Situated northwards of Agios Georgios, on the far West coast of Corfu, is Afionas, a small village with about 300 permanent residents. It is one of the highest located coastal towns of the island, approximately 300 meters high. In ancient times there were sentries here, set up to monitor any hostile invaders and if necessary warn the next link in the safety chain (Angelokastro) by beacons.
You always wanted to know what it is like to live at the thirtieth floor of a skyscraper? This is your chance! Needless to say magnificent views abound in Afionas. Afionas is so uniquely situated that it would be a shame if you didn’t visit this very quiet but picturesque village at least once during your vacation on Corfu.
This location makes it possible to enjoy views of the beautiful Agios Georgios Bay, the beach of Arillas and the surrounding mountains of the island as far as Pantokrator, the highest mountain of Corfu which is about 20 km away in a straight line. On the north side of the peninsula you can see the rest of the West coast of Corfu and the islands Diapontia (Mathraki, Othoni, Erikoussa).
You almost feel as if you are in an aeroplane as you gaze over the beautiful Arillas from above, and even the village situated further north named Agios Stefanos.