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    Posted: 04 Apr 2014 at 6:53am
Hi everyone,

We've been to Corfu a few times now and we've settled at Aghios Gordios. We're back there in August (school hols ) with our daughters who are now 14 and 11. We'll hire a car for a few days and want to know where we should take the trouble to go and see. Obviously in August it's very hot so we don't want long walks etc but any other ideas for what to see/do would be much appreciated.
We have driven around most of the island but not stopped everywhere and need to know of hidden gems of beaches/small resorts to go to.
We've already been on a boat trip to the mainland and around Paleo bay, but we love boat trips, so any others out there that people would recommend? (not a whole day, my daughter says!)
2 weeks is a long time in a small resort, however lovely, so ideas of day trips would be good. Preferably on the west coast...(quieter roads!)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2014 at 7:09am
How about a trip to Liapades? It is only a little way up the coast. It is a beautiful little village with a good range of places to eat in. The beach is good and I think it may be possible to get a boat trip from there.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2014 at 8:14am
Have a look at Steve Ford's book "Corfu villages" and have a trip out one one the undiscovered gems for a lovely lunch. (google it and you can download it and print it off, or put it on your kindle...money goes to charity)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2014 at 8:17am
I have just noticed that info regarding Steve's book is on a message today in the Kafenion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2014 at 2:52pm
Try the NW coast drive via Paleo, up the mountain past Bella Vista to Makrades. Here go and visit Angelokastro (remnants of ancient cliff-top fort). Then drive on as far as Vistonas but turn left and go to Pagi village (stopping to take photos of the wonderful panorama from the top of the 'hill' on the way).
Go down and through Agios Georgios north and make you way to the lovely village of Afionas on the headland.  Here you can drink or eat at a choice of several tavernas with stunning coastal views. You can also walk down to the  remote twin coves of Porto Timoni. You don't need to return the same way but instead just drive around the head of the valley via Dafni, Agros, Trombeta etc

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2014 at 4:18pm
That sounds lovely Dennis..Definitely a "Must Do"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 2014 at 4:35pm
What about Old Perithia? My son loved it there exploring now 16 was 14 at the time and great place to have lunch x
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2014 at 3:30am
Some great ideas there, thank you. I like the idea of a scenic drive, view points and a lovely taverna and a swim at the end. Sounds about perfect!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Apr 2014 at 8:54am
Head south from Ag. Gordios to Kato Garouna and Ag. Mattheos.  From there join main road south. 

If you go left off this road you can visit Petriti and Boukari, both unspoilt, places to swim and eat the freshest fish possible.

If you go right off the main road you can go to Vitalades, Marathias, and Issos (avoiding a large resort like Ag. Georgios)

Or just go to Agios Mattheos, down to the beach past Gardiki castle beyond the lake (Halikounas), or at the castle bear right to Prasoudi beach, on to Paramonas and then the narrow coast road that winds through Pentati and ends up back at Ag. Gordios.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Apr 2014 at 9:06am
If you follow one of the ideas in the previous post and return to Agios Gordios through Pentati, be sure to drop into Angela's or Chris's Place for at least a drink or possibly food. Both locations have first class views over Agios Gordios. Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Apr 2014 at 10:15am
Jan's suggestions are great, we love a trip over to Petriri and Boukari from AG. The road up from Prasoudi to Paramonas and Pentati is just a single track but you are not likely to meet much traffic. Once you get to Pentati park near Angela's or Chris's and walk down to the old harbour, there is a little beach and a lovely view of Agios Gordios.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Apr 2014 at 12:40pm
 Angela's cafe bar does not have a menu as such. When they are open the menu is dependant on what they have in the fridge. By discussion you are able to order a meal that suits your tastes. It is a truly unique location. The roof terrace offers unique views over the local area.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Apr 2014 at 12:52pm
I would second Old Perithia and take the walk to the noney man and buy some of that too!! - while you are there

But I would also suggest, on a hot day, a drive to Mon Repo which is set in beautifully cool mature park and woodland. There is a lot to see too apart from the exhibition in Mon Repos, the grounds are full of excavations of which Corfu is sadly lacking

Afterwards you can make you way to the headland and have a coffee in the taverna overlooking Mouse Island and the airport. I am sure the kids would love to see just how short the runway they arrive and leave from is

Apart from that just explore the inland areas behind Acharavi and Kassiopi, there are a couple of tavernas up high with wonderful views and being higher up the air is much cooler






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Visit Kanoni and look down on the end of the airport runway. Wander down to sea level  and cross the causeway to the other bank. You can watch the aircraft passing right over your heads. The younger members of your group are sure to love it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2014 at 3:02am
Originally posted by leelee36 leelee36 wrote:


need to know of hidden gems to go to.



Why not set out to find the Waterfalls above Roda. You should find this fun and you will see some wonderful sights. Good luck.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2014 at 7:03am
Can you drive near to the waterfalls or is it a hike?

Angela's is definitely on our list, we went there last year. A very memorable experience with fantastic local food and the nicest people.

Mon Repos sounds a nice idea.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2014 at 7:34am
You would need to drive. Best going on a rainy day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2014 at 11:13am
Had coffee at Chris's Place today, the view was magical, so clear- and so quiet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 6:45am
There will not be a rainy day in August!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 7:06am
Several usually- and so welcome too!
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