San Stefanos is a quiet fishing village in North West Corfu
which has added tourism over the last twenty years without
loosing it's identity. Fishing is still a very important part
of the local economy. The beach is wide, long and slopes gently
into the sea and is considered one of the best on Corfu. The
countyside and views around San Stefanos are truly outstanding.
Most tourists enjoy their holidays on Corfu, it is almost
impossible not to, and I think we all say 'we will return'.
San Stefanos must be almost unique in that 70% of the families
and couples do return. The record at the moment is 25 years.
That was before tourism, made up roads, apartments and all
those trappings we see today.
Many now return not so much as tourists but to meet old
Greek friends and pick up as they left the year before.
They feel secure and happy to be back in their second home.
There is no doubt that San Stefanos offers one of the best
holidays in Greece, the friendlyness of the people, the gentle
atmosphere and all San Stefano has to offer has made it almost
impossible for many to holiday elsewhere.
There are several tavernas and bars which are open till the last
custumer has decided enough is enough and requests a guiding
hand back to their appartment. There are a variety of supermarkets,
gift shops, jewellery shops, laundries and bakeries. At the local
harbour about 10 minutes walk from the center you can buy fresh
fish directly from the fishing boats as they come in early in the
For those with wander lust there are quite a few coastal and
inland villages to explore near San Stefanos. Travelling North
there is Peroulades with Logas and Cape Drastis, Sidari and Roda.
Travelling East we have Arillas, Afionas, San George and
the scenic Paleokastritsa. Inland the most local village is
Magoulades, a village totally untouched by tourism.