My girlfriend and I will be staying in the Nissaki Beach next week Monday 18th, I only booked this last week... so hadn't done any extensive brouchure/web browing, just last minute availability. Although Corfu was high on my preference list and Nissaki itself appeared the type of laid back resort I was hoping to find!
I have since read mixed reviews about the hotel, but won't mention that here.
I understand it is a short distance to Nissaki...Are the coastal paths passable and comfortable to walk during early evening and is taxi availability back problamtic?
Nathan, how far in advance should I need to call to make a resevervation at Agni, the reviews on here have me very tempted to join you for dinner. I assume you take Visa?! Does the boat taxi back go to Nissaki beach hotel when we ask or is that a set departure time?
Also, again, is the coastal walk to the taverna simple, how long should it take?
If anybody here has stayed at the Nissaki Beach hotel, is the gym of a good size with suitable equipment?
Are there any ATM's near the hotel or in Nissaki, or should I take more cash/Travellers Cheques? Although I susepct most Tavernas and the hotel are more than capable of accepting my Visa card.
That's all I can think of... I hope someone can offer me some suitable advice
Message posted by Gareth H on 11 July 2005 at 9:11pm - IP Logged
I can't comment on the hotels facilities but you can walk to Agni in about 30 - 40 mins depending on your agility. It's a bit steep and bumpy here and there but a lovely walk.
Information about the boat taxi service can be found in the 'Taverna Agni' section of the site. Go to the 'Table Reservation' section and you will find all you need to know. A meal at the taverna is highly recommended.
We stayed near Agni and phoned for Taxis (road that is) as required and they were reliable.
None of the smaller resorts have ATM's - the nearest to the north are in Kassiopi - don't know about to the south. Credit cards are widely accepted.
Hope you enjoy your holiday.
Message posted by Graham T-A on 12 July 2005 at 9:47am - IP Logged
further to the above post the only way to walk to Nissaki is along the road as the coastal path is not complete around the magic life hotel. It's a bit of a hike up to the main road and then back down again at the other end.
Message posted by Yvonne and Bob on 12 July 2005 at 10:58am - IP Logged
Graham is the Nissaki Beach hotel not before you reach Nissaki anyway? or is this Magic Life? We walked from Agni to Kaminaki and you walk through what I thought was Nissaki Beach Hotel.
Nic the path is a bit up and down in parts and a bit confusing where they are building a new villa, however it's a nice walk and as Gareth has said will probably take about 30 mins. At this time of the year it's best to do it early morning or early evening, it would be nice to go in the morining and spend the day at Agni and walk back later. For the evening call Nathan when you are in Corfu and make your booking, you can either get a taxi back or take the water taxi to Krouzari I think.
Message posted by Graham T-A on 12 July 2005 at 12:19pm - IP Logged
Heading North you go through Nissaki then past the magic life hotel (which I think is still in the outskirts of Nissaki) , past Kaminaki, then past the nissaki beach hotel (which is not in Nissaki) then Agni. The path is broken between the magic life hotel and Kaminaki, so yes, if you walk from Agni to Kaminaki you do pass through the nissaki beach hotel. I went for a walk down there yesterday as it happens. It took me about 15 mins to walk from Agni to the Nissaki Beach but I was on my own so probably walked a bit quicker than when my wife is with me. Its about 10 mins in the other direction to Kaminaki.
I had a good look around the site before posting, so I apologise if I had asked anything repetitve!
I look forward to the walks they sound interesting and we are both very active, so hopefully we'll manage the hilly sections.
In terms of the 'boat taxi service' I can see the pick up times form Nissaki Beach hotel, but no return times... Therefore my question related to whether there is a specfic return time or can you request this when you decide to leave?
Also, should I book on the day or further ahead, as I assume this time of year is very busy?
More importantly, how much is a beer or glass of wine? Varied I expect, but I'd assume approx €2.5/3?
Thanks again, I'm looking forward to a relaxing week away and from the dailly commute into London! This site is really putting me in the mood... Good work Nathan!
Message posted by Yvonne and Bob on 12 July 2005 at 3:08pm - IP Logged
Hi Nic I'm not sure about the return time it may vary depending on how many people are there, just ask when you phone. Re booking I would suggest arranging what evening(s) you want to eat at the taverna when you arrive, it will be busy but you should be OK if you don't leave it till the very last minute.
Yes beer will be about €2.5 local wine will be cheaper and very good too, much cheaper from the supermarket and nice to have a glass or two on the balcony before going out for the evening.
You will enjoy the walks as long as you keep out of the hottest part of the day, I would suggest exploring the NE a bit, hire a boat and explore the bays. I'm sure you will have a lovely time.
Message posted by sara g on 12 July 2005 at 11:53pm - IP Logged
Most of local tavernas take Visa, nearest ATM would be Ipsos, hire car or boat hire would be a good idea to be a bit independent, but taxis come and go from hotel. Nissaki Beach hotel looks a bit off-putting being large and like a big building block with balconies, but there looks like a good pool, beach, and is near lots of attractive coastal resorts like Nissaki village and Kaminaki also Agni, Kouloura and Kalami to North. Will be local boat trips if you don't want to do own boat hire. Return from Agni taverna is based on roughly how long dinner takes and no of people on boat. We go from Nissaki village and it leaves about 8pm, then back about 10.30 -11pm Has to be to a set time I guess as they also go up coast as far as Ag Stephanos - another great place to visit.
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