Viv D Stayed in Rhodes Town and used to catch the Bus to Falaraki which was just a lovely Beach with one Taverna and a Shop there
I worked in Rhodes in 1972 and used to go on the bus to Faliraki, a magical place- then! I was horrified when I went back some years later finding hotels suitable for disabled people and went to Faliraki and found wall to wall large hotels, all without character or any affinity with the environment.
Message posted by Viv D on 04 January 2012 at 11:26am - IP Logged
Jan - I worked in Rhodes in 1972 and used to go on the bus to Faliraki, a magical place- then! I was horrified when I went back some years later finding hotels suitable for disabled people and went to Faliraki and found wall to wall large hotels, all without character or any affinity with the environment.
We have not been back Jan but have seen Rhodes on TV and youtube (especially Faliraki) cannot believe it is the same place that we enjoyed back all those years ago. Just relaxing, reading and enjoying the warm sea.
Message posted by red zorba on 04 January 2012 at 12:19pm - IP Logged
My first visit to Greece was in the late 80s with a visit to Falaraki a mad house but the people shone through and I think the people are the main reason we keep going back to the islands but Corfu is our favourite, seeing some of the ruins gives you a sense of time to walk in the same place as the likes of Alexander and Hipocrates did, sorry I didnt go before the tourist industry boomed.
Message posted by SusieM on 04 January 2012 at 12:49pm - IP Logged
I flew into Corfu on the 5th May 1971. It was a baking day and I was met by a friend that had flown out three weeks earlier and my boss to be.
As Vinny mentioned, Ta Dictia on the beach in Dassia with its wonderful music and ambiance. Corfu by Night where my boyfriend (future husband) was dancing.
The lack of cars but hundreds of schooters and bikes.
The amazing smell of herbs, the fireflys, ladies on donkeys with heads laden with sticks and the wonderful hospitality.
Message posted by janmanessi on 04 January 2012 at 1:03pm - IP Logged
First time I went was in 1989 to Argassi on Zante (still the only island I wouldn't return to!) I hadn't a clue what Greece was all about but fell in love with the place and lived and worked there and been to many islands. But is it just me - it doesn't seem to " smell of Greece" anymore on arrival??
Message posted by SusieM on 04 January 2012 at 4:39pm - IP Logged
Jan yes you are right and the dreaded gas bottles in fact everything except the kitchen sink. I can also remember many times seeing Greek gentlemen sitting on these poor donkeys and the good lady walking by the side laden with stuff on her head!!! Something not quite right there!!!
Message posted by Deedee on 04 January 2012 at 7:08pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by chris50 on 04 January 2012
First time I went was in 1989 to Argassi on Zante (still the only island I wouldn't return to!) But is it just me - it doesn't seem to " smell of Greece" anymore on arrival??
Zakynthos was our favourite Greek island before Corfu and Argassi was our resort. We used to go in May or October, often thought that it might be a different resort in high season and perhaps we wouldn't like it as much. Lots of changes the last couple of years we were there and we haven't been since 2003. One year we arrived on the first day of the season. It was a couple of days after Greek Easter and the smell of roast and/or barbecued lamb was still heavy in the air.
Message posted by alehouse on 11 January 2012 at 11:49am - IP Logged
First went too many years ago to remember and stayed in Kassiopi. Ive never been anywhere else since (must be over 30 times now) the people the atmostphere and the harbour are still to die for. I always remember one of my first sights was of an old ass transporting two kegs of beer up the dirt track (now a road) up to the headland taverna all I can say is that its gods country I think that says it all
Message posted by kathy3 on 11 January 2012 at 11:52am - IP Logged
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