probably a long shot but just wondering if theres anyone i know out there,actually worked in kassiopi 1981 til 1988 just missing out '82. i believe we were actually some of the first workers(we were told) to be there. only a handful of us. worked on the beach with the waterskiing+ parakiting with nikos + socrates the local communists !!!! met some great people there,but a lot of the locals we didn't work for tried to get us out all the time.i worked on the building of emily's fastfood!!!!which became emilys steakhouse, then zanzibar,(same owners as ski school+boat hire+angelo(nikos' cousin) had the bike hire next to angevines.Ileft after the 1st year of zanzibar.had some fantastic times .saw somewhere on a post that someone had an emilys t shirt ,i was the person who had them printed. the 1st year was before angevines was a disco, the disco was inside jacksons + yannis jackson would play cassettes!!!happy days!!!DOES ANYONE KNOW NIKOS+EMILY ELIAS/SOCRATE +CATERINA.anyone know know nikos,s son+daughter dimitri+chrissa just wondered how they are and what they're doing?also damianos +spiros who also worked at emilys? i,ve now got a bar in nerja spain . it sounds like you all still love kassiopi i know we all did even with all the hassel we used to get.,sounds so much bigger now,not suprising though as its nearly 18 yrs since iwas there.
Message posted by Alecko on 20 January 2006 at 2:03am - IP Logged
I've been going to Kassiopi since 1979 and remember a few of the English fellas who were working there in the early days. One in particular comes to mind called Dave, tall blond chap who rode a very high powered motor bike. He worked at the Angevine and also ran a hire motor boat outfit, all the boats were painted blue. It didn't last long, I think that he was worked out by another firm.
Socrates is still about, he is captain of his own cruise boat doing N.E. Coast cruises and Corfu town for Cosmic cruises. He has got a lovely boat, a big Turkish gulet, all varnished. I remember him when he was doing the paragliding when you worked there.
You are right, it has got bigger obviously, more bars and restaurants etc. but it hasn't lost its charm. We will be going for a month again in September.
All the best........Alecko.
Message posted by Lawrence on 20 January 2006 at 4:36pm - IP Logged
If you look at my avatar I think you'll find that may be Socrates boat (not sure tho)
Message posted by BruceAndMaria (Born again CTG member) on 20 January 2006 at 4:40pm - IP Logged
thanks for that,if anyone sees socrates on their visit please say a big yassoo to him from brian from sheffield(emilys,beach,zanzibar.does he still have his bar that he opened with angelo? ).ask soc about bjorn borg,he always had a picture of him in his speedboat as he thought he looked like him i actually gave him a fila head band so he could look more like him!!!!he used to ski with his teeth also!!!!!!!blonde haired dave who worked in the angevine ,also had boats later,now has small hotel/guest house in torquay.i went home with him one year on his bike,graham + alicia also went with us on their gold wing,daves was yamaha 750 us custom.emilys was the first proper english breakfast,(not english bacon + sausage)but we were the first to use baked beans. we did full english,build your own breakfast,beans on toast,bacon + egg butties etc. to be truthful i got slated by a few people for doing it but the greeks loved it.met some great people over there even became god father to one of rob + alices 4 kids.they came twice a year,they all had little pony tails(all six of them)kids had white hair,they were from erith in kent.anyone remember group of lads from skipton who came over 2/3 times per year.please say hello to akis from illussions if hes still there!getting carried away with the memories now!!!!!!
Message posted by Alecko on 20 January 2006 at 7:38pm - IP Logged
If you click on to Lawrences avatar you will see an enlargement of Socrates boat, Erinoula. He hasn't changed much although he has a short haircut nowadays, he still walks around with barefeet and he has a bit of a pot belly now. I see him every day as I drink in the Eucalyptus bar opposite to where he ties his boat up. You can see the bar in Lawrences avatar.
Your name rings a bell, but I cannot put a face to you. What is Nerja like?.I have got a mate who moved to Mijas, the other side of Malaga from you, a couple of years ago, he loves it.
Message posted by delsolbrian on 23 January 2006 at 2:34pm - IP Logged
alecko: nerja is a great place to live with great weather all year round ,even today its 19 degrees cent. one of main reasons for being here as its all year round trade. if you have any free time my mates web site is pretty good , www.nerjatoday.com ,shows a lot about nerja. its still very spanish even though theres lots of foreigners here,and the spanish fill the town in august on their holidays,its also very different to a lot of peoples opinion of the costa del sol.if you let me know how to post photos i'll dig a couple out of soc etc ffom the 80's and stick them on . all the best hasta luego.
Message posted by Tony & Kandy on 24 January 2006 at 12:38am - IP Logged
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