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Boukari Corfu

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Boukari is a little village on the east coast near Lefkimmi. The village is a really traditional fisherman's places and is rather calm (therefor I like it). There is a little harbour with fishing boats and near the sea you can find a nice fish taverna.

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The Boukari Beach, Boukari, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Boukari has a small quiet beach. Everybody who is looking for a relaxing day out will enjoy it.


Type
The beach of Boukari is pebble and shingle.
Sunbeds
There are sunbeds available at Boukari beach.
Facilities
There are no facilities along the beach of Boukari. There is the possibility to use the toilet in taverna.
Child Suitability
The beach of Boukari is very save since it is far away of any main road.
Cleanliness and Urchins
The beach is clean. There are no urchins.

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Messonghi and Moraitika

Messonghi is a small peaceful resort situated about 1Km. south of the resort of Moraitika. It is quiet and peaceful with the majority of facilities all within 100mtrs. of the beach. The terrain is relatively flat with no steep hills to climb on those hot summer days. Olive groves populate almost every scrap of unused land. The roads in and around the village are not major through roads and therefore traffic is relatively infrequent.
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Petriti

Petriti is a little village on the east coast near Lefkimni. Boukari is a little smaller and lies more north. Both villages are really traditional fishermans places and are rather calm (therefor I like it). There are harbours with fishing boats and near the sea you can find some nice taverna's.

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Follow the main road from Corfu Airport towards Lefkimmi. As you are passing Moraitika you need to turn into Messonghi. Follow the signs for Boukaris and Petriti.
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Are you looking for a delicious fish meal? Then the fish taverna 'Spiros Karidis' in Boukari is the no.1 choice on Corfu.

Tavernas in Boukari, Boukari, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
As you are arriving on the jetty, Akis will already be waiting there to assist you with your boat. After you get off your boat he will guide you to the Taverna.

Tavernas in Boukari, Boukari, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
For reservations please call: 266 2051205

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Exchange/Money
There is no cash machine in Boukari.
Public Swimming Pools in Boukari
There are no public swimming pools in Boukari.
Telephone and Post Box
There is a card phone on the main road of Boukari.
Children's Facilities
There are no children's facilities in Boukari.
Disabled Facilities
Unfortunately there are no disabled facilities in Boukari.
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An insider's guide to the best places to eat in Corfu, including waterside tavernas with the best seafood. By Marc Dubin, Telegraph Travel's Corfu expert.
Greek Islands travel guide
Most Corfu Town restaurants operate all year – though in the countryside and at coastal resorts, only those pitched at locals work in winter, and often just Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

Greeks traditionally don't observe courses – mezédes (starters) and main dishes typically arrive together at less posh tavernas, to be passed around and shared. If you want your starters first, tell the waiter. They will often ask if you actually want bread – which must be paid for, and is often nearly inedible.

Salto Wine Bar Bistro
Opened in December 2013 by experienced chefs Pavlos and Natasha, on the former site of the classic sailors' bar Dirty Dick's, Salto has quickly garnered a good reputation amongst both residents and visitors. The cast and crew of ITV’s The Durrells series have their catering done here. Leather-bound menus announce 'Inspired Cooking', a promise largely delivered on. Fishy dishes, particularly daily specials, are a strong suit; between tuna fillet in ginger sauce and seafood kritharotó (made with orzo instead of arborio rice), this writer plumped for the latter, which had an abundant lashing of fresh shellfish. Meat-eaters will enjoy steak with mascarpone sauce, and sage- laced gnocchi; plates of the day are likely to appeal. Salad stars include caprese; spirtóza (mixed greens and fennel under ginger-lemon vinaigrette); and rocket with manoúri cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. Hot starters feature Anatolian sausage-y bits, hake croquettes with garlic mousse and caramelised beet or citrus-marinated salmon carpaccio plus a side of beluga lentils. Portions are not huge, but perfectly adequate– the emphasis is on quality, not quantity. Not up for a full-on meal in any case? Sample a long list of charcuterie and cheese slabs, almost all of Greek provenance. Premises are lower-ground floor, with an arch separating the main seating area from the open-plan kitchen. The decor is enlivened by a wall covered by the ID ends of wooden wine packing-cases. The wine list itself, as you'd hope, is well chosen from premium Greek labels, sensibly organised by grape variety, and quite reasonable – most bottles fall into the €25–40 range, and for drivers many are available by the glass. Puds are limited, and change daily; expect pavlova, mille-feuile, and own-made, not-too-sweet ice cream – kaïmáki flavoured topped with sour-cherry compote went down a treat. The soundtrack oozing overhead at conversational volume is mostly vintage jazz (think 'How High the Moon' and 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy'), with old show tunes and a bit of exotica thrown in. Service is good, and not overbearing as so often in more pretentious places; a complimentary carafe of filtered water is placed on your table on arrival. For once there’s good bread, served with olives and dipping oil.
Salto Wine Bar Bistro,
The emphasis is on quality, not quantity at Salto Wine Bar Bistro
Address: Donzelot 23, Spiliá/Old Port
Contact: 00 30 26613 02325 or 6976 956027
Price: budget at least €45 per head for 3 courses, and a share of a bottle
Opening times: daily, all year except Christmas, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday. Dinner from 6.30pm until midnight; open lunchtime only Sept/Oct
Reservations: always a good idea – just 20 tables in total, including 6 outside
Payment: cash or credit card

Fagopoteion
The most accomplished of the waterside tavernas here, who live off the denizens of the many nearby hillside villas, Fagopoteion has an enviable reputation for its traditional recipes, fresh wild fish caught around the Diapóndia islets and fair prices given a location in the heart of posh ‘Kensington-on-Sea’. Do, however, refuse trays full of little platters proffered 'just to try' – these will be charged at full whack, significantly upping the bill; make an order and insist that the house adheres to it. Signature dishes include fluffy, non-greasy three-cheese saganáki, chunky tzatzíki, succulent, pork-based bekrí mezé, baby squid (gónos kalamaráki) or crispy atherína (sand smelt) in late spring, flash-fried shrimp (probably from the nearby Amvrákikos Gulf), rabbit stew, chard-based tsigarélli (versus the usual wild greens) and melt-in-the-mouth octopus (proprietor Khristos’ secret is blanching prior to grilling). Probably orange cake on the house for dessert.
Address: mid-waterfront, Ágios Stéfanos Sinión
Contact: 00 30 26630 82020
Price: allow €30–40 a head, without 'taster' platters
Opening times: open daily for lunch and dinner Easter–Oct, Sat lunch/dinner, Sun lunch and major holidays otherwise
Reservations: advisable in season, especially for waterside tables
Payment: cash or credit card

Kouloura
An established favourite for the denizens of Kensington-on-Sea, though we hadn't eaten here since 2011 so returned recently with some apprehension. Not to worry – it's still worth showing up. First the bad news: bread is mediocre (though it arrives with tapinade), and tsigarélli to start was a dull version. But a platter of grilled sardines was ace (other seafood is dear), the Corfu red ale came in big bottles, there's a range of daily-changing puds (such as lemon tart), and service is quick even at busy times. The all-Greek wine list (€19–43) is decidedly eclectic, with most bottles in the €28–34 range. Afterwards (or beforehand), have a dip at Houhoulió pebble beach just to the north.
Kouloura restaurant corfu
Kouloura is an established favourite, just south of Houhoulio pebble beach Credit: Marc Dubin
Address: Kouloúra port

Contact: 00 30 26630 91253 

Prices: €28–34 for three courses and a Corfu beer
Opening times: Easter until late Oct, orders taken 11am–9pm (note early evening closure)

Reservations: suggested

Payment type: cash or credit cards

Glyfa
Glyfa is the go-to seafood taverna for this stretch of coast; some diners show up by boat taxi (restaurant can arrange), an attractive option as parking on the road is tricky. What they – and you – get is assiduous service, proper table nappery and excellent grub: king scallops as starters, great fish mains, mussel linguini, and lamb dishes likes chops in honey sauce for the seafood-averse. Finish off with sophisticated puds – panna cotta, chocolate souflée or pavlova. Wines are Greek, and well chosen; our party polished off two, maybe three, bottles of Nico Lazaridi rosé, a snip for the quality at €26.
Glyfa, Corfu
Glyfa is the go-to seafood taverna for this stretch of coast
Address: Just above Glýfa beach, below the main highway, just west of Nissáki
, with views towards town
Contact: 00 30 26630 91090, tavernaglyfa.com
Prices: reckon on €45 a head in a group of four, for three courses each and abundant wine
Opening times: Apr–Oct, daily lunch and dinner (last orders at midnight)

Reservations: required 

Payment type: cash or cards accepted

Venetian Well
Besides Salto, this is the other class act in Kérkyra Town, well hidden amongst the lanes and little squares of medieval Campiello district. There has always been a restaurant here, so named for the carved Venetian well out front, but the previous iteration shut in 2011, while the current operation commenced during 2013, under chef Yiannis Vlachos and Eirini (front of house). Sit outside around the well, or inside the plush but pleasant interior, with a digestion-promoting soundtrack; either way you’ll have proper linen nappery, and water in glass bottles, not tacky plastic ones. Summer menus are lighter than winter ones, featuring starters like noúmboulo (Corfiot wine- marinated pork loin) and graviera salad; a tart of caramelised onions, mushrooms and goat-cheese mousse; or gazpacho of melon-and- sweet-pepper mousse which was perfect for a hot night. Mains encompass Sardegnan fregola pasta with mushrooms, marjoram and truffle; grouper-based biánko; or slow-cooked veal cheeks under ginger, lemon grass and honey glaze, flanked by dollops of sweet potato purée and shallot chutney. The wine list (€25–60 a bottle) is mostly Greek, mostly premium label. Creative own-made dessert might be semolina halvás under exotic toppings, and Corfiot-kumquat ice cream. Coffee to finish isn’t caterer’s or supermarket bulk-pack, but Jamaican Blue Mountain. ‘Nuff said.
Venetian well corfu best restaurants
Sit outside around the well, or inside the plush but pleasant interior of the Venetian Well Credit: Marc Dubin
Address: Platía Kremastís, Kerkyra Town – tricky to find (ring for help if necessary)
Contact: 00 30 26615 50955, venetianwell.gr
Prices: A special treat: allow €40–55 a head for three courses, plus on average €25 more for a share of wine.
Opening times: daily, June–Oct 7pm–12.30am; Nov–May 5–11pm, may close Sun/Mon
Reservations: usually required – frequent group events booked
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Payment type: cash or cards accepted

Boukari Beach
Cult seafood taverna at this tiny hamlet on the south-east coast, with squirmingly fresh scaly fish, tender kalamári, octopus bourdéto and steamed mussels at very competitive prices – reckon on €35–40 per kilo for fish, a bargain for the island. Rosé or white wine by the kilo is highly quaffable, also Corfu beer and Pilavas ouzo from Pátra. Good whole-meal bread for a change (on request); seaside seating fills quickly. The friendly managing family keeps accommodation nearby (see Corfu Hotels) if you can’t tear yourself away.
Boukari Beach, Corfu
Boukari Beach Taverna has cult status in this tiny hamlet
Address: Boúkari, 4km beyond Mesongí, 700m before the jetty
Contact: 00 30 26620 51792, boukaribeach.gr
Prices: allow €24-30 a head
Opening times: daily, May-Oct
Reservations: not needed, unless you wish to guarantee a waterside table
Payment type: cash or credit card

Roula
One of the best places for fish near Corfu town, with an outside terrace looking towards Gouviá marina and its giant boat-slip. Reasonable portions for starters like rocket-and-black caviar salad, with fish like the bass-like mylokópi (ombrine) skillfully butterflied (petáli in Greek) on request. Only letdown: bulk wine is so-so, so get beer, oúzo, tsípouro or bottled wine instead.
Roula, Corfu
Roula is one of the best places for fish near Corfu town, and its outdoor terrace looks out towards Gouvia marina
Address: Kondókali, end of the road on Nisí Gerékou peninsula; well signposted off the route to the Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa
Contact: 00 30 26610 91832
Prices: €25–30 for 2 appetizers, a seafood platter and a beer
Opening times: summer, daily lunch and dinner; winter, daily dinner only except Sun lunch too
Reservations: suggested for large parties
Payment type: credit cards accepted

Klimataria tou Bellou
Inconspicuously signposted seafood taverna known for its wild, fresh (not farmed or frozen) fare, and attentive service from father-and-son team Nikos and Kostas Bellos. Some unusual dishes include sardine bourdéto, or biánko made with grouper or John Dory. Most recently we had a scrumptious shellfish assortment (cockles, clams, gialisterés or smooth Venus). Starters like leek and celery in red sauce and super-fresh steamed mussels are recommendable too, as is the bulk white or rosé wine from Neméa. The wine list is strictly Greek, at €20–50 per bottle. Leave room for Lilly's homemade puds like cheesecake with bramble or apricot jam topping, or meringue with strawberries and whipped cream. Blink and you’ll miss the handful of tables outside this tottering four-storey townhouse (there's a bit more seating inside for cooler weather).
Klimataria, Corfu
This inconspicuously signposted taverna is known for its wild, fresh seafood
Address: Main old village square, Benítses
Contact: 00 30 26610 71201, klimataria-restaurant.gr
Price: Allow €23-45 a head for three courses, drink extra; grilled fish €50–63 the kilo
Opening times: open Mon–Sat 6.30-11pm, Sunday lunch only (12-4.30pm); Sun dinner too 15 June–15 Sept. winter weekends only, but closed 1 Dec–31 Jan
Reservations: highly advisable, as only 15 tables/50 covers
Payment: credit cards accepted

Bacchus/Vakhos
This unimprovably set beachfront taverna, going for 39 years now, prides itself on sourcing local, fresh seafood like baby kalamári, large prawns from the Amvrakikós Gulf, perfectly fried koutsomoúra and naturally coloured (not pink) taramosaláta; farmed mussels from northern Greece are a departure from the pattern. Fresh springtime artichokes are fricaseed in a white sauce with parsley and celery. During winter they set up shop in Pátra on the mainland, presumably with similar proper table nappery.
Bacchus, Corfu
This beachfront taverna has been going for 39 years and prides itself on sourcing local, fresh seafood
Address: south end, main beach, Mesongí
Contact: 00 30 26610 75301; bacchus.gr
Price: allow €27-32 a head for a starter, fishy mains and moderate alcohol intake
Opening times: open daily lunch and dinner, May-Oct
Reservations: advisable, especially for the few waterside tables
Payment: cash only

Tavernaki
A long-running local favourite in a new prime location since 2014, Tavernaki has a good line particularly in fish and seafood; our big pile of steamed mussels was palpably fresh, with only two duff ones failing to open. The signature vegie dish is melitzána bérdema (baked eggplant), while grilled talagáni cheese resembled Cypriot halloúmi. With the disappointingly ordinary bread, there was a more interesting beetroot salad dip included, though we also ordered pink-ish but nonetheless okay taramosaláta. Lahanodolmádes (rolled/filled cabbage leaves) stuffed with seafood, under lemon-herb sauce, made for an appropriately light summer-evening mains. Portions are medium-sized to large, so go hungry- salads definitely feed two. Corfu beer on draught (500ml) is featured at a keen price; there's also good bulk rosé wine (€11 per litrre), but a suprisingly limited bottle list. The kérasma (sweet treat on the house) was a refreshing lemon mini-sorbet in a shot glass; if you order dessert, there's probably chocolate cheesecake or brownie to choose between. Summer wood-deck seating has impeccable views to the port and lit-up castle; in cooler weather a glass windbreak goes up to create a 'greenhouse', while in winter there are tables inside. Service deals efficiently with the typical crush here.
Address: Kassiópi main port, far end of right-hand (east) quay
Contact: 00 30 26630 81529
Price: allow €18-28 a head, plus tipple
Opening times: daily lunch and dinner April–Oct, weekends only otherwise
Reservations: mandatory, or be prepared to wait 15-30 min
Payment: cash or credit card

Nikolas
The most unpretentious taverna at otherwise toffee-nosed Agní cove on the Kensington-on-Sea coastline, with Periklis in charge. During peak season parking down here could be a non-starter, so many diners arrive by hired boat or water-taxi plying between Nissáki and Ágios Stéfanos Sinión (each taverna has its own jetty). This isn’t primarily a seafood spot, trading more in Corfiot dishes like sofríto, lamb kapamás and pan-Hellenic moussakás, but grilled sardines were satisfying. There are also fun starters like melitzána róllo (bouréki), a slice of aubergine wrapped around crumbled feta cheese, mushrooms venetsiána (stuffed with ham, bacon and cheese under white sauce) or fried prawn balls. Bulk red wine proved better than bulk rosé.
Agni cove tavernas best places to eat in corfu
The most unpretentious taverna at otherwise toffee-nosed Agní cove on the Kensington-on-Sea coastline Credit: David C Tomlinson/David C Tomlinson
Address: Agní cove, on far right as you face the sea (far left if arriving by boat)
Contact: 00 30 26630 91243
Price: allow €18–24 a head, including a share of bulk wine
Opening times: daily, lunch and dinner April–Oct
Reservations: suggested during peak season; mandatory on Thur eve, which is ‘Greek Night’ with music and dancing
Payment: cash or credit card

Cavo Barbaro (alias tou Foti)
A long-running favourite of ladies (and men) who lunch at the far north end of Kensington-on-Sea, which has nudged prices steadily upward though quality has been maintained. Starters include beet salad with yogurt and walnuts, aubergine soufflé, and plevrótous mushrooms; main platters extend to sofríto, baked lamb and seafood like octopus carpaccio or scaly fish. Our fangrí (red porgy) at €45 per kilo arrived perfectly grilled and artfully presented with a sprig of fresh fennel inside and a side of grilled vegies. Small fruit salad as kérasma, or you can order chocolate soufflé with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Service handled a weekend-lunch crush fairly well.
Address: Avláki beach, towards the middle
Contact: 00 30 26630 81905 

Price: a starter, 350-gramme fish, dessert and a modest quantity of booze will set you back €33
Opening times: daily all day May–Oct
Reservations: suggested for groups

Payment: cash or credit card

Bakalogatos
Bakalogatos ('the grocery cat' in Greek) relies on local products - including only Greek wine and microbrewery beer like Corfu, Pils Hellas or Santorini – plus keen prices to draw crowds to its indoor/outdoor tables. The menu is mostly vegetarian/dairy starters like keratádes (cheese-stuffed pointy green peppers) and pork-based recipes such as tiganiá; seafood has a mere token presence, probably just octopus.
Address: Alypíou 23, corner Prosaléndou, Spiliá district
Contact: 00 30 26610 42187
Price: under €20 a head; 2 portions of starters will fill up one diner
Opening times: Mon–Sat, 6pm-1.30am, all year
Reservations: suggested at weekends
Payment: cash only

Foros
One of the earliest tavernas established in formerly desolate Paleá Períthia, and still one of the best – Rick Stein gave it his imprimatur in his “Mediterranean Escapes” TV series, but luckily that hasn’t gone to the proprietors’ heads. The menu emphasises grills and stews (including rabbit), but you can have a very enjoyable mezédes-only meal – sausages, kremydópita (onion turnover), stuffed peppers, dolmádes, superior rocket/parmesan salad – while downing tsípouro (clear grape-mash spirit), Corfu Red Ale, or bulk wine (their rosé is excellent). Save room for their famous karydópita (walnut cake) with ice cream.
Address: Old central square, Paleá Períthia
Contact: 00 30 6955 950459
Price: €21–24 a head with a main dish, €17 for two mezédes platters, pud and light drinking
Opening times: daily, May – Oct; weekends only otherwise
Reservations: not needed except maybe July-August
Payment: cash only

Palia Perithia
Working (they claim) in some form since 1863, Alkinoös and Alexia's (as it's also known) proves a dab hand at dishes like non-oily briám (ratatouille), garlic-y eggplant salad, grilled or sautéed wild snails without the usual red sauce, and succulent sykotariá (sauteed lamb livers) – though tsigarélli was far too oily. Half-portions available; the bulk white or red wine is fine, as is their home-made ginger beer, which arrives in a flip-top bottle. For pud there’s excellent karydópita (walnut cake). The interior serves as a de facto museum of former village days; the outdoor terrace has the best view of any of the village-centre eateries.

Address: Old central square, Paleá Períthia
Contact: 00 30 26630 98055 or 6944 798 567
Price: under €20 a head for two courses and a share of bulk wine; add €3 for walnut cake.
Opening times: daily, May – Oct; weekends only otherwise
Reservations: not needed except maybe July-August
Payment: cash or cards

Elizabeth’s
Elizabeth’s has been going as a restaurant since the late 1940s, now in the hands of grand-daughter Elizabeth (though founder Granny Elizabeth and her mum still make occasional appearances). The fare is resolutely home-style: cockerel pastitsáda with big round noodles, wholesome peas with potatoes. Purplish bulk wine is rough and ready, as is the decor (primarily ancient bottles, some still full of who knows what, and a 1960s jukebox which sadly is beyond repair). Unusually on Corfu, a place that’s definitely more fun to eat at inside than at the limited number of outdoor tables.
Address: Doukádes village centre, 5km inland from Paleokastrítsa
Contact: 00 30 26630 41728
Price: around €20 a head
Opening times: daily, lunch and dinner, most of the year
Reservations: not needed
Payment: cash only

Khrysomallis (aka Babis)
Classic casserole cookshop just in from the Listón arcades, where a local clientele descends for such homestyle specialities as thick tzatzíki; angináres ala políta with fresh artichokes in springtime, not frozen hearts; stuffed cabbage leaves; roast lamb with potatoes; hearty stews and lentil soup, washed down by a heavy but palatable local red or rosé wine. The Durrells ate here regularly during their sojourn, but it has existed longer than that.
Address: Nikifórou Theotókou 6, Corfu Town
Contact: 00 30 26610 30342
Prices: €18-23 for two courses with a measure of wine
Opening times: all year daily 12 noon-10.30pm
Reservations: not needed
Payment type: cash only

Tsipouradiko
Always packed with a young university crowd and their elders, who scoff little platters like mushroom croquettes, marinated Florina peppers and octopus vinaigrette accompanied by vials of tsípouro, the mainland-Greek clear spirit. Summer courtyard seating; otherwise indoors where smoking may be tolerated.
Tsipouradiko, Corfu
Tsipouradiko is a popular haunt with the young university crowd and their elders
Address: Prosaléndou corner P. Gída, behind appeals court, Corfu Town
Contact: 00 30 26610 82240
Prices: €15-20 for three platters plus tsípouro
Opening times: Mon–Sat, 1pm-2am (kitchen closes at 12.30am)
Reservations: suggested for large parties
Payment type: cash only

The Old School
The former village primary school is now the go-to taverna on Kassiópi's picturesque main port for seafood, especially octopus, gávros marinátos (marinated anchovies) local gófos fish (a relative of tuna) and garlic-sauce mussels, preceded by superior renditions of taramosaláta, 'black' tzatzíki (with cuttlefish ink) and melitzanosaláta, or salads (spinach and rocket greens with blue-cheese dressing could feed two). There are also meat casseroles like pork or lamb kótsi (shank) and lamb kléftiko, in generous portions. If possible, get a table right under the giant, landmark plane tree, where a nesting scops owl hoots on summer nights. Local microbrewery products are featured (fairly priced), as well as Belgian beers (dear) and hýma wine (the local rosé is fine and dry). Service coped fairly well with a Saturday-night crowd.
The Old School, Corfu
The former village primary school is now the go-to taverna on Kassiópi's main port
Address: Kassiópi main port roundabout
Contact: 00 30 26630 81211
Prices: €23-27 for two starters, a fishy mains and a local beer, or €18 for a salad, meat mains and a half-litre rosé, or €19 for a starter, lamb shank and draught Corfu Red Ale
Opening times: May–Oct lunch (until 4pm) & dinner
Reservations: advisable in season
Payment type: cash only

Rouvas
This shrine of magireftá (Greek casserole dishes), going since 1936, is another spot where Rick Stein dropped by approvingly on his Med Escapes tour, and where locals have lunch after work or shopping in the nearby bazaar. Signature dishes include moussakás, pastítsio (macaroni pie) and agnináres ala políta (artichoke hearts stewed with carrots and potatoes). We had instead baked gávri (anchovies) and grilled mixed vegetables, accompanied by some superior rosé hýma. The only let-down was the kérasma (sweet on the house) – a factory ice-cream cone. A scooter stands at the ready outside for Rouvas' bumping trade in home delivery.
Rouvas, Corfu
Rouvas is a popular place where locals have lunch after work or shopping in the nearby bazaar Credit: BASILIS DOUKAKIS/DOUKAKIS
Address: Stamatíou Dessýla 13, Pórta Riála district
Contact: 00 30 26610 31182
Prices: under €20 for a starter, mains and modest amount of tipple
Opening times: Mon–Sat 11.30am–5.30pm
Reservations: not needed
Payment type: cash only

Filaraki
Carnivore heaven, and about the only place in this resort area where locals dine. Come here around midnight, and you'll spot other taverna-keepers who've closed for the night and come here for a solid feed – no better recommendation. The signature main dishes are succulent kondosoúvli (spit-roasted pork chunks) and arní soúvlas (spit-roasted lamb chunks), while starters include excellent tyrokafterí (spicy cheese dip) – with little pitta triangles to scoop it up – salads and spicy grilled plevrótous mushrooms. To drink, there's Corfu draught beer or homemade bulk wine. The kérasma is likely a fruit platter or karydópita (walnut pie). There's a pleasant interior for cooler months; otherwise sit out on the terrace.
Filaraki, Corfu
Filaraki is carnivore heaven, and the only place where the locals dine
Address: Main road, Aharávi, south (inland) side
, about halfway along the 'strip'
Contact: 00 30 26630 64750 

Prices: about €20 for a starter, meaty mains and a beer 

Opening times: daily most of the year 11.30am–1.30am 

Reservations: not usually needed
Payment type: cash only

Tragos
Tragos is ancient Greek for ‘goat’, and while there is a rather fetching goat mural inside, this is actually Grilled Lamb-Chop Central for the area; there’s little else on the menu other than simple salads. A kilo of decent-quality chops (€25) will easily feed three, four people if they’re not ravenous; individual portions are €10. Red bulk wine was okay, at just €8 per litre. Most seating is out in the pleasant courtyard; a few tables inside too for cooler weather.
Address: Kassiópi, on the minor, inner road out of town, just before the junction with the main highway near Kalamíonas cove; a slightly unglamourous location, reflected in low prices for this resort
Contact: 00 30 26630 81937
Prices: well under €20 per person for a share of chops, salad and drink
Opening times: May to late Sept dinner only
Reservations: not usually needed
Payment type: cash only

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Topic Topic: Messonghi Help Please
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olympus

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Posted: 29 Oct 2015 at 11:45pm
Hi, Minore taverna in Messonghi is a must...great, family run restaurant and Boukari beach taverna, just before the Boukari harbour.
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Posted: 28 Oct 2015 at 5:47pm
Where do I start? Tavernas Bacchus/Minories are very good as are the others! If you drive down the coast road to Boukari/Petriti you will find a host of places to stop for a dip and many taverna's along the road. So first stop would be the Fisherman's Haunt Psara then on to Boukari and finally Petriti with its fish restaurants along the harbour. But it's "fun" finding out for yourself when exploring a "new" area of Corfu
Gerry

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Topic Topic: Favourite Food
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Posted: 07 May 2015 at 1:01am
Sunday lunch treat would be sardines, Greek salad, crusty bread and tzatziki on the beach at Boukari.

Evening meal either kleftico or rabbit stifado at Minore in Messonghi.

But then again...!!!

Jackie
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Topic Topic: Petriti & Boukari Harbours
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Posted: 05 Apr 2015 at 8:58pm
Hi to real Corfu lovers

Does anyone with real local knowledge know whether it would be possible to bring a fishing boat and moor it in the Petriti or Boukari fishermen's harbour.

I was hoping to spend a year there! 
Not necessarily on the boat but do 4 or 5 trips a year there.

Or do you think this would be completely out of order?

Charles

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Topic Topic: Where To Go?
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janmanessi

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Posted: 05 Apr 2015 at 8:02pm
It would be a shame not to see Boukari- the lake at Korissia, huge sandy stretch on the south west coast...and the lovely old villages - Chlomos, Sinarades, Varipatades etc. It is such a small island, no need to limit yourself to a portion, thank goodness.
Corfu Town is also wonderful, especially in the late afternoon/evening (cooler, less crowded)

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Topic Topic: How Many Restaurants Will Be Open At This Time?
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Posted: 27 Feb 2015 at 12:19am
Many places open all over the island- north and south - do try the best selection of fish tavernas on Corfu- Boukari and Petriti.
Also if May 1st is a Friday it should be pretty busy as this is a holiday in Greece many may take a long weekend, so may be 'local' visitors on the island too.

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Topic Topic: Boukari
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Posted: 14 Jul 2014 at 4:15pm
Hi *db*: I'm hoping to get over to Boukari for a few days in October; Akriogali Rooms look good to me but I would be interested to know how you got on and where you would stay if you went back there.
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wazzer

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Posted: 19 Jun 2014 at 9:45am
Thanks Frilly,

Sounds lovely and with only a couple of tavernas sounds ideal for us. Have visited Kassiopi before and that is too busy. We will be travelling from Boukari 'down south' visiting places for possible future holiday bases as it were.

Thanks againThumbs Up

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Topic Topic: Where Should We Stay North And South Corfu
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janmanessi

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Posted: 27 May 2014 at 7:37am
If you want unspoilt Greece then look south- Boukari, Petriti, Issos, Alonaki, Kalavioti, Paramonas etc.  If wanting something a bit more sophisticated or international then go north.
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Topic Topic: Taxis From Airport To Moratika
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olympus

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Posted: 26 May 2014 at 4:39am
Hi Jollys, I think the best thing to do is maybe get a transfer to Aquarius Hotel in Messonghi, if you are staying with someone like Kosta at Boukari Beach (Penelope Hotel) I am sure if you asked, they would pick you up from Messonghi, just ring them when you get there!!
If not, a transfer to Messonghi Beach Hotel (get them to drop you at the gates) then taxis are next to there!
When you get to Corfu airport, go to Lord Travel desk, on right as you walk out.. they will tell you where your bus is parked, it will be there waiting for you. Don`t normally have to wait long before it sets off. Hope this helps!  Wink

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jollys

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Posted: 25 May 2014 at 2:38pm
Hi Olympus,

I'm off to Boukari 30/6 to 14/7 and am looking at using Resort Hoppa for my transfers. I think they go as far as Messonghi and I would have to make my own way from there. In your experience, how long do you usually have to wait at the airport for the the transport to come along?

Any other suggestions welcome ie is the journey possible by bus or am I better forking out for a taxi both ways?

Thanks

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Topic Topic: Agrypos
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jollys

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Posted: 18 May 2014 at 3:18pm
I didn't make it in April had to delay it until the end of June. It is hopefully going to be in the Boukari area, just waiting on some photos and the name of the accommodation which is being booked through Kostas at the Penelope.
Are you out there soon?

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Posted: 18 May 2014 at 1:28pm
Kostas from the The Penelope/Boukari restaurant has found me something on the sea front in Boukari close to their restaurant where I will be having my evening meals. Just waiting for more details/photos as I haven't actually seen it, hope it will be OK, I'm sure it will be, won't it? lol


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Posted: 18 May 2014 at 9:23am
On east coast any of the beachfront tavernas in Boukari- or Stamatis in Petriti.

On west coast Alonaki.

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olympus

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Posted: 16 May 2014 at 2:11pm
Got to be Boukari... Sitting at the waters edge at the Boukari Beach Fish Restaurant, sipping a few glasses of wine & watching the boats go by.. heaven!  Thumbs Up
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Topic Topic: Reliable Taxis San Stef/Kassiopi
Forum: Agios (Saint) Stephanos
Lintee

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Posted: 09 May 2014 at 6:02pm
We used them in September for airport transfers to and from Boukari and were totally satisfied with the service. We had a fixed price arranged beforehand which we paid on arrival at our destination together with €20 towards the return journey. Very efficient and competitively priced.
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Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 10:22am
For a complete contrast to Acharavi I would say Boukari or Petriti- good accommodation, one of the most beautiful coastlines on the island- as long as you like fish or shellfish you will have a wonderful meal right by the sea- and you can visit Corfu Town on the way south too.

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Posted: 06 Apr 2014 at 10:15am
Jan's suggestions are great, we love a trip over to Petriri and Boukari from AG. The road up from Prasoudi to Paramonas and Pentati is just a single track but you are not likely to meet much traffic. Once you get to Pentati park near Angela's or Chris's and walk down to the old harbour, there is a little beach and a lovely view of Agios Gordios.
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Posted: 06 Apr 2014 at 8:54am
Head south from Ag. Gordios to Kato Garouna and Ag. Mattheos.  From there join main road south. 

If you go left off this road you can visit Petriti and Boukari, both unspoilt, places to swim and eat the freshest fish possible.

If you go right off the main road you can go to Vitalades, Marathias, and Issos (avoiding a large resort like Ag. Georgios)

Or just go to Agios Mattheos, down to the beach past Gardiki castle beyond the lake (Halikounas), or at the castle bear right to Prasoudi beach, on to Paramonas and then the narrow coast road that winds through Pentati and ends up back at Ag. Gordios.

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Topic Topic: How To Get To 75 Steps?
Forum: Messonghi and Moraitika
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Posted: 24 Mar 2014 at 5:19am
If you are heading towards the Fisherman's Haunt you are going in the wrong direction, you are on the coastal road to Boukari/Petriti. Get yourself back to Messonghi village and take the road that runs parallel to that (ie the road that runs from the roundabout). It takes you to Spileo, up the mountain.
Think they are open for lunch, but not sure of opening times. We normally go in the car, but if you are fit I am sure you will get there OK.
 
Have a lovely time!Smile
 
Here's the link to their website and a map to help you get there: 
 
 
 
If
 

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Topic Topic: Agios Gordis Versus Messonghi
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jollys

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Posted: 02 Mar 2014 at 1:53pm
Thank you all, from what you have all said I think it makes sense to be based at Boukari/Messonghi and get myself out and about around the island with a visit or two to Agios Gordis.

Just need to make a decision on which accommodation now and sort out transfers that don't cost an arm and a leg.

Thanks again.

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janmanessi

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Posted: 02 Mar 2014 at 4:01am
I would go for Messonghi- some tavernas along road to Boukari have been open at weekends all winter, and there will be much more life round there as Corfiots go out to this area, whereas I doubt if many would go to the west coast to somewhere which is basically a beach resort.

Also bus service is not only to Corfu town, you can go south explore the Lefkimi area- the flamingoes should be there- and for walking the areas round Chlomos, or Corissia, cannot be improved on.

Buses start and finish in Corfu town- there are few cross island routes- you could actually walk from one to the other through the olive groves (I live in Benitses and had two guests who used to walk to Agios Gordios for a swim- 2 and a half hours each way they told me)

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Posted: 01 Mar 2014 at 12:07pm
Hi, Akriogali rooms are right on the beach, so you don`t have far to walk..all the tavernas are near. 
Penelope is at the end of Boukari, just up the hill slightly, opposite a small supermarket.
A bit further to the beach, but only a minute or two.. 
Penelope has just had rooms upgraded and is lovely.  Smile


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Posted: 01 Mar 2014 at 11:57am
Looking to book accommodation in Boukari and can't decide between Akriogali Rooms and Hotel Penelope. Bearing in mind that I will be travelling alone, I would welcome ideas on pros and cons of each.

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Posted: 01 Mar 2014 at 7:13am
Hi Jollys, Messonghi / Moraitika is a great place to stay early or late season. You can walk down to Boukari, sit in a taverna by the sea (some are open then) or walk a little further, if you are feeling energetic!
Some places are open in Moraitika.. a couple of Bars, Popeyes, for food.. 2 or 3 supermarkets.
You can catch different buses, at Moraitika roundabout.. get on one going south, to go to St George south, Agirades, Kavos, Lefkimmi, etc.
Or catch one towards town for Benitses, Town, etc.
All in all.. are great place to stay, with endless walks & possible bus trips.  Wink


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Posted: 28 Feb 2014 at 5:46pm
Travelling out to Corfu mid April for 2 weeks. Which of the two would have more open tavernas, bars, supermarkets etc Agios Gordis or Messonghi/Boukari? I'm really tempted by both. Which of the two would have more transport links running to get out and see other parts of Corfu? I like to walk rather than sit around, which of the two has plenty of walks with somewhere to eat and drink along the way? Is it possible to get from one to the other without car hire? What others parts of the island are easy to get to? Any recommendations for either area? Lots of questions I know. I will post this in both forums for maximum response. Thanks.
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Posted: 28 Feb 2014 at 5:43pm
Travelling out to Corfu mid April for 2 weeks. Which of the two would have more open tavernas, bars, supermarkets etc Agios Gordis or Messonghi/Boukari? I'm really tempted by both. Which of the two would have more transport links running to get out and see other parts of Corfu? I like to walk rather than sit around, which of the two has plenty of walks with somewhere to eat and drink along the way? Is it possible to get from one to the other without car hire? What others parts of the island are easy to get to? Any recommendations for either area? Lots of questions I know. I will post this in both forums for maximum response. Thanks.

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jollys

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Posted: 25 Feb 2014 at 3:47pm
Has anyone stayed at the Agrypos/Egrypos in the Boukari area? I'm trying to find out if the rooms are self catering or room only? Not that I want to 'cook' but would like to at least prepare a snack or make breakfast and drinks. I'm thinking of going April time maybe just after Easter so I'm not expecting everywhere to be open. The last time I was in this area was about 35 years ago and I stayed at the Bacchus in Messonghi so it should be interesting to see what changes have been made and how much I can recognise.Ermm
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Topic Topic: There Is More To Corfu Than Kassiopi
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
olympus

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Posted: 15 Feb 2014 at 5:14am
Hi Sedgi, you are right.. what about.. Moraitika, Messonghi, Boukari, St George South, Benitses etc. I think it's probably because Kassiopi is pushed onto holidaymakers in the travel agents. I know it's a lovely place, but as you say.. there is a lot more to see on this beautiful Island!! 
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olympus

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Posted: 10 Feb 2014 at 4:25pm
How about something completely different... a night down in Boukari... sitting having a meal, right by the waters edge. 
There is nothing like it... and I will be there in 7 weeks...  Wink

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Posted: 26 Jan 2014 at 1:55pm
Hi Cairocuz1 , there are lots of boat trips to choose from, just pop in one of the offices in Moraitika, or have a wander down the river. The boats usually have boards up, to show which trips are on offer, on certain days. If you are not too good on a boat yourself, you could just go on a short trip down the coast towards Boukari & Petriti, which would include going over to the salt flats..but not too far for you, stopping off for a swim & some food along the way. 
There are lots of other trips available, but maybe too far..
Wherever you choose, have a great time  Big smile

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Topic Topic: Easter In Messonghi?
Forum: Messonghi and Moraitika
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Posted: 30 Nov 2013 at 11:59am
Hi Jackie, 
Easter in Messonghi/Moraitika is lovely! But, you would find it very quiet, if you are only used to going in high season. Nothing much would be open in Messonghi, maybe 3k's supermarket, but not sure.
Moraitika is a little busier. Popeyes is open for meals, by the roundabout. There are a few bars open in Moraitika, that are open all year round.
Buses run quite regularly, up until the main Easter days, when there are big celebrations in town. 
Benitses have a nice `Easter Saturday` evening celebration, with fireworks, if you don`t want to travel into town. 
Supermarkets are open in Moraitika, Dimitra, Coop, etc.. but close Saturday lunchtime.
One or two of the tavernas in Boukari are open and it's lovely to sit there, by the sea, before the tourist season starts! If you are wanting somewhere buzzing with life it's not going to happen, but a laid-back, Messonghi/Moraitika, just awakening from their winter hibernation, is worth experiencing..   Smile

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Topic Topic: Poseidon Adventure!
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Posted: 03 Oct 2013 at 5:08pm
Has anyone else enjoyed a boat trip on the Poseidon with Captain Noufris?  We have recently returned from a wonderful fortnight at Boukari - a total change from our usual area, the north east.  On arrival we wondered how we were going to fill our days but soon discovered the wonderful walking, swimming, snorkelling and fishing - not to mention the abundance of delightful fish tavernas. 
 
The highlight, however, was a day out on the Poseidon which we joined at Sparos tavern - along the road to Messonghi - at 10.30 in the morning.  We think it started from Messonghi, came to Boukari and then we went along the coast to a superb swim stop followed by lunch at the Panorama, a taverna set in a tropical paradise in Notos, before returning back.  It was a fantastic day out - highly recommended.
 
Can't wait to return!Big smile

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Topic Topic: Kerkyra Island Hotel
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Posted: 11 Sep 2013 at 5:43pm
You could try the walk to Boukari end of road turn left and keep going! past Eleana's all along the coast road are quite a few taverna's and if you are really keen carry on to Petriti a lovely fishing village with 7/8 tavernas on the beach/port then get a taxi back. I've stayed at Kerkyra on a number of time and always great.
Enjoy
Gerry 

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Posted: 03 Sep 2013 at 10:07am
I think if you take it slow and rest half way down it's OK! Just before you get to Boukari on the left is a hotel where you can rest and have a drink.
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Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 9:43pm
Hi Gerry
Thank you for your reply. Have been to Petitri but just for an hour off a boat trip. Can you tell me if the walk back down hill to Boukari is difficult as I suffer knee problems.
Thank you.
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Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 10:14am
Hello, may I suggest that the taxi will take you to Kouspades (no tavernas there), and if you want you can either walk down the hill to Petriti lots of tavernas there on the beach/port, then taxi back to Messonghi, or just walk back down the hill to Boukari, either way I'm sure you will enjoy! Petriti is my favourite village been going there for 25+ years
Yammas

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Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 1:39am
Hi Gerry P

We going to taxi to Boukari from Messonghi & walk back whilst we there next week, we walked there & back in June & my legs not good next day. We never went to this village up the hill you mention but next week going to have a look, don't think I could cope with the walk uphill so would the taxi take us up there and what is the walk back down like? Also is there places to eat up there or do you think Boukari our best bet. Last time we ate at Agrokali (spelling not good) on the road before you come right to the end of Boukari. Have you any recommendations...

Any information appreciated.

Cheers
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Posted: 29 Aug 2013 at 11:59pm
I  would suggest you look at Acharavi. It has a mixture of sand and pebble beaches and they are straight off the coast path, no steps.

You may find the beaches at Kassiopi a bit to much for an 81 year old to climb down, and up again too and they are all pebbles. It also has a few hills which younger people might not notice but your mum might find too much.

You can rent studios right on the beach at Acharavi although you might find the town a bit too busy for your taste, it is the capital of the north of the island.

You could also look at Roda.

I have only ever driven over to the West coast and spent a few hours at each beach and then usually in October so although they might have been quiet while I was there, I don't know about next week.

I know others rave about Boukari but I have never been there. It is supposed to be a well kept secret. Do a Google. certainly looks lovely.

I agree Kalami could well be another contender.






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Posted: 29 Aug 2013 at 11:49pm
Hi all - I was rather hoping there is somewhere in Boukari we can stock up on the wine/Metaxa rather than having to carry it all the way from Messonghi!  I believe there is a mini market - does it stock alcohol and mixers?  If not I feel an airport purchase coming on!  11 days to go and half packed already! Lynne
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Posted: 29 Aug 2013 at 7:02pm
If you walk up the hill from Boukari you will get to Kouspades a very quiet hill vilage the shop at the cross roads sells beer you can sit outside and just watch.Also if you go down the hill it will lead you to Petriti 7/8 tavernas in the harbour/beach area, then walk along the coast road back to Boukari
Gerry 

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013 at 6:57pm
Thanks Gerry! I cant wait - 18 more sleeps to go - Boukari looks just the ticket for a relaxed break and we love going on long walks so should be great :)
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Posted: 29 Aug 2013 at 6:30pm
The walk from Boukari is about 1/2 hours depending on how fast you walk and also how many bars you might stop at? It is a nice walk on the sea road, I've done it many times, sometimes all day walk! Especially if  I carry on to Petriti then a taxi back.
Enjoy
Gerry

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013 at 4:17pm
Hi guys, we will be staying in Boukari - is it far to walk to Messongi? Will need to go there to withdraw cash - stock up on wine Wink etc. Off there on 17th September. Any tips on places to visit nearby?
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Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 7:43pm
Yes I booked with Costa the owner and he is picking us up from the airport at 1pm which is a help. I read that a taxi from the airport to Boukari can be quite expensive but you can take a bus to Messonghi and pick up a taxi from there. Or perhaps email the hotel directly and see if they can sort out a transfer with a reputable taxi firm? There are no tour operators going to Boukari (or buses) so it will have to be  a taxi:
http://www.corfuairporttransfer.com
You could try that link ^ though it is about €70 each way - which seems a lot to me. Good luck and hope you find something.
Yes I imagine you are right with the credit card - they are just far more laid back over there and I am paranoid. Similar happened last year when I made deposit for a place in Skopelos - heard nothing then ten days later had an email saying they would pick us up from the port. And it was all fine and we had a fabulous time!

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Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 2:00pm
Hi Lintee - I think your accommodation looks better actually as its right on the water - weren't able to get a room there unfortunately but Im sure whereever we are in Boukari will be nice! Cannot wait to get out of the hustle and bustle of London and just relax. Hope you have a fantastic and do look out for us - you cant miss my other half Tim - very tall and thin with a ginger beard/moustache :)
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Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 1:51pm
Hi Alithomson - we are going on 9th for two weeks staying at Akrogiali Rooms. They look very simple but rate highly on Tripadvisor etc so we are hoping for the best!! We also looked at Hotel Penelope and it was a toss up which to go for, hope neither of us goes wrong! Seems Boukari is very small so we may well bump in to you in one of the tavernas. 
 
Very grateful to Wazzer and Breezer25 for advice and info, there is nothing like impartial knowledge as whatever you read about a place on local websites is bound to have some element of bias. Having said that, we haven't found anything negative yet so all looks good.  Only 19 more sleeps.....!!

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Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 1:41pm
Hi there - we are also booked to go to Boukari! Very excited.. we are off on the 17th for ten days. Where are you staying? We are at Penelope Hotel. Must say the location looks lovely. Anyone on here have any tips - indication of prices in tavernas in Boukari? We are on a tight (ish) budget. Thanks Smile
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Posted: 20 Aug 2013 at 5:22pm
If you are planning on walking back to Boukari from Messonghi at night I would bring a torch with you. Most of the road as far as Psara (Fishermans Haunt) is well lit but there are spots where the lights can be out at times.
 
I also find it handy as you can shine it across the road when cars are coming so they know that people are walkign and slow down.

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013 at 1:42pm
Hi Lintee. Not sure about paying by card in tavernas and restaurants in Boukari, we always pay cash. The nearest ATM to Boukari is in Messonghi/Moraitika directly on the roundabout where you will have the choice of two. Boukari is wonderful - have a lovely time. 
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Posted: 20 Aug 2013 at 11:52am
Hi - as regular visitors to Kalami and Ag Steph we decided to try a different area of our beloved island in September.  After reading these forums we have booked a stay at Boukari and are now getting very excited.  Can anyone advise me where the nearest cash point can be found and also whether the local tavernas and supermarkets accept cards, before we trot off to get out euros next week.
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Posted: 07 Jul 2013 at 5:49pm
Petriti/Boukari would be great, if not too far from town- or Lefkimi and get the ferry across from there 
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Posted: 10 Jun 2013 at 11:16am
Hi, have stayed at this accommodation many many times and its fantastic- basic but very clean, friendly family run the place and will do anything to help. The pool is one of the cleanest around and its location is ideal for exploring the island either north or the south. Boukari is gorgeous as is the route down to it from Moraitika.  You will not be disappointed. Enjoy

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Posted: 30 May 2013 at 7:23am
Boukari is beautiful but not so much of a tourist resort...if you want peace and quiet that's the place to be but nothing there except a few restaurants. Well worth a visit rather than to stay there. Corfu town is a 30-40 minute bus ride from Moraitika/Messonghi. I go to the beach at Messonghi because it's smaller than the Moraitika beach and less crowded. Hope you have a good holiday!
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Posted: 29 May 2013 at 10:57pm
Just basic self catering, all we want is a reasonable base with pool that is near to beach, town etc, have read good things about the area of Messonghi & Morataika and there is another quiet place nearby I read about think Boukari. I dont spend a lot of time at my accommodation as like to explore hence just the basics will do, thanks for the reply!



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Posted: 20 May 2013 at 6:55pm
Hi, Moraitika/Messonghi are lovely places to stay! Messonghi being the quietest of the two. A short stroll from Messonghi, brings you into Moraitika, where there is more nightlife, if you want it. Also, a stroll in the other direction, from Messonghi, down the coastline, brings you to Boukari, with its` lovely fish tavernas & views across the sea. Buses run regularly from Moraitika roundabout, south to St.George, etc.. or the other way, Benitses, Corfu town.. so you are in a great position to visit other resorts, should you want to!
Try travelrepublic.com for hotels/apartments in Messonghi, sometimes you can get a good price!

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olympus

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013 at 3:35am
Hi, regarding boat trips.. try http://www.messonghi-travel-center.gr  they do all types of trips.
Buses stop regularly in Messonghi to go to town, but to be safe, a short walk up to the roundabout in Moraitika will take you to bus stops that take you to Corfu town (one way) or St.George South, Kavos, etc.. the other way. 
As for snorkling.. If you walk down towards Boukari from Messonghi, there are excellent places to snorkel.. just find a secluded cove down there & it is wonderful.. I know, as I have done it!
Hope you enjoy the experience..we will be there at the same time, so might find you snorkling down there!

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Posted: 26 Apr 2013 at 8:36pm
Hi, we have just returned from Corfu & the weather was lovely! Sitting at the Boukari Beach Restaurant, with the Vlachopoulos family, having a cool beer in the afternoon sun is always magical. They are always pleased to see you! Hope everyone has a wonderful time in Boukari this summer...


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Posted: 22 Apr 2013 at 7:17pm
Hi Breezer25
 
So can you tell me how do you get to Boukari from the Fishermans Haunt...

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Posted: 22 Apr 2013 at 10:42am
Just back from spending time in Boukari and there is quite a lot of activity down there. Plenty of tavernas open, Karidis being the most busy at the moment, great fresh fish and excellent views across the sea. Went to St George south (if thats the one you meant) and it was very quiet, people getting things ready so may be better by the time you get there.
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Posted: 22 Apr 2013 at 1:46am
Hi Pam & Martin & Carolox
It just gets you doesnt it and the people so friendly in the tavernas, supermarket & the bakery. OH the bakery I really need to keep out this year. haha. We love the boat trips from the river not sure which ones to do this year. We go early June for 10 nights and back again in September for 10 nights.
 
We have never been to Boukari yet, is it walkable from Messonghi. We usually walk up to the Fishermans Haunt for a drink or some lunch and have walked past for about a further half mile then turned round and come back.
 

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Posted: 21 Apr 2013 at 2:19pm
Anyone else flying out tomorrow or next week? Does anyone know where or what is open yet? We are staying in Paleo, Ag Gordis, and Boukari.
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Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 4:57pm
KaznDave I've walked from Messonghi to Petriti along the coast road about 1-2 hours depending on how many tavernas/bars you will stop at, too many to name! Also at the corner Boukari I turn right and sometimes walk up the hill to Kouspades, it is a great hill village with a small square and church, there is a shop where you can get a drink, but I always stop at a shop for a quiet drink on the right hand side at the top of the "hill" the tranquility is just something! Before you walk/drive down the hill to Petriti, just enjoy every minute.
Gerry  

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Posted: 22 Mar 2013 at 10:49am
I would head south and have lunch at Boukari before going onto Petriti for the evening (a diversion up to Chlomos for a drink in one of the most beautiful villages with stunning views might be a good idea. Stay 2 nights in Petriti and from there you can explore the fantastic beach of the south west coast and the wetlands area at Lefkimi.
Then leave Petriti and drive via Agios Mattheos to Agios Gordios, and Pelekas and on to Paleocastritsa.
I would only stay one night there, but visit the monastery in the evening.
Next day go north stopping to visit Angelocastro and then stay on Agios Georgios Pagi for a couple of nights so you can explore the north west (Afionas area). 
I would then head across to the  north east, visit Perithia, and stay three nights in Kassiopi to explore Perithia and the Pantocrator villages, also hire a boat one day and go down the coast finding one of the beautiful little coves to have to yourselves!

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Posted: 20 Mar 2013 at 11:21am
A taxi from Messonghi Beach Hotel to your apartments shouldnt be anymore than 10 - 15 euros, it really isnt that far away at all. Whilst your in Boukari you could also try Spiros Karidis famous fish taverna - the one Rick Stein visited on his tour of Corfu. He has excellent fish and cooked perfectly and more enjoyable as you sit right on the beach to eat it!! You will have a great time.

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Posted: 19 Mar 2013 at 1:41pm
Amen to the Petriti tip, Gerry. Can't wait to get back to Apaggio's, he took us out in his boat last time we were there (as a thank you for eating at his restaurant more-than-once, I think!). And, whilst I prefer swimming in the Ionian (either at Notos or on the west coast at Santa Barbara or Gardenos), my kids love using the swimming pool at the Egrypos.
 
We often venture to Boukari for at least one of our evening meals and are particularly keen on The Fisherman's Haunt right at the Messonghi end, great place to watch the sun setting.
 
I would also recommend going up the hill to Chlomos (having said that it is pretty steep and I've never walked it, only driven!) - spectacular views, and Balis is one of my favourite eateries in the area.
 
 
 
 

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013 at 11:10am
Hi, not sure how much a taxi to Boukari will be, from Moraitika. Haven't used them for a while, as we get dropped off on the coach in Messonghi and stay in Messonghi. I'm sure someone else can advise you on that.
Just make sure that you confirm your return pick-up 24 hours before, it gives you details on your paperwork.  Smile


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Posted: 16 Mar 2013 at 10:39am
Hi Olympus,

You can tell I'm new to this Forum lark, I thought my reply would go under Shilpa's message and then I was going to reply separately to you.

Anyway, a huge thank you to you for your great advice about Travel Republic, we've booked with them to be dropped at the Messonghi Beach Hotel, as you suggested. What sort of cost are we looking at for the taxi, roughly - ish?

It's great to know that all these little extra bits are getting sorted, so that we can relax and just count the days.

As I said in my post to Shilpa, the area of Boukari sounds exactly what we need for a de-stress this year.

I see you have a 'Holiday Countdown' going, I'm going to look into how you do that, although it might be a bit depressing at the moment.LOL

Thanks again for your advice, I hope you have a fab time on your holiday too.

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013 at 10:30am
Hi again (from an even wetter Poole)

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly Shilpa, I really appreciate it.

This will be our 4th visit to Corfu, but we have never gone south of Corfu Town before. We first stayed in Sidari in 1987 (as a 'young' couple) and returned there in 2002, with our 2 children (their first ever holiday abroad!). We then stayed in fabulous Aghios Gordios in 2004.

Boukari sounds amazing and just what we are looking for this year and as you say, a few gentle strolls to Messonghi etc, sounds wonderful. Thanks for the tip about taking a torch!

19 weeks and 2 days to wait!!! Aaaarrgghh! Those days can't go quickly enough.

PS We have booked a transfer with Travel Republic, so all is sorted Big smile

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013 at 5:38pm
Hi, you can book a transfer with Travel Republic (we always do this) you have to put in the nearest hotel where you want drop-off & pick-up. in your case, this would be Messonghi Beach Hotel, as the taxi rank in Moraitika is just outside the hotel gates. Then, just hop in a taxi to Boukari..
We have found this the simplest way & have done it many times in the past & will be doing it again this year!
Great place to stay, lovely views.. have a great time.

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013 at 4:21pm
You have chosen a very beautiful spot and I really dont think you will be disappointed at all. Have you been to Corfu before? You could get a taxi direct to Boukari which will cost in the region of 55 euros or do as you have already suggested depending on which is cheaper. Messonghi is not very far from these rooms either way. Hiring a car is another option and gives you the opportunity to do a bit of sightseeing.
The coast road running along Boukari is a lovely walk with many tavernas to stop for refreshments but having a torch is necessary at night time. Its also a nice walk into Messonghi where you will find more bars and tavernas etc.
I am sure you will have a great time.

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013 at 2:11pm
Good morning from a beautiful, but rainy Poole, Dorset.

This is the first time that I have ever joined a forum, so I apologise if I'm posting this question in the wrong place.

My husband and I have just booked to stay at the Akrogiali Rooms in Boukari in July.

Are they really as amazing as all the reviews say? I have never come across accommodation that has 100% rave reviews.
We are coming out for my 50th birthday, so I'm hoping that everything goes smoothly. Talking of which, how is it best to get to Boukari from the airport?
We were thinking of booking with ResortHoppa. They offer a service to Messonghi and then we were hoping to get a taxi to Boukari. Our flight lands at 12.15pm, so I'm hoping that shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Looking forward to any replies/advice etc

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Topic Topic: Lefkimmi
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Posted: 21 Feb 2013 at 5:14am
Hi,
I think Lefkimi is a pretty good choice as it is a real town with plenty going on year round.  It is easy to get into Corfu Town from Lefkimi, there is a good bus service, and there are a few good bars and restaurants open in both summer and winter.  It's easy to get to both coasts from that part of the island and there are regular ferries to Igoumenitsa on the mainland.

Direct flights to Corfu start in March this year.  Ryanair and Easyjet usually start pretty early and finish quite late (November last year and the year before).
The rest of the year, you can fly either via Athens or Thessaloniki.  

South Corfu has some really beautiful places to visit, some often overlooked.  Boukari and Petriti have lovely fish restaurants and are easy to visit from Lefkimi.  Lots of great beaches too.



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Posted: 08 Jan 2013 at 11:20am
Hi, Lefkimi is a very beautiful part of Corfu and has to be seen to be appreciated. Down by the river are lovely 'real' Greek tavernas and plenty of shops around for everything you may need. People are friendly and welcoming. There are medical centres with good doctors on hand and from what I have heard are extremely efficient so you wont be having to make the trek into Corfu Town every time you need something. We are over there in April and will definitely be paying frequent visits. You could also try looking at some of the other villages on the way down to Lefkimi, ie: Boukari, Kouspades, Vassilatika, Marathias etc. you wont be disappointed.

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Posted: 18 Oct 2012 at 3:41pm
Messonghi is my favorite place too, we always stay ay Kerkyra Island just outside on the road to Boukari, 2013 will be my 5th time. I love the walk along the coast into the village and cycling the other direction to Petriti and Notos, then there is the hill walks up to Chlomos and the boat trips from the river, easy bus ride to Corfu Town...perfect really.
What is the contact number for the bungalows by the way?
Another good website to look for accommodation is Next Travel Messonghi, they have an office just up the road on the way out near Galini Apartments.

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Posted: 11 Aug 2012 at 4:03pm
(at) Alecko, you do not know what you are missing by not visiting the south of the Island. There are some lovely villages, and marvelous beaches, including Marathia/Santa Barbara which merge into each other. 2 kms of sandy beach with about 6 tavernas on and lovely sea to swim in.
 
Benitses, which is also close to the Achilleon Palace, has a lot to offer and has thankfully lost it's reputation for hooliganism which it had in the 80's. It is a lovely fishing village with a marina, and a walk into the old village to soak up the atmosphere is a must.
 
Further south there is also Petriti, Boukari, Vitalades, Lefkimi which are all worth a visit and not one bit commercialised.
 
PLEASE, please, please, have a look to the south. So many people say they have seen all of Corfu, but we have been visiting for 37 years, and make a point of finding somewhere different each year.
 
I can assure you that there is life south of Corfu town.
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Posted: 28 Jul 2012 at 10:50pm
Hi MariaAlice, Sounds like you would enjoy Moraitika. Plenty of bars, restaurants, etc.. but also quiet places, if you need them! Lovely restaurants, that you can spend the whole evening in, if you want, rather than going into the bars. Some lively bars, but quieter ones too.
An evening or two of entertainment is always available, if you want one, including, Greek nights, Latin dancers, Elvis nights, etc.. 
Messonghi is more quiet & relaxing, with a handful of bars & restaurants & a nice beach.
You can always walk into Moraitika for more nightlife, in about 10 minutes, or go over the river in the little boat. About 1 euro I think.
If you like walking, from Messonghi, you can stroll down to Boukari. Very pretty scenery & lovely tavernas next to the sea.
Boat trips are available from the river, with a choice of excursions too.
Good bus service to town, or St. George south, Kavos, etc.. from the corner near Messonghi beach hotel. 
Hope this helps.

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Posted: 22 Jun 2012 at 1:28pm
Blimey Gerry, I thought I was the only person who had ever stayed above the Bacchus!
We stayed there in mid July last year and had a great time. We never go to the same resort twice, so we are off to Boukari this year, but we will go back to the Bacchus for a meal and say hello to Yana and Dimitri.
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Posted: 20 Jun 2012 at 3:59pm
A number of boats do various trips from the Messonghi river, the one I've been on many times is Nick the Greek (blue boat) one of the "larger ones" but they all do various trips so you take your choice? There are too many places/taverna's to mention here, but if you hire a car you could drive down the coast road to Boukari, Petriti etc. again they have good tavernas. Petriti is a small quiet fishing village and worth the trip. As I said too many places/taverna's to mention, but you will have a great time I'm sure 
Gerry
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Topic Topic: North Versus South
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Posted: 18 Jun 2012 at 12:26am
[QUOTE=Barrie]Where would you go in the south of Corfu [/QUOTE]
 
Boukari and Petriti are both very laid back, we found the prices cheaper than the North of the island. Smile

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Posted: 01 May 2012 at 3:13am

Hi John,

 

My girlfriend (now my wife) and I did exactly the same in 1977 but in July/August time, we too travelled the whole of the island on a rented Vespa. We hadn't been back since then, and returned to Corfu in 2010 and stayed in Paleokastritsa. We originally stayed in Messonghi back in 1977 and so when we returned we were both keen to see how things had changed in Messonghi and the rest of the island. In a car this time, we did most of the places we went to before and fell in love with the place all over again, so much so we returned to Messonghi in 2011. We go again in July 2012 and stay in Boukari.

 

I can honestly say that there have been some obvious changes throughout Corfu, but generally it still maintains it's wonderful Greek charm and friendliness.

 

I know I will upset a lot of people by saying this, but some of the larger resorts have been spoilt and lost a little bit of that charm. I was disappointed with Benitses, Sidari and Kassiopi (except the harbour) and from how I remember them back in the 70's I thought they had changed for the worse.

 

As for your picture, I am convinced we also stopped off there for 'refreshments' on our travels. Can you be more specific with the location?

 

Regards

 

John


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Topic Topic: Fishing The Messonghi River
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olympus

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Posted: 29 Apr 2012 at 1:20pm
Hi, yes it is possible to fish in the river. No-one will stop you from doing it. There are some really big fish in there, but the water is not always very clean!
To be honest, I think its` best to find a nice quiet spot on the beach & fish in the sea. 
Try a walk through Messonghi village, down towards Boukari. Lots of quiet little coves down there & plenty fish to catch. 
Hope this helps..

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Topic Topic: Restaurants in Early April
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Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 3:49pm
Hi Muffy,
            Boukari is in the south of Corfu, past Moraitika & down into Messonghi, then follow the coast road from Messonghi. Only a few minutes past Messonghi, very peaceful & picturesque..

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Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 10:05am
Hi, Boukari Beach restaurant is usually open over the Easter period. On Easter Sunday, they have a few Lambs roasting on the spit.
Its` lovely to sit at a table right next to the sea, with all the Greek Easter specialities, at lunch time, watching the waves lapping.. So peaceful !



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Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 8:34am
Hi, we are staying in the south, near Boukari. There are some great tavernas there, that are open for Greek Easter. Just hope the weather is good, but if not, we will just have to wrap up warm!
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Posted: 13 Feb 2012 at 1:30pm
Hi lindybell, How about Boukari ? Lovely quiet surroundings, very romantic setting.. accommodation overlooking the sea. Great tavernas overlooking sea.. within easy reach of Messonghi & Moraitika, if you want to venture out ! Have known a few get married & have their receptions there, as its` so romantic..   Heart
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