They visited first week May, never been before (my constant raving about Ag Gordios finally paid off), they stayed in the all inclusive, adults only hotel at the end of the beach and hope this helps anyone thinking of visiting:
Hi there, we had a fab time in Agios, can thoroughly recommend Sensi Mar hotel, adults only, lovely and clean with the friendliest staff ever, nothing is too much trouble. The food was plentiful and whilst not being 'haute cuisine' it was fine and the choice was vast, everything from fish fingers to rabbit casserole, wonderful fresh salad bar where the chef made you whatever you wanted-I haven't eaten so much feta in my life (or drunk so much ouzo!) The drinks are all inclusive too and there is everything from wine to cocktails. There are plenty of chilling out areas, from the private stretch on the beach to the rooftop terrace which had hot tubs and a bar on it! We hired a car for 3 days and explored the north of the island-driving down dirt tracks that even the Corfiots haven't discovered yet!!! We tried Rolandos but he wanted 105 euros for 3 days hire whereas the hotel rep only wanted 75. I never made it to Irenes splash pool either, we were just too busy either exploring or chilling at the hotel or along the beach! We had a very expensive couple of drinks with Thannos(?) at the Madison garden but it was very nice-I had an acapulco and PJ had a Belgian beer which cost the equivalent of £10!!! We did however get little trays of nibbles and lovely service, he was a lovely young man and we chatted for quite some time, he wants to know when you're going over again, I explained about your job situations etc and said I didn't know, especially as the euro is now almost on a par with the pound. It was very expensive to eat outside of the hotel, we ate out on the days we had the car (the hotel would have provided us with a packed lunch but we wanted to visit some roadside tavernas that we had passed) and the meals were more expensive than back here, about 8-9 euros for a bowl of stifado and 3-4 euros for a glass of wine to go with it, then we found they charged extra for bread to go with the meals but didn't mention that before bringing it! We had some lovely meals, particularly in Corfu town where PJ was gagging for some gyros and we found a taverna with the funniest waiter who was originally from England but spoke with a Greek accent as he has been there for so long, I had some lamb fillets in a lemon sauce-gorgeous, no fat or bones and 2 enormous lumps of lamb, and Pj declared his gyros the best ever. We went up Mt Pantokrator and had to walk the last third as they had roadworks! We also visited old Perithia (just a deserted hamlet of derelict houses!) and found some lovely beaches. Corfu was much greener and hillier than I had imagined. The natives were friendly and we felt welcome everywhere. We will definitely go back, and definitely all-inclusive again, so thank you so much for recommending Agios!!!
We have family going to our place for 3 weeks from Tasmania in September and we are worried that they don't know the Greek way of life ie paper in the bin! Hopefully everyone will be as friendly as your cousin found it.
Message posted by ele 56 on 05†June†2010 at 12:09pm - IP Logged
This is not an essential now thank goodness, have just had my plumbing redone and the new loos work better then mine in UK. Mind you we NEVER put paper in the bin in our house even before that, and the 200 year old septic tank gave no problems at all when there were only five of us living there- only renewed it as seemed sensible as hopefully more people staying in the house in future
I agree with Jan. I have never put paper in a bin and never had any problems even in our flat on Kapodistriou (behind Liston in Corfu town) which had Venetian plumbing. After four flats in Athens, a house in Epirus, a flat in Corfu town and now our house in the hills I have had no problems. I just hope I am not "tempting fate" by saying this.
Message posted by Graham T-A on 05†June†2010 at 5:16pm - IP Logged
We have been lucky as well Jan. Also most people we know have been lucky. In fact, I don't think I have ever heard of anyone being unlucky and having a problem with putting the paper down the loo. Has anyone else heard of anyone having a problem???
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