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Corfu Travel Guide > Resorts Guide : Arillas Corfu

Arillas Corfu

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Arillas, Arillas, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
A sleepy little seaside resort on the North West coast, with a large sandy cove and a few fishing boats.

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Who is the Resort for, Arillas, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
The resort of Arillas is quiet and mainly for families and couples. There is not much to do around Arillas except for the beach and swimming.

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Type
The water is very shallow and the sea bottom is flat and sandy.
Sunbeds
Yes
Facilities
None
Child Suitability
Safe, but the road - although not busy, does run along the top of the beach.

The Beach, Arillas, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Accessibility
Parking is close to the beach at the side of the road.
Cleanliness and Urchins
Clean and no urchins. The occasional large rock though to stump your toe on!

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Places of Interest, Arillas, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
The nearby deserted - other than a few sheep - island of Gravia, is swimable. It takes about an hour and glorious unspoilt deserted beaches can be found on the other side - so I am told - sounds stunning!

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A nice walk would be to St Stefanos - 30 minutes walk away - to the North or Afionas to the south, were you can sit in a taverna wathing the fantastic sun set


Agios Georgios is to the South - again walkable but further.

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How to get there by Car, Arillas, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
From Agios Stephanos it is just over the hill. From Agios Georgios it is well signposted and a short drive.
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Back to Top of Page Tavernas in Arillas


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There are some good tavernas in Arillas one of my favorites is the Brouklis Taverna many Greek people eat there - that in itself is a compliment. I liked the one with a stream running through it. I'll try and find a photo.

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Bars and Nightclubs in Arillas, Arillas, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Several. Some nice ones close to the beach to watch the sunset from with a gin and tonic. Also the Malibu Coconut and the Rainbow which has a swimming pool , darts, pool, sky TV and snacks.

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Water Sports in Arillas, Arillas, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
Stamatis will take you parasailing - see a birds eye view of ARILLAS - he also offers banana rides and runs a water taxi to the nearby resorts.
Boat Rental
Petros boat hire at the south end of Arillas beach offers tuition in paddle boats, windsurfing sailing and canoes.

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Shopping in Arillas, Arillas, Corfu Resort Guide, Corfu Travel Guide
There are several gift shops in Arillas.



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Supermarkets
There are seven supermarkets and Stelios has his homegrown garden vegetables for sale. You can pick your own and you can also buy his own made wine and olive oil from the road side shop.

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Exchange/Money
There is the possibility to exchange money in Arillas.
Public Swimming Pools in Arillas
There are several public in Arillas.
Telephone and Post Box
Yes.
Children's Facilities
Not much apart from the beach and sea. Some villas and apartments have swimming pools. There are also some private playgrounds and children's areas. There is also HORSE RIDING in Arillas.
Disabled Facilities
It is all fairly flat and good parking close to the Arillas beach.
Car Hire
Yes, it is advisable in Arillas as there is only one bus to Corfu town and it goes at 7.30 AM!
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Topic Topic: Return To Corfu
Forum: Agios Georgios
Ellenjay

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Posted: 09 Aug 2016 at 8:13am
Is the West of Corfu good for stars too? We usually stay in Kassiopi but the skies are often too light for good stargazing. I was wondering about trying Arillas next visit.
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Topic Topic: Agios Gordios Or Agios Stephanos NW?
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 05 Apr 2016 at 6:06pm
Not much at all, it is very compact and mostly flat. Take a look at this site and you can take a virtual tour. There are also links at the bottom of the page to some other villages in Corfu.

 http://www.arillas-bliss.com/
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Topic Topic: Agios Gordios Or Agios Stephanos NW?
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
lorrainem

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Posted: 05 Apr 2016 at 4:10pm
How spread out is Arillas?
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Topic Topic: Agios Gordios Or Agios Stephanos NW?
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 05 Apr 2016 at 3:42pm
Arillas, also in the NW,
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Topic Topic: The Durrells
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 04 Apr 2016 at 11:43am
To my knowledge, it was all filmed in Corfu. The crew were there for about 6 weeks late last year.
Halikounas was the lake (also known as Lake Korrison). Also spotted The Old Fortress, Varipades, Arillas, Kontakali to name but a few.
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Topic Topic: Corfu Beer Festival 2016
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 08 Mar 2016 at 1:51pm
The Corfu Beer Festival in Arillas will take place on Wednesday the 12th to Sunday the 16th of October.

We are pleased to announce that the dates the annual five-day "Corfu Beer Festival" will be held are from Wednesday 12 till Sunday 16 October.

"Corfu Beer Festival" is now an institutional festival, which provides an exclusive opportunity to different cultures to network, entertain and unite though beer, gastronomy, dance and songs.

This year Corfu meets Italy in a five-days fest, showing one country to another, its traditions and culture. With Italy we have enough in common as countries. This year we will be able to share them in an enormous celebration, a celebration of gastronomy, civilization, culture and know-how!



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Topic Topic: Quizzes
Forum: The Kafeneon
davyboy

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Posted: 16 Jan 2016 at 12:26pm
Here are the answers i have of the Quiz.
1.   Nice            Ermones
2.   Argo            Benitses
3.   Foros           Old Perithia
4.   Stylia           Karousades
5.   Tragos         Kassiopi
6.   Easy Busy     Agios Georgios N
7.   Face            Kavos
8.   Old Tree       Ipsos
9.   Fuego          Acharavi
10. Ammos        Arillas
11. Vitamins       Nissaki
12. Akamatra     Corfu Town
13. O2               Gouvia
14. Barcode?       Lefkimmi
15. Aigli             Argos (The spoiler)
16. Tram?           Corfu town
17. Pyramid         St. Spiridon
18. Nerieds          Paleokastritsa
19. Arjee Bhajee   Kritika
20. Levanda         Kassiopi.

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Topic Topic: Quizzes
Forum: The Kafeneon
davyboy

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Posted: 14 Jan 2016 at 7:04pm
Good.
2= /Benitses 10 =Arillas Just need.

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Topic Topic: Quizzes
Forum: The Kafeneon
Elliemay

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Posted: 14 Jan 2016 at 5:19pm
1.   Nice?
2.   Argo            Gouvia/Benitses
3.   Foros           Old Perithia
4.   Stylia           Karousades
5.   Tragos         Kassiopi
6.   Easy Busy?
7.   Face            Sidari
8.   Old Tree?
9.   Fuego          Acharavi
10. Ammos        Arillas/Agios Georgios North
11. Vitamins       Nissaki
12. Akamatra     Corfu Town
13. O2               Gouvia
14. Barcode?
15. Aegli             Corfu Town
16. Tram?
17. Pyramid         St. Spiridon
18. Nerieds          Paleokastritsa
19. Arjee Bhajee   Kavos
20. Levanda         Kassiopi



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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2015
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 09 Oct 2015 at 8:56pm
10/10/15 Beer festival in Arillas for just one day. CANCELLED. Adverse weather.
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Topic Topic: KTEL Bus Information/North Corfu
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 30 Aug 2015 at 12:32pm
GREAT NEWS,
For those of you who use public transport the extra service extending the KTEL service from Agios Stefanos(Avliotes) to Arillas and Ag.Georgios(Pagi) opens up lots of possibilities. It means those catching the bus in Kassiopi travelling through Roda and Acharavi can now change buses in Sidari and go to any of those places. Those staying in Ag Georgios and all other resorts on the way can travel all the way through to Kassiopi by changing in Sidari.. I hope they have success with this as it opens up independent travelling for those who want to use local transport more extensively. The times should be up on your bus stops along this route.
ROUTE..Kassiopi Acharavi Roda Sidari (CHANGE) Ag Stefanos (Avliotes) Arillas Ag Georgios(Pagi)

Thanks to Jeni from Jeni's Cafe in Sidari for the information.

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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2015
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 22 Aug 2015 at 12:34pm
05/09/15 Arillas wine festival.


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Topic Topic: Corfu Bliss
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
vatfall

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Posted: 14 Aug 2015 at 7:18pm
Can anyone who has visited any of the "bliss" sites explain why the virtual tour and photo gallery are the same for Arillas and Agios Stephanos. I am confused as I am unfamiliar with these resorts but was considering this side of the island for next year.SmileSmile


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Topic Topic: Corfu Town Photos
Forum: Corfu Town
carolox

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Posted: 10 Aug 2015 at 11:37am
Got back yesterday from Arillas and San Stephanos, spent the last day and night in Corfu Town and what a good idea!
We usually only visit for a day or an evening boat trip, but what a difference to actually stay there.
I booked a lovely "elegant room" (as described by the host Renee, on the Airbb website) in her house overlooking the windmill at Anemomylos bay.
What a lovely place to swim from with the locals, there are steps down to the water, great eating places and 5 minute walk to Mon Repos and other Archeological sites and churches...oh and a monastry. Even had cocktails in the evening on the rooftop terrace of Cavalieri Hotel listening to a Brass Band down below.
I would definitely go on a weekend break there, or as Jan said, stay and bus out to other resorts if you want a beach day out.

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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2015
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 12:58am
07/10/15 - 11/10/15 Corfu Beer Festival in Arillas. Corfu meets Italy.(CANCELLED)

Taken from their facebook page.

Due to the unpredictable political and economic conditions prevailing lately in our country, we want to with regret to inform you that it is not possible to carry out both the preparation that the execution of this edition of the Corfu Beer Festival 2015-' Corfu meets Italy ''.
We would like to thank the participants and visitors for their understanding and renew, with everyone, our date for October 2016 with the neighbors Italians and not only!
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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2015
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 27 Jul 2015 at 6:35pm
01/08/15 and 02/08/15. Antamoma Festival in Arillas. (From Arillas. com)

On Saturday the 1st of  August 2015

Traditional folklore music and dancing festival

With the local music band “Feakes”

 

The Antamoma Festival is a gathering of the local people of Arillas with the Greek expatriots who live abroad and are curently in Arillas for their home visit.
Every year there we invite some guest stars from other parts of Greece that will show us their customs and folklore dancing.

 

 

 

This year on Sunday the 2nd of August we are going to have a representation of a Corfiot and mainland Greece wedding as it was many many years ago....

 

Everyone is welcome to be a part of this local festival for free!


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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2015
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 23 Jul 2015 at 3:02pm
01/08/15 Sardine Festival at Pentati.
08/08/15 Varkarola Festival in Paleokastritsa. Celebrates the miracle of St. Spyridon. 
23/08/15 Corfu Dance Festival in Arillas, held 23-28th August 2015.
23/08/15 Festival of Virgin Odigitrias in Pentati.

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Topic Topic: Nudist Beach Recommendations
Forum: Acharavi and Saint Spiridon
corfu connie

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Posted: 04 Jul 2015 at 10:09am
Hi all, overnight stay in Arillas, wonderful place to relax with a nice clean sandy beach, very friendly. Off to San Stefanos, hope its as nice..connie xx
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Topic Topic: Sky News Corfu
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
davyboy

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Posted: 30 Jun 2015 at 12:12pm
A report on Corfu is being repeated this morning that paints a different picture, includes a interview with a Arillas restaurant owner

http://news.sky.com/video/1510527/greek-debt-crisis-what-crisis
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Topic Topic: Nearest Sandy Beach
Forum: Kassiopi
Elliemay

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Posted: 17 Jun 2015 at 9:11pm
You also have St Spyridon sandy beach on the North East coast. On the NW you have Arillas, Agios Georgios  (Pagi), Agios Stephanos which are all sandy beaches.
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Topic Topic: Nearest Sandy Beach
Forum: Kassiopi
sue avrio

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Posted: 17 Jun 2015 at 10:14am
What about Arillas. You do not have to go via the mountain roads but follow the Coast.
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Topic Topic: Help!! Which Resort To Choose?
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Alliematt

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Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 4:30pm
Thank you for your help, I have not looked at Arillas at all!  I shall check it out now. I admit I have been looking at places that are about 30 minutes from the airport due so as not to have too much of a transfer cost and time! Thank you again.



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Topic Topic: Help!! Which Resort To Choose?
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 4:22pm
I would suggest looking at Arillas, Roda, St. George NW (Pagi), San Stephanos NW. All are family orientated and quiet, but you can find busier bars. Sorry but really only know the NW, sure others here can recommend others. Arillas really fits your bill but I am biased as I love it there.
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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2015
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 09 May 2015 at 12:24pm
The Ascension Festival in Arillas 21st May 2015.

http://arillas.com/festival



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Topic Topic: Where To Go?
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
EllenW88

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Posted: 28 Apr 2015 at 11:21pm
My personal favourite drive around that we did was starting in San Stefanos for breakfast, Arillas, Afionas, Ag Georgios and finish up in Paleokastritsa for lunch. Have a walk up to the Monastery and visit the aquarium. 

Old Perithia is lovely too and good for a quiet bite to eat.

The beach is Dassia is lovely.

Lunch in Agni Bay is another favourite but the drive down to the beach is pretty steep, well worth it though!

Some of my favourite days have been just jumping in the car with a map, choosing left or right and away we go :)

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Topic Topic: October
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Ray & Sally

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Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 2:57pm
You could try the Arillas beer festival which is being held from the 7th to 11th, although we've not yet been ourselves, we have been told it's a lot of fun for everyone.
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Topic Topic: Where To Go?
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Dennis

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Posted: 16 Apr 2015 at 1:49am
Over 20 years to Corfu and not ventured around, WOW what have you been missing? For an exploratory scenic drive you must drive down the west coast from Sidari via San Stefanos, Arillas, Afionas, Agios Georgios north and then over the 'top' and down to Paleokastritsa. Afionas is on the top of a headland and is a real little gem where you can sit in a friendly taverna just taking in the stunning views in 2 directions. (Park in the main street).
Up the hill from Agios Georgios is the old village of Pagi and a visit to sit outside 'Jimmy's', otherwise known as the  007 cafe, with the locals and other visitors. You have to drive through the village to park easily and then walk back.
From Pagi drive up the 'hill' (mountain) through Prinilas and on to Makrades from where you can take a diversion to visit the ancient hill fort ruins of Angelokastro situated on the top of a rock.
From Makrades drive down the winding road to Paleokastritsa with superb views all the way down.
That's one superb drive for your notebook, but I advise you to make into 2 or 3 to get the best out of it!  

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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2015
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 16 Mar 2015 at 6:58pm
Corfu Dance Festival in Arillas, August 2015.
http://www.corfudancefestival.com/
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Topic Topic: Hotel In Corfu Town
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
carolox

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Posted: 12 Mar 2015 at 11:02pm
Can anyone recommend a hotel in Corfu town that is close to the airport for our last day and night in August?
Our flight is 6am in the morning on a Sunday, so we will get the bus from San Stefanos on Saturday morning and would like somewhere to spend the day and evening before either getting a taxi at around 4am or even walking distance if it is safe that time of the morning.
My worry is somewhere too remote and the taxi doesn't turn up and there will be no-one at hand to call.
I figured this would be a better option than paying for one more night in San Stefanos then having to get a taxi from there at 3 in the morning, and I didn't want to trust Lord Travel transfers at that time either. Plus it would be nice to spend the evening in Corfu Town as this year we are in Arillas and San Stefanos so won't be visiting Corfu Town as the bus service isn't great from there.
Looking forward to some suggestions.

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Topic Topic: Arillas Update
Forum: Arillas
caroloxford

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Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 8:13pm
Booked flights today after thinking I would never get a good price this late on, usually book when they are released in September time. For some reason clicking on the link to Monarch via the skyscanner website the price was £207 with Norwegian, opposed to £285 on the Norwegian website???
Arrive 25th July staying at Vavilas fishing huts this time, my fave taverna in Arillas. The studios look fabulous with a stunning garden and pool.
Then over the hill to Angela apartments (our 4th time)
So glad it's done now,don't have to think about it anymore 😁
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Topic Topic: Walks Around Sidari
Forum: Sidari
carolox

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Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 11:40am
I thoroughly recommend the Lance Chiltern walking guide, you can buy it online from Merengo publications. I have done some great walks both from Arillas and San Stefanas using the map and written instructions.
Another good walk is the Arillas trail taking you inland through the olive groves and onto the villages of Magoulades and Kavadades (depending on how lost you get as I did doing it alone!)

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Posted: 09 Mar 2015 at 2:33pm

We love to walk when we stay in Sidari, we walk to Avliotes, San Stephanos and this year we want to walk from San Stephanos to Arillas. Any tips and directions appreciated, also is there anywhere to walk from Bavias area inland? Cheers all happy holidays x


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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2015
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 11:00am
12/02/15 Tsiknopemti (Smoke Thursday). Traditionally the last day to eat meat before Easter Sunday.
25/03/15 Greek Independence Day/Greek Orthodox Annunciation Celebration.   
23/02/15 Katheri Theftera (Clean Monday). First day of Lent with traditional picnics and kite flying.
01/05/15 May Day/Labour Day. Celebration of Spring/Celebration of workers. Panegyris in many villages.
20/05/15 Panegyri/Festival Agios Martinos.
21/05/15 Ascension Festival in Arillas. Tradiitional dancing, food and local beers.
21/05/15 Panegyri/Festival in Nymfes, Loustri, Gimari possibly many more as this is a major celebration. 
24/05/15 Panegyri/Festival in Kato Korakiana. Churchyard of St. Helens Church.
31/05/15 Traditional dance display. Acharavi in Town Hall Square.
01/06/15 Panegyri/Festival in Linia.
14/06/15 Panegyri/Festival in Rachtades.
23/06/15 St. John's Eve (Klidonas) Fire jumping in many villages.
01/07/15 Panegyri/Festivals in Avliotes, Kanoni, Garitsa.
02/07/15 Panegyri/Festival in Petriti.
07/07/15 Panegyri/Festival in Peroulades.
08/07/15 Panegyri/Festival in Kavos.
11/07/15 Traditional Greek dancing festival. Pelekas.
11/07/15 Megalo panegyri in Acharavi.
17/07/15 International Folk Dance Meeting. Corfu Town Square.
17/07/15 Festival of Agia Marina (patron Saint of Benitses) in Benitses.
17/07/15 Panegyri in Gazakita.                  
18/07/15 International Folk Dance Meeting. Sinies.
25/07/15 Pie festival in Gimari.
26/07/15 Panegyi/Festival in Vraganiotika, Neochoraki Lafki, Loustres and Velonades.
27/07/15 Panegyri/Festival in Vitalades and Kato Garouna.
01/08/15 Sardine Festival at Pentati. Panegyri/Festial in Moraitika.
01/08/15 and 02/08/15 Panegyri/Festival Roda/Acharavi. Main road near BP garage.
01/08/15 and 02/08/15. Antamoma Festival in Arillas.
01/08/15 Meeting of traditional dance groups in Kassiopi.
06/08/15 Panegyri/Festival in Makrades.
07/08/15 St. Spyridon/Perithia varkarola.
08/08/15 Varkarola Festival in Paleokastritsa. Celebrates the miracle of St. Spyridon/Odysseus. 
08/08/15 Panegryri/Festival in Marathias.
09/08/15 Varkarola and choir meeting in Kassiopi.
10/08/15 Panegyri/Festival in Strongili South.
11/08/15 St. Spyridons day. Procession in Corfu Town.
15/08/15 Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Church processions, panegyris in many villages.
16/08/15 Panegyri/Festival in Kavadades.
17/08/15 Sardine Festival in Benitses.
22/08/15 Panegyri/Festival in Linea.
23/08/15 Corfu Dance Festival in Arillas, held 23-28th August 2015.
26/08/15 Wine festival in Gouvia.
23/08/15 Festival of Virgin Odigitrias in Pentati.
04/09/15 Festival/Panegyri in Platonas.
05/09/15 Arillas wine festival.
05/09/15 Loustri pie festival.
05/09/15 Festival/Panegyri Vraganiotika.
12/09/15 Kavadades wine festival.
13/09/15 Kassiopi wine festival.
24/09/15 Monastery of St. John, Agios Ioannis, Karousades. Entertainment and games by CREART.
25/09/15 Monastery of St. John, Agios Ioannis, Karousades. Karousades Philharmonic Orchestra.
26/09/15 Monastery of St. John, Agios Ioannis, Karousades. Panegyri/Festival.
26/09/15 Festival/Panegyri in Myrtiotissa.
07/10/15 - 10/10/15 Corfu Beer Festival in Arillas. Corfu meets Italy.(CANCELLED)
10/10/15 Beer festival in Arillas for just one day. CANCELLED. Adverse weather.

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Forum: Paxos
Elliemay

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Posted: 01 Dec 2014 at 5:06pm
Must take some pictures of Sidari, Arillas and Acharavi soon just to show folks what we keep telling them Bob. x
 

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Topic Topic: Mythos And Fix
Forum: The Kafeneon
Elliemay

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Posted: 24 Nov 2014 at 5:42pm
Definitely the beer. We use the water here all the time and are local to Arillas.
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Forum: Sidari
flynnmo

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Posted: 26 Oct 2014 at 6:00pm
Hi. No real reason for posting other than I was feeling a wee bit sorry for Sidari. It's had no visitors for over a fortnight! Poor Sidari. It's the place that started our love affair with Corfu in 1988/89. Still love the place. Sure it's changed a lot and become more built up (although the monstrosity on the hillside HAS started to blend in), but the people remain the same kind, generous people we became friends with all those years ago and are still friends with. Some people are put off by stories about "the strip", which is actually only about 50 metres at the far end of the main street, believe me - Vegas it ain't! There's absolutely no reason to set foot on "the strip" if you don't want to - we don't. There are more than enough quiet little bars/tavernas/restaurants where you can while away an evening. Alcohol has certainly increased in price, but that's because of massive tax increases. The cost of eating out has barely changed in the last 5 years. Lovely walks. It's nice and flat for wheelchairs and buggies. Taxis are cheap and plentiful if you want to go a little further afield - Avliotes/Peroulades/Sunset  Beach/Velonades/Magoulades/Arillas/San Stefanos NW are all nearby. All tastes in food are catered for Greek/English/Chinese/Mexican/Italian/Indian etc. If you DO want entertainment, then "the strip" is there, with tribute acts/bingo/pub quizzes/live music etc. Move out in any direction from the centre and you discover little hidden gems. Truly a place with something for everyone if you take the trouble to look - and see past the hype.
Plug /rant over.      Moyra

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Topic Topic: Where To Stay 2015?
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
sue avrio

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Posted: 20 Oct 2014 at 12:00pm
Arillas or Kalami.  Kalami is a stone beach and Arillas sand. Both are family friendly quiet villages with a selection of good tavernas.
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Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
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Posted: 20 Oct 2014 at 11:45am
I would recommend Arillas or San Stefanos NW. Both are small quiet resorts with lovely sandy beaches nd nice tavernas. Good luck.    Moyra
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Topic Topic: Corfu In May
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
flynnmo

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Posted: 20 Oct 2014 at 11:37am
Wasp problem usually worse August/September, should be fine in May. You could have a look at Arillas or San Stefanos N.W. Both are small resorts, with beautiful sandy beaches. Livelier Sidari is only 15 minutes away if you fancied a change. Honestly, almost anywhere you go in Corfu will have beautiful views. We've been going for 26/27 years, twice a year, and never tire of it. Still finding new places to visit. Good luck.  Moyra
P.S. Mosquitos can be a problem, but bring plenty repellant, preferably containing DEET, and hopefully you'll be fine. The fireflies are also out in May and are magical to see!!


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Elliemay

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Posted: 20 Oct 2014 at 8:58am
For peaceful, has to be Arillas. x
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Topic Topic: Arillas Update
Forum: Arillas
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Posted: 12 Oct 2014 at 10:12pm
Had our very first visit to Arillas last month after years of stopping in San Stef. We have to say that we were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed it.
The apartments we stopped in, Rainbow Complex, were just what we wanted. Very clean, functional, quiet and brilliant hosts and fellow guests. We ate out somewhere different on each of our 7 nights and had food ranging from excellent to exceptional. 
Would we stay there again?
Yes because we now know what everyone else sees in Arillas

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Topic Topic: Corfu Beer And Gastronomy Festival 2014
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
chipster

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Posted: 08 Oct 2014 at 10:46am

FREE WIFI AT THE CORFU BEER FESTIVAL

 

There will be free wifi at the Corfu Beer Festival for those of you who want to share photos and messages with your friends and family abroad. 

 

Look out for the webcam too – footage will be filmed / streamed – so make sure you wave and say hello!

 

The festival starts tonight!  Specially brewed beers from the UK and a range of Corfu-Beers will be on sale during the festival alongside great food and entertainment from Corfu and the UK!

 

Dates:   Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th October

Time:     6.00 pm – until late

Venue:  Corfu-Beer Microbrewery, Arillas, Corfu

See the full programme on Corfu Beer Festival 2014 Programme

 

www.corfubeerfest.gr

 


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Topic Topic: Corfu Beer And Gastronomy Festival 2014
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
chipster

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Posted: 06 Oct 2014 at 9:43am

COACHES TO THE CORFU BEER FESTIVAL THIS WEEK

Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th October 2014

 

Coaches will be available to and from the beer festival every evening this week in Arillas. 

 

Sidari:

Book your ticket (€5 return) and find out timings and availability at the Vlasseros Travel office in Sidari (main strip)

 

Corfu Town:

6.pm from the Old Fortress in Corfu Town with Travel Co

€6 return – pay on the bus (€3 if you do not want the return journey and prefer to get a taxi or alternative arrangements from the festival) - Return will be in line with the entertainment schedule (returning between midnight and 1.00 pm)

 

Car Parking:

There are several car parking areas set up near the festival grounds with a regular shuttle service from the parking points for you – look out for signage when you arrive nearby.

 

Need more information?  Email us on info(at)corfubeerfest.gr

For more programme and entertainment information – go to www.corfubeerfest.gr

 


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Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
chipster

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Posted: 30 Sep 2014 at 5:27pm

FREE ENTRY TO CORFU BEER FESTIVAL NEXT WEEK (CORFU MEETS THE UK)

 

The annual Corfu Beer Festival starts next week on 8th October in Arillas and is free to enter.  Specially brewed beers from the UK and a range of Corfu-Beers will be on sale during the festival alongside some great food.

 

Wednesday 8th starts the five-day entertainment programme with some great dancing from Greece and the UK (including the Hammersmith Morris Men dancers and Celtic Storm).  The first night kicks off an amazing “feature band” schedule for the festival with the Mojo Bunch Blues Band  (a new band from Corfu with a varied mix of day-time jobs and careers including marketing, pharmacy and farming who formed their group through a love of blues and rock music, feeling the need to do something different).  

 

Dates:   Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th October

Time:     6.00 pm – until late

Venue:  Corfu-Beer Microbrewery, Arillas, Corfu

See the full programme on Corfu Beer Festival 2014 Programme

 

Sign up for our newsletter by emailing us on info(at)corfubeerfest.gr or following the link on www.corfubeerfest.gr

 


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Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
chipster

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Posted: 26 Sep 2014 at 5:14pm

RUNNING RACE ALONGSIDE CORFU MEETS THE UK BEER FESTIVAL

 

Why not join in the fun and take part in a running race on Saturday 11th October alongside this year’s beer festival?  It starts at 1800 and after you will be able to join the festival for some well-deserved beers, food and entertainment!

 

Entry is free and open to all adults.  The 5,000 metre (5 km) race is organised by IA Archilochos, part of the Arillas Cultural Association who are the main sponsors of the Corfu Beer Festival. 

 

In addition, children will be able to enter a 1,000 metre (1 km) race (free entry).

 

Enter now by emailing info(at)archilochos-runners.gr or call for more information on 6955240630 and 6977426457 - you can still enter up until 1740 on Saturday 11th at the Secretariat Race point. 

 

Remember:  Saturday 11th October after the races, feature band and entertainment that evening include Celtic Storm dancers from Northern Ireland and George Gakis & The Troublemakers !

 

Sign up for our newsletter by emailing us on info(at)corfubeerfest.gr or following the link on www.corfubeerfest.gr

 

 


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Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
chipster

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Posted: 19 Sep 2014 at 5:26pm

BEERS ARE BEING BREWED AT CORFU-BEER MICROBREWERY FOR THE FESTIVAL

 

Along with some specials from Corfu-Beer, you will be able to sample “Welsh Pride” from Conwy Brewery, a classic example of a traditional British bitter using UK Challenger & Goldings hops.  The Little Beer Corporation of England will offer “Little Slow”, a lager with a biscuit clean taste, a refreshing beer to suit the sunshine here in Corfu!

 

Kelburn Brewing Company of Scotland started brewing their “Cart Blanche” here last week, a golden full bodied ale with a touch of wheat and a wonderfully dry aftertaste.  Everards Brewery of England was also at the brewery in Arillas last week to start their “Regimental IPA”, an India Pale Ale.

 

Galway Bay Brewery of Ireland will be serving a variation of their Porter Recipe - Stormy Port.

 

The newsletter will keep you informed about the festival and what’s happening.  Sign up now by emailing us on info(at)corfubeerfest.gr or following the link on www.corfubeerfest.gr

 

 


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Topic Topic: Change Of Destination
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 15 Sep 2014 at 5:47pm
Arillas is a definite, also Roda and Acharavi are quite flat too.
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Don51

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Posted: 15 Sep 2014 at 4:43pm
My wife and I have holidayed on Corfu at least twice a year for 16 years. We have always stayed in San Stefanos NW. 
Unfortunately I have quite serious health issues and struggle with any inclines. We have considered Arillas to the point of having a good look round and speaking to friends who are Arillas regulars. Sounds and looks great. 
Where else would be suitably flat, quiet and have good food available?


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chipster

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Posted: 12 Sep 2014 at 4:32pm

 

 

 Graham (Everards Brewery of England) and Claudio of Corfu-Beer ensure everything is correct and all systems are go!

 

Beer brewing at its best at the Corfu Beer Microbrewery this week

 

Brewing started this week with some guest brewers from the UK visiting Arillas to ensure quantities and mixes were perfect!  Brewing has started and will be overseen during the coming weeks by Claudio Mouzakitis, Head Brewer and Director of Corfu-Beer. 

 

All beers from the UK and Ireland will be sold by the brewers themselves at the Corfu Beer Festival in a few weeks – save the date to come along and sample a fantastic range of beers and ales in one place!  8th – 12th October!

 

The newsletter will keep you informed about the festival and what’s happening.  Sign up now by emailing us on info(at)corfubeerfest.gr or following the link on www.corfubeerfest.gr

 


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Topic Topic: Resorts
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
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Posted: 08 Sep 2014 at 9:11am
Arillas every time, similar to Agios Gordios, possibly a little quieter and so so beautiful.
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Posted: 05 Sep 2014 at 6:31pm

 

Spiros and Sofia Kaloudis from Corfu-Beer meet with Kelburn Brewery, with the President of the local municipality (Angeliki Kaloudi)

 

The Kelburn Brewing Company (Scotland) and Everards Brewery (England) are in Corfu

 

This week Corfu-Beer has welcomed Andy and Mark from The Kelburn Brewing Company of Scotland and Graham from Everards Brewery of England to the microbrewery in Arillas.  Tomorrow (Saturday 6th September) both brewers will be at the brewery meeting with tourists who are taking part in the weekly tour.  Everards start brewing their beer tomorrow and Kelburn on Monday 8th – all in time for the Corfu Beer Festival next month.

 

At the festival we will see beers from The Little Beer Corporation (England), The Kelburn Brewing Company (Scotland), Conwy Brewery (Wales), Everards Brewery (England) and The Galway Bay Brewery (Ireland). 

 

The newsletter will keep you informed about the festival and what’s happening.  Sign up now by emailing us on info(at)corfubeerfest.gr or following the link on www.corfubeerfest.gr

 

 


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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2013/14
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
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Posted: 30 Aug 2014 at 2:25pm
Wine festival in Arillas Saturday 6th September 2014


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Topic Topic: Bye Bye Shane & Sandra
Forum: Agios (Saint) Stephanos (NW)
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Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 11:20pm
This is copied and pasted from elsewhere and was originally published on behalf of Shane & Sandra.

"An earlier than usual update on this gloriously hot and sunny day.

Some of you will have already seen the following on facebook, but Shane from Zest for Life has also asked me to write it on here, so as many people as possible can be told his and Sandra's news.

So, in his own words;

'After 7 happy and successful years of running 'Zest For Life' juice bar, Sandra and and Shane have decided to 'hang up our aprons' and retire!
As our future plans include travelling Australia in a caravan, decorating our present home for sale and scaling down to a smaller property...after peeling thousands of oranges and buttering loads of baguettes, and baking countless batches of scones and home made cakes...and engaging in many friendly conversations and good natured banter about cricket and rugby, it's time to say Goodbye!

Of the hundreds of loyal customers and friends we have made, we will take away many fond memories and will cherish forever our San Stefanos days.'

I spent an hour or so chatting to Shane and Sandra yesterday afternoon over a frappe, and they are very excited about this next chapter in their lives. The travelling is something they have wanted to do for a while, and now is the right time for them to do it!

They were 2 of the first people we met here. When we came on holiday to Arillas in 2011, one day we walked across the headland and arrived at the juice bar gasping for a drink. During that holiday, and our subsequent trip that September, we had many a coffee at the juice bar, and told them of our plans to live here. They'd probably heard this dream many times before, and humoured us! When we actually pitched up in 2013, they were, and always have been incredibly supportive, and we will miss them lots when they go, but at the same time are happy for them to be moving on to pursuing one of their own dreams!

I would also like to say, on behalf of Kerry and Nikos, that this does NOT mean that Ozzy Oil is closing too...although they now spend the Winters in Oz, they will be back here in San Stef as normal next year.Cry
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Forum: Acharavi and Saint Spiridon
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Posted: 21 Aug 2014 at 4:47pm

So, we returned from our 2 week break in Acharavi last week and I’ve just about recovered enough to get round to

posting this little ditty. It was quite difficult this year as our youngest daughter, Seren, has decided to go from crawling to running. No in between, so keeping an eye on her was a challenge!

Firstly, we have now been to Corfu every year since 1996 (bar one) and to a certain extent you wonder if it will be your last (will you still find the place interesting, things to do etc), and I can confirm that we left the island with heavy hearts and a feeling that we couldn’t wait for our next visit!

We hired a car from the airport as per usual, and so we were able to explore areas of the island (I couldn’t sit by a beach/pool all day).

So, a few of the places we visited are below (apologies for spelling):

Kalamaki beach (great for the kids)

Roda

Arillas

Agios Stephonas

Krini

Paleo

Gouvia

Ipsos

Ropa Valley

Corfu Town

Kassiopi

New Perithia

Doukades

Barbati

Hydropolis

Plus a few days by the pool and on Acharavi beach

 

Now my favourite bit of the holiday is always meal times!

We had some truly amazing meals and I have included a few below:

Three Brothers Astakeria – What a find this place is. All fresh and amazing fish. Very reasonable prices too. Run by twin brothers with their mother cooking. Very small menu, but I would recommend simply taking whatever special dishes they have prepared that day. We had grilled sardines, zucchini, and shark with red wine sauce. It was heaven!

To Kyma Kassiopi – Been meaning to try this place for a couple of years. It oozes class

and the food and service were top notch. Beautiful setting too.

Binilikia Acharavi – Went for the Greek night on the Friday. Great entertainment, hospitality

and the food was fantastic. Ordered too much! Was that good we did the Greek night twice!

Alegria Acharavi – A great new place in the town. Such a selection of varied dishes, really fresh

and great value.

Immerolia Taverna – We lunched here one day and ordered a few starters to share between

us all. Great views, brilliant food, and efficient service.

Faros Acharavi – Great location on the beach and a cracking meze was shared by all. Very friendly hosts too.

Woodys Acharavi – Have to admit to being a snob about this place for a few years. However, my wife convinced me to eat here a few years back and I was wrong! Again, really good location, very friendly hosts, and I would recommend the lamb kleftiko.

Roda Park – Always a friendly welcome in such a busy place and massive menu. We ordered the fish platter for two which was huge and good value for money. My only small gripe is that it’s that busy you do feel rushed at times. Really nice food though.

Gelatis New Perithia – Amazing value, with free pita bread and dip starters, free water and a complimentary ice cream to finish with. We always order lots of starters here, a salad and some chicken souvlaki. The hosts are always welcoming and have time for you. It really is a joy to go back here year on year.

And of course we dined at various grill rooms in Acharavi too. Still can’t believe the quality of food you get from these places for such a low price!

We also had quite a few croissants and coffees in the bakery over the road from the Adonis. What friendly people they are and we even ordered our daughter’s birthday cake from there which was delicious. A great place to people watch too if you are nosey.

 

As for drinks out, well we always love our time in the Orpheus and Lakis and his family are great hosts. The Adonis was great for an early/late drink. The Mythos bar was very laid back and a very friendly host. But, my find of the holiday and great place to have a chilled out tipple was Jon Banos new bar “the Boathouse” in Roda. He’s obviously spent a lot of time, effort and money on this place and he’s got it just right. Really nice place to just sit back and take in the views of Albania, Acharavi, and St Spyridon and listen to the waves.

 

Also, great to catch up with friends. Claire, Sian, Paul, Rod, Jon, Jo, Lenni, Lakis, Zac, Sid and Jan.

 

Anyway, I won’t bore you anymore, suffice to say that we will be booking up again for next year, and can’t wait!


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Posted: 15 Aug 2014 at 9:45pm

Corfu-Beer Microbrewery

Half Hour Tours of the Only Real Ale Producing Brewery in Greece

Corfu-Beer is a microbrewery based in Arillas and is Greece’s only real ale producing brewery.  Beers from the UK for the Corfu Beer Festival will be produced at the microbrewery and Claudio Mouzakitis, Head Brewer and Director of Corfu-Beer, will be in charge of the production who was also responsible for the creation of the unique Corfu-Beer special, ‘Koroibos Ale’, exclusively produced for the London Olympic Games in 2012. 

 

The festival will take place at the Corfu-Beer grounds this October so why not come early and take a tour of the brewery!  Half hour tours will be available between 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm (8th-12th October) - Places / time must be reserved by emailing info(at)corfubeerfest.gr

 

Reserve your place now - Free although a small donation for the guide is appreciated at end of tour


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Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
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Posted: 29 Jul 2014 at 4:45am
Arillas Andamoma Festival on Saturday 2nd August and Sunday 3rd August 2014. Looks very interesting.

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Topic Topic: Trip Report June 2014 - The Belvedere
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Nardine

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Posted: 21 Jul 2014 at 8:23am
Oh with a café underneath? I know the one.
Think we're going to try Arillas, Kassiopi or Roda for our September hol, but you never know, if a ridiculous deal comes up we'll go again!
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Posted: 02 Jul 2014 at 6:39pm
Have you considered Arillas? Kalami will always be first choice but really liked it when I visited and seemed to have a very similar feel. Sorry can't help with accommodation and appreciate very last minute but may be worthwhile looking.
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Posted: 27 Jun 2014 at 12:59pm
Some years ago Effee (spelling?) who used to work in the A and A left to run a taverna with her husband in San Stephanos (NW) or Arillas. We are arriving next week for our bi-annual Kalami fix and would love to pop over and see them. Any one know which taverna? Many thanks 
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Posted: 27 Jun 2014 at 7:04am

 

CORFU MEETS THE UK        Wednesday 8th-Sunday 12th October 2014

Additional guest brewer confirmed for the Corfu Beer Festival - Conwy Brewery from Wales has confirmed their participation and will produce their beer for the festival this October alongside four other guest brewers from the UK. Also taking part is The Little Beer Corporation (England), The Kelburn Brewing Company (Scotland), Everards Brewery (England) and The Galway Bay Brewery (Ireland).

Conwy Brewery produce a range of cask & bottle conditioned ales suitable for all tastes & occasions and use soft water from the mountains of Snowdonia, malts from Bairds' of Lincolnshire & hops from around the world.

The beers will be produced at the Corfu-Beer microbrewery in Arillas, Corfu and Claudio Mouzakitis, Head Brewer and Director of Corfu-Beer, will be in charge of the production.  He has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the industry and was responsible for the creation of the unique Corfu-Beer special, ‘Koroibos Ale’, exclusively produced for the London Olympic Games in 2012. Claudio said “This is an enormous privilege to work alongside fellow brewers from the UK and to be entrusted with their production at our microbrewery.  We are excited about this joint venture and will ensure that the standards of the UK brewers are upheld”.

More information can be found on www.corfubeerfest.gr

We will be sending out regular newsletter updates so stay informed and let us know if you have other friends who should be included in our mailings by contacting Sofia Kaloudi on sofiakal(at)corfubeer.com

Sign up now for more information about the festival, special offers and pre-festival launch events on facebook.com/corfubeerfestival

To find out more, or to talk to us about sponsorship, contact us on info(at)corfubeerfest.gr or 0030 6976 894095



 

 



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Topic Topic: Trip Report June 2014 - The Belvedere
Forum: Paleokastritsa
Nardine

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Posted: 26 Jun 2014 at 8:37am
Hi guys
I promise to try to make this quick! First timers, please feel free to question me further on anything you'd like more info on.
Good bits first:
Flight perfect. Long wait for cases. Transfer OK, bit longer than expected due to other drop offs.
Different rooms to last time. Spent first night pretty much at the Belvedere pool bar, quick side trip to Petrino's and back for dinner in The Belvedere restaurant. Food & service were really good.

Tuesday was a dull rainy day on & off, so we mooched around shops, went to the Aquarium which was small but worth the 6 euro, you could pet a rock python if you wanted to. You can pay an extra 6 euro to have a trip on a glass bottomed boat. Ate at Nausika (I think???.. It was Greek night). You have to try Grandmama's lamb here.

Wednesday started nice & clear, went to the beach for a few hours until it went dull then back for a siesta. Went to La Grotta for La expensive beer and Spiros for dinner, although its popular for the BBQ I had mousakka which was lovely, had prawn saganaki starter, wasn't quite what I'd expected but everyones recipe is different in Corfu.

Thursday spent the day on the beach at The Poseidon, great on the beach service and surprisingly good prices. Really liked this place. In the evening we took the organised trip to Corfu town, got me a lovely 'Prada' bag and discovered Rosie's bakery - well I presume that's what it's called, fantastic lady described all the baklava, and even told us the best way to eat it. Back to Paleo and Petrino's to watch the match and had a light supper plus home made cheesecake, lush! Big old thunderstorm that night.

Friday sea amazingly much calmer after the storm, hired a scooter from Spiros, got a good deal, rode over to Dassia, Ipsos, Nisakki etc, stopped at Kassiopi for icecream then on to Roda to visit a friend working at The Boathouse bar for summer. Dinner at Limani by the harbour, good food again.

Saturday more scooter adventures, rode up to Arillas, spent some time on the beach and had lunch at The Mirage hotel, lovely looking place and great location! Stopped at Georges on the way back through Lakones for raki & wine. Dinner was Nikos' BBQ at the Belvedere pool bar, was OK but feel like I missed out on a lovely taverna meal, he did top it off with a ridiculous half a watermelon/ouzo cocktail. Other half was worse the wear after that and a couple of cocktails at Me Gusta.

Sunday. Couldn't get a sunbed at Posiedon so went over to Akron for a few hours, take away gyros from O'Merkalis for lunch. Dinner at Nausika again as it's so good!

Bad bits. No hot water in apartment for 24 hours, apartments in a different spot down a tonne of steps although they look fresher and newer than the other ones they are strangely loud! All the doors are springloaded and bang shut which can be heard throughout all of the apartments, along with the scraping of the patio/balcony furniture, every tiny knock to the balcony rail, every cough, sneeze, sniff. Our friends toilet wouldn't flush all week, the maid showed them how to give it a smack before & after the flush...

Beds were hard as rock, I didn't actually sleep properly all week, then due to the echoing noise issues I couldn't get an afternoon nap either.
I spoke to Nikos & Natasha about being able to get their rooms in future, they said they'd try their best but couldn't promise as older guests with walking problems will get priority so I'm sad to say we wont be booking the Belvedere again

Errr sorry, that wasn't short was it??? 
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Topic Topic: Recommendation Please
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Posted: 18 Jun 2014 at 2:02am
Why limit the drive to 30minutes?  My place with the most 'wow' factor is Afionas village on the headland between Agios Georgios north and Arillas. Not only is it a beautiful village but there are several tavernas with stunning views, especially in my opinion Dionysos Restaurant and Porto Timoni Cafe which both look down across the turquoise waters of Agios Georgios bay as if from an eagles nest. It should take about 1 hour drive but is definitely worth it apart from seeing some nice Corfu scenery on the way.

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Topic Topic: Corfu Beer And Gastronomy Festival 2014
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Posted: 17 Jun 2014 at 8:38am

Guest Brewers at this year’s annual Corfu Beer Festival

CORFU MEETS THE UK        Wednesday 8th-Sunday 12th October 2014

 

Brewers signed up so far for the Corfu Beer Festival - Alongside the popular and local Corfu Beer, we will get to drink some other amazing beers represented by the UK this year at the Corfu Beer Festival.  Confirmed brewers taking part include the Little Beer Corporation from England, with a motto of “Live a big life, drink a little beer”, they are a Guildford based nano-brewery, focused on quality, variety and creativity.

Also taking part is the Kelburn Brewing Company from Scotland, a family run business where over 12 years their high standard of beer has won them more than 50 industry awards gaining a high reputable position in the trade.

We will also have the chance to taste the beers from The Galway Bay Brewery of Ireland who believe in full-on flavours in their beers, producing small batches of beers using carefully selected hops to make a tasty brew with a punch!

Everards Brewery from England, an independent family brewery owning over 170 pubs in the UK where they stock their award-winning ales, will also showcase their beers.

Of course visitors to the festival don’t want the chance to miss out on drinking the Corfu beer!  Corfu-Beer is a microbrewery based in Arillas and is Greece’s only real ale producing brewery.  The festival itself will take place at the Corfu-Beer grounds this October. 

More information can be found on www.corfubeerfest.gr


We will be sending out regular newsletter updates so stay informed and let us know if you have other friends who should be included in our mailings by contacting Sofia Kaloudi on sofiakal(at)corfubeer.com

Sign up now for more information about the festival, special offers and pre-festival launch events on facebook.com/corfubeerfestival

To find out more, or to talk to us about sponsorship, contact us on info(at)corfubeer.com or 0030 6976894095



 


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Topic Topic: Always Beautiful!
Forum: Agios Georgios
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Posted: 28 May 2014 at 12:36pm
Just back from Agios Georgios North, which is still as lovely as ever in my humble opinion. Dined for lunch at our new favourite, Dionysus in Afionas - different and a bit more upmarket, stunning location and views, with excellent and often surprising food. Also love Nausica (AG) for tasty home cooked food and good conversation with Arsenus, the owner. For lunch, sometimes downstairs at Maria's Shack, his daughter's place. Ta Dixtia (AG) for friendly service from George and Theo, and good fayre right on the beach.

Wildlife was wonderful, even saw a fox for the first time in Corfu along with fireflies, Jays, Goldfinch, Honey buzzards, Green lizards, "Disney" frogs (!), tadpoles, and beautiful emerald green damselflies with black wings. We have swallows nesting on our balconies again that never cease to entertain us with their nattering and relentless hard work. Woodchat shrikes in the garden too.  The bay was stunning, and never ceases to fill up my senses with sights and smells, tastes and obviously the wonderful warmth of the sun.  

Do visit Agios Georgios North if you need relaxation, recharging, and love nature and good food. With Arillas just along the next bay for a bit more shopping choice, more excellent tavernas and a few bars if you like, you cannot go wrong.

Jane

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Charlieos07

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Posted: 26 May 2014 at 1:51pm
Came to Arillas 2 years ago and thought we had made a big mistake. The village had suffered a 3 day storm and the beach was covered completely in sea weed. Along the beach front most of the lights were out and there were a number of broken benches facing out to sea. We soon found the charm and beauty of the place and people and are now hooked.

Fast forward to May 2014 and the sea front has been spruced up with new stone benches, wooden benches, steps and wide paved ramp to the beach. Stone flower beds have been created along the sea front with new paved and decked areas and to cap it all a new mermaid sitting on top of a rock plinth was unveiled last week. Well done to Arillas for making your resort such a pleasure to visit.

Eating out is a treat due to the varied traditional tavernas. A word of warning about the coastal path to San Stephanos. Due to erosion the path is reduced to about 2 foot width with a steep unprotected drop to the left. Better to walk along the beach and make your way up the wooden steps and then join the path as it winds away from the coastal edge.

Afionas village 45 minutes walk is a must and the views are amazing. We are just so pleased that we found Arillas after many years visiting the north east Coast. Can't wait to return later in the year.

ps. your money goes further here than on the north east Coast which has become somewhat expensive.
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kinninviekid

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Posted: 15 May 2014 at 3:06am
Most weather reports are from the airport weather station but some are from the one in Arillas hence the different reports.


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Topic Topic: Meeting Up
Forum: Paleokastritsa
houndman

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Posted: 14 May 2014 at 2:53pm
Hi guys,

We can't make the 12th as we will be in Arillas that night and in Kassiopi the 13,14 and 15th. Back in Paleo on the 16th.
Can make 10th or 11th if you wish. Just let us know.

No Kleenex for me this year, as my team won the Scottish Championship on the last day of the season. As they say, the Dee's are back.

Kind Regards
Tom and Marion
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Topic Topic: Corfu Beer And Gastronomy Festival 2014
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
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Posted: 13 May 2014 at 6:24am

ANNUAL CORFU BEER FESTIVAL

Arillas, Corfu

Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th October 2014

“CORFU MEETS THE UK”

 

ENTERTAINMENT AT CORFU BEER FESTIVAL IN ARILLAS, CORFU

 

This year at the Corfu Beer Festival (Corfu Meets the UK) there will be live entertainment every evening from both Greece and the UK.  Celtic Storm, Ireland's leading Irish Dance troupe, will provide top class entertainment dedicated to the promotion and representation of Irish Dancing in Ireland and beyond.  The Celtic Storm Irish Dancers were established in 2004 and has become the premier Irish Dance entertainment company in Ireland. 

 

Often seen dancing around London, traditionally at the start of the season by the River Thames in Hammersmith on Boat Race Day, the Hammersmith Morris Men will show guests in Corfu the English Morris Dance, putting on their own famous stamp of good music and energetic style.

Stay informed and be included in our mailings by contacting Sofia Kaloudi on sofiakal(at)corfubeer.com

More information can be found on www.corfu-beer.com/festival

Sign up now for more information about the festival, special offers and pre-festival launch events on facebook.com/corfubeerfestival

To find out more, or to talk to us about sponsorship, contact us on info(at)corfubeerfest.com or 0030 6976894095


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Topic Topic: Resort Advice Please
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
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Posted: 12 May 2014 at 6:28am
When we stayed in a villa above Ipsos a few years ago (Spartillas) & a few times we ventured down to Ipsos/Dassia, they are both nice & plenty to do, but I thought they where a bit more expensive meals/nights out, then what it is up in the northern resorts? But like Fruityoghurt we are Sidari people, daft thing is we spend every day all day at Agios Georgeous. Elliemay is right in saying Arillas good too. But my advice northern resorts for sure
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Ray & Sally

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Posted: 10 May 2014 at 5:39am
Arillas, Arillas and Arillas every time.
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Posted: 08 May 2014 at 12:28pm
Just to put a spoke in the wheel. Take a look at Arillas. It is a lovely, laid back resort with many tavernas. My favorite place as it is so friendly with all that you could ask for. Many restaurants with a plethora of different cuisines.
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Topic Topic: Itinerary Corfu 2014
Forum: Acharavi and Saint Spiridon
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Posted: 29 Apr 2014 at 1:33am
Morning All
Returning to Acharavi 31st July 2014 and simply can't wait.
As always I have been monitoring the board and taken on people's suggestions and tips and I've put together our itinerary for our stay.
Now, I know it's a lot, and we won't get through it all but it's just a guide.
Any more suggestions/tips are much appreciated:
 

Tavernas

 

Acharavi

Faros on the beach

Odysseus – For Zorbas platter

Woodys on the beach

Theritas – Old town for meze

Τα Ρεμπετικα' (The Rembetika) formally Liberty’s for fish/grill

 

Astakeria

2 Brothers

 

Almyros

Zephyros

 

Kassiopi

To Kyma

Soutsoura

Tavernaki (next to Virginias)

 

Agni

Toulas

 

Kouloura

One taverna and excellent on Sunday lunchtime

 

Kalami

Thomas’s

Dimitris (above Kalami)

 

New Perithia

Gelatis

 

Old Perithia

Foros

 

Corfu Town

Rouvas (corner opposite M&S)

Vidos island taverna

 

Garitsa Bay

Avli Taverna - Avli is one of several tavernas on the inside road at Garitsa, looking out across Garitsa Bay to the old fort.

Drive along the bay as if you are leaving town as far as Nautilus (the coffee bar with the windmills).  There is a mini roundabout there so go round it almost doubling back on yourself and take the inside road (there are gardens between the two roads).  Avli is the last taverna on the left, next to a ruined Byzantine church (marked on the Byzantine Trail map).

Another popular taverna here is Hectors.

Avli is closed on Tuesdays.

 

Roda

Roda Park

Golden Sands – on way to Mitsis (turn left at Afroditi and follow sea)

 

 

Doukades

To Steki

 

Gylfa/Nissaki

Gylfa Taverna

 

Cafes

Acharavi Bakery

Ice Cream Dream

Sunrise (uphill on right towards Sidari with awesome views)

 

Activities

Walking to Roda along the beach for beer meze

Night out in Kassiopi

Night out in Roda

Acharavi Waterpark

Snorkelling (various locations including Kaminaki and Kerasia)

Corfu Brewery (Arillas)

Visit to Corfu town by day

Visit to Vidos Island from Corfu town

Corfu town by night cruise from Kassiopi

Kalamaki Beach

Fishing trip


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Topic Topic: Paleo Studios
Forum: Paleokastritsa
Nardine

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Posted: 23 Apr 2014 at 4:18am
Couldn't pick a favourite! I especially enjoyed Nausika & Spiros, I'd say The Belvedere has the best views, a lot do set price meals, on average I'd say we spent 30 to 35 euro for 2 courses, beers & wine, I didn't think it was particularly cheap to be honest but there are price differences to be found, we just looked at the menus throughout the day as we strolled up & down the road.
Petrino's do a great cold Alpha beer for 2.50 and you can get Corfu beer (from the brewery in Arillas) at The Apollon Hotel.
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Topic Topic: Arillas Festivals
Forum: Arillas
Elliemay

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Posted: 13 Mar 2014 at 3:14am
This is from the Green Corfu.

Arillas is famous for its festivals. Especially the last 3-4 years, our festivals have been visited by ever more people, the team of locals helping out with the organization is growing and the festivals themselves are continually being upgraded. 

Here is the program for this year's festivals:

•   Analipsi (Ascension) Festival is on Thursday 29 May 2014. This festival is held up by the village church that is dedicated to the Ascension of Christ.
•   Antamoma (Get together) Festival is on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 August 2014. It is held at the central festival grounds, about 100m from the main Arillas crossing, under the olive trees. It is a chance for Arilliots living around the world to come together and usually dancing groups from other parts of Greece or abroad are invited to dance.
•   The Wine Festival is on Saturday 6 September 2014, at the central festival grounds and includes traditional wine making using old tools, barrels and a donkey. Visitors can participate. Local wine from last year is served for free all night, as long as you buy a hand-painted carafe!
•   The Corfu Beer Festival is held up by the Corfu Beer grounds for five days, between 8 and 12 October 2014. This year's theme is Corfu Meets the UK, so there will be beers, music and dancers from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as local Corfu Beer, food and entertainment.

http://greencorfu.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/arillas-festivals-2014/


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Topic Topic: Which Other Resort/Area
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 19 Feb 2014 at 12:02am
Arillas on the NW coast.
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Topic Topic: There Is More To Corfu Than Kassiopi
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Posted: 15 Feb 2014 at 1:31pm
Thanks guys thought I was being a bit of a killjoy, thank you for mentioning those other places brought back more fab memories and like you say think Kassiopi is being pushed. To be honest it is lovely but couple of days there enough for me, some amazing places, beaches, people, tavenas and sites else where on corfu.

Thanks Olympus, Westsetkker, Sue Avrio and Lily's Gran, need Kassiopi free weekend.

Moraitika is lovely. great resort and Kalami mentioned in a lot of books well worth a visit. What about Perithea new and old. Arillas and San Stef lovely. Come on guys explore and lets make the site interesting again.

Sedgi
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Topic Topic: Cost Of Living
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Posted: 12 Feb 2014 at 12:58pm
Is that Agios Georgios north - near Arillas? Lovely place, good luck and enjoy.     Moyra
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Topic Topic: Is Kassiopi For Us?
Forum: Kassiopi
Nardine

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Posted: 24 Jan 2014 at 4:03pm
Joefish - Thanks for the info re Arillas and snorkelling.
Marietot - Thank you for the ideas.
Davyboy - I didn't think Kassiopo was a mini Blackpool I was just trying to explain what we don't like, thank you for the link
Sue Avrio - I looked at Kalami last year too seemed it may be a bit too quiet, I am picky aren't I??? We're looking at mid June or mid to late September, so think it may be a bit quieter eh?
Big Alan - Thanks for the info, I'm think from everyone's descriptions we will probably like it, but I'm a miser with my holiday time, so I like to make sure I get it right, I'd be gutted if we picked the wrong place for us!
 
Thanks everyone for taking the time to answer me Thumbs Up
 

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Topic Topic: Is Kassiopi For Us?
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Elliemay

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Posted: 22 Jan 2014 at 7:38pm
Take a look at Arillas too.


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Topic Topic: Which Resort???
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Posted: 13 Jan 2014 at 8:59pm
I too love Arillas and if you want a two centre holiday there are also Ag. Steph NW and Ag. George NW which you could also walk to from Arillas if feeling really fit. Lovely coastline with sandy beaches. Agree that Villa Linakis is beautiful.
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Posted: 13 Jan 2014 at 7:36pm
Arillas is beautiful. Small, laid back and quiet. Beautiful sunsets. Check out Villa Linakis website. It is a gorgeous villa set among olive groves. Lots of pictures to give you an idea of the area. Good luck.   Moyra
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Posted: 13 Jan 2014 at 6:26pm
Kalami will always be my first recommendation but I really liked Arillas when I visited last year.
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Posted: 12 Jan 2014 at 4:15pm
Hi we like Kassiopi for the choice of tavernas, views and beaches. We have hired a villa from Agni travel called the Doctors House. Really central to the resort with 3 bedrooms and pool. No need for car. We also used to stay in Kalami but got a bit expensive in the tavernas. Depends on your budget. We have visited the west coast, also some lovely resorts there, San Stefanos seems nice and Arillas is recommended by a lot on this site. Hope this helps. Good luck, hope you find what you're looking for.


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Topic Topic: Bus To Aghios Mattheos
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
carolox

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Posted: 06 Nov 2013 at 7:58pm
Does anyone know which bus goes from Corfu Town to Aghios Mattheos, and if it carries on down to Skala or Paramonas beach.
I am thinking of booking the Pension Skala for a stay in the summer but will not have a car, will be coming from Arillas so hoping there would be a bus from the green bus station.
If anyone knows of this place is it walking distance to the village, it's difficult to tell on the maps I've looked at.
Many Thanks
Carol

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Topic Topic: Why Not Try Arillas?
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
carolox

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Posted: 03 Nov 2013 at 9:00pm
I have to agree with Eileen about Eftihia on the seafront, a lovely place to take a break from the beach.
Lovely unassuming couple who run it with the help of mother? in the kitchen.
I had lunch there most days and dinner when not having fish at Vavilas, the food is really good and good value at both of these places.
You do have to book at Vavilas as every night when we walked past, as we stay at Makris, it was full.
 
I'm going back to Arillas this summer as well, I have the bug Eileen, what did you call it the Arillias effect!
I have just arranged to stay at The Makris again booking direct with Lena, I think it's a fabulous location if you like walking. I did the Arillas Trail, but missed a turn off somewhere high up in the olive groves and ended up in Kavadades. Luckily I had a map and a kind person directed me back through some lovely tracks and scenery, avoiding the main roads.
The walk up to Afionas is also lovely with some great tavernas up there.
But all these places you could drive to Ann, so I would say stay in Arillas, you will love it Smile
 

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Posted: 02 Nov 2013 at 7:32pm
Here is a link to the latest Arillas map...
http://www.arillas.gr/map/arillas_map_pdfB.pdf

Ann, I think Ellie describes it perfectly when she says despite it being her nearest resort she hasn't been to all the restaurants in Arillas. It really does have a good choice for a resort of it's size - too many to visit in one holiday.

There are places for the 'budget' days, a good number of 'in-betweenies' and a few 'tad more expensives' for treat nights. I love them all!

If you are a fish lover you must visit Thomas's (Vavilas), but be warned you do have to book as it's very popular...and not expensive either.

Eftihia is on the seafront, but set back unassumingly and almost very shyly in it's own gardens - but don't miss it. It's a gem of a place whether for a lazy lunch, or an evening meal whilst watching the sunset. Definitely my favourite place for lunch, wine and a long lazy read of a book...there's just something about Efi's that makes you linger.

After all this talk of food I'm glad I've a stifado in the oven
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Posted: 02 Nov 2013 at 5:47pm
Here you go Ann.
A nice virtual tour for you.

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Elliemay

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Posted: 02 Nov 2013 at 3:04pm
Hi Ann, 
Yes there are several tavernas there. Although it is our nearest resort we have not yet visited all. Will try and copy a very good map of Arillas once I find it, unless Eileen can do the honours.

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weshamers

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Posted: 02 Nov 2013 at 1:47pm
Thanks for the advice about Arillas, sounds just our cup of tea. We always get a car when we visit, so on our list for next year. Visited San Stefanos, Agios Gordis, and several mountain villages, but somehow missed Arillas. Price is also a big factor for us now when booking holidays. Been lucky with flights and accommodation, but good to know spends go further. We have not found Kassiopi too bad on prices, depending where you eat and drink. Biggest rip off this year was a gin and tonic in one bar, 7 and a half Euro!! Got it in another for 3 Euro. We like the variety of tavernas and love a gyro at lunch or after drinks for supper. Are there a good choice of tavernas there. Does not have to be too lively for us, just enough tavernas and bars to stroll to and chill. Thanks lol xxx
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Posted: 01 Nov 2013 at 11:51pm
Visited Arillas for the first time earlier this week. Pleasantly surprised but very little open - we will return during the summer.
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Posted: 29 Oct 2013 at 10:45pm
Hi Ann,
Have holidayed both in Kalami and Kassiopi, if you like those you will love Arillas. x
It's also a darn site cheaper to eat out too.

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Posted: 29 Oct 2013 at 9:41pm
You'll find many restaurants open in May, in fact I know a few are intending to open even earlier for Easter due to the number of planned visitors.

We hear regularly of people who walk over to Arillas from their base in San Stephanos and like what they see so much so that they book Arillas for their next holiday.

Be warned...it's called the Arillas affect
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weshamers

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Posted: 29 Oct 2013 at 9:00pm
We also love Kalami, but have moved on to Kassiopi, mainly because of the costs in tavernas. Have looked at Arillas, looks lovely, would things be open in May as that is when we go. Thanks Ann x
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Posted: 29 Oct 2013 at 8:41pm
Hi Charlieos07.
I totally agree, but there again I am biased as Arillas is our nearest resort and I just love it. Also the beach area and accommodation on the seafront is based on the flat so is ideal for people with mobility problems.
Agree that the prices are far cheaper than on the NE coast as that was where we used to holiday.
As you say it is quite a simple walk to the adjoining resorts of Agios Stephanos NW and Agios Georgios NW.

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Posted: 29 Oct 2013 at 7:21pm
If like me you were afraid of trying another resort for fear of missing the Kalami affect then bite the bullet and try Arillas on the west coast.
Arillas has loads of charm and many walks both locally and to neighbouring resorts. An added bonus is the sunsets which are as good as the Caribbean.
You will also be amazed at how much further your money goes. I would say that you can save roughly a third on north east coast prices.
I'm lucky enough to get to the Kalami area once a year but Arillas has been a lovely surprise to find after 20 years on the north east coast, and it is still Corfu.
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Topic Topic: Corfu Beer And Gastronomy Festival 2014
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Posted: 25 Oct 2013 at 10:43am
Oh, that's weird. My post which I posted earlier for the same event on the Arillas page is not there. LOL...I'm jinxed!
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Posted: 24 Oct 2013 at 11:20pm
Hi Two sheds,
Might try Kassiopi again this year, we always visit for a day trip. Have stayed at Solaris, Ariti and Katia beach in the past. Do you recommend Phillipos? I may book a week in Kassiopi before going over to Arillas then have a last week in Messonghi, we always end up in Messonghi I love it there but I get itchy feet after a week and need to sample somewhere different.

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Posted: 22 Oct 2013 at 9:54pm
Hi, 
If you went to Sidari 10 years ago it is far more commercialised now, especially if you go in July and August. If you want somewhere where you can find a few bars, restaurants with little banging night life I think that you would be far better considering Kassiopi, Arillas, St.George NW, San Stephanos NW.
If you access this link and then click on Bliss sites, you will be able to see many resorts.

http://www.agiosstefanos-bliss.com/



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Posted: 06 Oct 2013 at 11:31pm
Hi Ann,
Have a look at Arillas on the NW coast. It is lovely, many tavernas in season and a sandy beach. Flat too if anyone has mobility problems and not too far from two other resorts there, Agios Georgios and Agios Stephanos.



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