Agios Steafanos Northern West area – Corfu island – GREECE
Agios Stefanos NW Corfu: Agios Stefanos has been a popular holiday destination for families and couples for many years. The village is characterized by its beauty. Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, pools, a glorious beach you name it, we’ve got it. You can even say “I do” here! But San Stefanos didn’t always look this way. If we went back only 50 years there would be none of the facilities that you see here today.
The original San Stefanos consisted of a few houses, a small church and a harbor. San Stefanos was originally a small fishing village where locals would take their boats out from the harbor and literally fish for their supper.
This is still true of some locals today, the old harbor is still visible but a new working harbor was built to accommodate modern times. San Stefanos is bustling with tourists during the summer months, but in the winter the locals get to enjoy their picturesque surroundings resting and preparing for the following season.
Most local people live in neighboring Avliotes and years ago this was the main town. San Stefanos was just a small fishing village and the locals from Avliotes would come and use San Stefanos beach as their own.
The majority of businesses within San Stefanos are run by local families who take great pride in making sure that every visitor is made to feel at home. This is one of the reasons that people keep coming back. You may have noticed that most locals here share the same last name, Mouzakitis. It is common in Greek communities that a whole town of people will share the same last name.