Message posted by simarky on 05áDecemberá2008 at 3:01pm - IP Logged
Hi everyone,thinking of going kalami next august and after a bit of info,first:how long by car does it take from the airport,second:has anyone stopped at adonis apts,third:how long does the boat taxi take from kalami to agni bay,thanks'mark....
Message posted by Graham T-A on 05áDecemberá2008 at 3:07pm - IP Logged
It takes 40 to 45 minutes by car from the airport to Kalami. Many people on this site have stopped at the Adonisaps but I am afraid I'm not one of them. The boat taxi takes less than 5 minutes from Kalami to Agni. During the day when the taxi isnt running you can walk round in about 20 minutes.
Message posted by simarky on 05áDecemberá2008 at 3:10pm - IP Logged
thanks for your reply,graham,how many tavernas are there?
Message posted by Graham T-A on 05áDecemberá2008 at 4:20pm - IP Logged
There are three tavernas in Agni but only two of them operate a water taxi service. There is also a snack bar. Thats it, nothing else in the way of shops and only about 5 small cottages. There are a few others up in the olive groves but these can't be seen from Agni. There are four tavernas in Kalami plus a couple of bars (I think). There are about five shops in Kalami, three being supermarkets and two selling other things.
Message posted by Deedee on 09áDecemberá2008 at 7:37pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by simarky on 05áDecemberá2008
has anyone stopped at adonis apts
Yes, 8 times in 7 years. Anything in particular you want to know?
Message posted by simarky on 11áDecemberá2008 at 11:58pm - IP Logged
ok where do i start,ive seen your pics and they look good,we wanted something fairly greek as we went to gouves in crete this year but really it could have been anywhere,just wanting to know about tavernas,like the idea of the boat taxi,is it far to walk to the beach,how long would it take to kassiope by taxi,ive booked for the 14th of aug next year for 2 weeks ,i couldnt get a 1 bed apt with portland/thompson so i emailed gina direct and she said she has a selection that thompson dont use so we booked hope they are ok,anyway thanks for replying hope to here from you soon......mark.
Message posted by Graham T-A on 12áDecemberá2008 at 10:11am - IP Logged
Walking from the A&A apartments to the beach takes less than one minute but it may take up to 5 minutes to reach your appartments if they are at the top of the hill. Don't worry,there is a lift. It is very Greek in this area of Corfu, the only exception being the bar in the A&A appartments which sells a variety of english foods. They even have english sausages for breakfast but it is good value for money and has greek food as well. Takes 15 to 20 minutes in taxi to Kassiopi but probably worth renting a car for the day to have a look round some of the island. There is also a bus service from the top of the appartments but it only runs in the daytime and not very often. Another way to visit kassiopi is to rent a boat for the day but this is more expensive.
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 12áDecemberá2008 at 5:41pm - IP Logged
It sounds like you are hiring a car for your holiday..And one place i would like to recommend is Vidos island it makes for a nice day out on the island its very quiet as there are no cars or motor bikes...And a abundant of wild life is also to be found on the island along with beautiful bays for swimming and to snorkel take a picnic with you or try the tavern there for there food....You can also fish from the jetty...Its only a few euros to get over by ferry running every hafe hour or so...Chris
Message posted by simarky on 12áDecemberá2008 at 6:50pm - IP Logged
how long does it take to get there seaangler,sounds good.
Message posted by Deedee on 18áDecemberá2008 at 1:21pm - IP Logged
Vidos is the small island just in front of Corfu town. You can actually see it (and Corfu town) from the upper levels of the A & A. The ferry to Vidos that Seaangler refers to goes from Corfu town so you would need to get yourself there but there are several ways to do that. You can hire a car, catch the local bus, go by boat or by taxi. Driving will take about 45 mins, bus an hour. There are three tourist offices in Kalami offering excursions, one or two of which include Vidos.
Kalami is a beautiful, quite small, self contained resort and although it does have a large apartment complex (the A & A) I wouldn't call it over commercialised. I would agree with Graham about the food at the Cocktails & Dreams bar at the A & A. Their stifado is delicious and their lemon lamb (one of the daily specials) is our particular favourite.
There are three tavernas (Kalami Beach Taverna, Thomass & The White House) in the resort and two other bars open to the public - the Kalami bar above the supermarket furthest from the A & A and the Summer Dreams bar at the Frosso apartments. Cocktails & Dreams is the only one that has any organised entertainment - karaoke, quiz nights (twice a week) & greek dancing (once a week).
If you want more options for eating out there is another taverna on the main road above the resort - Dimitri's. If you book a table they will send transport to collect you from Kalami and return you after your meal. The views from up there are terrific. There is also the taverna at Kouloura, the next bay to the north. It is walkable from Kalami, it's an enchanting little place with a small harbour and the one taverna. Two bays south of Kalami is Agni Bay with its three tavernas. Two of these run boat taxis in the evenings. For Taverna Nikolas you can book with their related tourist office in Kalami, for Taverna Agni you can book direct with the taverna by phone.
The A & A is a great place to stay. There are enough cooking facilities in the apartments to actually self cater if you want to.
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