Me (22) and my girlfriend (19) are going to San Stef (NW) on Friday, stopping at the Barras Appartments. We're both really looking forward to it!
The girlfriend is a bit of a swimmer (being a lifeguard and swim teacher) and loves pool, where as I consider myself more of a beach kind of guy. Just wondering where the best beaches are around San Stef? We'll be renting a car for a couple days and wouldnt mind using one of those days to have a look at a couple of different beaches (one in the morning one in the afternoon). Where would you recommend we go?
Just a couple of prerequisites - must be a sand beach, a taverna would be ideal but not essential.
Love any more info that people might have on San Stef that people may think we will find useful. Bear in mind... yes we're young... but we're not really after the night life... just a nice low key bar with a bit of background music and a pool table.
I would recommend San Steph beach in front of the Havana Bar, its quieter than further along and the Havana Bar or Mango Bar are great for lunch.
The Mango Bar (situated below the Delfino Blu Hotel) is a bit more trendy than the Havana Bar with young friendly staff and its cheaper as well.
Further away the beach at Agios Geordies is very good and if you are feeling fit you can park the car at the cliff top taverna and walk the mile down to a remote double beach, no taverna there but you might have it all to yourself!
"you can park the car at the cliff top taverna and walk the mile down to a remote double beach, no taverna there but you might have it all to yourself!"
Andy 7, I think you mean Afionas.
Agios Goergios has a long sandy beach, check out Katoi Bar, their baguettes are amazing value, (a meal in one) and Nico and his wife are very friendly.
Paleo offers several different beaches all different.
Have a great holiday.
Message posted by harky1988 on 19áJuneá2010 at 4:30pm - IP Logged
Afionas is lovely with a good selection of tavernas. My favourite which may be only on evenings, is on the left (away from the views), but you go in the kitchen and pick what you want from today's offerings!
Agios Georgios North is a lovely beach as already said, we liked the Snack Shack for a lunchtime snack!
Sunset Beach, near Peroulades is very nice, with dramatic rock formation cliffs overhanging the beach and where the locals go to daub themselves in mud! A nice taverna there, not the Panorama Bar, but the next one down, family run serving home cooking.
Lots of nice beaches around Paleokastritsa, but can get very busy with tour coaches going to the monastery and Angelokastro.
Have a great holiday.
Message posted by harky1988 on 21áJuneá2010 at 1:16am - IP Logged
No. You will have to leave them at the taverna and walk down. In the square at Afionas look for the sign to Dionysos Restaurant on the side of a shop. You can take quad bikes along that narrow street to the taverna car park at the end, from where you can pick up the rough path down the twin beaches of Porto Timoni.
A warning though about the lovely bay on the right. The rocks on the bottom are exceedingly rough and sharp (like many needles) especially near the far remote beach so footwear is advisable if your girl friend decides to venture that far.
Message posted by CraigCrawley on 01áJulyá2010 at 3:31pm - IP Logged
Can i ask what may sound like a daft question. Is one end of San Steph beach nudist??
I walked along this beach during our hols in June for a walk and I decided to turn back as I was sure most of the people on the beach or in the water were naked. They seemed to be staring at me also which as I had camera in hand made me feel uncomfortable so I turned back. We were sitting in front of Havana taverna so I am talking about walking to the right if you were looking out to sea.
Not bothered, just curious!!
Message posted by BonJoviLover on 01áJulyá2010 at 3:51pm - IP Logged
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