Saint Gordios (South Corfu)
Distance from the city of Corfu
43 Km. The driving time is about 50 min.
The village “Gardeno” is located 6 km northerly and the driving time is about 10 min. 6 km southerly is located the village “Kavos” and the driving time is about 10 min .
You can find analytically the itineraries of Green Buses on www.ktelkerkyras.gr from and to the City Of Corfu. The time with the bus is about 1h and 35 min. The bus terminal is on the main road of the village. It takes 30 min on foot to reach to the beach
Morphology of Sea and Beach
Fine sandy beach with pebbles inside the sea. The sea deepens smoothly.
The region provides the following:
Region’s origin of name
Saint Gordios took its name from the church that is found in this region. Because of the Orthodoxy faith of Greek People, each village of Corfu has also a church of the protector Saint of village. Thus, also here the protector was Saint Gordios, who attended the region and gave his name in the locality. In Corfu there are two regions with the same name “Saint Gordios” of South Corfu and “Saint Gordios” of Middle Corfu.
History of region
Saint Gordios is the haven of the village “Palaiochori”. Most properties here belong to the inhabitants of this village. Saint Gordios is the paradise of Corfu because it is a place suitable for peaceful holidays. The beach is about 6 kilometers long. The touristic progress of the region has not been yet developed and the only thing you can find here is a bar restaurant.
During the winter time there is no resident in this region. In contrast to winter time, during the summer time the residents are about 200 people including visitors.
Employment of population before and after the touristic development
The residents of the region formerly occupied professionally with olive groves, farming, agriculture and fisheries. Each family was autonomous and everything that was needed was home made. Today most people deal professionally with tourism during the summer months. During the winter time they deal amateur with agriculture and especially with the olive gathering and fishing.