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Corfu Travel Guide > Resorts Guide : Kouloura Corfu

Kouloura Corfu

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Kouloura is a small pretty fishing village not a resort. There is a working harbour, where many of the locals moor there boats. The view of the harbour is probably one of the most painted in the area. Recently three new villas have been built on the headland above and offer perhaps the most exclusive accommodation on Corfu. The main house is owned by the Agnelli family as their holiday home. Kouloura is an excellent example of a small traditional Greek bay that has not been adversely effected by tourism.
At the other end of the bay there is a small beach - ideal for swimming and sunbathing. A walk around the harbour is interesting, but to see the best view of Kouloura is to drive or walk up to the main road turn right and there is an excellent photo point of the harbour and views across to Albania.

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This is a very quite little bay it would be good for those wishing to get away from it all.
There is though excellent swimming - especially snorkeling and nearby quiet rocky coves - ideal for secret sunbathing!

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As mentioned above, the beach of Koulora is located on the other side of the bay opposite the harbour.
Type
Shingle with some sand patches. Shaded by large trees.
Sunbeds
Sunbeds are available, also umbrellas, there is a small charge for there use.
Facilities
There are no facilities on Kouloura beach.
Child Suitability
This beach, although it is flat and there are no apparent dangers and the sea is shallow it becomes deeper quickly.
Accessibility
The beach is flat once there but there is a steep incline down to it.

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Just the harbour itself and maybe the chance to see the Agnellis.

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 - Corfu Travel Guide

Kalami

The bay of Kalami nestles below the hills of North East Corfu and is famous for both its beautiful beach, and Lawrence Durrell's 'White House'. A popular destination for couples, Kalami is also ideal for a family holiday with tavernas, safe swimming, water sports and boat hire - everyone is catered for!
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Kassiopi

Kassiopi is a lively resort at the North East corner of Corfu. A charming little fishing village, with a traditional port. Tourism has of course had its influence, but you can still find local fishermen bringing home the morning catch down at the harbour.
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Why not consider a luxury villa, house or apartment near Kouloura.
For more information just check our Corfu Properties for Rent

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There is one fish Taverna in Kouloura, Also serving some meat dishes.
Bars
There are no Bars in Kouloura

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Water Sports
There are no water sports facilities in Kouloura. Kouloura also doesn't have any boat rental.
Shopping
There are no shops or supermarkets in Kouloura. The closest you can find in Kalami.
Exchange/Money
There is no cash machine or place to exchange money in Kouloura.
Public Swimming Pools in Kouloura
There is no public swimming pool in Kouloura. The closed one is in Kalami.
Telephone and Post Box
There is a public telephone next to the Taverna, cards are available in the tourist offices and supermarkets in Kalami.
Children's Facilities
In Kouloura are no children's facilities.
Disabled Facilities
Kouloura does not haveany disabled facilities. The road is very steep and there are steps down to the harbour making it very difficult for disabled people.
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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.
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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: Walk From Agni To Krouzia
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
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Posted: 07 Jul 2016 at 8:56pm
Just as an afterthought you can of course also walk the other way.Out of Kalami going northwards towards Kouloura.Instead of going down to the harbour carrry straight on to the beach.You will see a stone building and just by it the start of a footpath leading upwards.Follow this path to Kerasia and beyond.The furthest I have got is Agios Stephanos.Just thought you might be interested

Regards

Denis

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Topic Topic: My Week In Kalami
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Graham T-A

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Posted: 02 Oct 2015 at 1:46pm
As Sue says, the villa mentioned is quite old and was one of only 3 buildings in Kalami when I first visited about 35 years ago. Still in the same family hands as it always has been. There are so many myths and rumours in Corfu that it's probably best as a tourist not to believe anything you hear. The only people I know who have private chefs have always done this, mostly people staying in the larger villas up the hill or places like the Agneli's in Kouloura and the Rothchild's place near Ag Steff.
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Topic Topic: Walking Route
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Canarydave

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Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 12:31pm
The walk up the hill from Kerasia along the road is a pleasant and safe walk, about 20 minutes to San Stef, quiet road too passing some lovely villas and the Rothschild Estate.  there is a superb coastal path from the other end of San Stef which follows all the bays around the NE peninsula rejoining the road at Avlaki, it has some helpful signposts along the way too.  A great walk.

Walked this route in the opposite direction a couple of weeks ago, starting at the Katia apartments in Avlaki, walking all the way to Agni, obviously taking in pitstops at San Stef, Kerasia, Kouloura and Kalami.  Great relaxing day.

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Topic Topic: Village Festivals/Panegyris 2015
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Bob and Wendy

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Posted: 19 May 2015 at 12:44pm
Thick and fast now.
Kouloura, Kalami and Loustri.
Tonight parade the Ikon of St Nickolas from Kouloura to Kalami with music 19th
Tomorrow night church service.20th
Thursday night 21st, panigerari festival with all the usual goings on.
Get involved, join the fun.
Bob.
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Topic Topic: Restaurants' Best Bits!
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
sidneylarkin

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Posted: 31 Mar 2015 at 4:28pm
Personally I think the best tiripatakia (cheese pies) are served at Thomas's. The White House serves a wonderful Kleftico and Kouloura does great fish (according to my wife as I'm not a fish lover). Back to Thomas's for walnut pie desert😎
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Topic Topic: Booking Required At Restaurants?
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
sidneylarkin

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Posted: 20 Feb 2015 at 12:36pm
We always go in either May or September and we find we have to book then to be to the safe side and then were glad we did. If you walk round to Kouloura then you will definitely have to book in advance as it's so popular.
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Topic Topic: Sad News Today
Forum: The Kafeneon
Carolj51

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Posted: 18 Jan 2015 at 4:17pm
Such sad news. First met Alan 22 years ago in Kouloura and saw him most years until recently.  We last saw him about 5 years ago sharing a bit of lunch with him at Agni. Then lost touch.  We didn't know he had moved to Benitses and feel so sad as we spent three days there last year and had we known we could have looked him up. Thank you for posting this Bob.


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Topic Topic: Kalami Day Boat Hire
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Lins

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Posted: 19 Aug 2014 at 7:36pm
Hi Ian.

We get our boat from Tassos at The White House and you don't need a boat license for the smaller boats. You are restricted as to where you can go...I think it's as far south as Nissaki and as far north as Kassiopi. If you go there make sure you go first thing and return early afternoon as the wind can pick up and make for an interesting journey back! We just like pottering about in the boat...dropping anchor in a bay and jumping off for a swim. We usually go to the following for lunch by boat; Kerasia, San Stephano, Kouloura and Agni. It's more fun than driving although you can walk to Agni from Kalami. As you head to the jetties a waiter will usually come out and help you tie up.

We didn't make it this year so I am envious!

Have a great holiday

Lins



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Topic Topic: Where Should We Stay North And South Corfu
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Elliemay

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Posted: 22 May 2014 at 10:21pm
Davyboy,
This could go on forever. Lol

Kassiopi Town Hall – Staying in Nissaki means you’ll be tying the knot in a big and airy room in Kassiopi Town Hall. You’ll find it above the beautiful bays of Kalami, Koloura and the waterfront villages.

I still think it's nearer to Kalami, although the address says Kouloura. Winkx Often see it nestling in the hillside to the right when driving that way.

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Topic Topic: Where Should We Stay North And South Corfu
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
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Posted: 22 May 2014 at 1:55pm

Kassiopi Town Hall KOULOURA , KERKYRA , GREECE





Head office

49100 KOULOURA , KERKYRA , GREECE

Tel.: +30 26630 60500-1 , Fax: +30 26630 (26630) 91550 (Handy Phone number to have for anyone getting wed )

E-mail: kassiopi-mun(at)ker.forthnet.gr   
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Topic Topic: Where Should We Stay North And South Corfu
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
davyboy

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Posted: 22 May 2014 at 1:40pm

There is no Town Hall in Kassiopi. Kassiopi Town Hall is in Kouloura, perhaps Kouloura is a Town.


Thanks for that Elliemay.

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Topic Topic: Adonis And Asonitis 2015
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Bob and Wendy

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Posted: 15 May 2014 at 1:37pm
Come on guys, why get in a stew about a name, can you imagine what it was like when the place was built in the first place? Absolute mayhem.
Next time you are there just take a boat out to the entrance of the bay, look back and try to imagine how wonderfull Kalami really was.
No A&A, hardly any villas in the hills behind, non of the developments on the headland towards Kouloura, even the White House low key, just one tumbledown shack/taverna on the beach, nothing else but little fisherman's cottages fronting the beach.
So don't complain about change, its inevitable.
Bob.

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Topic Topic: Driving
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
WeeMinx

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Posted: 14 May 2014 at 6:44am
Dingojunction, if you still have the car you should do the short drive up the hill to Vigla.  Leave the village as if heading to Kassiopi and in no time at all you will see a sign for Vigla with the cut off being on your left hand side.

Follow the road up for a few minutes and you can stop at a couple of places, just to see the view.  You can see Kouloura, Kalami and Agni all at the one time.

Beautiful and breath taking!!!

Annie

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Topic Topic: Adonis And Asonitis 2015
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Charlieos07

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Posted: 05 May 2014 at 3:24am
Thanks Sue for the information. We have had 20 years enjoying the A&A and the Kalami area and have loved every minute of our time there. If as you say there will only be half board then sadly we will be making other plans. At least we are there in June and will look at other options in the area.
The whole Kalami experience takes in the tavernas in Kouloura, Agni and Kalami itself including the walks and boat trips involved. It wouldn't be same to base all our evening activities at the A&A. Everything changes and we have seen many in Kalami over the years but as one door closes another opportunity opens.
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Topic Topic: Walks
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
sidneylarkin

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Posted: 02 May 2014 at 8:28am
From Kouloura you can walk down to the beach and pick up a path that follows up on top of the cliffs. From here you just keep going till you come to Kerasia, a long beach with a taverna. Follow the only road out takes you to Ag Stefanos which has several tavernas and a lovely harbour. From there, and if you fancy it, it's a walk up the steep road where after a short time you come to a signpost for Kassiopi. You turn off here and keep going till you hit the main road, turn right and follow down into Kassiopi itself. All-in-all it's about a 2 1/2 hour walk and my wife and I have done it a few times. Best to do it in the morning when the sun's not too hot, then get the bus back. But if you want you can just walk to Kerasia, have lunch then return which is about 45 minutes each way.
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Topic Topic: Walks
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
sparkletutu

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Posted: 01 May 2014 at 4:51pm
Hi,

We stayed at Adonis & Asonitis Apartments a couple of years ago and we walked down to Kouloura bay. While there, there was loads of professional walkers having a break. Apparantly there is a coastal walk from Kouloura heading North.

When we return in June, I'm hoping to investigate this more. We also did the walk to Agni bay and was totally exhausted when we got back! Further than I expected! 

Hope thats a little help to you.

Smile

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Topic Topic: Itinerary Corfu 2014
Forum: Acharavi and Saint Spiridon
GJJW

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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: Kassiopi News
Forum: Kassiopi
Alecko

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Posted: 27 Apr 2014 at 12:24pm
George from Giorgios has a fishing boat moored in Kouloura. Oddy, father of Thanos, used to go fishing with George until he went back to sea. I believe Thanos has now taken his fathers place.

Alec.

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Topic Topic: Driving
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Ellenjay

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Posted: 14 Apr 2014 at 12:31pm
We usually manage to park at the old port.
 
And, I would not call the drive along the corniche road from Kalami to Corfu Town easy!
I prefer to go by boat, from Kassiopi or Kouloura. You can go during the day and there is an evening trip too. Look out for details at the various travel places.

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Topic Topic: A Bit Of An Update
Forum: Agios (Saint) Stephanos
Bob and Wendy

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Posted: 12 Apr 2014 at 2:27pm
Sue, the floating pontoon is a water ski raft moored there for the winter, there are a couple more anchored in Kouloura Bay.
The jetties generate little income for the bars, so getting rid of them is no great hardship, however the tavernas need them to be able to compete, so take on the fine as another form of taxation.
By the way, how was Fagapotion?
Bob
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Topic Topic: Walking Options Around Kalami
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Bob and Wendy

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Posted: 02 Mar 2014 at 4:45am
We aren't walkers but know the roads pretty well.
How about make your way to Kendroma, either along the road or across to Agni then take the path up to Kendroma, then take the road that goes up to Porta. Brilliant views all the way.
Or take the coast road towards Kassiopi, turn left for Vigla and then on up.
There's a road that starts just opposite the turn down to Kalami/Kouloura but I don't know where it goes.
Get Stephans map, available via this site, if you haven't got it already, shows all the roads.
By the way, from our experience, some of the walking maps show tracks that don't or longer exist, for instance there are supposed to be 2 walks that pass through our little hamlet, one even goes round the side of our garden, unfortunately they go nowhere, we often have to redirect irate walkers back to the main village. They sometimes act as if its our fault.
Bob.
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Topic Topic: Help With Accomodation Please
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
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Posted: 19 Jan 2014 at 2:00pm
Hi,
I have looked at accommodation in Kassiopi, Nissaki, Agios Stephanos and Barbati but no luck as either way off our budget or not available. Chris is a teacher so we could only get married in school holidays which is a pain but cant be helped. We have booked the wedding through Ionian weddings and the reception at Kalami was one of the venues that they offer. They have them dotted around Corfu but is the one we preferred as it is a taverna on the beach. I do know some resorts in Corfu, just not Kalami. In hindsight we should have started looking before but didnt expect the May half term to be this busy! Will have a look at Agni and Kouloura and look at Trip advisor too. Thanks everyone for your help. Lisa 

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Topic Topic: Help With Accomodation Please
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
sue avrio

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Posted: 19 Jan 2014 at 1:56am
What a shame Lisa. The problem may be that your 2nd week is UK half term and most places are already booked Unhappy 
I am curious, Kalami is a fabulous place for your wedding but intrigued as to why you chose it if you are not familiar with the areaConfused
Suggest you try ownersdirect and enter local locations in the advanced search, ie. Kalami, Agni, Nissaki, Kouloura, Ag. Stephanos (NE only) or Kassiopi.
Good luck. 
 

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Topic Topic: Water Taxis
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Canarydave

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Posted: 17 Jan 2014 at 6:54pm
Hi Nadine
Corfu Town: Trips by boat most days, book in one of the travel shops, from memory about 20 euros per person, boats vary from fast to more sedate, also see Dino's boat below.
Kassiopi: You would need to book Dino's boat, normally 10 euros per person, but you have to work in with him regarding times and he may pick up others en-route.  His wife, Marietta works at the Adonis & Asonitis and will help you.  Leaflets with his phone number dotted around the village.
 
Agni: Free water taxis each evening run by Agni Taverna (speedboat) and Nikolas Taverna (Yannis more sedate boat)
 
Walking to Agni:  coastal path, bit rugged in places, flat shoes needed, about 30 minutes.
 
Walking to Kouloura: road all the way, about 15 minutes.

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Topic Topic: Alkinoos Villas
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Canarydave

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Posted: 16 Jan 2014 at 6:49pm
All seems fine with the website now
 
 
Would thoroughly recommend these villas, superb facilities and views across Kalami, situated above the road into the village after the Kouloura turning.

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Topic Topic: Water Taxis
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Posted: 12 Jan 2014 at 7:58pm
Hi everyone

I m a new member to this site, it looks great, I normally use trip advisor.
I have visited Corfu a few times and totally love it, we are staying in Kalami in August this year and I would like to use the water taxis.
Down to Corfu town and round to Kassiopi, also to eat in the Agni taverna Smile
So can anyone tell me if there are any water taxis and what time they leave Kalami and prices.
Also I would love to walk to Agni bay and Kouloura, I know it will be very hot but Im fine with the heat, how long does it take roughly to walk to these bays?
Thanks everyone
nadine

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Topic Topic: Electricity Payment
Forum: The Kafeneon
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Posted: 12 Nov 2013 at 3:18pm
If you are near to Kalami, you will need to goto the Town Hall building that sits just above Kalami bay (the pale pink-ish square building with a wonderful view). The entry road is just behind the Periptero on the main road near to the Kouloura viewing point.
That is where we go to pay our water bill each time, the bill is left either at the local post office or in our post box.
Not certain precisely where you are but in case it is useful - the post office in Kassiopi has moved and is on the right hand side as you go into town, just past the new car park.
For your post to be delivered to your address, you need to tell the post office exactly where your house is, or just go in to collect post when you are there.

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Topic Topic: Just Back
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
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Posted: 01 Oct 2013 at 5:00pm
Well guys, that's it all over for another year.

Back last night from two weeks at Villa Mangana, Kalami and can honestly say a good time was had by all.

Weather was fantastic for this time of year and it was great to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones.  The staff at the A & A especially, you know who you are!!!

We were also introduced to Taverna Glyfa, heading south just before Barbati, where the food was outstanding.  I can say on par with Trilogia in Kassiopi although not just as expensive.

This taverna is now managed by Yannis who used to work at the restaurant in Kouloura and what a fantastic effort he and his family are putting in, to make this place a success.

Thanks to all the people involved with our last two weeks and roll on next year, when we can hopefully do it all over again.

Yammas, Annie Wink

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Topic Topic: Day Trip To Paxos
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
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Posted: 26 Sep 2013 at 2:09pm
Thanks, might have to have a rethink on this. I'm sure there will be other trips to try. Keep saying will do a boat trip. Last one I went on was 1998 with Christos, what a character, what a day, Kouloura, Kalami, Agni bay for lunch. Swimming in sea, as much Ouzo as you could drink. Lots of laughter and his famous looky looky at any couples on the shore!! lol xxx
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Topic Topic: Fishing From Beach
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
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Posted: 15 Sep 2013 at 11:38pm
You will be able to buy a hand line or a simple rod in the shops in Kalami. You can fish from the jetty but it may also be worth trying off the rocks in Yaliskari if you can find a safe point or maybe the harbour in Kouloura. My husband just uses fresh bread flake but there is fish bait available (but not anywhere in Kalami). Apparently you should always throw lots of the crust into the water to attract the fish first!!! Good luck.
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Topic Topic: Our Holiday. Act 2 Scene 4
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Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 4:47pm

Sunday 4th August – Two very poorly persons in bed and the holiday is looking like Me and my eldest.  I sleep on the sofa to avoid getting what ever they have…..

Monday  – Our flight isn’t until 5:50, so we’re hoping that this bug has worked it’s way throughConfusedWe plan to leave about 2.30pm and the car is packed up with the cases, and we’re on our way. Ten minutes later we’re on our way back. Somebody forgot their hat - No it wasn’t me! So we're now leaving on time at 3pm. Speedy boarding enables us to…..speedy board. Alyssa is still trying to get over the fact that we’re travelling by a budget airline and even more horrified that her seat is covered in crumbs!! I think we’ve bred a holiday snobLOL We arrive in Corfu at about 11:15 and find our taxi to take us to Kalami. By the time we reach our apartment everyone is too tired to go out for a quick drink.

Tuesday  – Ceris and I are up and out by 8, which is a luxury for both of us, we take a stroll to the supermarket and buy the essentials including donuts and juice for the early morning treat on the beach. We did this last year and she wanted to do it again.  I booked us a trip to Corfu town for that evening and we then spent the rest of the day swimming at the Elia Bar but the beer bottles got in the way……. Corfu Town was very quite. The Liston was almost empty. We found a little Taverna in a back street and had our evening meal there. The wife went shopping with my credit card ear-rings this time so it didn’t hurt as much.  I went all out and brought a hat. Do I know how to party!! There were some small battery operated cars, which the girls drove around the fountain by the Liston, looked fun and plenty of other children driving around with worried parents looking on waiting for the accident that never happened.

Wednesday – Ceris and I, as usual, are up early – it's so she can have her sneaky donut! We’re the only ones about again, apart from the locals that is. We decide to spend the day on the beach and buy the girls snorkels so they can go snorkeling. We buy fresh bread, cheese and ham and eat on the beach at lunchtime, then with the remaining bread feed the fish! I even got bitten on my ankle by one!  The little devil drew blood as well.  We try to hire a car for a few days but nothing’s available until Sunday! In the evening we eat at Thomas’s

Thursday -  Shocking News! Ceris sleeps in!!! and I go off on my own this morning and take an early morning stroll around the corner to Kouloura.  The day is to be spent in the pool at Elia, we lunch there (Gyros!!), by 3 the girls are desperate to go snorkeling. We eat at Kalami Beach Taverna in the evening.  The girls want to do Karioke (?) Although when it comes to it, only Ceris (8) gets up to sing - Firework.  Proud Parents!!

Friday – We have company in our apartment block who’s idea of going to bed late is when we get up!  They soon get the message when we have breakfast on the balcony accompanied by the Who! It’s a beach day! We eat at Thomas’s (can you see a pattern here)

Saturday – I sleep in.  As I have a small hangover…….The girls want to go to the beach so they can snorkel and feed the fish (what have we started)  The village is full of Italians this year, maybe is because its August. I don't think they fed the fish. But lots of other children seem to be badgering their parents for bread to feed the fish...

Sunday – Our neighbours are very quite.  Maybe they got the hint….. still we all seem to mooch today and don’t get out until gone 10:30, we make our way to the pool and it’s us. The rest of them are still in bed or gone home….Nope by 11:30 most of the usual suspects are up and the pool becomes crowded and the girls want to go down to the beach. In the evening, after our meal we go to the Kalami Bar, Jane wants another cocktail.. surprise me she says...'Sex on the beach' it is. However, not realising little ears are listening I get some more drinks in and the same again for Jane, Alyssa (10) over hears and starts laughing..... I ask whats the joke and she tells me 'Mummys drink'. of course Ceris wants in on the joke, when we tell her..that's it...both of them laughing and starts us off.

Monday – We’re not being picked up till 9.00pm so plenty of time for me and the girls to go swimming.  Turns out its me and Ceris. So acting on orders from the wife, we spend the whole day swimming either at the pool or in the sea. Apart from a late lunch where they wouldn’t let us take the table in the water. (and I’ve seen that happen on really hot days). Lunch is a table full of starters, Alyssa discovers she likes village sausage. – Don’t we all….Before we know it, we’re waiting for our taxi to take us home. All three girls manage to sleep which is fine for them, but I have to drive them all home!  By the time we reach home it’s 2 in the morning.

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Topic Topic: Villa Elia Near Yaliskari Bay
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Posted: 01 Aug 2013 at 1:52pm
Hi Steventheeagle and welcome to this fabulous site. 
 
Not too much to add to the above but if you do hire a car you must go to Kassiopi and visit 'The Best Gyros' taverna just up from the harbour, for a tasty lunch.  You will get a Gyros and wine for under 5 euros and you can sit and people watch.
 
There are so many fab eateries so I suggest you try as many as you can.
 
If you enjoy walking there is an abundance of paths to find and usually a taverna or two at the end.  Kouloura Harbour is easy enough to get to and I believe the restaurant serves lovely ice cream.
 
I hope you all have a superb time and will update us on your return.
 
Annie

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Lins

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Posted: 01 Aug 2013 at 1:17pm
Hi stevetheeagle.

LizM has about covered it!
We have stayed in Yialiskari Bay house 5 times and I think Villa Elia is one we can see the other side of the bay.
We have a car included with the villa for the week but to be honest it doesn't get used that often. As above we use it to shop for heavier items or for more choice further afield. If you like to BBQ there isn't much choice in Kalami so we either go to Kassiopi or the supermarket LizM mentions on the main road to Kass on the right hand side (is it called Yannis?). 

Re tavernas: we always go to the White House on our first night. Other favourites are Agni Taverna, Nikolas (try the Greek night), Thomas Taverna, Demitris above Kalami (they will send a car to pick you up) and Gallinis in St Stephanos. Lunch good at Kerasia and Kouloura.

We hire a boat for the week from Tassos at the White House and that gets used every day. Much nicer to potter  about and visit the different bays and tavernas that way than by car. Fun to just drop anchor and do some snorkelling and swimming.

You don't say how old your children are but there is Sakis watersports in Kalami Bay run by 'Harry' and Louise where you can waterski or have a ride on the ringos and bananas. They also hire out boats.

Every year we say we must explore but once you get there it's just so easy to chill out. We do go to Kassiopi one day for a bit of gift shopping and occasionally Corfu Town. When you only have a week you just want to make the most of the beautiful location you are in. 

The locals burn cheap ground coffee to keep the wasps at bay. It does work.

Have a great time,
After reading LizM's post might try the taverna at Old Peritia.

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Posted: 01 Aug 2013 at 12:05pm
Hi There,

Sounds like you have made a good choice! We (also 5 of us) are returning at the end of next week to Villa Saranda which is just down the road from Villa Elia - second time in this villa; sixth time to the Kalami area. It really is a perfect, relaxing, peaceful area but with enough around the immediate vicinity to keep you occupied. Re your specific questions:

1. Car hire -  we have taken the easier option of getting a taxi from the airport, and then arranging car hire in Kalami - we've used Blue Bay Travel, who have been fine.  Staying in Yaliskari last time we decided not to have a car for the whole of the holidays, instead we had one for a few days at the beginning and a few days towards the end - this allowed us to stock up with the heavier essentials - mainly beer, wine and water - and then top up each day with a not too arduous walk to one of the three mini-markets in Kalami. That said, these shops are fine for staples - bread, milk, yoghurt, fruit etc - but the stock is not that extensive, and if you want a better choice you may need to take a car into Kassiopi where there are bigger supermarkets.  On the road to Kassiopi we really liked a slightly smaller supermarket (where the road turns for Ag Stephanos) which had a bit more variety.

2. Villa Elia - we've not been but the Yaliskari area is (in my opinion) fabulous because it's really quiet and peaceful but ...

3 - Walking to Kalami / Agni is easy-peasy.  Kalami is at the most 10 minutes away (depending on how hot it is)  by a quiet road -steep in places, but fine if you take your time. Agni is about the same in the opposite direction, via a fairly steep road down to Yaliskari bay, then round a coastal path.  

4. Tavernas - you're really well served in both Kalami and Agni, with 3 waterside tavernas in each bay, and a couple of other options a bit further back from the beach in Kalami. Personal preference for me is Thomas's in Kalami and Nikolas in Agni - but it is entirely personal and probably linked to the fact that they were the first places I visited in each of the bays. Nikolas particularly feels more authentic and a bit more rustic than the others in Agni - and the owner Pericles is a real character. The tavernas in Agni offer a boat taxi service from Kalami - if you don't fancy the coast path at night, ring them they will stop off at the little jetty in Yaliskari.  You can also walk to the taverna at the lovely harbour in Kouloura, and a bit further on to Kerasia, where there is a great fish taverna (or go by boat of you hire one)
Further afield, if you have access to a car, I couldn't give a high enough recommendation to Taverna Foros in Old Perithia. This is a very rustic and authentic little taverna at the bottom of an old village of abandoned houses up in the hills.  Take the road through Kassiopi, along the north coast, turning left to go through Ano Perithia and Loutses, on to Old Perithia.  You park at the top of the village and walk down as far as you can go to Foros.  There are a few other tavernas which look a little more touristy - they tend to serve the parties of 4WD's that come up in the day. Foros is definitely the business!  

5. Boat Hire - we have used the one by the White House in Kalami but there are other options - check the prices / deals.  

6.  Supermarkets - see car hire above, but if you want to do a really big shop to stock up then you may want to drive back towards Corfu town to visit one of the 'hypermarkets' on the outskirts.

7. Local Bars - we love the Cocktails and Dreams bar which is part of the Adonis and Astonitis Hotel  in Kalami - it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the staff are genuinely the most friendly and welcoming bunch you will ever meet, and OK, it is the standard package-fare of Karaoke, quiz nights, maybe a bit of Sky Sports - but come on, you're on holiday, let your hair down a bit!!

8.  Places of interest - the obvious trip to Corfu town for sightseeing, shopping, choice of eateries.  Closer to home Kassiopi has a the remains of a castle and some crystal clear bays and beaches for snorkelling.  You could travel over to the west coast to see some amazing views (particularly around sunset) around the NW coast. My other half wants to drag me to Albania where he did some voluntary work restoring old ruins - but it sounds like way too much traveling. We always mean to get out and about when we are there, but somehow never quite get round to doing as much as we planned - a combination of heat and extreme relaxation sets in! 

9.  Any other tips - can't really think of anything except the standard - take plenty of mossie repellent, the wasps will probably be awful at this time of the year so keep a swatter on hand - but other than that, I hope the only bug you get bitten by is the Kalami bug, which seems to attract people back again and again.

I'm sure other people will give you their own recommendations, but hope these are helpful.  Have a great time!

Liz

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Topic Topic: Accommodation And Transport
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dlstafford

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Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 6:50pm
Hi,

Sometime around 11th September 2013 my wife and I will arrive in Corfu from Albania.  I'm starting in Dubrovnik and working my way down the coast.  Because I don't know the exact day we will arrive I can't pre-book accommodation.  Will it be possible at this time of year to be able to easily find accommodation when I turn up?  I'll only require a room for 2 people with en-suite and fridge for about 4 nights.

Also, what's the best way to get from Corfu Town (I assume this is where the boat arrives from Sarande) to Kalami, Kouloura and Agni?  Is there a bus or will I need to grab a taxi?
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caramel

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Posted: 08 Jul 2013 at 10:08am
Thanks for that janmanessi, I will go and look when I get there. I was wondering if it's possile to get to Kalami and Kouloura. I was there 20 years ago and would love to see it again.
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Topic Topic: Favourite Dish
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Posted: 30 Jun 2013 at 12:03pm
A plate of Gavros at the Kouloura Taverna, just with some bread, a little oil and lemon juice.
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Topic Topic: Evening Cruise To Corfu Town
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Posted: 27 Jun 2013 at 11:08pm
We booked the trip in Kassiopi (Cosmic) last year. We were surprised when the boat stopped off in Kouloura to pick up and drop off on return
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Topic Topic: Evening Cruise To Corfu Town
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lily's gran

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Posted: 27 Jun 2013 at 10:25pm
The boat did call in at Kouloura on our return...a bit scary for those getting off there. My main point was that no-one in Kalami could/would book it for us as they said it wasn't running. I gather that at the last minute a group of 8 booked the speed boat from Kalami, the agents did not let us know that there were places available, although they promised to do so (there would have been room for us). The motto is either go from Kassiopi if you have transport, or persuade others to book with you for the speed boat from Kalami. Either way don't miss it...it is brilliant.
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Topic Topic: Evening Cruise To Corfu Town
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Posted: 27 Jun 2013 at 4:00pm
We've done this trip a few times, booking both in Kalami and in Kassiopi.  It costs more if you book in Kalami as transport to Kassiopi when necessary (if the boat is not picking up at Kouloura) and back from Kassiopi is included.  The excursion boats from Kassiopi do not usually go into Kouloura after dark. 
If you just want transport to and from Corfu Town this is not the cheapest way to do it but we enjoy the boat ride and it is definitely our favourite way to get to town.  You get great views from the boat and, especially on the return when it's dark and lights are on, you notice villages up in the hills that you don't necessarily spot in day light. 
Absolutely agree with Lily's Gran - this trip is well worth doing. 
We are not on Corfu till October this year so I'm hoping this trip is still running then.
 
Deedee Big smile

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Topic Topic: Evening Cruise To Corfu Town
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Posted: 26 Jun 2013 at 9:43pm
We booked this one last year with the Sunshine Club travel and picked it up at Kouloura.
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Topic Topic: Corfu Holiday Itinerary 2013
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
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Posted: 07 May 2013 at 3:04pm
Hi All
I am putting together my holiday itinerary for August and thought I would share it with you to see if you could offer any advice, suggestions or alterations. Please take a look and see what you think.
Happy holidays all
 

Itinerary Corfu 2013

 

Tavernas

 

Acharavi

Skondros

Faros

Woodys

Acharavi Park

 

Kassiopi

To Kyma

Soutsoura

Janis

Festival of Mary 15th August

 

Agni

Toulas

 

Kouloura

One taverna and excellent on Sunday lunchtime

 

Kalami

Thomas’s

Dimitris (above Kalami)

 

St Spyridon

Pyramid

 

New Perithia

Gelatis

Harrys

 

Corfu Town

Ouzo meze at Olympia on Liston

 

Roda

Roda Park

 

Cafes

Acharavi Bakery

Ice Cream Dream

 

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

Kalami beach

Visit Donkey sanctuary

Visit Old Perithia


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Topic Topic: Eating Out In Kalami
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
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Posted: 27 Apr 2013 at 2:39pm
If you are a fish lover (like me) always ask what is fresh that day. Toulas in Agni is good for seafood, especially the charcoal grilled octopus (a speciality). Also Sunday lunchtime in the taverna at Kouloura is well known for its fish menu and you will find it busy with local families.
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Posted: 24 Apr 2013 at 9:49pm
Hi Keppi

You must try Kouloura as well. It's only about 15 minutes walk along the road where you'll find a lovely little harbour with the one taverna and nothing else except a couple of fishermans cottages.

Enjoy
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Topic Topic: Wedding In Greece
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Posted: 27 Feb 2013 at 8:08pm
Hi Janine,
Congratulations! I got married in 2008 in Kassiopi town hall. This is actually much closer to Kalami and has wonderful views over Kouloura and towards Corfu Town in the distance. There were only 4 of us so we had a wonderful meal at Thomas' Place Taverna afterwards in Kalami. This is right on the beach so we had many of our photographs taken there.
We used Olympic Weddings and found their service excellent. The accommodation we wanted to stay in wasn't with Olympic but this wasn't a problem, we just paid them for the wedding services

Love Bronwen xx
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Topic Topic: Going To Paleo Alone
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Posted: 06 Jan 2013 at 11:06pm
Hi,
I'm new on here so just droping by to say hi.
I will be coming to Paleo in May for a week on my own. I have read posts and am sure it's safe.
 
I was wondering how easy it is to get around on buses, as I don't drive. I will be visiting Corfu town which seems easy to do but I would also like to visit Kalami, Kouloura, Kassiopi and areas around Paleo.
How regular are the buses? Also, will the sea be cold?
 
Any info you can offer I will be very glad to hear.
Yammas
Caramel
 
 

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Topic Topic: Kouloura Or Not Kouloura
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Posted: 04 Jan 2013 at 8:20pm
I'll have to tease Nathan about having a photo of Corfu Town Yacht Club on the Kouloura page but it's still a lovely picture where-ever it is. What's the large building on the second tier next to the left-hand fort? Looks empty?
 
Yamass
 
Dave

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Posted: 21 Dec 2012 at 11:01pm
That's what I thought. It's been a few years now but I didn't think the old grey matter was letting me down. Looks interesting where-ever it is.
 
To my surprise Google says there's a Kouloura near Dumfries in Scotland but further investigation reveals it's just the name of the accomodation. Could the Owners be Corfu lovers?

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Davey-Boy

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Posted: 21 Dec 2012 at 10:29pm
Can anybody shed some light on the first photo at the top of the Kouloura page of Agni Travel ?
 
We've been past Kouloura several times on a coach and once walked down to Kalami from the top road but I don't remember seeing this view.
 
Yamass
 
Dave

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Topic Topic: TV Programme "Corfu: A Tale Of Two Islands"
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Posted: 03 Nov 2012 at 1:14pm
Weird...they call it Kassiopi, but if you read the article they are talking about Kouloura and Agni...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2008/oct/25/corfu-rothschild-russia-osborne-travel
 
 
I take your point Davyboy...they are prefacing the articles with  Kassiopi but mostly they talk about places such as Agni, Kouloura and Kalami in the extracts...
 
Perhaps, and I could be wrong here, is Kalami etc all part of the municipality of Kassiopi (I am only saying that because I know Kassiopi town hall is actually in Kalami...

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Topic Topic: Sandy Beaches In The North East?
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Posted: 12 Oct 2012 at 12:41am
Hi! Kalami stands rather far from the main road that goes uphill, so it's about 25 minute ascend to the bus stop.
Here is Green Bus timetable for Kalami/Kouloura bus stop



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Topic Topic: Romantic Place In Kassiopi
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Posted: 27 Sep 2012 at 11:42pm
Congratulations!  Sounds like you had a lovely day. Corfu is a lovely place to get married, me and Brian married in Kassiopi Town Hall in 2008, wonderful views from the town hall overlooking Kalami and Kouloura. We then had a meal in Thomas's place taverna in Kalami.
Bronwen xx
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Topic Topic: Taverna At Kouloura
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Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 10:16pm
Thank you all for your replies, we are going to Kalami on Friday for the week so will wander round to Kouloura for a meal.

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Posted: 23 Sep 2012 at 7:25pm
What is the taverna at Kouloura like, have never been there before and would like to know what to expect, food and prices etc.
 
Thank you.

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Topic Topic: Buses To Corfu Town
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Posted: 08 Aug 2012 at 3:04pm
Hi Janice123
 
Bus takes about an hour.  It is cheap and they are air conditioned.  The road follows the coast for most of the route and you get some fabulous views.  It is the Kassiopi to Corfu town service and you should get a seat if you're getting on at Kalami.  Just be aware that there are several stops between Kalami & Corfu town and the bus will not necessarily stop taking on passengers when all the seats are full.  The bus does not come into the resort, it stops on the main road above Kalami.  it runs 4 times a day, the tourist offices in resort and the A & A reception will have the timetable.  There is no evening service.
 
There are alternative ways to get to Corfu town although they all cost more than the bus.  There's an excursion to Corfu town by coach and there are excursions by boat out of Kassiopi (the boat picks up in Kouloura, next bay to the north of Kalami, you can walk round).  Both of these can be booked at the tourist offices in Kalami and I think they are around €10 and €16 respectively per person (return).  There are also smaller boats, there were three last year, that pick up in Kalami.  last year we went on one of the speedboats, Kalami to Corfu town in 15 mins, €20 per person (return).  Again, these can be booked in the tourist offices.
The evening excursion to Corfu town by boat is a lovely experience.
 
I hope you enjoy Kalami and have a great holiday, Deedee Big smile

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Topic Topic: Villa Eleni, Kalami
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Posted: 01 Aug 2012 at 4:25pm
Yes we did, Dimitris is next door a teeny teeny walk from the villa and very handy! We ate there twice, nice food but people go for the view too and you already will have that!!  I would definitely say boat to Corfu, the parking looks a mare and everyone drives like a nutter there which we experienced on our way back to the airport as you have to drive through the town. The best way to book the boat, is to go to one of the travel agents and buy a ticket and they tell you where the boat will be and what it's called and what time. It costs 15 euros from Kassiopi - you could get it from Kouloura which is nearer but it's an extra 10 euroes - Kassiopi is a 15 minute drive max from Eleni so you are better to do that.

The layout - the bit above the pool is actually a car port! The bit by the pool is a bedroom and bathroom, separate to the villa which is up a few stairs and an open full balcony which is great! There is floor over the villa which isn't in use - apparently the owners (who you will meet as they come to clean the villa twice a week) sometimes stay above but they appreciate your privacy. They never stayed there when we were there and it is TOTALLY private. It is on a main road, but it honestly doesn't matter as you don't notice really.

Have fun!!

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Topic Topic: Gouvia By Water Taxi?
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Posted: 16 Jul 2012 at 8:13pm
Your best bet might be to meet up in Corfu town - you can join the day trip boat from Kassiopi, you can book it in Kalami and it will pick you up from Kouloura and drop you back there. Your friends can catch the blue bus into Corfu town from Gouvia.
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Topic Topic: Emergency Services
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sue avrio

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Posted: 11 Jul 2012 at 3:52pm
Thank you all. Kouloura can you possibly supply the contact details of the place in Kassiopi and where abouts within the town - I know Kassiopi fairly well. Just wish to have all to hand in case needed.
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Posted: 11 Jul 2012 at 3:18pm
Hi,
I am in Kouloura and my son got stung by a wasp. He is allergic so we rushed him to Kassiopi and he was put on a drip at the 24hr medical doctors.
Kassiopi is about a 10 minute drive from Kalami.
Hope this helps, K

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Topic Topic: Which Is Best Kouloura Or Glyfada Beach?
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Posted: 10 Jul 2012 at 4:25pm
Hi Rocco, I must agree with the majority, taking into account the ages of your children. Glyfada does have a beautiful beach with strong waves so you would have to keep an eye on the children at all times. There are also several tavernas serving various types of food, from Greek to pizza n chips if you so desire.
 
On the other hand Kalami/Kouloura is more laid back, each has a smaller shingle beach but has everything you would desire for a day visit. I think the children would have a great time exploring and you would have a more relaxing time knowing they were safe at the waters edge.
 
Which ever you chooses, enjoy!
 
Annie

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Topic Topic: Another Holiday Report
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Posted: 09 Jul 2012 at 3:27pm
I'm in Kaminaki from 11th September and will certainly be coming to Kalimari - and probably Kouloura and Agni too!!

David

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Posted: 05 Jul 2012 at 10:47pm
Love Kouloura Beach!!! Was there in May (11th - 18th) and it was very cold all week , but still enjoyed it. Just booked to go back to Kalami in September, staying at Stratigos again. That no.5 apartment really is elusive to us though, all the years we have been going to Kalami and never managed to get apartment 5 yet!!
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Topic Topic: Paleokastritsa Or Kouloura Beach?
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sue avrio

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Posted: 02 Jul 2012 at 8:17pm
Kouloura every time. Paleo is stunning but can be very busy. Also the taverna in Kouloura bay is known for its seafood!!
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Topic Topic: Which Is Best Kouloura Or Glyfada Beach?
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Wilf

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Posted: 02 Jul 2012 at 2:25pm
Kouloura and Kalami for adventurous kids. You can even drive through Kalami and follow the cul de sac road to the next little bay south of there which is called Yaliskari Bay. Nothing there but rocks and pebble beach. Oh! I forgot about the gatekeeper. There is normally a huge bright green lizard as you near the beach. He hangs out in the corner of the allotment and isn't any trouble at all. He just likes to know who's going by lol.
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Topic Topic: Paleokastritsa Or Kouloura Beach?
Forum: Paleokastritsa
rick_chef

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Posted: 02 Jul 2012 at 2:19pm
Rocco, I cant comment on Kouloura as I've never been there.
Paleokastritsa is absolutely stunning, there are many great places to eat, however...
Paleo is extremely hilly, if you're driving it wont be a problem, I wouldn't like to have to walk any great distance around there with 3 children... 
www.paleokastritsa-bliss.com has a 360 degree virtual tour, have a look and see what you think!!


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Topic Topic: Which Is Best Kouloura Or Glyfada Beach?
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Ruthie w

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Posted: 01 Jul 2012 at 10:31pm
Kouloura every time!!!
You'll love it there!!
 

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Topic Topic: Which Is Best Kouloura Or Glyfada Beach?
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
SusieH

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Posted: 01 Jul 2012 at 1:53pm
You might be right, Kouloura might well fit the bill. There is also very little traffic, not much parking LOL sometimes you have to really squeeze in somewhere

I would say Glyfada is not for you bearing in mind what your kids like doing

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Topic Topic: Which Is Best Kouloura Or Glyfada Beach?
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Rocco

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Posted: 30 Jun 2012 at 7:51pm
We will only be there for 7 hours.  My kids really love exploring, climbing over rocks and playing amongst trees and that sort of stuff which is why I was thinking that Kouloura may be a better fit than a traditional beach.
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Topic Topic: Which Is Best Kouloura Or Glyfada Beach?
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
SusieH

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Posted: 30 Jun 2012 at 1:25pm
Rather depends on what you like

Kouloura is beautiful but not exactly a beach children would love - soft sand etc It is more shingle with some sandy bits and is very small. It also has shade from overhanging trees and often there will hardly be anyone else there. Plus side is there  are no shops so constant cried for ice cream will be in vain!!!

Gyfada has a huge sandy beach  but  is more crowded but has all facilities

Do a Google search for some pictures and decide from there

Personally I would go for Kouloura but then I don't like sand or crowds and like to snorkel which Kouloura is great for. But then we are not young, both in our 60's



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Topic Topic: Which Is Best Kouloura Or Glyfada Beach?
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
sooz

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Posted: 30 Jun 2012 at 10:44am
Glyfada is certainly a beautiful beach; very sandy.  However, with such limited time I would head for Kalami and Kouloura.  Easier to get to than Glyfada and a beautiful drive on the coast road to boot.
Sue

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Topic Topic: Paleokastritsa Or Kouloura Beach?
Forum: Paleokastritsa
Rocco

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Posted: 29 Jun 2012 at 9:44pm
I am visiting for one day and my family is torn regarding which beach we should visit.  What beach would you recommend for a family of 5, my 3 children are 10, 8 and 6?  Both beaches have great reviews and it seems like I cannot go wrong.  While Kouloura seems less populated, Paleokastritsa seems more beautiful.  Any assistance would be appreciated.

One other question, what is your recommendation for a lunch place in Paleokastritsa?  Keep in mind I have 3 children, one of which loves calamari.

Thank you in advance.

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Topic Topic: Which Is Best Kouloura Or Glyfada Beach?
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Canarydave

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Posted: 29 Jun 2012 at 9:38pm
The drive to Kouloura would take 45 minutes to an hour if you do not get stuck behind a slow lorry.  I do not know Glyfada beach however I wholeheartedly recommend Kalami/Kouloura.  Lovely settings with clean beaches and fine tavernas for lunch/dinner.
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Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Rocco

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Posted: 29 Jun 2012 at 9:24pm
I was hoping for some assistance.  My wife and 3 children, ages 10, 8 and 6, are coming to Corfu for one day, we are on a cruise.  I have 2 questions:
Which beach is best, considering I have only 1 day, Kouloura or Glyfada?  Everything I read seems to point to Kouloura/Kalami but I was curious what all of you thought.
How far of a drive is it from New Port Corfu, where we dock, to Kouloura?  

Thank you in advance for the assistance and any helpful hints you have would be great. 

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Topic Topic: Walking To Agni
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Martynh

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Posted: 29 Jun 2012 at 12:51pm
Starting to look forward to our annual Kalami fix in September and wondered if anyone can enlighten me on walking from Kalami to Agni. During the afternoons when my better half is having a siesta I like to walk off the excesses of lunch. I usually walk to Kouloura and have a cold Mythos at the taverna there but when I've tried to walk to Agni I seem to get lost. I follow the road past the White House until you come to a bend where there's a path leading down to a small bay and the road turns right and seems to lead up to the village. Can anyone tell me where I go from here.
Many Thanks

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Topic Topic: Villa Eleni, Kalami
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Ruthie w

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Posted: 28 Jun 2012 at 9:52pm
We walk around to Agni, go up the road past The White House, then follow the track passing a small bay then round to Agni, or walk the other way past the A & A and walk round to Kouloura.
If you hire a car the drive up to mount Pantokrator (think thats how you spell it) fantastic views from there.
Hire a boat for the day, it's good fun.
 
I expect you'll get more replies from other members.
 
Have fun.
 

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Topic Topic: Tavernas
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
Putney Sue

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Posted: 09 Jun 2012 at 10:28pm
In a way it's lovely that there is not too much choice!! And generally they are all good! There are 3 main tavernas..Kalami Beach, Thomas's and The White House, all have fabulous views over the bay (the first 2 have tables on the beach and the White House has a lovely terrace). The bar/restaurant at the Adonis and Asonitis does very good value meals catering for both English and Mediterranean tastes. There is place called Matella's which is not open all season, but which does lovely and slightly different dishes. You also have the option of taking a boat round to the next bay (Agni) where there are 3 tavernas. All are fab, and the scenery is stunning. Agni taverna is more upmarket, therefore a bit more expensive. A speedboat will collect you and take you back to Kalami. Nicolas taverna send a boat round on the half hour between about 7 and 9 to collect you from the small jetty on Kalami beach. They have a Greek night on a Thursday which is good fun and good value in the most beautiful setting. You can reserve a table there at the small travel office in Kalami  on the path down to the beach just past Thomas's taverna. Dimitris on the main road above Kalami offers spectacular views. A 10- 15 minute walk out of Kalami takes you to the beautiful bay of Kouloura with it's tiny harbour. There is a single taverna there which is known for it's fish. Again a beautiful setting! We are also arriving on 18th June..it will be our 5th visit. We have been all over Greece but Kalami is very special.
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Topic Topic: Advice For Families
Forum: Kalami, Kouloura and Agni
christina12myrc

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Posted: 06 Jun 2012 at 6:00pm
Cosmic in Kassiopi will call into Kouloura for the boat trip to Corfu Town. Approx. 15 euros per adult and 7.50 per child (under 12).  
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Topic Topic: Restaurant Recommendations
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
janmanessi

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Posted: 07 May 2012 at 1:11pm
Actually there is an English couple living just along the road from Porta who walk down to swim at Kouloura or Kalami most days....and up again!

If you fancy venturing south try Klimataria in Benitses but ring to book a table as it is small- only evenings and Sunday lunch (2661071201)

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Topic Topic: Agni
Forum: How Do I
Elliemay

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Posted: 06 May 2012 at 11:20am
Hi,
There is a  forum for Kalami, Kouloura and Agni. Think that is what you are looking for. Smile 

ps. Snap!!!

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Canarydave

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Posted: 06 May 2012 at 11:18am
The Kalami, Kouloura and Agni forum is probably best.
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Topic Topic: Dolphins Again
Forum: Barbati
Peter d22

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Posted: 11 Apr 2012 at 2:44pm
Saw them last May while having a meal in Kouloura.
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Topic Topic: Favourite View
Forum: Kassiopi
Corfu Dreamer

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Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 5:03am
For me it is having got off the plane, driving up the north east coast past Kalami to the bend in the road after Kouloura, looking down over Kerasia and the bright turquoise sea to Albania. Breathtaking.

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Topic Topic: Favourite View
Forum: Kassiopi
WeeMinx

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Posted: 09 Mar 2012 at 6:49am
Approve Walking or driving up to Vingla and looking out and being able to see Kouloura, Kalami and Agni all at the same time.
 
Annie

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Topic Topic: Corfu The Enchanted Isle Video
Forum: General Corfu Holiday Questions
Corfu Dreamer

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Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 5:40am
Just came across this video from 1952. Amazing pictures of the Island from Corfu Town to Kouloura, Kassiopi, Palaeocastritsa.
A few very amusing shots of Club Med in Dassia - check out the dancing in swimming costumes!
Hope the link works.

http://www.euscreen.eu/play.html?id=EUS_3AB918ED4F6B4D7BABA20EA219C5E3F8



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