Going for a week on the 16th oct to the above accomodation , but they have just emailed me to say that a large booking has cancelled and they cant guarantee the bar/restaurant will be open but we can stay at the accomodation no problem.
Do you think we should still go and if it is quiet try the Sea Breeze or something similar
(Have booked flights and Stevens separately)
Your thoughts please
Message posted by ele 56 on 07 October 2009 at 7:30pm - IP Logged
Steve, do you mean try the Sea Breeze to eat or stay? The Irene apartments will still be open to stay. Don't know if most tavernas will be open for eating but we were told most of the tavernas/apartments close at the end of October.
Message posted by weststekker on 07 October 2009 at 7:42pm - IP Logged
At that time of year things are winding down in the resort. Many locations will be running restricted services and hours. My advice would to still go to Stevens, their accomodation is very good and would be an ideal base to explore the rest of the resort.
I an sure that you will find more than enough to do in the village, there is sure to be something going on somewhere in the resort. When it is quiet the locals will have plenty of time to update you of entertainment within the village. A change of location would solve nothing. Please pass on my best wishes to Steven and his Brother Vlasis.
For a late night drink be sure to visit Robins Nest in the main street and Mikes by the bus stop. Enjoy your visit as I am sure you will.
Message posted by stefanosbowers on 07 October 2009 at 7:42pm - IP Logged
We arrive friday 9pmish so would stay at Stevens that night and see what its like the next day. He has said he would help us with other accomodation if required which i think is very fair.
I know there are several good other places to stay but the Sea Breeze looks really nice
Message posted by ele 56 on 07 October 2009 at 7:48pm - IP Logged
It is nice but expensive. It depends what you want. We only want somewhere clean to sleep. We viewed Sebastian's apartments (bathrooms to die for) and also Rolandos's apartments but they were twice the price of the Irene and I know I'd rather spend my money on lovely meals and drinks etc!
Message posted by stefanosbowers on 07 October 2009 at 7:48pm - IP Logged
Thanks for the info Colin , i think that is what we will be doing, as you say that is a good base and if there are only a few of us there we have a pool to ourselves weather permitting (Accuweather forecast not that good! )
Message posted by maryj on 07 October 2009 at 11:01pm - IP Logged
Please give Vlasis and Steven my love as well! We were there last week, back on Saturday, its starting to get quiet but we had a wonderful week.
Message posted by stefanosbowers on 12 June 2010 at 8:25pm - IP Logged
Just returned from 12 days in "paradise" (Stevens). Went last October and had mixed weather so was determined to see Stevens and the village in a busier and warmer envirenment. OK it was still not as busy but this village is a grecophiles dream.
Dont know where to start but had a bit of a disaster on the first day due to no fault but our own.
Arrived at Stevens lunchtime to be warmly greeted by Steven and Vlasis which included a free welcome drink. Off we went to see the rest of the village and meet other taverna owners we met in October and I'm afraid after several beers and carafes of wine we flopped into bed at about 9pm, but forgot to plug in the mozzie device. Well one mozzie had a field day and we had about a dozen bites between us but suffice to say after buying the liquid mozzie device we did not receive another bite.
LESSON LEARNED THERE I THINK!!!
After a few mixed days the weather changed to about 30 every day and really pleasant at night.
Went to Paxos and Anti-Paxos which was superb a bit like Ithaca we thought.
Superb entertainment on the Greek Night and could not fault any meal in any of the several tavernas we went to.
For those interested in prices a beer was 2 to 3.5 euros wine 4 to 6 euros half carafe.
For watching the sunset Sabbia was superb with a half-carafe being only 4.5 euros with a very friendly waiter Alex.
To sum up, have been to probably 20 places in Greece and this surpasses them all.
My favourite memory is lying on the sunbeds at Stevens late afternoon watching the swallows coming in for a quick drink of the pool water with 'the rock' in the background. Cannot be beaten in my opinion.
Hope this has given a flavour what Agios Gordios is like but the holiday ended with some bad news for Steven and Vlasis as their mother had fallen and broken her hip and at 76 I'm sure it might be hard to fully recover. I truly hope I'm wrong.
I will try and post some photos when I learn how to do it as I was lucky enough to capture a few good sunsets.
Steve - Good to hear your report. We are going to A.G. late September this year. This is our fourth time but also our latest time and keeping our fingers crossed that the tavernas, etc. will still be open. Fell in love with the village and people the first time we went.
Can remember June six years ago in Zakinthos and watching the swallows dipping into the pool.
Looking forward to seeing those photos (if I can do it anyone can!)
Message posted by GAINSBOROUGH on 13 June 2010 at 2:50pm - IP Logged
Thanks for your message Steve. We will be arriving at Steven's on 5th July and your message has made us really excited. This will be our 6th visit to Steven's and as others have said, Agios is heaven on earth.
Sorry to learn that Steven and Vlasis Mother has had a fall. Hope she will be on the mend soon.
Although the resort will be closing down in October I would still recommend that you stick with the accomodation booked at Stevens.
Yes you can just have a drink in Sabbia but recommend the wine at 4euro for half-carafe as the Mythos is dear at 3.5 euros. We used to go around half hour before sunset. The waiter after 2pm afternoon is called Alex he will look after you. At the moment all beechside tavernas are doing lunchtime specials i.e. 2 mezes and wine for 12 euros.
Had evening meal there as well and was superb. Have a good holiday
Well, that sounds rather nice, think I could go with a half carafe for 4 euros...we have had the meze lunch in there and the similar one adjacent, Zafiris also in the Thalassa. I am sure that it was 14 euros last year???
We will be up at Stevens quite a few evenings though, Greek Night and Stevens Pizza night are not to be missed.
Message posted by stefanosbowers on 02 September 2010 at 6:51pm - IP Logged
How was your holiday in AG? Was it as good as ever. Spoke to Vlasis today to help a friend of mine who wants to go. Hope you got to see the lovely sunsets at Sabbia or anywhere for that matter on the beach. We hope to go next July, just waiting for easyjet schedule.
Message posted by KEIRA on 02 September 2010 at 9:11pm - IP Logged
We certainly do wish we were there, the theme nights are superb especially Greek night. Vlasis wants us to go 1st week in October for some "cheese and wine" parties but I'm sure there would be no cheese!! His wine is so strong but morish
Message posted by KEIRA on 03 September 2010 at 10:01am - IP Logged
Kalmera Steve, oh yes there will be cheese and other little delicias thingy.s...like tiny wee grapes that are special. You may be asked to help with the harvest.
Steven's is sooo laid back in October so chill out and play some backgammon with Vlas....by the way it is his birthday on the 5th September (Sunday). I wish I could be there for that. K.
Message posted by maryj on 03 September 2010 at 4:20pm - IP Logged
Hi Steve, bit of a distant dream now but yes it was a magical week. We saw it all through new eyes, we took our 16 year old grandson who actually hasnt stopped talking about it . He is persuading his Mama to take him next July, we will return in our normal June slot.
I love that place so much, I can close my eyes and summon it up, I can imagine walking along the wee back roads, wondering at the abundance of greenery, the lizards bathing in the sun, the eagles soaring over head. Wonderful stuff. ...
Message posted by ele 56 on 03 September 2010 at 9:03pm - IP Logged
We were in AG first two weeks in October last year and had perfect weather during the day the whole two weeks but some rain in the evening. The beachside tavernas were all closed by the time we went home in the evenings and some of those on the main street, but still places to eat. Lithos was favourite but sadly Dimitri isn't there now. We are still debating whether to go the second week of October this year. Sure you will have a good time and I'd stay at Steven's if I was you, you'll always find somewhere to eat, Seabreeze is lovely in the evening, especially when they drawer their glass doors and you can watch the sea and be warm!
Message posted by maryj on 06 September 2010 at 5:52pm - IP Logged
Oooh I am there...I love it when its a bit wet and windy, we sat right up the top in taverna next to Sabbia (the lady who runs it with the glasses is a real cat person), it was great, the rain hit the plastic curtains and came through the bamboo roof, but we were nice and dry, and by the time we left, well, we were singing in the rain!!
Wish we were going again this year but all to look forward to next year and ele, I love that website and the 360 thing, its so clever.
Message posted by ele 56 on 06 September 2010 at 8:05pm - IP Logged
maryj, we are in the same boat as you - were going on 17 September but had to postpone till next year (we had an earlier fab holiday to the USA). Glad you like the website, I show it to lots of friends when I rave about Ag Gordios!
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