I've just had the latest issue delivered...ohhhh and it promises to be good!
I've not sat down to read it yet, but I could not resist a quick peek at the main feature 'Corfu Buyers Guide'. 13 pages of glorious photographs, features on people who have made the move, houses for sale etc.
The beautiful front cover photo of Kalami Bay would surely entice anyone to visit and never want to retrun home.
Here is the opening sentence to the feature:
"Lets get one thing straight there's far more to Corfu than the Irish pubs and all-day English breakfasts of Kavos"
Just to get in the right mood I will open my last bottle of Greek wine later and read the whole article which hopefully will not be disappointing.
Message posted by Sailor on 19 February 2005 at 4:52pm - IP Logged
We have never brought the magazine before, but found it yesterday when out shopping. Saw the cover picture and the list of contents, so decided to make the purchase. Have only glanced through it so far, but very interesting, and informative. Good photographic scenes as well.
Certainly puts one in a different frame of mind glancing through, so look forward to reading it properly soon.
Message posted by Susanna on 19 February 2005 at 10:50pm - IP Logged
It is available from WHSmith, I've also seen it in some of the major supermarkets.
You would more than likely want to try the magazine first, but there is a subscription service available on the website I mentioned previously.
This is the second time Corfu has been featured, the last time around 4-5months ago the restoration yard Anaplassis in Arillas was featured with some gorgeous photographs of the area. (This issue is available on back order)
Message posted by KEVENGLAND (Chat Room Admin) on 20 February 2005 at 10:19am - IP Logged
Sounds great, I'll try and pick up a copy next week.
Susanna, I'll bring it over with me and you can have a read when I've finished . See you in a couple of months.
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 20 February 2005 at 3:10pm - IP Logged
Hi ya.... in one of last weeks shows on a place in the sun,they went to Curacao a very small island just out side the hurricane zone in the dutch west Indies which is near to Venezuela and the first property they showed you was a villa type property for a astonishing price tag of £92.000 complete with massive swimming pool has anyone seen it in the latest issue.....chris
Message posted by Cherie_GL on 20 February 2005 at 3:42pm - IP Logged
Not wanting to put the Dutch West Indies down, but its ridden with crime sea angler. Lots of have nots that want what you have, not to mention the drug trafficing problems. Not a safe place to live. I hear of Dutch people who go on holiday there (probably like Jamaica) but nobody I know wants to live there, the trek is from the Wets Inides to Holland, not the reverse.
Message posted by Eileen on 20 February 2005 at 3:46pm - IP Logged
No mention of Curacao in this issue, saying that, the magazine does not always feature the properties that are on the t.v show.
Thursday's show in the new series was filmed in the Cape Verde islands where the property prices are very reasonable too, apparently it's the next property hotspot........ it's just getting there thats a bit of a problem!
Mind you, you've got to check out the date of the programme before you jet out on a flight to catch a bargain as the programmes on Sky this morning were made in 2000!
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 20 February 2005 at 6:30pm - IP Logged
Hi..charie....haveing seen it last week on the tv...how clean the township was and she did mention there was little crime there,the dutch are now starting to go back there and house prices are going up,it look so clean all the lovely different colours on the houses over there....sureley it can be no worse than Jamaica or Dominica as regarding the flight over there it can not be any more different than when we went to Mexico last year a ten hour flight and three hours waiting to past customs....chris
Message posted by Cherie_GL on 21 February 2005 at 9:40am - IP Logged
Yes, I would say its the same as Jamaica, you need a bid dog or guards or live in a compound. The pastel houses do look ever so pretty, and then the weather setting, its beautiful!! The Dutch still have a few territories in the West: Curacao, Dutch Antilles and Bonaire (deep sea diving) and St Maarten. Alot of the islands are very US orientated coz of the cruise ships. Alot of Dutch do vacation there coz of cheap flights and catering, I would never want to live there tho, its far too unsafe, I do prefer Greece in that way, maybe we are just spolit! Now a pretty pastel coloured house overlooking a Greek bay..................;) As to flight delays, we have a 100% baggage check from all incoming flights of ALL passengers from the West Indies, coz of all the drug trafficking. This does delay people for hours after a very long flight, but its necessary to combat the crime.
Message posted by Susanna on 21 February 2005 at 11:53am - IP Logged
This month's issue of " Property and Home GREECE" magazine is also full of articles about Corfu.
This is available here is Corfu.
Message posted by angela chapman on 21 February 2005 at 12:44pm - IP Logged
Mr. Tesco has just arrived with my copy of A Place in The Sun, the photo of Kalami inside the mag is actually the wrong way round so a bit confusing, but looks like a good write up, I expect the estate agents will be busy now.
Message posted by Angela T-A (Agni Animal Welfare Fund) on 21 February 2005 at 2:57pm - IP Logged
The magazine that Susanna mentions above 'Property and Home GREECE' is a new magazine on Greece and it has only just come out. I saw a preview copy a few days ago and it should be on sale now in Corfu and will be on sales in the UK also but not sure if its out there yet or not.
It has alot of information on Corfu this month and will always be covering Corfu each month, I was told. This months has a large advert and feature on Corfu Estate Agents in Acharavi. It looked a nice magazine, good quality and lots about corfu with good photos.
Seems like the magazine companies have twigged on that people want to live in Greece as well as Spain!!! there was a shortage of magazines on greece but these mags are coming out one after another now on Greece.
Message posted by Cherie_GL on 21 February 2005 at 3:20pm - IP Logged
I cannot remember what other islands were featured as i only got to have a quick look through it - am going to buy one when I next go out to Kassiopi or to town but i think I was told they were concentrating on five islands. I know Corfu, Kefalonia and crete were three of them not sure about the others. But it was mentioned that Corfu would have some feature each month. As it is aimed at property and living in Greece I think they are featuring the islands which are most relevent to people moving to Greece.
Message posted by Cherie_GL on 21 February 2005 at 5:44pm - IP Logged
Did anyone notice the view of Kalami on the front cover looked a little strange? The White House has been mysteriously moved to the Norh side of the bay or did they just get the slide the wrong way round? Quite interesting stuff, for instance I didn't realise that no Capital Gains Tax is payable on house profits in Greece.
Message posted by Maddy on 22 February 2005 at 1:47am - IP Logged
I'm not sure if this thread is causing a shortage of publications , but i had great difficulty in getting my little mitts on a copy, thank goodness for a WH Smiths friendly assistant i now have one in my possesion.
As For Cherie, you have proved as, if not more helpful than a travel magazine to me with help and tips on my soon to be next Greek Island Lesvos and its great to see that Stuart agrees too, how spooky that we will be going to the same resot !
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