We are thinking about going to Agios Gordios. My husband is disabled and we are worried we will struggle to get about, any advice, if this place is not easy to get about can you help with other ideas of places to stay that are disabled friendly, we are thinking of going to villa Sophia. Thanks for all advice.
Message posted by weststekker on 17 February 2010 at 1:24pm - IP Logged
I feel that Agios Gordios would be a location for you both. From the bustop to the beach most locations are on a gentle slope and hubby should have no problems.
Villa Sophia is located just a stones throw away from the beach, it is set in a beautiful garden and is located in a small dead end road off the main street. I have stayed there 3 times over the years and would return. Here is a link to click on for more information about the resort.
As to get anywhere from Agios Gordios you need to walk up a hill I would think twice. If you are happy just staying in a lively pleasant place then it is fine, but otherwise you might be better looking at somewhere flatter- Agios Georgios in the south west,or Messonghi/Moraitika in the south east for example
Message posted by Viv D on 17 February 2010 at 2:07pm - IP Logged
You only walk up the hill if you do not get on the bus.
The bus runs at least 5 times a day through Summer to take you into Corfu Town the bus stop is outside GeeBee's Supermarket which is before the hill and this is also where you disembark. Then a flat walk with a slight bump here and there down to Villa Sophie.
Message posted by maudie on 18 February 2010 at 4:24pm - IP Logged
Thankyou to all of you for your advice, we still like the idea of going there. Yammas to you all from maudie.
Message posted by Gill B on 18 February 2010 at 9:07pm - IP Logged
Not wanting to be too personal but how mobile is your husband? Villa Sophia would be ok if he can walk a little distance and would make the main street accessible. Access to most tavernas is pretty flat (with one or 2 exceptions) The walkway on the beach is a little uneven in places and could pose a problem.
Many thanks Gill B.360 was fantastic we are even more sold on Agios Gordios maybe we can hire a car, we have done so before when we stayed in Roda. The area is so beautiful. Thankyou from maudie
Message posted by weststekker on 19 February 2010 at 5:02pm - IP Logged
There is a car hire office right in the center of the village right oposite Gee Bees supermarket. Sinarades Travel in the main street also do car hire. Both are reliable and offer good prices.
Message posted by Gill B on 19 February 2010 at 5:57pm - IP Logged
As Colin says you can hire cars from Sinarades Travel which would be the nearest to Villa Sophia or Rolandos which is by Gee Bees supermarket and the bus stop. We always use Rolandos simply because its next to the Angelica where we stay. Here's a link to Rolando's site Rolandos
Car parking is prety non existant on the main road to the beach but you should be able to park on the car park/waste ground ae the back of the Sea breeze which would mean a short walk back to Villa Sophia but its flat!
Message posted by ele 56 on 20 February 2010 at 4:38pm - IP Logged
I think this post needs moving to Pelakas/Glyfada/Agios Gordios in the Corfu section please, then you may get a few more answers (the office will do this).
We love Ag Gordios but are in our 50's and mobile. I would recommend it thoroughly but beware of the boardwalk along the beach to the tavernas - a bit rickety in places but we love the charm of the place. I have heard people moan about it - stilettos getting stuck in the wooden slats etc and also walking sticks. The main street is on a gentle slope with lots of tavernas and shops. Truly a lovely place.
Have just uploaded a photo of Sophia's apartments in "my photos", it's no. DSCN0049 (tried to give it a title like all my others, but the system wouldn't allow me). Also uploaded one of the boardwalk I mentioned (DSCN0071).
Message posted by mathsboffin on 20 February 2010 at 7:23pm - IP Logged
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