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Sidari, Corfu

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    Posted: 14 Jun 2013 at 4:59pm
I have a few more questions...

To drive from Sidari to Paleokastritsa & Sidari to Kassiopi, how long would it take??

Also within easy drive from Sidari or there any typically Greek villages nearby, somewhere tourism hasn't hit. I saw somewhere that Makarades? is a nice village, is it far from Sidari?

And lastly as we are only in Sidari for a week & there is so much we want to do, is Ericoussa Island worth a trip?

We love boats trips so we would like to do an evening cruise to Corfu town & maybe a beach BBQ...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jun 2013 at 5:05pm
You are talking less than half an hour to Kassiopi even driving at a snails pace. Paleo, probably not much more.

I will let others answer the rest. There are loads of unspoilt inland villages, trouble is we just drive and find them, always forget their names!!! Mind a drive to Old Perithia is worth considering. A couple of lovely tavernas which have been there for years and years, a few restored buildings but not many, the honey man at the end of the track and views to die for!!! Head for Kassiopi, turn off right to Perithia and follow the signs to Old Perithia.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jun 2013 at 5:08pm
Great SusieH, thank you
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jun 2013 at 10:28am
I'd agree with the above driving times. One of our favourite villages is Doukades. It's very pretty. There is a town square with, I think, three tavernas and a tiny shop/kafenion, as well as a church. Lots of tiny winding lanes and streets radiate from there and there are riots of flowers everywhere you look. From there it's about a 5 minute drive to Paleokastritsa, where the monastery is well worth a visit. We're just back, and a friend who lives in Sidari told us that there's a new boat trip going round the north coast from Sidari to Paleokastritsa. I'll send her a message and ask her to post details for you. You should also check out The Corfu Grapevine on Facebook. Good luck.  Moyra
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jun 2013 at 10:50am

I think that there are 5 tavernas in Old Perithia now! The longer established ones are in the square at the centre of the village.

A drive that will show you some wonderful sights and old villages would be to turn right at the pump (roundabout) in the centre of Acharavi and follow the back road through the old village. At the end, turn right head up hill to Agios Martinos, right again and on through Lafki, and Petalia. You then come to a T junction, where you can turn left (up to the top of Pantocrator (very desolate scenery higher up) or turn right into Stranillas.  (If you go up to the top of the mountain you will have to come back down through Stranilas anyway, unless you have 4x4, which a whole new ballgame!)  In Stranilas, find a table under the giant elm tree - no views but very atmospheric.

NB - it is possible to get from Old Perithia to Lafki to carry on up the mountain. However, I haven't done this route for a couple of years and last time a 4x4 was essential - and I wouldn't think any work has been done on the track since.

From Stranillas head downhill (superb views over Corfu Town) to a T juction - turn left and this will eventually bring you out on the north east coast road just above Ipsos; turn right, and this will bring you back into Acharavi, via Episkepsis.

As an alternative, you could take the left turn well before Episkpsis and head for Zygos. Once here, you can carry straight on through Klimatia amd Episkopi before turning right down to Roda, or tum left and head for Sokraki, and Ano Korakiana, to the main road; turn right here and head up through Skripero and on over the mountain to Sidari etc.  Please note that the section of road between Sokraki and Ano Korakiana is very narrow and twisty with many hairpin bends - it may not be for the faint hearted.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 2013 at 9:45am
I wish I knew about these drives when I went in June without the kids.  I ended up just pointing the car and driving till I found something worth stopping for, which was more often than not.

Thats the good thing about hiring a car in Corfu, I found it impossible to get lost as you just head high up, look around and head to the coast. You cannot go wrong and some of the beach bars and tavernas weve found over the years are amazing.

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