The island of Corfu was one of the first islands in Greece to welcome tourism. The island attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year, who choose Corfu for its natural beauty and picturesque Corfu town. Part of the Ionian Islands, Corfu is located in the northern part of the group, at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea, opposite Albania. It is the second largest island of the Ionian group after Kefalonia. Corfu covers a total area of 592 square kilometers, while the coastline extends for 216 km. The island is mountainous and in the northern center is Mount Pantokrator, the highest peak of Corfu, rising to a height of 914 m. Several flat areas, green plains, two lakes and a few rivers complete the beautiful landscape. Of course, fantastic beaches with something for everyone beautify the coastline surrounding the island; on the eastern side, sandy or pebble beaches with shallow and warm waters of the Ionian Sea, while on the western side, blue cool waters of the Adriatic on sandy beaches with exotic waves and beautiful reefs.
The beach of Agios Georgios Argyradon or St. George Argiradon is a wide sandy beach with shallow blue water in the southern part of Corfu. It is an ideal beach for children, safe and awarded a Blue Flag. Sun loungers and umbrellas welcome guests, as well as a variety of taverns, cafes and hotel accommodations. Agios Georgios Argyradon is not a traditional village with permanent residents but the sandy beach of the village of Argyrades of South Corfu. Argyrades is one of those picturesque villages in the Corfu countryside, where everyday life has kept its atmosphere of the past and time passes slowly and nostalgically. Three decades ago, the beach was pristine, with only water and sand, and very few locals had their homes in the area. Today it is a cosmopolitan area that attracts hundreds of visitors every day.