The village has a rich history, having dated around 1850-70 when residents came down from the mountains of Corfu and the first houses built made of clay, sea pebbles and olive-wood. Some samples of such houses still exists in the form of huts for livestock farming. Later the village developed tourism and attracted tourists not only for the history but also for the beautiful nature of the area cause the visitor has the opportunity to cross through the paths which lead however to other nearby villages. Arillas stands out because it has one of the most beautiful beaches in Corfu. Visitors can also enjoy other than the natural beauty of the village and the various festivals during the summer period. Finally, the village Arillas has beautiful tavernas and a variety of accommodation, also in the area prepare the famous fresh Corfu Beer Real Ale Special.
Where to swim
Arillas beach is situated in the northern point on the west Corfu. Is a fine sandy beach with crystal clear water which is ideal for games, since the depth of 50m from the coast does not exceed 1.5meter. All this being the cause to be given the Blue Flag by the European Union at the beach of Arillas. Opposite on the beach is the small lonely island , Diaplos , which is offered for exploration. Also, observed the phenomenon of change of the size on the beach every day and it depends on the current of the sea and wind direction.
In Arillas you can find small and largest family accommodation that offers you the comfort of the holiday and the warm hospitality. Also ,you can find small hotels with pool that will offer you accommodation at cheap prices.
Fun Services & Cuisine
The village is an ideal place for quiet entertainment, offers traditional taverns and restaurants, like Akrotiri cafe, Ammos Bar Restaurant, Thalassa Restaurant, Eftihia Restaurant, Graziella Taverna,Vavillas Fish Taverna, Broukis Taverna, and Lithero Restaurant Pizzeria, and also some bars like Coconut Bar and Ammos Bar, to enjoy your drinks. However, what is worth doing is to hire a boat and visit from the beach of Arillas the beautiful Cape of Drasti (Peroulades),as well as the small islands Gravia, Diaplos, Mathraki, Othonus. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the old harbor of Porto. Very close to Arillas is the charming village Afionas, offered a fantastic sunset. Finally, Arillas is famous, for festivals taking place during the summer, one of the best known is the wine festival. For those who love beer, can visit the unique Corfiot beer manufacturing plant in the village.
Photo credit: Akrotiri Cafe