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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 10:43pm
I love Paleo but I don't think it meets your criteria. I can definitely recommend Arillas and in my opinion it is virtually all on the flat and AG North is half and half as I went there for the day and half of it is up a really steep hill. I can only think of one accomodation that is up a hill in Arillas and that is Anna's, there used to be Christos too but I'm not sure if that's still open.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2013 at 11:10pm
Sue Avrio, yes like you we find Kassiopi a bit loud as well. And I would suggest the slopes to and from the harbour a bit of a struggle for someone waiting for knee surgery. With good mobility you wouldn't notice it, its a breeze, likewise Paleo, a gentle slope to a fit person is a mountain to a person with limited mobility.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 7:36am
OK Elliemay the strip is touristy but if they go may be around the Orchards way its not as busy with the best of both worlds or at the other end towards Yannis village quiet up there all flat to, mind I spent a couple of weeks in a private villa up at Spartillas definitely wouldnt recommend there, great villa, great views, but up there with the gods,Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 10:00am
Why not try Acharavi?
It's flat, has a mixture of local Greek tavernas, bars and other restaurants.
It's actually a town which is open all year round so not tecnically just a tourist resort, so a great mixture of locals and tourists.
Great bars. Shops on the high street and beach.
Short distance to Roda and Kassiopi.
Plenty of places to stay.
We have been going there since 1995 and love it.
Wherever you go, have a safe and enjoyable trip.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 10:55am
Paleocastritsa fits some of your wish list but it is hilly which may cause mobility issues. You can get around this depending on where you stay eg have a look at my hotel www.odysseushotel.gr which has a lift and you could ask for a room in the main building. However you may feel that the main road is on a slope and this would not suit. Check on some pictures on google and see if it is place for you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 12:27pm
I agree that both Kassiopi and Paleo are too hilly for someone with mobility problems

I also believe they would be too touristy

On balance I would think that Achravi would be ideal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 12:44pm
Hi SusieH,
I agree, either Acharavi or Arillas.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 1:56pm
Enjoy my visits to Acharavi ... but not touristy!!!
I can close my eyes and see Paleo but it's not the same.........Roll on my next trip.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 2:16pm
Hi Paleogirl
As I said earlier, as Acharavi is open 12 months of the year and has many facilities that locals and residents depend on, there is an excellent mixture of tourists and locals/residents. It really works well and makes for a great atmosphere in many of the tavernas and bars.
If anything Acharavi has become significantly less touristy over the last 10 years in my opinion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 2:19pm
Hi,
I agree, Acharavi will still be quiet in May when the original poster is visiting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 3:33pm
Hi Linzechris,

We all have our ideas of the best resort on the island including pro's and con's. The best we can do is give you as much information as we can for you to choose a resort which matches your needs.

Here is a link to a 360 degree view of San Stef which may help. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 11:20pm
All the north and north west coasts are tourist creations- OK Roda was a small village but that is all.  Acharavi may be a town now but I doubt if any 'local' relied on its facilities before about 15 years ago as it used to be just a few houses round the well! They are justly popular resorts but not if someone wants a taste of local life!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 2013 at 9:42am
Sorry Janmanessi but don't agree with your comments on Acharavi at all.
A few houses round a well 15 years ago?
I have been going every year (bar one) since 1995 and if anything, Acharavi has got quieter!
The nightclubs have gone, there are now less bars and tavernas on both the high street and beach roads leading to both Roda and Almyros and the old village is practically deserted!
The fact that Acharavi has an old village says it all really.
Sorry, but I mix with the locals in the Adonis, Nosey Corner, local bakery, kaefenions and plenty of small tavernas.
I also have very good Greek friends who have always described Acharavi as the capital of the North because of the facilities it has always had.
Sorry to diasgree but don't really get your point. Yes, it isn't a local village, untouched by tourists up in the hills, but I feel your statement re: 15 years ago merited a response. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 2013 at 10:07am
I totally agree with you GJJW about Acharavi as I stop and walk round the place many times over the years and talk to a lot of people and I can always get the things I cant get in other towns there. I see your a Fleetwood supporter lol.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 2013 at 10:25am
Ha Daveneil
Very good.
I do have a soft spot for Fleetwood but Blackpool, through and through I'm afraid!
Now Acharavi in 1985 was very different but not 15 years ago in my opinion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 2013 at 12:03pm
Just to put things into perspective, not all of us are voting for our favourite places!!!

I for one  suggested a good place which fitted the original questioners bill!!

I suggested Achravi because one year we ended up there when our original holiday was cancelled. It was not a place I would have chosen but I was pleasantly suprised and it was a good base to explore other parts of the island from including the very hilly inland villages with a car. We found some excellent tavernas and found the sea very easy to get in and out of so would be ideal for someone with walking difficulties if they fancied a dip. It is the capital of the north of the island so it has all the facilities one would want.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 2013 at 12:23pm
Yes, maybe a bit more than 15 years, although I did say 'about'  I stand corrected. 
But I suggested Petriti because it is not a 'resort' as such and I got the impression from the original post that they wanted a Greek village with facilities, rather than a resort as such.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 2013 at 12:33pm
Hi Janmanessi
Yes, probably closer to the 25 year mark, when they were still using wells for water and there was only 4 phones in the whole town!
Seemed like simpler times didn't it?
Anyway, lots of lovely villages as you say, some with very close links to the larger resorts in case of emergency etc.
I do hope the original poster finds a resort which is suitable for them - let us know please!
Anyway, what a great thread to get you in the holiday mood eh? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 2013 at 1:40pm
Hi all very interesting everyone has their own ideas I too find Acharavi and Kassiopi too busy and towny.  I love Sidari that may sound daft but Sidari has a real holiday feel. Have been going since 1991 stayed in Paleo, Roda, Ipsos and many more but don't know what it is about Sidari probably where ever you are you can always walk on the beach or see it from every where. But each to their own long as it makes you happy.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 2013 at 1:41pm
Couldnt get any more  (Greek local village) than Spartillas where we stopped 3 years ago, was glad to get back to our favourite place Sidari the following year. As we get a car every year I find it easier to go out & visit these places rather then stay in them Thumbs Up
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