Taking it one step further, our first holiday in Corfu was back in the early 80s and yes it was KAVOS, which back then was still a true family resort.
So would we go back?
Well yes we do as we have many friends still owning tavernas bars etc, would we stay? Well yes if we didnt have our own home there.
BUT!!! St Peters end or Asprokavos yes, but the centre NAHHH you must be joking.
Since the port was built in Lefkimmi there is no beach any more where we used to stay for over a 4 year period back in the 80s .. we even have a VHS video of Kavos back then and wow what a difference (I wasnt grey) had naturel flowing locks. even blonde streaks both of us he he.
Nice to see people staying Corfu town too.. I could live there winter but definately not in the summer blooming tourists everywhere ...
Where do you stay in Corfu town? or is that another post ...
Message posted by Wynne on 04áNovemberá2010 at 11:59am - IP Logged
When hubby and I went to Corfu Town we stayed at Hotel Dalia on outskirts of town near Garitsa bay, overlooking footy stadium and really near airport which was fun!!! Very basic, but did us for 3 days and some great Greek tavernas near by where we would be only English there. Bit of a walk into town in hot weather, but as Wynne says nice walk on coast road. Would love to stay again, but hotel more central next time...
Message posted by maureenandbrian on 06áNovemberá2010 at 1:54pm - IP Logged
Been following a similar post about Sidari with interest and decided to take this post to a further level.
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT YOUR FAVOURITE RESORT since you first went or what has improved since you first went?
Ours is we have a road to the beach now which wasnt there in the 80s.
WeE miss having festivals on the beach when there were no tavernas lighting and all we had was bbqs lambs cooked over steel rods in the sand and beers in buckets of ice wine flowing free and the whole village being there .
Message posted by jundas on 06áNovemberá2010 at 3:05pm - IP Logged
When we first visited Sidari, there were no pavements in high street, so when they were built that was good news and a much needed improvement. I miss walking down main strip years ago and you could walk into restaurants without any bother. You may have had a Greek waiter saying 'come in and dine' etc but no hassle if you said no. Now lots of English people handing out fliers every night, some OK, some literally follow you down street which bothers me. I'm always polite to them and realise they're doing a job, but that's my one BIG gripe with Sidari now, so we tend to go to Canal d'amour area or road up by Three Pigs restaurant where that doesn't happen...
Message posted by janmanessi on 06áNovemberá2010 at 3:12pm - IP Logged
Unlike maureenandbrian I miss the days when there was only a track to the beach at Vitalades- perfectly navigable on a scooter or in a small car so it didn't cause any problems, but did make you go slowly along the slightly 'mysterious' track surrounded by tall trees enjoying the scenery as you passed- also the river which was so unpolluted you could go and watch terrapins- and lastly Noufris, the best, and only, taverna, when you reached the sea.
Like- the increased propsperity for the local people in the area, so hopefully they can get work there rather than having to travel to Cavos or Messonghi.
Message posted by maureenandbrian on 07áNovemberá2010 at 12:19am - IP Logged
Hate to contradict Jan but when the road even before it was tarmac down to the beach wasnt the best. I remember going in a Mitsubishi L200 van and wondering where we were going and getting there was heaven on earth.
But when the tarmac was laid I really thought there was a god sounds crazy but we entered the 19th centuary yes 19th he he
Message posted by janmanessi on 07áNovemberá2010 at 1:56am - IP Logged
We used to go down it on a 50cc scooter, or an old Fiat minibus if we had friends- never got stuck! Loved every dip and bend of that road, and I am afraid I almost wept when I went down after a longish absence and found tarmac. I felt that some of the magic had gone and it was becoming like everywhere else
Message posted by maureenandbrian on 07áNovemberá2010 at 1:31pm - IP Logged
Got to admit I agree slightly with your comment but it was in a time warp (thank goodness) realised wede hit the 20th century (not 21st) when sunbeds appeared in multitudes 2004 well about 50 the first year and the youngsters bar appeared on the beach too... still we only still got 4 so shouldnt grumble
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