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Help!! Which Resort To Choose?

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Topic: Help!! Which Resort To Choose?
Posted By: Alliematt
Subject: Help!! Which Resort To Choose?
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 4:14pm
Hi all, I have booked flights to arrive on the 17 July for 2 weeks in Corfu with my partner and son (10 years old).
I have trailed through all the reports on the different resorts and I am still undecided!  There are so many lovely places to pick from! We like to have a bit of night life but not of the Kavos kind, we like traditional places so not too commercial.  We would like a lovely beach for a 10 year old to enjoy.  Lots of taverna's to choose from and good bars to have a chill out in too!  Accommodation is also a factor self catering preferable.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  I have always gone to Crete as I lived there for many years, but I am determined to try out a new island!Big smile



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

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




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Posted By: Gerry P
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 4:32pm
Why not "check out" Messonghi/Moritika could "tick" all the boxes ?
Gerry


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Posted By: Alliematt
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 4:43pm
Thank you Gerry, I do like the look of this area as the two resorts are quite close to one another. Do you know what the prices are like in this area, for meals out including the odd Greek lager of course! I know some resorts are more expensive than others. And any accommodation recommendations would be appreciated too!


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Posted By: Gerry P
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 5:05pm
Well being a "southerner" I believe they may be "cheaper" than the N.E. resorts? Try the Christina Hotel in Messonghi I'm staying there in September.
There are a lot of tavernas in both but for a good day out try Petriti?
Hope this helps?
Gerry

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Posted By: Alliematt
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 5:13pm
That's great thank you Gerry. I will have a look at all those now. Wish I could book a month there and stay all over the island. I know I am not going to want to leave! 

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Posted By: weststekker
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 5:14pm
Have you thought of visiting the west coast. A traditional resort with a good beach, lots of first class taverna's and reasonable level of night to suit most tastes. Only 30 minutes from the airport with a reliable bus service should you wish to explore Corfu town. Add to this some of the best sunsets to watch as you enjoy an evening drink on the beachfront. If this scenario appeals to you, Agios Gordios could be worth thinking about. There is only one big hotel but plenty or reasonable priced accommodation.

 Yammas, Colin.


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Posted By: Alliematt
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 5:27pm
Agios Gordios looks great, it is definitely on my shortlist.  I have sent requests to a few apartments there already, hopefully they will come back with reasonable rates! I will let you know where I end up!  

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Posted By: weststekker
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 5:58pm
 Have you tried Irene Apartments right in the center. Great accommodation and a fabulous swimming pool.

 Yammas, Colin. 


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Posted By: Alliematt
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 6:18pm
Thank you Colin, I will email them now. :-)


Posted By: weststekker
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 7:02pm
 I will be staying there in August, it will be my 6th visit there. They have a weekly BBQ and also a Pizza evening. The food is good and reasonably priced. It is a 5 minute gentle stroll down to the beach. The main street to the beach is lined with first class taverna's. If you like Mexican food as an alternative, there is a location for you. Lots of locations in the resort hold themed evenings, local musicians, Greek Dancing, Cocktail Bar and of course the famous "Robins Nest" for a late night drink & music. Hope that you get a good price from the Tonas family and they are able to fit you in. For a virtual trip round the resort check out   http://www.agiosgordios.corfu360.net/

 Yammas, Colin.


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Posted By: Alliematt
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 7:13pm
Thank you very much Colin it all sounds very lovely!  Getting very excited now for our holidays!  I will keep you posted. Smile

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Posted By: Steph5
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2015 at 10:56pm
Hi

I have been going to Messonghi for 15years and love it, the prices in the bars/tavernas are excellent, my husband and I get a two course meal with wine for approx €20/25 euros, the beaches are lovely and the people superb and so welcoming. We stay at the Kerkyra Island apartments, we book through Olympic and the rooms are really clean, spacious and excellent for self catering, they also have a lovely clean swimming pool.
Hope you enjoy whatever you decide to book.

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Posted By: Alliematt
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2015 at 1:34am
Hi Steph, that's great information, thank you. Searching now for accommodation, I've narrowed the search to this area and agios gordios, not having long transfers for either of the two resorts is a bonus.


Posted By: davyboy
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2015 at 7:22am
Hi Allimet. You have heard about the rest, now check out the BEST. Kassiopi.
http://www.agni.gr/holiday-forum/kassiopi_forum40.html

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Posted By: Alliematt
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2015 at 12:12am
Ha ha Davyboy! I will have a look thank you.   

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Posted By: Gerry P
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2015 at 9:08am
The trouble is there are just to many beautiful resorts in Corfu, I think people "gravitate" to the one that they visited first time? It happened to me Messonghi/Petriti, but which ever one you chose I just know you will have a great time and when back home great memories!!
Gerry

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Posted By: sedgi
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2015 at 9:08am
With 10 year old definitely Sidari. My children are teenagers now but this is where they were always happiest and more for them to do.

Been to a fair few places on Corfu since 1991 we are off again this year staying at Paradise apartments. Lovely.



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Posted By: joefish
Date Posted: 18 Jun 2015 at 12:30am
I would also suggest Sidari with a pre-teen in tow, though it's a longish transfer, and I can't say I've been everywhere. At least be sure you go straight there instead of a long and winding drop-off. Nice long beaches, low fairly safe but interesting cliffs to explore, nice bars and grills and a small amusement place in town, more traditional restaurants further out. The Orchard, out to the west, and El Greco, on the east beach road stand out. I've heard good things about Paradise, and can certainly recommend the Moussaka if not the rooms! For small, quiet family surroundings, I can recommend Monika and Jasmine (via Booking. com) Apartments off the same eastern beach road.

(Though my personal preference is Paleokastritsa, but its awfully quiet after dark of late).

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Posted By: sedgi
Date Posted: 18 Jun 2015 at 7:22pm
Transfer only takes hour and half and get to see the islands I love the transfer to be honest.

sedgi


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Posted By: joefish
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2015 at 11:17am
I've been put on a package transfer that took over four hours as it went up and round the east coast. Always get a direct transfer.


Posted By: Chipembele
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2015 at 12:16pm
I am another one throwing in Agios Gordios. It offers all that you have mentioned.

Colin. When are you visiting in August?


Posted By: Chipembele
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2015 at 12:16pm
Oh and, try booking. com. The rates are already shown :)

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Posted By: Alliematt
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2015 at 3:29am
First of all I would like to thank everyone for all your help and suggestions. I have finally booked somewhere. I really wanted a quick transfer time in the end so this is what ruled the decision. Unfortunately most of the places you recommended are fully booked. Agios Gordios looks amazing, but could not find anything within my budget and a lot are booked. So I have had to book Benitses and no one has even mentions this ! ha ha. I am just so happy to be back in Greece that if I have my Greek salad, kalamari, tzatziki and of course Gyros, that is me sorted. Once again thank you and Kala nikta

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Posted By: Gerry P
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2015 at 9:07am
Well a good choice, it is very nice now that Kavos take most of the teenagers? It is also not far from Messonghi/Moraitika I'm sure you will have a great time!! Yamas :)



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Posted By: Alliematt
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2015 at 4:15am
!!!update!!! I have cancelled the room in Benitses and booked the Golden Nests in Agios Gordios, managed to book for 2 adults and 10 year old £514 total! Hope I've done the right thing, this one has a pool we can use next door, the main thing was the sea view!

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Posted By: leelee36
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2015 at 1:50pm
You'll love the place! It's gorgeous.

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Posted By: weststekker
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2015 at 4:35pm
 If you staying at Golden Nests, you have the choice if several pools that you may use other than the one in your package. The only thing the other locations ask is that you buy your food and drinks whilst using their pool. Try visiting the Splash Pool near the bus stop, great location and great food.

 Yammas, Colin.


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Posted By: joefish
Date Posted: 26 Jun 2015 at 2:04am
Sounds like a good switch to me. You got your first choice back again too.



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