VISIT OF CORFU BEER BREWERY
The brewery is open for visitors every Saturday and you are welcome to drop by to see how beer is produced from natural ingredients, and of course to try! The visit and tour are free.
- Corfu Special, a fresh red beer with velvet taste and a fruity aroma.
- Corfu Bitter, a fresh dark beer with bitter taste and rich aroma.
- Ionian Pilsner, a blond pilsner, perfect for on the beach.
- Ionian Epos, a dark beer with 7,5% alcohol, refermented with flower honey.
- Amorosa Weiss, a white beer with a smooth banana flavour.
- Contessa IPA, a robust Indian Pale Ale.
- 1842 Ginger Beer wth 2% alcohol.
EXCURSION TO THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE OF AFIONAS
The mountain village of Afionas, approximately 3 km from Arillas, is still very original. It’s inhabitants are known all over Corfu for caring their village very lovingly. Complex natural stone promenades and abundant flower and fruit tree plantings make Afionas to a demanded destination. There are many amazing restaurants where you can enjoy a tasty dinner with a stunning view over the sunset.
We will offer you boat tours to the most beautiful beaches and bays around Arillas. We visit Palaiokastritsa, Paradise Beach, we see caves and with a little luck dolphins and water turtles as well!
HUMMUS LUNCH PARTY
We invite you to come and enjoy our delicious hummus buffet, with a full plate of warm, tasty hummus, assorted side salads, sauces, and pita, followed by a vegan, wheat and dairy free cake.
This will be offered on Thursdays 13th, Monday 17th and Thursday 20th of July, from 2-4 pm.
Takeaway is available - please bring your own containers.
EXCURSION TO THE DOUBLE BAY OF PORTO TIMONI
The famous double bay is a popular destination for trips by boat or by walking from the mountain and artist village of Afionas. Two beautiful bays are lying across from each other, building the shape of a butterfly, seperated by a 30m sand beach. A special thing about this place is that the water temperature on the two sides of the bay are totally different. You can spend a wonderful afternoon here and enjoy the feeling of being in paradise. Following a small path up the hill you can visit a little church. You have two options of getting to Porto Timoni, either by a boat taxi from Arillas beach or by walking from Afionas. The hike takes approximately 1 hour and closed shoes are recommended.
ORGANIC OLIVE OIL & ART OF OLIVE WOOD
Kostas Avlonitis was born and raised in North Corfu. He works with olive wood and olive roots to create magnificent works of art, but also produces delicious organic olive oil from his olive groves. Carving olive wood is a craft that requires time and patience, as the olive wood has to dry for about three years before it can be sculpted. Especially the roots of the great corfiot olive trees are as hard as metal and are very difficult to work on. On the other hand, any object made from this beautiful material is almost everlasting.
Kostas uses mostly the winter time to create his sculptures and the range of things he makes is astonishing. Starting with forks, spoons, chandeliers and little playthings and going up to vases, bowls, bottle holders, mirrors. ornamental sculptures and many more.
His family has been producing olive oil in a natural way for many generations. In 2013, he finally received the organic certification, so he can rightfully call hisolive oil and olives organic. You can buy this amazing olive oil in small bottles or bigger cans, either to consume during your stay on Corfu or to take home with you. If you want to purchase Kostas’s organic olive oil online, you can do that on Corfu’s online shop.
The workshop is situated in a beautiful setting, in the middle of the family olive grove in Armenades, right next to his source of raw material. The peace and tranquility of the place are in perfect harmony with the traditional stone building that serves as an atelier. If you are lucky you may find him there, working patiently to transform a piece of wood or root into something even more beautiful and useful. There is also a larger exhibition space in Perithia, on the coastal road between Acharavi and Kassiopi, where more artifacts are showcased.
We will visit Kostas’ olive grove on Tuesday 11th around 3 pm.
STAND UP PADDLING
We will offer you the opportunity to rent a Stand Up Paddleboard and glide over the ocean!