The Ascension festival in Arillas 2023

Ascentsion festival in Arillas 2023

On Thursday the 25th of May 2023 there will be this year’s first festival in Arillas. It takes place near the local Church and old school of Arillas village which is about one and a half km from the beach on the way to Magoulades on the main road.

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Low water phenomenon today in Arillas beach

Arillas winter low tide

Low atmospheric pressure, the moon face and strong southeast winds have caused the sea level to drop by as much as 30cm in western ionian sea.Which is visible today at our beach.
Our ancestors have always point out that this is a periodic phenomenon, usually occurring in early spring or winter, adding that there is no cause for concern. Sea levels usually return to normal after eight to 10 days. Local fishermen still call it ''Λιγονεριά'' (ligoneria) which means: smaller amount of water in the sea.

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The return of our Tamarisk trees (frigas) in 2014

Over the years there has been much work done in our beach front by the local entrepreneurs.
I believe that the greatest success of all was the plantation of our native tamarisk trees that for centuries protected the coastline from erosion with the huge spread of their root in the subsoil which manages to be fed with sea water.

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Arillas Video

Arillas Corfu Video
A great video about Arillas created for San Stefano travel . It will definitely make you feel homesick about this place. ENJOY!

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The Picture of the day

The Picture of the day
Daily pictures of Arillas beach .
While the camera is offline I;ll try and cheer you up with some "covid and lock down pictures" .
Take this for now!

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Arillas community groups calling for creation of network of trails

Arillas comunity trails

Arillas Business Association, Arillas Cultural Initiative and Arillas & Kavadades football  Union are calling on the Corfu Mayors, local public organisations, cultural and sports societies, organisations and local councils and the media for the creation of a walking trails to promote the local sights.

Their keywords are: Protection of the Environment, Cultural Heritage, Cleanliness and Sustainable Development, Trekking Tourism.

In a statement they issued they say the following:

"An idea and  proposal combining all of the above. There are 138 villages in Corfu and almost as many local councils and cultural and sports societies. In each village there are one or more 'treasures' that are worth seeing and discovering.
This could be called a Treasure Hunt. This proposal has no local or time limitations.

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Kaloudis Village