if i were to ask you where to go for a day out in corfu, you know a must see! not shopping please i have a wife and daughter! i can go shopping anytime. so let`s have your best places to see and things to do. all the best malc.
Message posted by tipografio on 21 August 2006 at 10:48am - IP Logged
a coffee in the liston is a must to start your day.you can walk in the small streets (kantounia)visit the old fortress ,the museum of asian art,the palace and the garden of the king you can also take the small train from liston and take you to the main sightseeings
Message posted by Alisos on 21 August 2006 at 4:46pm - IP Logged
All depends if you have use of a car ,we had a wonderful 2 weeks in may, one of the highlights was a trip to old perithia in the mountains ,it is shown on the maps try the one stephan does ,(details on ctg ).Although now got nice tavernas there and a couple of gift shops it gives you insight in to how some of the greeks lived years ago wander round there old houses it is a bit eeire,,the veiws on the way up are spectacular ,do this trip soon a lot of the houses were being done up to sell to rich folk so will soon lose its charm,could not believe how many churches in such a small place ,must have 1 for everyday of the week .Also any trip over the mountains, end up at a little village they make you so welcome, we sat outside 1 tiny cafe drinking ginger beer nothing like ours ,Ahh heaven i was back there then ,i also like corfu town but it is so easy to get dragged into the shops in my opinion a total waste of a good day of my hols Hope this helps depends what you want out of a day out .Us when in corfu try to do what corfoits do, the whole greek thing eat well relax and enjoy life,
Message posted by intermalc on 21 August 2006 at 6:23pm - IP Logged
keep um coming, thank a lot ann, i think we will hire a car, i hired for the first time last year in kefalonia well worth it we saw loads of places i know we would not have seen without one. all the best malc
Message posted by puppylove on 21 August 2006 at 6:46pm - IP Logged
A visit to the summit of Pandokrator is a must. Wonderful views. In May we could easily see the snow on the Albanian mountains. Make sure you have binoculars. If you have a 4 wheeldrive take the track starting just below the summit. More great views and peace and quiet. Just keep heading downwards and you cannot get lost.
I would go on a boat trip to Ericousa - a small island just off Corfu. When you arrive there is only one cafe, 1 hotel with resturant and 1 small tourist shop! Nothing to spend money on!!!! Just enjoy the view, swim, sunbathe, sleep and walk just chill, relax and enjoy the day.
Message posted by intermalc on 22 August 2006 at 9:47am - IP Logged
Sounds like you have some good ideas there ,1 off hubby ,hire a boat for day we did in may ,based at kalami so managed to get to kassiopi in morning, afernoon san stefanos ne ,kouloura,agni bay , bit of fishing bit of swimming Ahhhhh heaven,reasonable price depending on size and h.p full day 9am till 6pm so good value .stop for lunch were you fancy take a few drinks on board something you cant do with a car,no traffic no getting overheated entertain the locals when mooring up ,stop me now ,getting carried away again
lol Ann x x x
Message posted by Deedee on 22 August 2006 at 11:35am - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by kira on 21 August 2006
We have been to Corfu very often and always hired a car. One of the most beautiful areas is around Arillas and Afionas, very nice view to Agios Georgios Pagon beach from Afionas.
We got to Afionas for the first time earlier this year and I have to agree with Kira. The views from Afionas are amazing and there are a couple of Tavernas well placed to make the most of them.
If you have not already been I would suggest a drive up through Pelekas to Kaiser's throne. The extensive views took my breath away. Next time we are going to explore Pelekas itself.
The other place we want to go back to is Perama. We stopped for a coffee at the Pontikinissi Cafe there and were rewarded with the most beautiful view of Pontikinissi and the Albanian coast across the sea. It's also on the flight path and lots of planes were coming in whilst we were there.
I know this message is all about views but they are all different and all worth seeing.
Message posted by diane and steve on 22 August 2006 at 11:51am - IP Logged
go to pelekas for lunch at Alexandros Taverna(the chicken in the oven is divine and so is the house white wine) ,then walk up to the levant hotel to the kaisers throne and look at the beautiful view in all directions.
Have a drink in the hotel-its lovely and serene,then walk back down into the village.
From Pelekas,walk or drive down the Vatos road and after about 3-4km reach another little village with just a taverna at the base of the hill-more refreshments and perhaps a country walk.
the scenery inland is just beautiful in this area and if you like you can go to mirtiotissa beach or ermones is nearby
this is what i will be doing one day in sept
Message posted by intermalc on 22 August 2006 at 6:02pm - IP Logged
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