Agios Stefanos has successfully evolved from a Corfiot fishing village to a highly desirable villa holiday resort while retaining its character and charm. Village life centres around its picturesque beach and harbour where the local fishing boats are joined by expensive yachts. Take life at a slow pace and enjoy a long lunch in one of the tavernas along the shoreline or sunbathe on the sheltered beach. If you want to see more of the island, it’s only 15 minutes' drive to the larger resort of Kassiopi and less than an hour’s drive to Corfu Town. North East Corfu has so many coves and beaches to explore that you may want to hire a boat to see a few of them.
Agios Stefanos has a small selection of shops selling a wide choice of groceries for your villa holiday as well as souvenirs. If you’re planning on having a BBQ, you can buy meat and fish. Drive 15 minutes to the bigger resort of Kassiopi for a larger selection of shops. There is also a supermarket in the nearby village of Sinies. Serious shoppers should head to Corfu Town, which has a lively market, plenty of gift shops and mainstream high street boutiques.
Agios Stefanos has a very laid back vibe, where you can enjoy a relaxed meal with lovely views of the harbour. There is a delightful selection of tavernas and seafood is particularly popular. For an iced coffee or cocktails, there are also a few cafes and bars along the seafront. Kerasia, which is a few minutes' drive from the centre of Agios Stefanos, has a taverna and beach bar. For a bigger choice, try Kassiopi, 15 minutes further around the coast, which has plenty of tavernas, bars and cafes along the main street and overlooking the harbour. In the summer months, several of the tavernas in the small resort of Agni organise a boat taxi service for diners.
The pebble beach in Agios Stefanos is ideal for children with warm, clear, shallow water ideal for paddling and splashing around. There are wooden jetties for sunbathing and a beachside taverna to keep you topped up with cold drinks and snacks. The long pebble beaches of Kerasia and Avlaki are within 10 minutes' drive from Agios Stefanos and are perfect for snorkeling. Both have a small number of cafes and tavernas as well as sunbeds and parasols to hire.
Nearby you will find a horse riding centre, and boat trips and water sports can be easily arranged. Kids will love Aqualand Waterpark with its thrilling rides and slides, a 45 minute drive inland towards Corfu Town.
For anyone wanting to experience a true taste of Greece, motorboats can be hired locally to explore the stunning bays of Kouloura, Kalami and Agni along the north east coast. For walkers, Old Perithia village is a unique small hamlet on the slopes of Mount Pantokrator with hiking routes, stunning views and traditional tavernas to sample old Corfiot recipes. The Corfu Trail is an extensive walking route, and you can follow it to walk between Agios Stefanos and Avlaki taking in the sea views.
Corfu Town is only 35 kilometres from Agios Stefanos and is a lively mixture of cultures. Enjoy a long day discovering its historic churches, fine museums and domineering fortress. After, why not enjoy some excellent food in one of the pavement cafes or hidden leafy squares?