Just booked Kalami for July next year at A+A studios. We are so excited after reading so many excellent reviews about the village and accomodation. Have been to Kassiopi about 5 years ago, but was in May and rained every day. Got so many Qs to ask so will be on here quite alot quizzing people!!!
Message posted by BoltonLynda on 13 August 2009 at 11:11pm - IP Logged
Is the beach completly shingle? Are there rooms that dont have a seaview at A+A? Is the resort expensive with it being small? Does it become overcrowded in July? Is there enough to occupy a 16y old? Any advice on moggies, I seem to be an attractive meal to them. I'm thinking of hiring a boat, are they safe, or is like motorbikes better off avoiding them?
Message posted by KarenKevin on 14 August 2009 at 12:41am - IP Logged
We went in July last year, red hot, very quiet place, so nice & peaceful. Hire a car and go to Kalamaki beach, it's lovely, drive past Kassiopi, you can't miss it. When you have been to the beach, carry on and go for a meal at Harry's Taverna, it is signposted past Kalamaki beach on the left, just go down the lane, wonderful food.
We went to Roda this year in June and going back in October, love Corfu, beautiful food and beautiful place.
Message posted by Canarydave on 14 August 2009 at 11:00am - IP Logged
With the regard to the moggies, I normally find a tin of Whiskas keeps them at bay.
Message posted by Deedee on 14 August 2009 at 11:09am - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by clowsey on 13 August 2009
Is the beach completly shingle?
Are there rooms that dont have a seaview at A+A?
Is the resort expensive with it being small?
Does it become overcrowded in July?
Is there enough to occupy a 16y old?
Any advice on moggies, I seem to be an attractive meal to them.
I'm thinking of hiring a boat, are they safe, or is like motorbikes better off avoiding them?
Yes, the beach is completely shingle so some kind of shoe that you can wear into the water is reccommended. Cheap versions of diving shoes are good for that, if you don't find any before you go they are usually on sale in resort. The absence of sand does keep the water beautifully clear.
The only rooms I am aware of that do not have a sea view are the lower level of block 1 because the view is obstructed by trees.
Expensiveness is relative concept. I wouldn't say the Kalami tavernas are expensive for what you get but there are other resorts on the island where eating out is generally cheaper than in Kalami. The three tavernas are all at the edge of the sea and all have great views. Main courses start from around €8 for pasta dishes up to around €18 for fresh seafood. The Cocktails & Dreams bar at the A & A serves food from 08.30 am till late, their menu ranges from pie & chips to greek favourites with prices generally lower than the tavernas. Their daily special is excellent value, lemon lamb is our particular favourite.
I've never been in July and have no experience with 16 yr olds.
Mossies are a nuisance all over the island - Corfu is lush with plant life and nowhere is far from water, ideal conditions for them.
Hiring a small motorboat (you need a licence for anything over 30bhp) is a great way to spend a day. You will be given as much instruction as you need to feel comfortable when you pick the boat up. You will be in the Corfu channel rather than on open sea and you need to avoid getting too close to Albania. If you want to take the boat to Kassiopi go in the morning - the prevailing wind makes the sea very rough in that area in the afternoon, further south is fine.
Hope you all have a great holiday, Deedee
Message posted by Lins on 14 August 2009 at 12:22pm - IP Logged
We have been to Kalami for the last 3 years in July. When we first went we had 2 17 year old boys and 2 15 year old girls. Girls pretty much happy lying around getting a tan, swimming and walking into town making eyes at the waiters. All pretty harmless. If you hire a boat the boys particularly enjoyed being in charge. Take snorkels and masks, drop anchor and dive off boat. Lovely! We always visit Harry and Louise who have a pontoon in the bay and from there you can waterski (they give lessons) or ride on the doughnuts. Lasy year hubby and son did a PADI diving course in Kassiopi and went back for another dive this time.
Kalami seemed quieter this year and we have never seen it that busy but that's the way we like it!
We will be back next July.
Message posted by clowsey on 14 August 2009 at 9:50pm - IP Logged
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