we met Nathan for the first time last year, but didn't know anything about the web site etc. He was very friendly, informative and polite, everything a restraunter should be.
This year when we went to corfu (with knowledge of the site) we returned to the restaurant, had an excellant meal, and a very long chat with Nathan. I personally was very impressed with his motives and his reservations about the site, i was also impressed with the hard work and time that he puts into this site.
Some people have suggested that the site exists purely for personnal gain, i dont beleive this to be true, and the taverna Agni will certainly not be within everyones budget, this is why Nathan is anti meetings between members at his restaurant (not meetings of groups of people that have decided between themselves to meet, but general everyone must meet at the taverna , type).
We shall be returning to corfu in july, and will be going back to taverna agni to meet Nathan (and all) and have a good lunch.
Personally i like him, and think the site he has created is superb, not only for holiday makers, but also people that live in corfu and also people that want to live or buy property in corfu.
Keep up the good work!Mark
Message posted by Roseanne on 20áJuneá2004 at 3:03am - IP Logged
Message posted by planetolivewood on 21áJuneá2004 at 4:27pm - IP Logged
What I want to know is where Nathan got enough money to pay so many people to say such nice things about him !!!! (Only Joking Of Course!!)
I would love to know how much this site has helped Corfu. I guess we will never know exactly but I would expect it has been of HUGE benefit. It's GREAT to see posts such as "after seeing this site, I have decided to go to Corfu" and there have been plenty of them.
Well done N and the CTG!
Message posted by tor the viking on 21áJuneá2004 at 4:32pm - IP Logged
tor the viking
I think everybody agree that Nathan and his site is a great help fore all corfu-lovers.
Even me having my own site can say that.
It's verey nice to read about other people having good times on the island.
I would like more turists to come.
hopfully we can help newbies to go.
thanks Nathan and all forum-members
Message posted by Jeremy BR on 21áJuneá2004 at 11:58pm - IP Logged
I met Nathan. I guess it was seven or ten years ago; I doubt I had ever seen a website; and only Greeks could work in Corfu, except Nathan and his bride's family had a cunning plan!
After I tried all the Kalami places (preferring retsina to driving, every time), my small assistants shoved nervous Mummy onto the jetty and a boat to Agni bay. Only one of the three rival tavernas had an amusing menu, and a Great Brit frantically juggling decent food and drinks, tourists and in-laws, silly questions and ice creams, etc. ,etc. He said we would never believe how hard they all had to work in the season, but we only had to watch him (well fed and lazily!) to see how Nathan earns his success. We all, even Mummy, wanted to go back to him again for our last night (but got hijacked by the ferry to a rival taverna instead, and had to wait till next year!)
I guess he's kept getting better ever since ..less than four weeks until I can check. How can I wait? Terrific website, of course!
Message posted by phil baldwin on 22áJuneá2004 at 4:10pm - IP Logged
We were asked last August if we would like to go to Corfu at the end of May this year to celebrate a friend's 60th birthday. This has been our first trip abroad and the agni website gave us an excellent idea of what to expect in Corfu. We went to Taverna Agni one lunchtime (we walked round from Kalami and spend a wonderful lazy afternoon in the taverna) and two evenings to dine and thoroughly enjoyed it! and we appeared on the webcam twice!
Now we are back home we log onto agni regularly to get a Corfu fix, and remind us of our fabulous week. Well done Nathan on a brilliant web site and the wonderful food, wine and atmosphere at the taverna.
Another of our group will be celebrating one of those birthdays that ends with a 0 next year, and has suggested that we go back to Corfu
Message posted by ABBSCROSS on 23áJuneá2004 at 3:02pm - IP Logged
Yes i met Nathan last year at Agni.He was busy but still had time for a chat and was very pleasant. My children were impressed with him because he told them that they could have any ice cream they wanted from the fridge.What a nice man!We are going back again in July-be warned Nathan -the kids want another ice cream.
Message posted by Maxi Peps on 23áJuneá2004 at 3:51pm - IP Logged
we have just come back from 2 glorious weeks at Kalami, we had the pleasure of meeting Nathan 3 times as we dined at Taverna Agni. It is quite amazing how he finds time to give personal attention to each and every table!.
We enjoyed 3 seriously good meals, including one deliciously long, decadent, 3 courses + wine lunch (we only went for a sandwich!) after which we had the additional pleasure of a good long chat with Jan who happened to be there at the same time. Thanks Jan.
I met Nathan last September. I had booked to go from Kassiopi by Christos' boat to attend Phils feast but the weather was atrocious, wind and rain, so poor old Christos had to cancel. We went the next day when the weather had abated but only stayed at Agni for one hour as the majority on the trip wanted to go to Nissaki( don't ask me why).
Christos always ties up at the other Taverna, which I believe cannot be named on this site, so I had to slide away to get over to Nathans place for a swift drink before heading down to Nissaki. I ordered my Mythos and sat down admiring the view and Nathan appeared with Aphrodite in his arms. I had a quick chat with him explaining why we couldn't stay to eat and about the previous days bad weather. He wasn't very busy as it was quite early and he asked me to have another beer but I couldn't take him up on the offer as Christo was blowing his whistle summoning us back to his boat.
I shall be going to Kassiopi at the end of August for a month so I will definitely be eating at Taverna Agni some time or other. I don't drive so it will be by boat, bus or taxi.
All the best..Alecko..
p.s. I have nothing against Nissaki by the way.
Message posted by Phil(Hellene) on 27áJuneá2004 at 8:34pm - IP Logged
Bus, boat or taxi all are good and you're sure of a warm welcome.
Message posted by jack & kathy on 27áJuneá2004 at 10:41pm - IP Logged
jack & kathy
If you have read any other links you will have seen that Deedee and ourselves were in Kalami over the same 2 week period. We spent many days and at least three evening meals at the Taverna Agni.
Nathan (and indeed all of the family ) makes you most welcome. For once you will find someone who is not trying to push the most expensive of meals at you, will advise on all you are about to eat and even suggest something smaller if he thinks you are over ordering!
If Nathan has ever upset anyone it is only their envy of what he has achieved for the Taverna Agni and the local community. You cannot help but like the guy!
Quote: Originally posted by sixpackpieman on 28 June 2004
Unfortunately, most people do judge on first impressions.
If I think back to last year............LOL
I seem to remember that occasion Sixpack..........LOL
All the best..........Alecko
Message posted by Ritchie on 03áJulyá2004 at 12:49am - IP Logged
Hi everyone. I hope Nathan reads this!! Yes - we know Nathan, and Eleni, and Aphrodite, and all the guys at Agni. We have been holidaying at Agni for several years now, and always get the same attentive and superb service. We spent a week this year 30th May to 7th June - when the heavens opened, and Corfu closed - except for Taverna Agni, which seemed to get even more custom! It was most noticable, and even a bit embarrassing, that whilst Taverna Agnis was full - every night, and most Lunch-times, the other two adjacent tavernas were barely ticking over!!
We stayed in one of Agni Travel's villas this year - Korina's Cottage - wowwwwwwwww !!!! A fantastic, comfotable, clean, inexpensive venue, which we will use again next year. We recommend it highly. Korina herself visited us one day, to give us some of her son's birthday cake - typical Greek hospitality.
Coming back to the "subject" - Nathan - just to make him squirm!! - Everyone, but everyone, whoever they are, get the same attention at Taverna Agni. You are always made to feel "special" - even if Royalty is dining on the next table! (And they do, don't they Nathan!!)
Enough of this - Nathan - send your cheque to the usual address!
Message posted by Dave & Judi on 04áJulyá2004 at 7:14pm - IP Logged
Dave & Judi
We were also at Agni at that time, have stayed there for years and know Nathan and the other Taverna owners very well. Yes Agni was busy but I do beg to differ with the 'barely ticking over' of the other tavernas, Toulas is always a bit slacker than the others as it is favoured by the locals, but Nikolas was just as busy as Agni.We dined at Agni on the Thursday as Periclis had his greek night [went to his first and I went to the one a week later ]and he was packed,having put on a mini bus for his customers,and he wasn't as slack as implied the rest of the time.
Why was it 'embarassing' and to whom?
All three tavernas at Agni give visitors an excellant choice of differing Greek menus and styles and complement one another very well, so please dont turn this post into comparisons of which is best.I just felt that Ritchies comments were a bit exaggerated and wanted to balance the view.lol.
I too have met Nathan, back in 2000, before I knew what a website was. I was on my honeymoon and with some friends we had made in Kalami, where we were staying decided to take an amble over to Agni. The taverna was quite quiet and the four of us were having trouble deciding what to eat, when Nathan came over and suggested we try a little bit of everything and so brought out a 'huge' plate of food which we proceeded to share, absolutely fantastic. We were made to feel so welcome and have visited regularly since as a result of that first time.
Marvellous place, friendly hardworking staff and gorgeous food.
Message posted by sidarigirl on 05áJulyá2004 at 1:19pm - IP Logged
I too have met Nathan, Eleni and Aphrodite and the team. Nathan does a great job and thoroughly deserves all the praise he gets. Agni Taverna is in a wonderful setting, with good food, good conversation and good friends what more could you want.
Ive met Nathan on many occasions. A top bloke, him and my dad stay in contact as much as possible. His wife and daughter are also gorgeous! Going to corfu 2 weeks tommorow! My 11th time of going to the same place, every time of which I have visited taverna agni!
Message posted by tor the viking on 25áJulyá2004 at 3:35pm - IP Logged
tor the viking
I have met Nathan . Went by car to Corfu Town, and on the return we went to se him at the Taverna.
He did not look as he had any sun this year!! I suppose he is woeking all the time and not have time to sunbade.
looking forward to se him again!
Message posted by hodgins on 25áJulyá2004 at 4:06pm - IP Logged
hi everyone, we met Nathan he is a really nice chap! made us feel welcome and we had the best meal on our holiday there, the whole setting is just beautiful it really is. The Agni team are so nice and friendly and as for his daughter Aphrodite she is so cute our son and her played together he still talks about her now, fantastic place you have to go.
Message posted by paulvilla on 28áJulyá2004 at 4:00pm - IP Logged
Met Nathan a few years back when we stayed at Kalami. Thoroughly nice man and so very kind and helpful. He went the extra mile and then a bit further in my opinion! Only recently discovered the website but am hooked already.
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