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Sidari Has It Changed?

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    Posted: 22 Oct 2013 at 8:21pm
I went to Sidari 10 years ago and loved it (especially Three Little Pigs! Surf and turf was a meal I still yearn after now) but at the time though it was starting to get very commericalised.

I am thinking of going back with just the 2 of us now as kids are older and we are venturing out on our own. Is it very commercialised now or is it still a nice place to enjoy as a couple? (we love the beach and eating but not over keen on loud clubs etc!)

And what are the best places to stay out which are quieter? We stayed at Terezas (?) originally and that was lovely as away from the strip but just a short walk in.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 2013 at 9:05pm
We got married in Sidari 13 years ago, we stayed at the Afrodite on the strip. We went back one year later, but now only visit for the day. Stayed at Canal d Amour last year for 5 days after 6 days in Kassiopi. We have had 4 holidays in Kalami and 6 in Kassiopi. We find the strip too noisy for us now, prefer a nice meal and a few drinks relaxing where you can have a conversation. The people are still as welcoming, but don't like all the kareoke bars and tribute acts. We are in our 60s so could be our age!! Maybe someone who is a regular visitor can give you more advice. We find Kassiopi has a good mix of tavernas and bars and one bar does Greek dancing. The views are lovely too. Also variety of food from cheap and cheerful gyros and burgers to al a carte and good taverna food in between. Lol xxx
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 2013 at 9:54pm
Hi, 
If you went to Sidari 10 years ago it is far more commercialised now, especially if you go in July and August. If you want somewhere where you can find a few bars, restaurants with little banging night life I think that you would be far better considering Kassiopi, Arillas, St.George NW, San Stephanos NW.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 2013 at 10:50pm
Hi there. We've been going to Sidari twice a year for 25+ years now. Yes, Sidari is more commercialised now, but it is still very easy to find nice quiet places to eat/drink/talk. The so called "strip" really only covers about 50 metres - from the bend past the church, to the taxi rank near The Mimosa Hotel. This section is very loud later in the evening, but we just don't go there! If you're looking for accommodation within walking distance of the centre, you could check out Tereza's, Christakis Apartments, Takis and Efi Apartments, Triviza's, The Alkion Hotel. You could also try the other end of Sidari, which we have always found quieter, and have a look at Othonas Apartments (on Facebook) Chrysanthy Apartments (also FB) Legends, Christina Apartments. For restaurants/tavernas, starting at the big supermarket at the crossroads there's Bavias (open all year), The Oasis, The Venezia, Romano' s(behind the church), China Town (fab for a change), Mediteranneo, Three Little Pigs, Alkion Hotel, The Orchard (Peroulades -about 15 minutes walk from Three Pigs) and Bikolis (further 10 minutes). These are our personal favourites, but I'm sure you'll find your own! The good news is that prices for eating out have barely changed in the last 10 years (still don't know how they can do it for the money!) There are lots of nice walks all round Sidari. For car hire we always use Value Plus, family run, good cars, very reasonable prices. Can be picked up/dropped off at the airport, or delivered to your accommodation. You can still have a lovely holiday in Sidari without ever setting foot in "the strip! If there's anything you'd like to ask, feel free.Good luck.   Moyra

P.S. We're in our mid 60's.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Oct 2013 at 3:16am
We are in our mid 50's and stay in the Canal d'amour area. We also do not like the strip at night. Whilst the Canal d'amour is not as lively as it used to be we prefer it. Have been going for the last 9 years and booked our return for next year. Flights EJ, accommodation Olgas. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Oct 2013 at 8:42am
Weve been going for the last 8 years to Sidari, after last year weve decided on a change but I would still recommend sidari to any one. I'd say the biggest change when we first went it was predominatly English now I would say its more eastern block folk and where the bars where busy from the top cross roads (by 2 big supermarkets) its just the strip now and like was said the canal area has died right down but suits some folk, I would go you`s will enjoy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Oct 2013 at 10:02am
I have been going to Sidari for many years and it has changed dramatically. Some good and some bad, the strip nearly put me off going because they all try time after time to get you in the bars and its every few feet. Thats the only downside. We stay at the opposite end of Sidari ten minutes away from the beach and its beautiful and quiet with very friendly owners. The restaurants we go in (Paradise and Pizza Romano) are very good, well priced and great service and food. The owner of the Paradise always tries to get me sozzled on free rose wine. So overall its a lot quieter but most of the people are just as nice and the scenery is fantastic.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Oct 2013 at 9:29pm
Dingojunction,
We have been going to Sidari for years, to Corfu 25+ years & never tire of Sidari. Neither of us are that agile anymore but go for a walk on the strip every night. We have a car for the 2 weeks & park in big car park at back of church, we usually eat at Seabreeze on the strip. Made some good friends over the years, we are now 70 & 72 respectively but unless for any reason I am forbidden to fly will be going back many more times. Enjoy your holiday   Pat x
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 2013 at 10:39am
Mmmmm... well after my visit in September I certainly didnt have the Sidari buzz as I usually have when I return. Been visiting since 2000 and felt after September I need a break from the resort.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2013 at 10:03am
Like I said Mrs M we felt the same this year after coming home, its nothing personal against the place, I think we just need a break then go back.
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