Another vote for Arillas, the beach is lovely (rather like Acharavi) and there is a good variety of cafes, bars and restaurants including some that show sports on large TVs. It is not rowdy, and has a more upscale feel than some resorts (this is subjective of course, but it was our impression.) Evenings are reasonably animated (again, in our opionin) with at least one taverna with Greek dancing the night we spent there.
Agios Gordis would be more of a contrast to the places you've already been. The scenery is beautiful; can't speak for the nightlife myself as we've left at sunset.
Message posted by ele 56 on 30 April 2010 at 9:39pm - IP Logged
Ref Agios Gordios nightlife, mainly tavernas along the beachfront (with fabulous sunsets), or up the little main street. There are some greek nights and BBQ nights, there's a couple of cocktail bars called Maddison Garden and The Ark, a Mexican restaurant too. Then there's a karaoke bar/dancing bar called Mike's. Very relaxed, everything you'd need.
Message posted by tully on 30 April 2010 at 10:26pm - IP Logged
Elizajay, I thought of Paleo when I was mentioning Agios Gordis' fine scenery; Paleo's is even more spectacular, probably the best in Corfu. But the beach is a little skimpy compared to Arillas or Acharavi, having pebbles rather than sand and really cold water. Of course, if you're into diving there's interesting underwater sea life and the caves to explore. As with Ag. Gordis, I can't comment on Paleo nightlife.
Would also mention Mesoghi, a personal favourite though not as upscale as Arillas. Like Benitses, it has the south's understated relaxed feel, but much more of an actual beach. It's pebbles on the seashore, but mostly sand once you're in the water.
Have been to Paleo during the day it is a lovely place. I think there are quite a few walks you can do up to villages as well.
They have said that during the day it get's busy because of coach trips coming in to visit the Monastery, but during the evening it returns to peacefull taverna's etc.
I think Bonjovilover is going in May for the first time so she will be able to give you more information. Also if Paleogirl see's this thread she will be able to tell you more.
As for AG we stayed right opposite the Maddison Cocktail Bar. Great for that one for the road drink not far to stumble mean walk back to our apartments.
Message posted by Welshgirl on 01 May 2010 at 2:39pm - IP Logged
Mal and I adore Agios Gordios, really disappointed we won't be there this year. Will miss our fantastic friends Spiros and Angelica at the Angelica Hotel, the lovely locals such as George and his fabulous wife at Gee Bees. The stunning scenery, beautiful sandy beach and outstanding sunsets, the early morning walks around the village, Greek Night, lunch at Thalasas, Mike's Dancing Bar... I could go on but the tears are beginning to wellup!!! (sob!)...
Have a wonderful time wherever you end up. Wish we were there now!
Message posted by mathsboffin on 01 May 2010 at 2:45pm - IP Logged
Paleo has stunning scenery, but is very sprawled out, with accommodation, shops and tavernas stretching along the road for a long way. It is also heaving in the summer months with day trippers - in April there already were coaches going up to the monastery. I dread to think what its like when its busier. A truly beautiful spot and the view from Lakones, wonderful.
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