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Forum Discription: (Including nearby Avlaki) Kassiopi is a lively resort at the North East corner of Corfu. A charming little fishing village, with bars and tavernas around a traditional harbour.
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Topic: Sunset Taverna
Posted By: GaryK
Subject: Sunset Taverna
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2012 at 11:37pm
Hi all we visited Kassiopi in June and we had a fantastic time as we always do. While we were there we went on a trip with Cosmic excursions it was to the highest point on Corfu with a lovely monastery then on to the Sunset Taverna. Well the Sunset Taverna was the highlight of our stay the food was perfect the house wine was so good we had to have more.
Then the view well words cannot describe how beautiful it was the best view we had seen even better than Paleokastritsa.
What I would like to know is has anyone else been there and is there an easier way of getting there rather than going on a trip as all we want is to go for a meal, also we do not drive so what would a taxi cost.
If you have not been then do your self a favour when your next out that way and pay a visit to the greatest view in Corfu.



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Posted By: sedgi
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2012 at 12:19am
What was it called the highest point or the monastery, very interested as going on Friday

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Posted By: SusieH
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2012 at 12:23am
LOL we have been to the Sunset Taverna, I am assuming you mean the one which overlooks the coast between Acharvi and Kassiopi?

We always go for a coffee  to soak up the view and escape the heat of the day

What I can tell you is we have never been the same way twice!! But we always manage to find it somehow!!

There do seem to be signs for it in the roads above Acharvi but they never seem to help.

We have never risked it at night because we always go late in the season and it is dark and finding it in the dark would be a step too far!!!




Posted By: GaryK
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2012 at 12:34am
Hi this is the brochure description of the excursion we booked through Cosmic Excursions they were very good.

Let us take you to the top! Our mini-coach will take you on a spectacular drive to

the very top of Corfu’s highest mountain, Mount Pontakrator, 906m high where

you’ll have breathtaking views of the whole Island & coastal villages of Albania, &

even mainland Greece. You will also have the chance to look around the 14th

Century Monastery with icons, frescoes & works of art. We then take you for a

further drive through Corfu’s beautiful countryside to ‘Hliovasilema’ – Sunset

Taverna – nestling high in the mountains of the north in a peaceful tranquil setting.

Take a stroll through the country lanes with only the butterflies for company. Then

you can enjoy a home cooked meal (very good prices) while enjoying the most

spectacular sunset in Europe. This is your chance to see the Corfiot way of life as it

was before tourism. This has to be experienced to be believed



Posted By: Netty10
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 12:28am
We went to a lovely place on the hill top just outside of Kassiopi when we were there a few years ago, thought it was called Panorama (or something like that) but the veiws were to die for.
Visiting again in September, can anyone tell me if this place is still there?


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Posted By: kiki21
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 2:40am
We stay in Acharavi and the owner of the Sunset picks us up and drops us off again.
Saw a post of taxi fare Kassiopi to Acharavi of 18 euros one way

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Posted By: DAVID1
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 9:21am
Hello Netty10. The Panorama can be found in this Topic  http://www.agnitravel.com/holiday-forum/porta_topic1038_page2.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.agnitravel.com/holiday-forum/porta_topic1038_page2.html  In particular have a look at MartynG's post.

I plan to visit the Panorama in September. I might well get to the Sunset taverna too.

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Posted By: D&D
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 3:02pm
We were at the Panorama on 10 July.  Wonderful views.  Easy to find, just a short drive out of Kassiopi.  We didn't eat (just cool beers on the way home from Aqualand with the kids) but there was a family there who had meals, and we got chatting.  Meals looked good!


Posted By: MartynG
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 3:15pm
 
Gee thanks, Netty10 - now I'm feeling homesick for Porta (our house is just a few hundred yards along the road from the Panorama and the views are VERY similar).
 
Martyn
 
Originally posted by Netty10 Netty10 wrote:

We went to a lovely place on the hill top just outside of Kassiopi when we were there a few years ago, thought it was called Panorama (or something like that) but the veiws were to die for.
Visiting again in September, can anyone tell me if this place is still there?


Posted By: Netty10
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 4:49pm
Martyn you lucky thing, I have been looking at my old photo's of Kassiopi and surrounding areas, it's six years since we were last there, and it doesn't seem to have changed any.
Thanks David and D&D for your replies, 8 weeks today and we'll be there Clap xx


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Posted By: GaryK
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 9:09pm

The Panorama looks really nice but its not where we went similar views though.



Posted By: Elliemay
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 9:38pm
Hi Gary,
Could it have been the Sunset Taverna at San Stefanos? That's in NW Corfu.


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Posted By: GaryK
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 10:41pm
It could have been as we could see the islands on the north coast of Corfu.

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Posted By: Nobles
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2012 at 11:31pm
We went to the Sunset Taverna which is on the NW coast - we drove through Peroulades (a short drive from Sidari) to get to the taverna which is situated on the cliff top overlooking the sea. I think I have some photos of this place but they are on my computer at work (just as well as I've lost a lot from my home computer).  I'll have a look tomorrow and will post them if they are still there. 
I wonder whether this is the taverna that GaryK is asking about?
 
Rita


Posted By: GJJW
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2012 at 12:09am
There is a Sunset Taverna directly above Acharavi. Long windy roads up and you pass another taverna on your way up. Worth the drive but miss the nights when trips are there.

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Posted By: kiki21
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2012 at 1:07am
Some images from the Sunset Taverna above Acharavi, only ones I had on this computer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Posted By: DAVID1
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2012 at 9:09am
Lovely views and superb photos Kiki. From everything I read and see this is definitely located on the North coast near Acharavi. It is somewhat removed from Kassiopi.

David




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Posted By: GaryK
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2012 at 8:52pm
Hi Rita sounds like the same place and the pics from kiki21 looks like the same views we had.


Posted By: SusieH
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2012 at 11:08pm
Ok, the one above Acharavi has a sleep slope up to it with a high wall on the right hand side with Sunset Taverna written on it


The car park is behind on some scrubby land with trees

The taverna itself is large inside with a huge dining area

Outside  a single line of tables and chairs go round two sides with big white parasols on every table and metal ballastrades

From the  front you can see an abandoned  village and further the down the mountain the sea in the distance

Hope that helps to tell which one you were at - oh and the owner speaks very little English, if you want hot coffee with milk you have to ask for it in Greek otherwise you get it cold!!!

Lovely place though

The one on the NW cost is set on various levels with wooden decking. There are some  viewing balconies built right out over the sea . It is not up a mountain, rather at the top of the high cliffs

Equally lovely but quite a drive at night from Kassiopi






Posted By: GJJW
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2012 at 11:36pm
Are you not talking about the monolithi susieh? The owner of sunset speaks great English and only has tables on the left side next to railings I believe, the monolithi is just below the sunset taverna.

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Posted By: SusieH
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 12:04am
I will see if I can dig out some photos


Posted By: kiki21
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 1:13am
Another couple of snaps from the Sunset Taverna Acharavi (a little cheesey I know)
 
 


Posted By: kiki21
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 1:22am
Sorry to hog but just had to share one of my favourite pics and on my desktop to remind me why I go to work!! Taken 2008 on Acharavi beach...only 15 more days to wait Tongue
 
 


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Posted By: DAVID1
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 8:02am
I will definitely have to do the Sunset Tavern judging from the photos you've put on here. The one of the young woman holding the sun is simply superb!

David


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Posted By: keithpacey
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 4:10pm
Like going to Janis Restaurant, get good food and again a lovely sunset. Only 4 weeks 4 days....
 
 


Posted By: SusieH
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 5:13pm
Here is a link to the one I know as Sunset Taverna and the old chap there in the mornings does not speak English at all

http://www.holidaycheck.com/things_to_do-holiday-pictures_Sunset+Tavern-ch_ub-zid_33813.html?action=detail&mediaId=1158819253




Posted By: Elliemay
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 5:48pm
Hi Susie,
That seems to be the one that Kiki posted photos of, it looks like the same railings.


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Posted By: SusieH
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 5:51pm
Would be easier if there were not so many places calling themselves Sunset Taverna LOL And I still cannot give a definitive route to it Smile I have got it marked on Mapman's map but that does not even help us when we are driving LOL


Posted By: Netty10
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 7:09pm
It has two reviews on Trip Advisor
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g676294-d2413641-Reviews-Sunset_Taverna-Kassiopi_Corfu_Ionian_Islands.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g676294-d2413641-Reviews-Sunset_Taverna-Kassiopi_Corfu_Ionian_Islands.html
Sounds lovely Big smile
 


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Posted By: Netty10
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 7:20pm

Just realised one of them is from Gary K the original poster  LOL



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Posted By: GaryK
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 9:39pm
Yea that the taverna we went to Kiki21

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Posted By: Elliemay
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 10:21pm
Hi,
Does anyone know the directions to get to this Sunset Taverna?


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Posted By: GJJW
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2012 at 11:51pm
I believe that the Sunset and Monolithi tavernas are signposted from Acharavi old village.

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Posted By: SusieH
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 12:14am
They are but the signs have never been much help to us, not for Sunset anyway, we still get lost every time but it is a nice drive LOL

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Posted By: GJJW
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 12:20am
Just keep on heading up the mountain Susieh lol. You'll get there sooner or later. Think I will make Sunset my first taverna in August. It's a 5 minute drive from our apartment (or 20 if we get lost)!

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Posted By: Graham T-A
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 12:49am
Sounds like the Monolithi to me also but I haven't been for a few years so I guess it may have changed it's name.

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Posted By: kiki21
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 2:17am
Sadly I can't help with directions as the owner always picks us up and drops us off. He had to do 2 trips last time as there was 7 of us! I do remember passing the Monolithi on the way up though.

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Posted By: kiki21
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 2:22am
Oh I think if you head down the side road past the Pumphouse toward old Acharavi and take the first right it is signposted to the Sunset, then just keep heading upwards LOL. If you see me there in August, wave Thumbs Up

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Posted By: DAVID1
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 8:52am
Although Acharavi wasn't originally on my itinerary in September I've now made it my mission in Life to find the Sunset Tavern! Thanks for the directions but the fun will be finding it and enjoying the adventure of doing so!! Thumbs Up 

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Posted By: GJJW
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 10:02am
It's only my opinion and personal preference, but I would personally avoid the nights that both tavernas (Monolithi and Sunset) have trips/coaches from the surrounding areas. I feel that the large groups of people trudging off coaches spoils the atmosphere of both tavernas. Again, only my opinion...misery guts I know!

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Posted By: Elliemay
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 10:04am
Hi GJJW,
Don't suppose you know which nights that the coaches visit them. That would be helpful if we knew which nights to avoid if it is busy.  


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Posted By: davyboy
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 10:24am
Been a couple of times and each time the Sunset was heaving. Sure the first time we went was on a Wednesday.

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Posted By: DAVID1
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 11:25am
Originally posted by GJJW GJJW wrote:

It's only my opinion and personal preference, but I would personally avoid the nights that both tavernas (Monolithi and Sunset) have trips/coaches from the surrounding areas. I feel that the large groups of people trudging off coaches spoils the atmosphere of both tavernas. Again, only my opinion...misery guts I know!


Thanks for that. I will go in the day anyway. Getting back to Kaminaki in the dark will probably be nigh impossible. It will be bad enough finding the place in the day by the sound of it!! Ermm

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Posted By: GJJW
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 12:12pm
The trips seem to change year on year so probably best giving them a ring.
Sorry I can't be of more help but don't get out there myself until 3rd August.
Please don't let it put you off though as the Sunset is well worth a visit.


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Posted By: Elliemay
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 12:18pm
Cheers!!! Smile

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