Arillas, Beach and Surroundings

Arillas is one of the most beautiful villages of Corfu. It is situated in the north-west corner of Corfu, 37 km from Corfu town. It combines a breathtaking landscape with a great variety of things to do, ranging from walking and swimming to meditating and participating in the local culture. The positive energy of the place is something you will feel right away and attracts many people to come back again and again, and some of them even to permanently move here! This fine beach is lying between two small peninsulas which are forming a protecting wall against the strong winds that sometimes blow on the island. Arillas beach is distinctive in that it seems to change shape, according to the prevailing wind and currents. A north wind tends to pile sand on the beach which can ‘grow’ by two meters daily, while a southern wind does the opposite. The water at the Blue Flag the beach is very shallow and the sea bottom is flat and sandy making it the ideal place for children. On the beach you can also hire sun beds and umbrellas. Frogs croak merrily in the reed-filled rivulet behind the beach of the resort, while the barren rocky islets of Kravia, Gineka and Sikia out to sea are yet more on the list of places claiming to be the petrified remains of Odysseus’s ship.

Holidays in Arillas can enjoy several neighbouring beaches within walking distance like Agios Stefanos beach to the north, over a mile long and offering both shallow, flashing blue water, safe for children and also the Afionas pebbly beach just on the other side of a small stream.

For a longer walk to the south of Arillas resort is Agios Georgios (North) beach, which boasts a sweeping golden bay between headlands, famous for its cold and crystal water. Windsurfing, sailing and water skiing are other holiday activities, this resort provides, which really advance the simple pleasures of the beach.