Arrived back from Corfu on Friday 1st July having had the best trip yet.
The weather was fantastic...not one cloudy day for the whole fortnight, clear skies and soaring temperatures prevailed.
We stayed in a villa in Sinies, a small hamlet just above Ag Stephanos, NE coast. The villa was great - had everything we needed and more. Lovely pool, private and extensive gardens and panoramic views to die for.
Our villa did not have air-con, but we had booked a portable unit through 'Easy-Breeze'. Jenny and Tony were waiting at our accomodation to install it and offer instructions for its operation. What a lovely couple, very friendly and down to earth. We wouldn't have survived the heat without it, particularly in terms of a comfortable nights' sleep. They are to be highly recommended in our opinion.
Highlight of the holiday had to be our seaplane trip over to Paxos - a fantastic experience. We promptly hired a boat in Gaios and managed to travel all around the island - stopping off in Loggos and Lakka for much needed repast! Flight was quick, comfy and thrilling - offering great views over both Corfu and Paxos. [seaplane cost 50 euros per person]
Managed a trip to Ericoussa, departing by boat from Sidari. We had a lovely relaxing beach day there. [Booked at Value-Plus in Sidari 15 euros each]
We ate at all the tavernas in Ag. Stepahnos and Agni and in addition, the lovely taverna on the beach at Kerasia. Great food, fantastic hospitality and a wonderful atmosphere in all these establishments.
Went into Corfu town a couple of times...unusually quiet. Last saturday night some shops were closing just after 10pm! In fact we found Corfu overall much quiter than normal. We were speaking to a couple of people about this who acknowledged that the season had got off to a very slow start...hopefully things will start to pick up during July and August.
Mossies...despite taking Vit B, using repellant, using plug-ins and coils we still managed to be bitten on a couple of occasions...but not as bad as during previous trips.
Plenty of other beasties about...wasps - not too much of a problem yet. Crickets - range in size..some can be huge. Hubby had to remove a couple from our bedroom before settling! Managed to see a couple of snakes also, but they slithered away from us very quickly - I hasten to add we did not feel threatened at all on these occasions. Addtionally, saw plenty of tortoise roaming around...are these indiginous to Corfu?
Returned to [ by comparison] a very cold, wet and windy Isle of lewis yesterday - no summer here yet. Back to work monday [boo-hoo]. Already thinking about next year...will definitely be returning!
Will upload photos as soon as.