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Agios Gordios, Corfu

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    Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 4:10pm
Hi all,
Arrived home on Tuesday after a lovely first holiday in Ag Grdios, staying in the wonderful Steven's on the Hill. The hotel was all I'd read it was going to be and more. For anybody going there for the first time, you will not be disappointed Smile
As for Ag Gordios itself- a lovely little resort although it was very quiet. Yes, quiet in the peak weeks of August. We went to a variety of restaurants at different times and they were all ranging from 3/4 full to empty. 
There were more restaurants in Ag Gordios than I expected but hardly any bars as such.
Robin's nest was friendly,  Mike's bar (again very welcoming) but always empty. On 2 occasions we were the only ones there, even when we were leaving at gone 1am. Time-Out was good for snacks and watching the olympics on the TV but I'd say our favourite for music (and probably the busiest) was Madison garden. Apart from the Lemon Tree which we didn't visit (being a cocktail bar) I can't think of any more bars. Not sure if there were a few we missed?
We did have a lovely holiday and A.G. is on my list of places I'd visit for a second time. However, there were loads of wasps around which were very annoying when they'd come in 3's or 4's land in our food. The burning coffee worked as long as they brought it to you in time (at least 10 mins before food was served). My hubby and 2 sisters all had one sting each.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 5:29pm
Hi Shirley, weve been back a week & a half, we stayed at the Loxidos by the bridge seperating Sidari to the Canal D'Amuor. We spent most days at Agios G beach (we had a car) as we love that beach have been going for years, but we have never stayed at the Agios G resort cause we love it at Sidari so its the best of both Agios G by day Sidari by night,Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 5:40pm
Hi Razaker,
Do you mean Agios Gordios on the west coast or the one nearer to Sidari which is Agios Georgios (NW)?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 7:18pm
NW Agios, just love spending the full day there, ideally we should go there, but I do love Sidari. Last time I rented a villa up at Spartillas we missed the people weve made friends with in Sidari, so the following year a package deal back to Sidari & a car to take us over to Agios every day, best of both..Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 7:28pm
Whispers, this is the Agios Gordios forum, not the Agios Georgios NW. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 7:42pm
Shirley that's a lovely report on your holiday in Agios Gordios and it's good to hear that Stevens is as great as ever. I'm there again next Month so thanks for your tips on eating and drinking places. Is Madison Garden the place run by an American lady and stays open as long as someone is drinking?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 8:08pm
David, I do beleive the bar in question (run by the lady from Chicago) is Robins Nest Big smile
 
Madisons is the classy cocktail bar a little further down...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 8:56pm
Originally posted by elizajay elizajay wrote:

David, I do beleive the bar in question (run by the lady from Chicago) is Robins Nest Big smile
 
 
Madisons is the classy cocktail bar a little further down...
 
Spot on, Thannos is a great host at Maddisons and we always had a couple of drinks there before deciding where to eat and he makes a mean cocktail! Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 9:20pm
Originally posted by NIGEL NIGEL wrote:

Originally posted by elizajay elizajay wrote:

David, I do beleive the bar in question (run by the lady from Chicago) is Robins Nest Big smile
 
 
Madisons is the classy cocktail bar a little further down...
 
Spot on, Thannos is a great host at Maddisons and we always had a couple of drinks there before deciding where to eat and he makes a mean cocktail! Thumbs Up
 
Nige, how I wish I was back there now!
 
(Wasps or no wasps! Angry)
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 10:19pm
David, I think you are more of a Robin's Nest person than a Maddisons man!!LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 10:25pm
Like Ive said Ive never been south of Corfu town, I didnt realize Shirley was on about the south Agios, & I picked it up on general, may be I should join the Davey d 3 word story ha
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 10:30pm
Hey we went to both!
 
Madisons plays very chilled music, very current music (they played the Black Keys 'Lonely Boy' whilst we were there first night, and tried to please us every night after that!)...
Whilst at Robins Nest she sussed we liked Led Zep...and played it  each night as we walked in!
 
We did Madisons earlier, when we were compus mentis...Embarrassed...and Robins Nest after 11 ish, it isnt loud or rowdy by the way, the staff are all geared to totally looking after you...and Robin herself drinks Tsipouro....and joins in every conversation LOL. Both bars are fabulous... xxxxx
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 10:48pm
Hi,
It sounds great at Agios Gordios, I too have never been south of Corfu Town as yet.
Just to confuse matters further Razaker, there are three St. Georges in Corfu, to my knowledge. Agios Georgios NW, Agios Gordios and Agios Georgios South. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2012 at 11:10pm
I dont think it IS south of Corfu town, its just west...someone very clever will come on and say it is NNSWNW or something LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 2012 at 10:33am
Well Im not getting map out ha
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 2012 at 1:23pm
Agios Gordios is like the one in the middle so to speak. It lies  broadly South West of Corfu Town and is the subject of this particular Forum. Wink

Thanks for the replies about Robin's Nest. I thought the lady hailed from Chicago but because it's two years since I've been there and I think I may have had a couple of drinks before I left the premises my recall was somewhat hazy!!

ROGER RAYMOND you are probably right but I'm not travelling alone this time so my guess is that my Fiancée and I will try Madison's out as well. We do love a cocktail. Big smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 2012 at 1:25pm
Yes there are 3 St Georges as you say Elliemay.  We stayed in Agios Gordios SW and I'd say it's also slightly SW of Corfu town.
 
You're all spot on about the bars- Robbin's Nest is run by Robin from Chicago.  We had many chats with her over cocktails. She's very welcoming and the bar has a hippy type feel to it.
 
Madison Garden played very current chilled music which we loved and their friendly service was second to none. On leaving during our last visit there, we were told that we'd brought the bar luck that night as it was empty until we walked in and then a steady stream piled in as though a bus had pulled up outside lol.
 
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