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Offline bluenosejock1

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The Busses...
« on: May 16, 2016, 10:48:47 AM »
Hi all, so we have been returning to San Stef for a good few years now and done all the trips. We were thinking about braving the local busses (green and blue) to visit near by parts if the Island. We tried this a few years ago and it was an experience shall we say  :o

I know there was a timetable at the stop near Thomas Bay but has anyone done the trip in to Sidari and back and found it ok ? Or what other areas have you visited using the infamous bus service ?  ???


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Re: The Busses...
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 11:54:31 AM »
We went to Sidari by bus a couple of years ago. The return bus was late, which wouldn't normally matter, except there was a torrential storm raging and nowhere to shelter at Sidari. Got absolutely soaked! Luckily staying at Tereza's, so got off right outside the hotel and went in for a hot shower and change of clothes! Another nice trip we did was to catch the bus to Avliotes, lunch at a fab restaurant called Ilias Taverna, then walked back to SS, all downhill.

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Re: The Busses...
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2016, 01:54:55 PM »
Hmm, this was what worried me. The reliability of the Service. Quite fancy going to other areas nearby for a meal and explore but worried about the Bus not turning up etc. Oh well, you only live once eh  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 02:32:04 PM »
The local buses have been extraordinarily punctual over the last few years. We've watched the buses closely from various balconies and tavernas for a long time. It's what sad old people do to bring a little excitement into their lives. Before lunch, we celebrate the ten o'clock bus as it goes up the harbour and back. We sit, timetable in hand, discussing whether that tiny speck up the hill is a Thomas Cook coach or the bus to Sidari. The hiss of the brakes and the muted clunk of the doors is music to our ears.

The local bus service is brilliant.



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Re: The Busses...
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 03:36:58 PM »
Never tried the buses. Where do you get a timetable from and what routes do they do?

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 04:09:55 PM »
Hi Carolg,

There is a Blue and Green Bus Service and no doubt someone will post more info but the Green bus passes through San Srefanos and there is a Timetable on the bus stop between the Thomas Bay and Barras Hotel (or atleast there was when we were last there)  :)
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Re: The Busses...
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2016, 11:34:00 PM »
Have used the bus to Sidari a few times and it was fine although late, but a few years ago now, so no doubt it will be completely different now or that wouldn't be our lovely Corfu!

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2016, 11:48:20 AM »
We've always used the Green Bus for our trips to Corfu Town. Up early and on the first bus with the school kids, arrive in Corfu Town as its waking up, leisurely breakfast, sightseeing, shopping and back on the mid afternoon bus with  time for a quick dip before dinner! Far cheaper than an organised excursion too.



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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2016, 01:39:03 PM »
For the full timetable running at the moment check out www.greenbuses.gr later on recheck website for high season summer times and routes.  Ktel (the Green bus) runs from Corfu Town through the villages, then onto Sidari, Aviotes and Agios Stefanos NW and vice versa.  Pay on the bus.  Please note though the new bus station is now closer to the airport so when going into Corfu Town for shopping you will either need to walk into the town area or catch a blue bus.  Blue buses,  service the areas and resorts closer to the main town area as far South Benitses and as far North as Dassia. For Blue Buses you need a prepaid ticket card for your journey (normally)!!

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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2016, 03:40:42 PM »
Lesley, you are the true fount of all wisdom. Move over, Athena - Lesley is here!



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Re: The Busses...
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2016, 04:28:48 PM »
Thanks Lesley that's really useful

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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2016, 12:41:13 AM »
Hey
 used the busses everytime never realy had a problem only time table wise sometimes only a guide of when it might turn up an I'm talking we used them going back 10 15 years ago to Sidari and corfu town.
Funny kinda tid bit to go with a trip back from corfu town if anyone would like to hear

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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2016, 03:12:21 PM »
Just to say an updated bus timetable is on their website www.greenbuses.gr it doesn't as yet include the high season one over to Arillas and Afionas........ but does now include the Sunday service here and the daily revised times .....
A friend of mine went to Corfu town the other afternoon and the feeder bus from the new terminal was operating into San Roco Square..........

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2016, 01:27:27 PM »
The latest bus schedule is out and on line including the summer special see www.greenbuses.gr



 

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