Corfu Hiking Trekking
Porto timoni is a beautiful beach located about 20 minutes walk from Afionas, a small village in north west Corfu, close to Agios Georgios Pagi village. You will need to park your vehicle close to the square of Afionas, near the Church, and continue on foot. Beware, the path can be quite steep. However, no special equipment is needed, just patience and attention.Porto timoni route difficulty is rated as B, from an A to D scale, so even amateurs can make it and follow this amazing trekking path in north Corfu.Porto timoni is two beaches in one, as a narrow piece of land separates the two beaches, Limni and Porto timoni. To reach Porto Timoni you will have to walk down the green hill through a little and sometimes steep footpath. On the way, you will enjoy the view of Agios Georgios bay till you reach the beach. If you are lucky, the path will be clear, and you can go even further and visit the little Church of Saint Stilianos, which is located inside a small cave!
Closest tourist resort
Agios Georgios (Pagi) is a major tourist resort in northwest Corfu.On your way to the Porto Timoni beaches, you can see the amazing view of Agios Georgios bay, the longest sandy beach in northwest Corfu.Continuing down the path, you will face the magical view of Limni and Porto Timoni beaches.Both beaches are pebbly and provide peace and relaxation. However, they have different water temperatures due to their facing against wind and currents. They are not organised, so be prepared to bring some drinking water and anything necessary for your stay there.If you have time, the journey does not end at the beaches. Further south, to the edge of the peninsula, you can find a little church. In the photo above, on the right, you can see Limni, the western of the two beaches.
Agios Stilianos, The Church in the cave!
This little Church is located inside a small cave! The tale says that many years ago, a shepherd found an icon of Saint Stilianos and took it to the village’s Church so the people could worship it. But the next day, the icon was not there, and the shepherd found it again inside the cave. Then the villagers decided to make a little church there dedicated to Agios Stilianos.
The path from the beaches to the little Church has much vegetation and is not always accessible.