Holidays to St Spyridon keep it simple. There’s a Blue Flag beach, a nature reserve, and lots of lovely traditional Greek cooking. Meanwhile Corfu Town is only a 40-minute drive away.
Small and quiet
In resort terms, St Spyridon is not one to make an exhibition of itself. Set on the north coast of Corfu, it’s a quiet place with just a few hotels and a couple of bars and restaurants. And that’s exactly the way people who come here like it. Here you’ve got a Blue Flag beach and pretty nature reserve – and you’re only 40 minutes from Corfu Town, if you want it.
At St Spyridon, you’ve got 2 beaches set in a duo of bays. Both of them deal in soft, white sand that gently slopes into the shallow water. The first one you get to is the main Blue Flag number which comes with sunloungers, showers and toilets. You’ve also got a taverna here, too. The second, and bigger beach, is about 5 minutes’ walk to the west.
It’s only a 10-minute walk from the beach to the nature reserve. It’s a pretty spot, with wild flowers on the ground and butterflies floating about. Fish swim up the canal here so you can peer into the water to watch them dart about. Behind the resort you’ve also a lagoon – it’s home to Greece’s famous sea daffodil, apparently.
Close to Corfu Town
About 40 minutes’ drive and you’re at Corfu Town. It’s a UNESCO favourite – the old part packs in Venetian-style buildings, narrow alleyways and historic monuments. You can break for lunch at one of the stylish restaurants lining the famous Esplanade, get in a bit of shopping, then round off the day with a look at the Old Fortress.