Marathias | Αгентство недвижимости Roula Rouva | Корфу - Паксос - Ионические острова - Греция

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Marathias is a small, old village in southern Corfu, 32m from Corfu Town. A long time ago, the settlement was built atop a lush hill with olive trees. The plague that hit the island in the 17th century wiped out the biggest part of the local population. So, the surviving inhabitants moved to the current location of the village, in the lowlands.

The homonymous beach of Marathias is on the southwest coast. It is a long, sandy Blue Flag beach with translucent waters. It is fully organized, offering sunbeds and various watersports activities.

The beach attracts many people in the summer, but it is never overcrowded due to its length (4km). Its shallow waters make it ideal for children too. Along the coast, many tavernas are offering delicious local and Greek cuisine.

Nearby beaches

Agia Varvara Beach

Agia Varvara, also known as Malta, is a natural continuation of Marathias to the south. It is a long beach with fine golden sand, which never feels overcrowded during the busiest summer months. There are always more isolated spots where you can enjoy your swim away from the large crowds.

Agia Varvara is fully organized with sunbeds and umbrellas for rent and sea sports. On the beach, there are various bars where you can enjoy your coffee or drink, while the seaside restaurants and tavernas offer fresh fish and many local delicacies.

Agios Georgios South

Agios Georgios South is a Blue Flag awarded beach that seems to stretch for an eternity (indeed, it is 8km long). It is sandy with crystal clear waters. So, whatever you are looking for, crowds or isolation, you will find it here. The beach is fully organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, showers, and changing cabins.

Agios Georgios South is a serene seaside resort and an ideal location for laidback holidays. Its landscape is impressive, as it is surrounded by olive groves and sand dunes to the north. It is preferred by couples and families and by parties of friends looking for something off the main tourist tracks. Besides sunbathing, there are many watersport options visitors can take advantage of, from parasailing and jet skiing to windsurfing. You all also do scuba diving or go on boat day tours.

Food is not a worry in Agios Georgios South. There are many restaurants, tavernas, and snack bars along the coastal road, serving from sandwiches to four-course meals. There are also bars and nightclubs, with live music on many occasions.

Things to do and see in the area of Marathias, Corfu

A visit to the neighboring village of Argyrades

Argyrades is a large village in the south part of Corfu, 33km from Corfu Town. It is a traditional settlement of particular architectural interest since it was built during Venetian rule, and most of the old houses date from that period.

Surrounded by olive groves, Argyrades is a point of natural fortification since it is situated on the foot of three hills. The hills were excellent lookout points that allowed inhabitants to observe for threatening incoming ships in the Middle Ages. For the same reasons, streets are narrow, and the fortress-like houses are attached, connected via internal doors. Basements had windows and embrasures, while the main architectural element for which the village is famous is the ”passaezza”, meaning passageways which linked the houses of relatives living across the street from each other.

Besides being a place of rich history, Argyrades is also a village with very active people in the present who keep traditions, honor customs, and have a deep love for the arts. The village’s Cultural Association, with the help of the residents, regularly organizes concerts, theatrical performances, mandolin recitals, and much more. Customs are also often revived, with the most important of them being the “Vlachs”. It takes place during the Carnival period and includes two people who perform an age-old, ceremonial dance, holding spring’s first flowers along with a wooden object that looks like a spear.

Overall, Argyrades has managed to preserve its traditional character, despite the area’s intense tourism growth.

Accommodation in Marathias, Corfu

In Marathias, accommodation is provided by villas, rooms to let, apartments, and hotels.

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