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    Posted: 04 Mar 2013 at 5:41pm
Hi, I'm new on here and have been looking to go to Corfu for a holiday with my husband.
We are in our early fifties, like to relax, maybe sightsee a little and eat and drink in typically Greek tavernas as well as relax on the beach.
We do NOT like very touristy places with lots of drunk people that have no respect for the local culture.
Also, my husband is awaiting a knee replacement at the moment so struggles with walking too much or very hilly areas if there are no lifts etc.
Does anyone have any advice for which areas would be best to stay in please? We looked at Kalami but were a little worried about my husbands mobility there, but not having been there were not sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2013 at 6:16pm
Hi,
When are you intending to go as that will give an idea of how busy or not a resort is.
I would suggest Arillas, Acharavi, Roda, Kassiopi as they are all fairly flat and not too busy.
Are you looking for a sandy beach or pebble? Mostly pebble on the NE coast and sandy on the NW coast.
You don't really get many places on Corfu with with a lot of drunken people so you have a fair bit of choice, it really depends on what you want.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2013 at 6:43pm

Hi Linzechris,

1st off welcome to this site, you should get plenty advice on which resorts would suit your needs.

My own recommendation would be San Stefanos on the North West coast. Beautiful laid back resort with a cracking beach, beautiful sunsets (see my avatar) and the friendliest locals I’ve ever came across. It’s has a nice mix not too busy but not too quiet, the resort is split in two, you have the old part nearer the harbour which is quiet and typically Greek and the newer part which is more busy but not rowdy, plenty restaurants to choose from, most serving home cooked Greek food.

It’s a shame you husband is a currently waiting on knee surgery as there are some beautiful walks around the area but most tend to be hilly but you are rewarded with magnificent views. However, there is plenty accommodation next to the beach which is on the level and should be ok for your husbands needs.

Check this link below for info on the site, the resort gets a lot of repeat visitors, including me.

http://www.sanstefanos.co.uk/

If you have any further questions please let me know

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2013 at 6:54pm
I personnally would sugest Kassiopi, its flat has plenty of tavernas for eating and drinking. The beaches are pebble, accomadation are the ussual Greek standard and from the square about 5 minutes walk from everything so not too long a walk and as for the people, atmostphere and views, well there to die for, but where every you deside Im sure you will have a ball
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2013 at 7:13pm
I recommend Roda/Acharavi. My husband and I are in our fifties and love Roda and have been going for 7 years. It is quiet, people of all ages with generations of the same family returning each year. It is very flat with sandy beach. There is lots of accomodation to suit all types and budgets. Plenty of tavernas and bars, some are very British but there is also a good selection of purely Greek. Acharavi is a 20-40 minute walk along the coast road with a wide selection of beachfront tavernas to stop at and enjoy the view.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2013 at 7:17pm
The village of Kalami itself is not too hilly but if you want to venture outside (Agni or Kaoloura) your husband will struggle as Kalami is a cove with hills all around. There are boat taxis during the day and evenings from the jetty and they would enable you to get to Agni, Kassiopi and Corfu Town without any problems as long as he is able to step down onto the boat.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2013 at 7:31pm
Wow! What a quick response. Thank you. We are thinking of going in May.
My husband can walk but struggles a bit. I will look at all the suggestions so far in more detail.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2013 at 8:27pm
Try Acharavi you will love it,  have a good holliday
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 12:32am
Linzechris
If you decide on Agios Stefanos or Arillas ask the exact situation of the accommodation and clarify on this forum whether it is on a hill or not as some apartments are on quite steep hills in both resorts.
In Agios Georgios north the bulk of the accommodation units are on the flat.
My wife and I now have arthritis and back problems and cannot walk very much so we ensure we have a good time by just spending a bit more money on our holiday to hire a small car for running around locally.  It enables us to visit lovely places like Afionas, Paleokastritsa and some nearby quiet villages as often as we want. We can still do some of our favourite walks but drive some of the route before leaving the car.
May is a lovely time to visit Corfu because it is so fresh and the wild flowers are still blooming before they die back for the hot summer.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 4:33am
Can I suggest Paleokastritsa. The Apollon hotel is right on the road from the covebeach. Trygoogling it and see what you think. They have very nice rooms for couples and Karen (Spiros wife) is British and will be able to give you all the advice you need. There is also a bus that picks up and drops off in the layby a little further down right on the beach also that takes you into town, I think its 4.20 €. Yamas.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 9:04am
Thumbs UpHi Linzechris, and welcome. Please have a look at this link for Kassiopi, it has every thing you may need, any questions about accommodation just ask, we have been going twice a year for the past 6 years.Hope to be back for the Greek Easter (first week in May)
Like what   other members say wherever you choose you should enjoy!!!
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http://www.kassiopi-bliss.com/

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 9:51am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 9:58am
Sidari every time, I tried Roda, San Steph, Kassiopi and several others but now settled once or sometimes twice a year in my beloved Sidari staying with the same family every time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 11:52am
I would not recommend any of the above after looking at your list of likes and dislikes- I would look south- maybe Petriti- easy access to other places, delightful unspoilt fishing village- flat, excellent tavernas- no karaoke or similar bars- a real Greek paradise
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 1:01pm
I like Petreti but know nothing of the available accomodation, however Acharavi has an abundance of small bungalow type villas of varying grades, some virtually on the beach, these are mostly let through small indipendant local tour companys. The whole area is on the flat.
May would be nice and quiet everywhere with almost all the businesses up and running with a welcoming smile.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 1:21pm
My recommendation would be Paleokastritsa, very laid back, easy going though there are some gentle slopes here and there. A car would be good to get out and about. A couple of nice, shingly beaches, plenty of tavernas and restaurants and very friendly people.
I like Sidari but only for a day visit as it seems to be geared mainly for the youngsters, I like being a boring old ....!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 6:44pm
Listen Man believe me its got to be Sidari, its got the lot book Sidari. Book NOW Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 6:47pm
Hi Razaker,
How can you say that Sidari is not touristy. Just need to look at the majority of the shops.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 6:55pm
I am going to upset a few people here but I also find Kassiopi touristy & very busy in the Summer Ouch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 7:52pm
Hi Sue,
I agree with you, but when Linzechris goes in May it shouldn't be too busy.
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