need some help please, been to kefalonia 4 times now and need a change , want to try corfu can anybody tell me of a quiet ie no thumping clubs, nice bars, very close to a not over crowded beach, good tavernas is that to much to ask for, thanks
Message posted by Linda2 on 21 October 2009 at 9:57pm - IP Logged
Don't know if Boukari may be too quiet for you (did spend an afternoon there this year were very chilled out, but too quiet to stay there for a holiday for us). We love Agios Gordios on the west coast, I'm sure Nigel will give you the website to view. We like it because it's just right for us i.e. not too busy, not too quiet. Has a lovely sandy beach with tavernas along the boardwalk (no cars so you don't have to eat carbon dioxide with your meal). You just watch the amazing sunsets! There are plenty of supermarkets, bakery, everyone is very friendly, that's why we go year after year. Plenty of independent accommodation and a couple of hotels. Taxi transfers can be arranged from and to airport (about 20-25 mins away). There is a car hire place and regular buses to Corfu Town. Also Sinarades Travel to book tours which are cheaper than the TO tours apparently, but we book car hire.
Message posted by NIGEL on 21 October 2009 at 10:31pm - IP Logged
There are lots of places but I love the south St George south is a family resort with a lovely beach and lots of bars /tavernas but not thumping then going down you have Marathias,perivoli(santa barbara) and vitalades all very quite with lovely sandy beaches and a few tavernas but very greek you also have petrati whiching is a fishing village but with a few tavernas as well St George is more of a resort where as the others are very much greek villages with lovely beaches and greek tavernas you wont find much English food in any of them
Message posted by lorac on 22 October 2009 at 2:02pm - IP Logged
Hi tackou, you are spot on with your suggestions that area of Corfu is well Greek and we Love it, we have been friends with a Greek family in Perivoli for 12 years they dont speak any English so every year its brill. trying to use our limited Greek, bring on 2010. lorac.
Message posted by andyroo on 22 October 2009 at 4:35pm - IP Logged
In my opinionyou would have to try anywhere between Barbati and Ag Stefanos on the North East Coast. The contrast between the sea views and the mountains is fantastic and there are many traditional tavernas. The thumping bars and discos are south of Barbati. Kassiopi next one up from Ag Stefanos is also very commercial apart from down by the harbour which is very nice.
Message posted by Guest on 23 October 2009 at 7:50am - IP Logged
spot on again Tackou vitalades still the best tho
Message posted by lymmbo on 23 October 2009 at 5:23pm - IP Logged
I agree with Tackou, Marathia has just a few tavernas, which do tend to close down early in the evening, but the beach is fabulous and if you go to Kastro Monduvalis Taverna the food there is home made. See www.corfuinfo.eu (Sorry I do not know how to do those clicky things)
Message posted by NatalieDonnan (Forum SuperModel) on 23 October 2009 at 6:24pm - IP Logged
Arillas on the North West coast would tick all of your boxes. It's quiet, with a good selection of some excellent tavernas, very friendly locals, a nice clean sandy beach & it's the ideal place for walking. Also the sunsets are simply stunning.
Message posted by tully on 24 October 2009 at 11:18am - IP Logged
Kassiopi for us. It's got everything, good restaurants/tavernas and lovely scenery. Can be as quiet or as lively as you want....best of both worlds.
Message posted by Dennis on 24 October 2009 at 6:47pm - IP Logged
I 'second' the suggestions made by Tully and Sara of Agios Georgios north or Arillas (or Agios Stefanos NW).
Message posted by Welshgirl on 24 October 2009 at 7:45pm - IP Logged
I'll go with Nige, it's Agios Gordios every time for us. I'm not saying it's the only place we enjoy going to, but for us it's our favourite spot and hard to beat! Wherever you decide to go, Corfu is the place to be. Have a super time.
Being biased I would have to say Paleokastritsa. There is a charm to the place that you don't find visiting it on an island bus trip. Excellent tavernas, plenty of beaches from the busy to the secluded and lots of paths in the hillside for those that like to walk. Close to local villages for those that like to get of the tourist beat. PaleokastritsaPaleo
Message posted by mathsboffin on 26 October 2009 at 3:06pm - IP Logged
In high season there is a club that played quite loud music in Agios Gordios, opposite Sebastians. So, depends how much you don't want to hear a "thumping" club. Some may say it doesn't "thump," it was pretty loud when we were there. It wasn't open every night though and it didn't alter our very positive impressive of Agios Gordios. Just picking up on one of the points in the original poster's post.
Message posted by Shadowlands on 27 October 2009 at 4:14pm - IP Logged
I would actually recommend a place close to Corfu town, and why not Benitses. It used to have a bad reputation but this "fishing village" has picked up since. There are some very good tavernas (a lot of local Greeks come here) and some bars, a lovely stretch of beach with crystal clear water and good service, a fantastic newly built marina, really nice service minded locals, supermarkets... the list is long. We have a village house 5 km from here and this is one of our favourite places during the summer. The bus service in to town is really good, buses every half hour, 30 mins ride with fantastic scenery along the way. Corfu town can't be missed, best place!
Message posted by NIGEL on 07 November 2009 at 1:04am - IP Logged
Tina I agree with your comments on the Tavernas, Paxinos is really lovely but the beach?? Must be the worst beach I have visited, very narrow and just not nice! Went through the village this week and they are still sorting the marina out.
Message posted by janmanessi on 07 November 2009 at 9:09am - IP Logged
Nigel, it all depends what type of beach one likes, the Benitses coves are small, I admit, with pebbles. The one by the marina is nice, facilities are good, there are beach beds and umbrellas, a shower and a changing hut and the couple looking after it are great. The water is very clear and good for swimming. I love strolling along the marina and the view towards Corfu town and Canoni peninsula is lovely and the sea is turquise green, mirroring the lush vegetation. It doesn't look much driving past it but actually being there is different, and it's very close to the village centre with plenty of choice for lunch, coffee, ice cream etc.
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