Pretty sure its Dassia, where the shop that sold electrical
electrical goods used to be, there is a lane to the right of that building that takes you to that beach. Was there about 4 years ago and could see the dilapidated huts hehind a wire fence.
I think it used to be the old Club Mediterrani
Message posted by janmanessi on 25 January 2010 at 11:18pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by C4owner on 25 January 2010
Looking at <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=1267">this clip</a> it would appear to be the North East Coast of Corfu, anyone know where exactly(at)
BTW some of those 'trip' boats appear to be still running from the Island
I think it is the old "Club Med" outside Dassia but could be wrong
Message posted by janmanessi on 26 January 2010 at 10:44am - IP Logged
Can't remember e≈actly what year- but think early in the 1980s. VERY fast speedboat used.
It was the Bastille Day weekend so the club was absolutely packed, and everyone left valuables- jewellery, money, passports in the office and just had their strings of beads to buy things with in the club.
The robbers were, or appeared to be, armed, and the office staff opened the safe for them and they took everything.
They were chased by police and harbourmaster authorities but their boat was too powerful and they got away.
Some years later there was a bank robbery at the Bank of Greece, when the robbers merged into the crowds using motorbikes after a successful 'hold-up- and then went to the marina at Gouvia where they had a boat waiting. Again they got away.
Message posted by nafsica on 28 January 2010 at 1:26pm - IP Logged
Definitely the Club Med at Dassia - the guests arrived by air and were then taken to Dassia by caique, boarding at Garitsa, opposite the Corfu Palace Hotel. As you can see from the video clip, they were given a warm welcome!
This really was where Europeans got into the habit of wearing sarongs (or 'pareos') as beachwear. You could buy them at the Club Med, made on the premises, a very distinctive pattern and fabric, and these were much coveted by everyone - we used to bribe friends who had official access to the Club to buy them for us lesser mortals! Access to the Club was very restricted and to be invited to visit was a great honour.
The plastic 'money beads' were just what we used to call poppets. In those days it was mostly French people who went to the CM, but a few Brits went too - I always remember a caique full of noisy and obviously happy CM clients arriving at Nissaki, amongst them was a man who was clearly British - was it the fact that he was smoking a pipe on the beach?) who modestly removed his sarong before swimming to reveal that beneath it he was wearing those awful shorts, neither short nor long and very baggy, that we called 'shongs'. I guarantee that the French were wearing tiny trunks or nothing below their sarongs!
I miss the Club Med - a hotbed of depravity and vice if you believed all the stories that came out from it, but a never-ending source of interest. Happy memories!
Message posted by Bob and Wendy (Uncle Bob) on 29 January 2010 at 12:31am - IP Logged
Bob and Wendy
We had a brief confrontation with the guards at the club Med water sports at what I would describe as Ipsos, but then its just the other side of Dassia after all. As I was learning to sail, my instructor told me to carry on along the course we were on, although there was not much wind and we were travelling very slowly across the boued off area of the Club Med water sports. Didn't go down too well, my Greek instructor thought it was hilarious, particularly as the C/M people didn't speak Greek, or couldn't out shout him.
I just kept my back turned so they couldn't see me.
Many years later I used to take great delight in driving our hired motor boats from San Stephanos or Nissaki, through the water sports areas of Club Med, would it be Kendroma, or was it Nissaki. Still great fun all the same.
I have to say, in my opinion, the best fireworks I have ever seen on Corfu ( and I've seen many Easter celebrations over the years) have been from the sea off the Club Med hotels on Bastile night.
Message posted by Anna K on 29 January 2010 at 9:04am - IP Logged
So Bob what year was this rebellious behaviour of yours. the eliteness of it all. A different world.
So interesting though especially after watching the footage on those pathe links.
Tell more stories please -
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