth exploring. They are all best reached by car unless you are a fit walker.
As you leave Agios Gordios Resort and head south towards Kato Garouna, an enchanting natural landscape awaits you. Mysterious olive groves, cliff top villages and small fishing hamlets make you feel as if you have escaped to another world.
Pendati is a small settlement nestled just over 200 metres above the sea, at the same level as Ortholithi Rock. Daily, fishermen sail out to sea for the catch that will eventually end up in nearby restaurants. Even if there is no beach here it is definitely worth the walk up from Agios Gordios.
A short walk from Pentati, Paramonas boasts a beautiful little beach on which there are days when it feels completely private as it is not particularly well served by main roads or public transport. The sea here is quite rocky and fantastic for snorkelling. There are just a couple of tavernas in the village and by the beach; a definite worthwhile excursion for lunch.
Pelekas, just north of Agios Gordios, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Greek villages and because of its hilltop position is fast becoming a popular spot for an afternoon cocktail after a hard day’s sunbathing and swimming. In the 1970s it became very popular with the hippies although nowadays it is decidedly lower key. The houses here are painted, as in all of Corfu, in an amazing variety of colours and there are still quiet village lanes to wander through.
Sinarades is the ‘head’ village in the area with an interesting history and some of the best wine production on the island. It is the last village you drive through on the way down to Agios Gordios from Corfu Town. As you enter the village you pass in front of the church of Saint Nikolaos, where precisely opposite, you will see a small path that leads you to the famous Folklore museum. It is definitely worth visiting the museum where you will find many traditional objects like cookware, tools, and traditional clothes of the village. Continuing along the main road you reach the central square of the village where you can stop and enjoy a cold drink in the small traditional café or kafenion. Continuing the road through the village you can admire the traditional architecture of the buildings and feel the hospitality of the locals. After passing through the village you reach a roundabout. Taking a left here will lead you to Aerostato lookout from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Agios Gordios village and beach.
Kouramades is a little known village just on the other side of the main road, as you leave Sinarades towards Corfu Town. It has marvellous Venetian architecture which sums up in miniature form, the best of Corfu village architectural style. There is a single small café at the centre of it called Barbarella, a tiny square with three wells and keep an eye out for the dates of the summer church fate. There is a lot of dancing and drinking to be had.