Message posted by CBarker on 13áMarchá2009 at 8:45pm - IP Logged
We have booked flights to Corfu in August 09 for 10 nights and now need to find accommodation. The first problem is where? We don't want it too quiet but neither do we want the heavy club scene - can anyone recommend somewhere? Secondly, because we are alarge family (2 parents and 6 kids from 11 - 18) it is proving to be a nightmare to find anywhere to stay - again can anyone suggest anything? We are on a tight budget so it must be reasonably priced either self catering or half board. Thank you. Carla
One of the largest resorts on the island, it has plenty of accommodation around in all shapes and sizes. Lively but not full of clubs; it has a good selection of tavernas, restaurants etc, some with music, some more traditional. Nice beach, great views, watersports, plenty of things for the younger family members to do - including a smallish waterpark where entrance is free unless you want to use the flumes.
Cost wise, because there is quite a bit of competition there you can find some very reasonably priced accommodation, meals, car hire and trips there too.
Alternatively maybe Benitsis, which is very nice. A bit smaller than Sidari but still good for families. Perhaps Gouvia or Dassia, both of which are close to Corfu Town and have a good selection of accommodation at reasonable prices.
Have a look at the resorts section on this site (top left, 'Corfu Guides'). It gives a lot more info about the resorts I've mentioned, and numerous others besides that might help you.
Have a great holiday, wherever you decide to stay!
Message posted by Guest on 14áMarchá2009 at 12:07am - IP Logged
For a family I can honestly recommend St George South. not too commercial and still unspoilt. á
Message posted by tackou on 14áMarchá2009 at 12:30am - IP Logged
St George south is good for families, nice beach, lots of lovely tavernas and bars but not too much noise, lots of accommodation. Google stgeorgesouth and you should find all the info you need. Good luck.
Message posted by tor the viking on 14áMarchá2009 at 12:49am - IP Logged
tor the viking
KASSIOPI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lots of places to stay !
Message posted by flynnmo on 14áMarchá2009 at 1:41am - IP Logged
Hi Carla,I would agree with Rocky and Bill, for your age range, Sidari is your best bet. There is literally something for everyone there. I can give you details for a friend who rents apartments, if you want. She is registered with the Greek Tourist Board, and you could eat off the floors!However you may be able to find something cheaper, and just as good. Let me know if you want any details. Enjoy, Moyra
Hey guys come on, " age only counts " when you feel old. As to where to stay for the young one it has to be Kavos. Due to the down turn in companies using Kavos as a base resort you can always find somewere to stay. I am surprised that no one has mentioned that as you are going during the Greek high season that the costs will be higher than all other months. You should still however shop around.
Message posted by MellnKell on 14áMarchá2009 at 5:42am - IP Logged
Try www.luisahotel.gr in Sidari, these apartments are brilliant, only a 10 minute walk away from the main strip so there's no noise at night but also very close to lots of restaurants and bars, we have stayed there 6 times and are going back twice this year. The owners Takis and Luisa are lovely people and will make your stay memorable.
Message posted by tackou on 14áMarchá2009 at 3:07pm - IP Logged
I reckon Agios Stefanos (NW) might fit the bill. It's a family-friendly resort with a large sandy beach, some watersports and a good selection of tavernas and bars. Not noisy, not too crowded. Try www.san-stefano.gr - an independent travel agency - for accommodation. Or www.corfunet.com who have a block of 3 apartments and a lovely villa (though may already be booked up for August). The resort of Sidari, previously mentioned, is quite close if you fancy a change of scene. It really very much depends what you want from your holiday; different resorts suit different people! The resort/beach guide on this site is useful.
Message posted by CBarker on 14áMarchá2009 at 4:43pm - IP Logged
Just wanted to say Thank You to everyone for your responses, really appreciated :)
Message posted by fireball on 14áMarchá2009 at 5:36pm - IP Logged
All of those suggestions, Carla, and not one person mentioned Roda - just the place for a family with a good cross-section of bars, restaurants and entertainment. There is also loads of information about the village on the internet.
If you're on a tight budget I would say Sidari. When visiting there last year we couldn't believe how much more reasonable it was for food and drink than everywhere else on the island. It's not the most scenic of places on Corfu but it has something to offer every age group and the kids will love it. Wherever you decide to stay I'm sure you will have a great time!!
Message posted by lorac on 14áMarchá2009 at 11:31pm - IP Logged
Hi carla I agree with Viv. San Stef. I like the south of the island, but last year stayed near St. George south and in San Stef and I reckon it was 15% cheaper to eat out at San Stef than the St. George area. All the resorts mentioned are all very good, but the north west for me is the most reasonable. have a brill holiday. lorac.
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