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Kalami, Kouloura and Agni, Corfu

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2014 at 6:27pm
Here is the final comment from my conversation with Thomas Cook UK on Facebook:  Hi Jim, this resort is currently available through Flexible Trips. This is still a part of Thomas Cook only a different department. Flexible trips gives you the opportunity to choose the individual components of your holiday when booking. You would need to contact them on 0844 879 8487. Thanks, Dan
It would appear from this that it is not possible to book through their website.
I wonder how anyone who has not been before is supposed to find out about it if they are booking through TC.
I am still in two minds about going this year so will leave it now until after our spring holiday - thinking of Kefalonia for a change.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2014 at 10:26pm
Sunny Jim,
If you are on facebook perhaps you can get a better response from the San Antonio Resort. They now have a new page. x
https://www.facebook.com/SanAntonioCorfuResort?fref=ts
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2014 at 11:00pm
Hi Elliemay. The point is that I know the resort. If you don't know you would not be able to compare Thomson and TC. Indeed, you would not be able to find the SAR. And even though I know it exists there is no easy way to compare prices to get the best deal
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2014 at 11:24pm
OK, I agree. I know the A & A really well too so if you post your concerns on their facebook page maybe they will be able to address them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2014 at 11:38pm
Hi Elliemay, I see what you mean now. I might give that a try when I am back on the PC
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2014 at 12:07pm
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Not sure where you're going wrong but I can get it on Thomas Cook, in fact I've already booked with them for next September. The prices with are similar for the Monday flights although Thomson do fly one the Friday but they're a much more expensive and also with Thomson there's no transfers so that bumps the price up further with adding on taxis, yes there is car hire included but we dont want that. They seem very ambitious with getting all the work completed over the closed season though. Hopefully after all the alterations it won't change the place to much and that Kalami will retain its charm and beauty. I know the locals will be just as friendly and welcoming as always.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2014 at 6:54pm
Hi Martin
When did you manage this? As I said I was able to find it over a week ago but not now. Thomas Cook UK told me on their Facebook page that you can only book by phone. How about posting a link if you can still find it on the web. Thanks, Jim
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2014 at 8:17pm
Hi Martin,

Ignore that last one. Despite what Thomas Cook told me I have managed to find it!

Basically, I went to the destinations link at the top of their main page and entered Corfu in the destination field of the search page that came up there, and Kalami in the resort. Et voila, it shows the San Antonio Corfu Resort. But this is the only way I have been able to find it. Any other search page has proved fruitless.
Strange, but there you go,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2015 at 6:04pm
Hi everyone and Happy New Year,

I have been following old threads about the changes to A & A (San Antonio Resort). Has anyone any up-to-date information about the progress of the refurb? Now that we are into the new year and I guess many people are thinking of booking holidays, it would be interesting to hear if the plans are progressing well or if any of the proposals have been amended.
We have already booked for September 2015 but in a villa in the village. I am very interested to see what difference the changes will make to the village facilities etc. If it's correct that Thomsons are offering free car hire, then traffic and parking would surely become an issue in such a confined area and narrow streets. Also, like others, I am concerned that the local shops/restaurants may be adversely affected. Hopefully not. Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2015 at 6:41pm
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They have a new website and also a facebook page so I would imagine that they will keep these updated.
http://www.sanantoniocorfuresort.gr/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 2015 at 3:21pm
Just booked direct with resort. They are offering an early booking discount until the end of January. Could also book suites which weren't available through the tour operators. Saved £600 compared to Thomson's price and got a better room (don't want car hire for two weeks). First time in Kalami so very excited
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 2015 at 8:27pm
Hi Leelee36
Any chance of a quick breakdown of prices? E.g. Thomson total cost and Direct cost (do they arrange your flights for you and transfers and are they included in the price?) If not, how are you getting there and how much have you factored in for flights and transfers? I have been trying to book and have noticed that Thomsons are not currently offering car hire but coach transfers. Also, no matter what date I try the online booking form lets me get right to the end then tells me there are no rooms left, even when the earlier pages said things like "only 2 rooms left".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 2015 at 9:23pm
Sunny Jim, 
Have you tried their facebook page?
https://www.facebook.com/SanAntonioCorfuResort?fref=ts
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 2015 at 9:45pm
Hi Elliemay,
The booking problem is with the Thomson's site. Cant get a good comparison if their site is not working properly. Also, there seems to be some confusion/problem with the car hire thing from Thomson's travel website as you will see if you check out Marc Thompson's post on the "posts to page" section of the SanAntonioCorfuResort Facebook page. Nothing really new going on on SanAntonioResort Facebook page anyway, just some general pictures of Corfu
We are off to Kefalonia in spring so are keeping our powder dry on actual bookings for later in the year and will probably be holding off until there are some reports from regulars who have actually been back this year. Wonder if anyone has seen any sign of building work in Kalami yet?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 2015 at 10:48pm
You could post a message on their page though or even e mail them with you questions. x
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 2015 at 12:24pm
I will be in Kalami on the first available flight (end of March) and will update on the building progress.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 2015 at 3:20pm
Hi Jim,

For your information

This is the costings breakdown, bearing in mind we are going in August with 2 children:

Thomson B & B in a Junior Suite with coach transfers (looking at it again it didn't include car hire) £3573.50

Direct booking in a Maisonette Suite B & B £90 per night (early booking discount given) £1260.00
Flights                                                                                                             £1675.00
Total                                                                                                                £2935.00

Plus Taxi transfer each way (organised by Gina at the resort) £39 ish dependent on exchange rate                                                                                                                   £78.00

So taking into account the taxi transfer - a saving of £560.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 2015 at 4:37pm
Hi Leelee36
Many thanks for sharing.

It looks like a pretty good deal. I would imagine that in our case (we are not booking early as we are having a spring holiday to Kefalonia first this year and may take our chances on a late deal somewhere when the school holidays are over now we are no longer tied to school holidays!) flight prices will probably not be cheap or certainly not at their cheapest.

I have just run my own quick comparison and at current flight prices Thomson is cheaper for 2 of us in September so it really does look like you need to get in while the flight prices are very low and SARC are offering their early booker discount - maybe next year!

I hope you enjoy Kalami as much as we do - it really is a little piece of heaven on earth.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2015 at 2:50pm
How lovely to be able to holiday in Spring and late summer when it's half the price!
We usually go to Agios Gordios but we're having a change. We love picturesque places so Kalami grabbed me.
Our Kefalonia holiday was lovely. We went in May 2007, back when the children were young. We had a bit of rain and an earthquake but still had a really lovely holiday. Sadly we can't fly there from the local airports. Enjoy!
(Seems like we like the same things!)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jan 2015 at 2:26pm
Oh Sue, you lucky lady Thumbs Up  I look forward to reading your news and seeing how things are shaping up over the winter.  Enjoy your stay Smile

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