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    Posted: 04 Jan 2013 at 11:18pm
I am going to look at a few properties in May and 3 of them are in: Lefkimmi. You do not have a specific site for this place. Can anyone give me a few pointers i.e. pros and cons of living so far south?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2013 at 2:52pm
Often lower prices south
Less developed
Possibly easier to become part of your local community
More real villages as oppsoed to purpose built resorts (Cavos being the obvious exception)
 
No real cons as roads are good and there are many more supermarkets etc. round Lefkimi nowadays and shops for daily needs
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2013 at 7:30pm
Thank you Janmanessi, what do you know about doctors or clinics in the area? Frank.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2013 at 8:59pm
I'd leave that for someone who lives further south than me to help you with, I live in Benitses,  There is a clinic in Lefkimi but I know nothing about it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2013 at 10:34pm
Hi Frank,
40 kilometres south of Corfu Town is the second largest town of the island, Lefkimi, which has a population of about 5000 inhabitants and is the administrative centre of the southern part of Corfu as well as the second port of the island offering regular services for Igoumenitsa.

Located in the middle of a fertile plain full of olive trees and vineyards, Lefkimi is famous for its excellent wine.

Worth visiting in the town are the superb churches of Agioi Theodoroi and Agios Arsenios which are famous for their fine architecture.

It was built around 1500 A.D, but the historical roots reach up to 40 B.C.

The small navigable river, the plains and forests which surround it, as well as the golden beaches nearby are just some of the charms of Lefkimi.

The lively Resort of Kavos is a further 5 km south.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2013 at 6:37pm
Stevie F thanks very very much my mouth is watering at the prospect of getting there in May, if there was a flight I would go now, I'm retired so there's nothing to stop me. Again can't wait. Frank.Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2013 at 6:41pm
P.S. does anyone know how to print out a reply to save me from writing it all down? Frank
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Hi Frank,
Why not copy it and paste into an email to yourself and then print it? That's what I normally do with things I want to keep. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2013 at 11:20am
Hi, Lefkimi is a very beautiful part of Corfu and has to be seen to be appreciated. Down by the river are lovely 'real' Greek tavernas and plenty of shops around for everything you may need. People are friendly and welcoming. There are medical centres with good doctors on hand and from what I have heard are extremely efficient so you wont be having to make the trek into Corfu Town every time you need something. We are over there in April and will definitely be paying frequent visits. You could also try looking at some of the other villages on the way down to Lefkimi, ie: Boukari, Kouspades, Vassilatika, Marathias etc. you wont be disappointed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2013 at 2:56pm
Lefkimi is a short drive to Marathia which is in my opinion the best beach on Corfu.  Long stretch of sandy beach and some good tavernas too, including Kastro Mondavali, which looks like a castle if you are facing it from the sea.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2013 at 8:27pm
Shilpa, thanks very much, but something you said has puzzled me? You will be there in April? I was/am under the impression that flights to Corfu do not begin until May or, as is often the case, am I wrong again. Frank.Confused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2013 at 8:32pm
Me again, are there any lawyers out there. Reading about Bernard Matthews (the turkey man) who died recently in France and wanted his partner to have some of his wealth but was denied by French law because everything must go to his children. Is there a similar law in Greece does anyone know? Dead
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2013 at 9:20pm
Mistert this used to be the case but now flights start at the end of March although many of the bars/restaurants and accomodation not available until May 1st (sure this will start to change soon also). 
Also there are good english speaking Lawyers in Corfu town. I am sure many people will recommend should you wish.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2013 at 11:54am
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Yes as Sue says easyjet start flights earlier now and at very good prices and although the 'touristy' bars and restaurants arent normally open the traditional greek ones are and are much nicer. If you need accommodation earlier they are many places now open in April and much cheaper than they are in high season and also car hire is much cheaper too.
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I have been on easyjet site and typed in every date from the 1st to the 30th with 14 days in between depart and arrive: nothing? FrankAngry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 2013 at 1:19am
I have just booked up with the Co-op for two weeks in Ipsos because that is the nearest I can get to the Estate Agents.: The Margarita Apartments. From there I hope to be shown the house of my dreams. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 2013 at 9:41am
Strange - Where are you flying from Frank? They definately start on 28th March from Gatwick.
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Sue Avrio: Birmingham!Unhappy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 2013 at 6:16pm
re inheritance laws- see a lawyer, they are different from UK as Greece inherited the Napoloenic system, plenty of good lawyers, my personal recommendation is a half English half Greek LSE graduate, who has been working in Athens, specialising in property and inheritance law, but is now partly based in Corfu. Send me a message and I will give you his details.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2013 at 1:21pm
No flights from Birmingham with easyjet, Manchester, Gatwick and Luton.
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