I think your right to seek a change.
Much as we love Kalami and San Stef on Corfu.
After many return visits you do become a little over familier with the location.
Having said that however we have allready booked for Kalami next May ( I couldnt resist the early booking) it was so reasonable,uder ú500 for two weeks,for two.WOW.
We will definetly be looking for an alternative Greek Location for Sept.(fortunatly Im Semi-Retired,and spending all my savings.On Holidays rather than re-tirement home care.
There are so many options.(not re-tirement homes, Holidays)
Of course there is allways a chance you will regret ,the choice to change, nothing ventured, springs to mind.
We enjoyed Skala on Kephalonia,and Molyvos on Lesbos.
I wouldnt attempt to suggest destinantions for others though,its too RISKY.Have a good search and TAKE YOUR PICK. And if you fail and pick wrong,just think how Great San Steph will be ,the year after.
Good Luck,have a great time.
Woodie TOP CHEF
Message posted by Vaughan on 02áNovemberá2009 at 11:26pm - IP Logged
Good for you trying somewhere else. Greece has an abundance of wonderful places to discover, so it's best not to limit yourself. Corfu will always be here to return to. Wherever you go there will undoubtedly be groups of people who only go to that place every year. Perhaps you could even try to persuade them to try Corfu, we could sure do with more visitors:)
As far as Islands go, I would personally recommend Kefalonia, Hydra or Poros for very different reasons. The later two are smaller and very quaint. There isn't even any traffic on Hydra. Kefalonia is similar in size to Corfu, but very much of it's own character. Equally beautiful, in a different kind of way. If you like San Stephanos, you would probably like Fiscardo (North) or Skalla (South) though one of my favourite places is Assos (West) but that may be a bit too quiet for most people, but well worth a day trip.
The Greek mainland (often ignored)is also very beautiful, especially The Pelaponese which has plenty of historic sites to visit; Corinth Canal, Sparta, Epidavros and Olympia (to name a few)especially if you're into Greek history. The seaport of Nafplion is a beautiful place to stay and easy to travel around from.
It's really hard to tell what a place is like from pictures in books or on the Internet, so listen to recommendations from the good people here who have travelled and experienced a place first hand. Wherever you go I hope you have a wonderful time, you can't really go wrong in Greece. Don't forget to recommend Corfu to the nicer people you meet on your travels and don't forget to come back to us in Corfu - eventually.
Message posted by ronnieball on 03áNovemberá2009 at 12:11am - IP Logged
We went to Thassos last year and stayed in Golden Beach. It's lovely.......starting with the ferry crossing - very easy and organised - what better way to arrive on an island but by boat? the island itself is very pretty, Golden beach stretches for miles and ends up in Skala Potamia. In the hills above Golden beach lies the beautiful atmospheric village of Panagia and, on the other side, the village of Potamia. Both easy to get to on the local bus. So too is Thassos Town - a lovely capital with Ruins at almost each street corner, good choice of shops and wonderful restaurants with authentic Greek cooking. It is so easy to travel around the island too, I think it was 90km from start to finish - no islands and no traffic lights. e found it to be very reasonably priced compared with other Greek Islands - we did not have a bad meal, the poeple were friendly..........Greece like it used to be.
Message posted by Zimmer2 on 03áNovemberá2009 at 9:00am - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by Cathi on 02áNovemberá2009
After discovering San Stefanos (NW) about 11years ago and holidaying there 10 times since, the day has come when we are thinking of going somewhere else - never thought it would happen but it has! Even my son has been to San Stef 3 times and he's only 3! Four times if you include whilst in the womb!
We do love San Stef and are hoping to go somewhere similar but on a different Greek island - anyone got any ideas/suggestions please?
Thanks in advance for any help you are able to give.
Their all wonderful!! but Thassos is pretty special
Message posted by carolox on 04áNovemberá2009 at 4:12pm - IP Logged
Thanks for all your help - lots to think about. If we go somewhere else it will be a different island, wouldn't consider going to Corfu but a different resort - would have to be San Stef! So it's San Stef as usually or a different island completely! Gotta think about our son too, he'll be 4 and a half by then so not very into historical sights etc.
Any more info would be appreciated!
Message posted by Wynne on 10áNovemberá2009 at 3:20pm - IP Logged
Thassos is indeed a beautiful island. We stayed their in Sept 07 but have to say a week was enough for us. Panagia is one of the most beautiful greek villages I have been to and my abiding memory is of the wonderful pure water that flows from springs in the mountains above. We stayed in Thassos Town and loved it to bits. But, apart from these two highlights we were itching to get back to Corfu!
Message posted by ronnieball on 11áNovemberá2009 at 11:10pm - IP Logged
Yes I know what you mean SOOZ..Corfu surpasses everyhting else for me too and I consider going somewhere else in Corfu - but my heart pulls me back to San Stef which has the things I like the most. However, Golden Beach is a good resort for children with a very long, very white beach and beautiful clear Aegean Sea - the beach ends at Skala Potamia where there is a little fun fair and more shops etc. I really think it is a good alternative holiday - why not do both and blow the bank!
Message posted by BonJoviLover on 12áNovemberá2009 at 2:48pm - IP Logged
I am going to Paleo this year for a change cos the scenery is so beautiful! Did consider another Island but the Corfiot people are the friendliest greek people I have every come across. Elounda is lovely in Crete and the boat trip to Spinalonga is a must, the scenery is amazing there, it truly is.
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