The beautiful beach of Arillas is extending on 2 kilometers and has golden sand and is situated at a distance of about 35 kilometers from the capital of the island of Corfu as well as from the airport and the port. 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 resort is popular for families and couples looking for a small modest resort with the emphasis on beach relaxation with the occasional trip into the surrounding countryside.
The resort has a certain quiet and sheltered feel, this being the furthest north of the west coast Corfu destinations. The main road runs alongside the beach and the people are wonderful. There is no through road so very little traffic.
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. All this are some of the reasons why is worth of visiting this resort on Corfu.
Holidays in Arillas can enjoy several neighboring 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 waterskiing are other holiday activities, this resort provides, which really advance the simple pleasures of the beach.
Moreover you will not feel hungry here!! In Arillas is a good choice of Taverna`s serving a wide variety of dishes, combined with the most hospitable friendly people and the view of the most beautiful countryside of Corfu. A road runs along the top of the beach of the resort and next to the road can be found a number of shops, bars and tavernas where you can take a leisurely drink or have something to eat. These are also a lot of good places to sit in the evening to watch the sunset.
Corfu island offers a splendid coastal scenery and some excellent secluded beaches like Arillas. On this cosmopolitan island, you'll be able to combine relaxation with good times and a full nightlife. Corfu is an international tourist centre which can satisfy the demands of the most difficult visitors.
Enjoy a great holiday..