Agni Bay is one of the most celebrated holiday spots on the North East of Corfu.
It is only 24 km away from the town and the airport, easily accessible by boat or car, even though the winding access road is quite steep.
Agni is a small traditional neighbourhood of the Gimari community, set in a very picturesque bay with spectacular views across the "Corfu Channel" stretching to the mysterious shores of nearby Albania, it features three beachfront tavernas, a few boat hire companies and a waterside cafe bar.
Modest and peaceful. A perfect spot to while away the hours watching luxurious yachts and boats of the "smart-set" during the daytime, where it is even possible to dine directly from the moored craft. Sunbeds and Umbrellas can be hired for that tan top-up or that refreshing swim following your meal!
A number of tavernas provide a sea taxi transfer and back which can be paid directly with the restaurant bill! an added bonus for total sublimity away from those busy daily schedules.
Many picturesque villas are spread on the slopes of the surrounding hills and walking trails offer many hiking opportunities to the adjacent bays or up to Gimari village, well worth wandering away from the sea for a while, meandering through the shady olive groves, tasting traditionality.
Sport & Nature
Exploring and walking
There are some beautiful coastal and scenic walks where you can visit nearby bays, the picturesque little harbours of Kalami or Kouloura (approx. 25 min. Walk), which are one of the best highlights of the northeast coast of Corfu, then Kerasia (approx. 45 min. walk) and San Stephanos (approx. 1h 35 min. walk).
On the other side of Agni you can reach Nisaki beach (approx. 25 min. walk), which is an isolated and unspoiled beach with vivid green and crystal water and a little further Kaminaki (approx. 40 min.walk) with two traditional taverns.
Water sports can be found in the adjacent bay of Kalami, on the left hand side of the harbour or you can hire a boat and explore the unspoiled beaches of the northeast coast, becoming your own captain.
By hiring a boat the enchanting northeast coast can be viewed in its full glory, where shoals of fish follow your boat, moor up to explore the nearby curious sea caves and hidden bays, swim from the boat between the silver shoals of slender fish, take memorable pictures as your anchored boat sways gently in the refreshing seabreeze.
Nearest night life opportunities in Kassiopi, approx. 12 kms away, with local taxis available on request, as an alternative the busy seafront of Ipsos has many Bars Restaurant and a few nightclubs.
Culture and History
On the 21st of May is the name day of Saints Constantine and Helen. The locals celebrate the name day of the Saints with a festival in the back yard of the church. There is plenty of food with "souvlaki" or grilled lamb and soft drinks, retsina wine or beers. The people dance to traditional Corfiot and Greek songs played by a live band.
During the summer season, the Pie Festival is organized in the same place. Local ladies cook their family pie recipes providing them free to everyone joining the event, accompanied by a live local band playing traditional corfiot music where all the locals will dance throughout the evening.
Every year the locals organize a Varcarola festival in Kalami. This is an old Corfiot event, where small boats, decorated with lights, sail along Kalami bay as the choirs of the Municipality sing traditional Corfiot songs called "cantades".