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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 2015 at 12:22pm
Dave, as far as I know Micky is just living in the village enjoying retirement.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 2015 at 1:02pm
Thanks for that Al
Keep taking your, take a holiday in kassiopi pills.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jun 2015 at 6:02pm
Gonzo asked about changes in Kassiopi and even since our last visit 3 years ago there have been some. Out of the blue is now a supermarket, the newspaper shop is a clothing 'boutique' and there are several other new ones around the village.

Everything appears to be moving more upmarket and prices in a lot of places have gone up, which was not unexpected given the additional taxes under the Greek 'austerity' measures. 

Driving through Roda/Sidari today though pricing generally appeared lower than in Kassiopi

However Don's new venture 'Taverna Levanda' sells some very good food and is very popular to answer my own question a few posts ago.

As for the old 'Mexican' restaurant which went to English before closing, it's currently being redeveloped as an extension to 'Ena' supermarket next door.

BTW Andy, the evidence of your return on that headland walk with Aleco is still up on the wall in Kosta's Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jun 2015 at 6:04pm
Micky has been seen most nights in One For The Road and was talking about going back to the UK for the winter, personally I won't be going back in that particular bar for reasons I'm not allowed to post on here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 2015 at 5:21pm
Think I should clarify for newer readers that 'Ena' is now called Kassiopi Central Supermarket.

By the way when did the 'Euro' shop become a Doctors surgery and the building opposite the new hardware store?

Oh and when I said that prices have gone up, they are offset by the Euro/£ exchange rate which is far better than it was 3 years ago (in our favour)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2015 at 12:35pm
We used to enjoy a couple of drinks at the Out of the Blue. That's bad news
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jun 2015 at 7:33am
The € shop has been closed a few years now. Once bought a two ring cooker from the € shop, but that's another story .
Keep taking your, take a holiday in kassiopi pills.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 10:08am
How about an update on how the holiday went and the changes you found Andy?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jul 2015 at 11:47am
Hi Dave,

Wow! There were so many changes I was quite taken aback. One of the biggest shocks was walking into the supermarket next to the Old School and not being able to emerge at the far end overlooking Uncle Simos' restaurant. The owner explained that it was the family developing and the different parts wanting to do different things with the property.

I couldn't also believe that all the old wooden kiosks had gone! The main street up to the baker's was also an eye-opener. The jeweller's, Chinese and Mexican all gone. The former two have been there since 1992! I don't mind saying that looking at some of those empty buildings and remembering the resort in its heyday brought a bit of a lump to my throat. The locals have certainly had it hard and are not holding out much optimism for the future.

Some things never change though (thank goodness), such as Illusions, Kostas and the Solaris. All of those were still jumping and as fun as ever. Taverna Imerolia had to be our favourite, with other diamonds being the Charcoal Grill, No 7 and the Old School. The food was even better than the last time (or was it just me being so happy to be back?)!

I'm afraid we didn't get to the beaches as my girls were more than happy round the pool and only have little legs - just like their dad! The best part is that they absolutely loved it and my eldest wants to return next year for "14 sleeps"!

Everyone was a bit older and a bit greyer, but still as friendly as ever. It's my second home and I can't wait to get back there next year!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 2015 at 9:01pm
Yes even Nicos is looking more like his dad Kosta was when younger every time we go, just a bit taller though Wink

Chinese closed some years back and the guy who ran it (can't remember his name now) was still running a taverna up in Old Perithia

The jeweller is still around, we saw him in June when we were there Andy.

We did miss Christos boat trips on the Dolphin and he hasn't changed at all, still a great bundle of fun when we were chatting to him.

You'll have to make the most of out of school term holidays whilst you can Andy and get Kassiopi well embedded in the families blood stream Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 11:32am
Thank you all for the updates.
I am happy to say I will see them for myself in about 5 weeks and cannot wait, counting down. We have been back from Tunisia a couple of months and already are looking to next year. For decorating home reasons we will probably only get away once next year. Hubby wants to know where I fancy going!!!
After all these years he still want to know...goes without saying  Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2015 at 9:42am
Has Don still kept Don's Bar open after his new restaurant has opened? We always go there our first night in Kassiopi.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2015 at 4:19pm
No, its shut.
Guess you will have to try the new place instead.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2015 at 5:32pm
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