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Villa Finikas, Acharavi

Acharavi and Saint Spiridon, Corfu

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    Posted: 21 Feb 2016 at 1:37pm
Can't remember if I've asked on this forum before re the above villa but here goes:-

A group of 4 families ,we have booked for 2 weeks end of June - whilst some are booking a car for the whole holiday, others aren't proposing to do so, just hiring for a few days mid holiday.

Is it within a reasonably easy walk of the supermarkets, tavernas?
The agent's blurb says that it is 600 yards from the beach -but looks as if its further by road (on Google Earth) - is there a "cross country" route from the villa?
Is the water park reasonably safe for little kids (18 months to 2 years old) and is it good value?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 2016 at 11:10pm
Looking at the map the villa provide, which is rubbish, the villa is a bit out of the way from supermarkets being in Almyros, but you have some nice little tavernas within walking distance.
Hope that helps.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 2016 at 9:25am
My 2 year old girl loves the  water park. It is good value if you go on the all inclusive days. I would recommend getting there for opening time to get the best beds and shade etc. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 2016 at 1:46pm
Thanks for replies - actually used the Street View function on Google Earth and it appears that there are a couple of supermarkets just after entering Acharavi proper - this is ~ 1 mile from villa - so just about walkable in the morning before it gets hot, provided that they are still there!! Are there any closer in the opposite direction?? Or down by the beach road??
Is there a local map that shows the location of restaurants/tavernas? We were in St Georges South a couple of years ago and there was a really good small scale map.
Good to know about the waterpark as we will have a 2 year old and two at ~ 20 months.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 2016 at 9:06pm
There is a small mini market on the main road nearby. At the entrance of Acharavi is Dielas Supermarket containing all the usual as well as fresh fruit and veg and a butchery.
On the opposite side of the main road is an independent butchers shop.
At that end of town are car hire outlets, post office, ATMs etc.
A bit further into town you have another smaller supermarket Tavros, Alpha Bank, a couple of bars and grill rooms, and not to forget Castaway Travel office for trip information.
Don't try to plan too much in advance, enjoy the exploring.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Apr 2016 at 12:02pm
Further Q - if anyone can help:-
We have booked a mini coach transfer from the airport to the villa on arrival but they won't confirm the booking because the address we have doesn't include a road, just a postcode 49100. We do have the GPS coordinates -will that be of any help?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Apr 2016 at 3:23pm
Think 49100 is the old postcode possibly for the whole of Corfu. The current postcode for Acharavi/Almyros is 49081.
They are being a little pedantic as many places in Corfu do not have a Street/Road address.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2016 at 1:17pm
To answer my own questions now we have returned - lovely villa but essential to have a car -the road is positively dangerous to walk along into Acharavi- and in the heat, it was too far to carry shopping anyway. Saw a head on collision between a car and a quad bike on a bend -the quad was on the wrong side of the road -God help any pedestrians who had been about!!
Water park is certainly no longer "good value" -many rides out of order and the ones that were open were, in our view, not safe -seemed to be only one attendant on the highest ride -no one ensuing the pool was clear below and finally the infants toys were in terrible state with broken sharp bits of plastic sticking out. Should be closed IMMEDIATELY - our H & S would have a field day!!!
Used Carrental for car hire - got a good deal - also he organised the best mini coach for our return to the airport -one of the luxury mini coaches beloved of football teams.
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