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San Stefanos news and views / Re: A week to remember
« on: September 19, 2019, 07:29:49 PM »
We had issues in May at the airport. Had to queue about 40 mins as 4 planes in at once. Queue  went right back to the apron!

Out and About / Re: Beachbummer
« on: September 10, 2019, 10:43:40 PM »
Might he be worried about the turtles eggs?

Out and About / Re: Minibus tour
« on: September 05, 2019, 10:51:07 AM »
Afionas is a must

Get Aline at San Stef Travel to book you in at Anemos

Cracking sunset views. Porto Timoni is also amazing views but doesn't get the sunset (go there for a quick drink first)

San Stefanos news and views / Re: And another one....?
« on: August 30, 2019, 12:17:38 AM »
Nikos was doing pick ups outside Barras just last week Jim!

San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« on: August 24, 2019, 02:24:37 PM »
Sorry yes.... Murphy!

Also had a jockey with them Raul Da Silva

San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« on: August 24, 2019, 09:00:23 AM »
Well we spent yesterday on the beach. Lovely beds outside Mango. Very comfortable!!
Sea was warm and welcoming

We both felt rough after Greek night at Manthos. What an excellent night. Food and atmosphere were great

Last night we ate at Zorbas for the 2nd time this holiday.
Had 2 more great meals. The entertainment from Pavlos was 2nd to none. No Konstantina though.... Don't know where she was!
Horse racing royalty was in Zorbas last night.
Paul Smith and trainer daughter Amy Smith were there celebrating a birthday.
He owns Kalashnikov which is quite a famous horse

San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« on: August 24, 2019, 08:54:14 AM »
Great report!

San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« on: August 23, 2019, 08:30:10 PM »
9am actually. Do you think I'm some kind of animal!

San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« on: August 22, 2019, 05:29:54 PM »
There's been about 3 different large groups at the Barras over the last 10 days.
Every single one of them has been great.... No taking over of the place and been very respectful.

It was the Italians turn to carry on yesterday. A group of about 20 turned up en masse at Athina pool. They ordered about 2 coffees between them and the kids starting running riot. They then wanted sunbeds but George had to tell them no 3 times!

San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« on: August 22, 2019, 12:57:06 PM »
The one thing that's clear is how much we've spent!

£100 a day used to seem to do us.... Now it's nearer £120/£130

Shows the effect the exchange rate has on the cost of the holiday

San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« on: August 22, 2019, 12:44:47 PM »
It's not really affected me Maggie but there's deffo been a few folk who aren't your typical San Steffers.

Also seeing a lot more larger groups which is something you never used to see in great numbers. Can affect the vibe of the place.

Been great though and I've deffo chilled out more for an August holiday than I have before.

San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« on: August 22, 2019, 11:46:43 AM »
Well we're into the last third of our holiday now.

Having a great time. Weather wise we had a very warm start, followed by a few days of wind before reverting back to the usual warm weather.

The village has been quiet compared to other years. There's definitely a downturn in tourism at the minute

Food wise we've had cracking meals at Zorbas, Both Yiannis restaurants, Barras, Fantasea and Manthos so far.
The new 180 bar is stunning but very expensive. We had 2 cocktails and a mocktail and it was €20!! Probs worth it for the sunset though.

We've also bought some lovely pottery from Hippopots that will take pride of place in our new kitchen.

This is our 2nd stay at Barras. We were originally booked for the Kappy but after staying here in May we changed it for a more central location. It's a great place.... The family are superb and the food is great. They do amazing lunchtime pizza!
The Greek night is superb and I'd urge anyone to give it a go.

The only downside has been the behaviour of some tourists to the resort.
The slow season has meant supply is outstripping demand.
Tui in particular have been offering some very cheap deals, particularly to Little Prince.

This has meant some more, how do I say this sensitively, chavvy visitors!

I know there were reports on Facebook of large groups swearing round the pools and being loud before we came. While we've been here there's been a group kicked out of the resort, also police called to a domestic incident that got out of hand.
I think the cheap prices have attracted people that wouldn't normally come.

Anyway it's onto the last 4 or so days.....we've got Greek night at Manthos tonight and Afionas on Saturday to look forwards to.

San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« on: July 14, 2019, 04:12:32 PM »
When we used to go late June we'd be coming home around now.
There used to be a very strange week....prices dropped and it was dead quiet

Glenn used to say that there was always a very quiet 10 days end June/beginning of July

Get ready for the invasion of the Italians and the kids!

Where to eat out in San Stefanos? / Re: Manthos Taverna.
« on: July 13, 2019, 10:21:11 PM »
Ate there in May.....twice!

Service was great. Andreas is a very attentive host.

The food was stunning. The Mousakka nearly floated off the plate it was that light!

Can't wait to go for Greek night in August

Where to eat out in San Stefanos? / Re: Summer Dreams.
« on: May 18, 2019, 11:33:41 PM »
Ahhhh I thought you meant the other one at the bottom of Romanza Hill

Yes we went in last year for pizza. It was pretty disastrous to be honest

There were about 5 different groups in ranging from couples to a group of 10.

It took ages for them to take the drink order then whilst our pizza came in around half an hour there were people in before us who didn't get their food for a long time after us.

One bloke went to the bar, chucked €20 at them and walked out with his wife.

Meanwhile the big group had received some of their food but half their group were still waiting 20 mins later

Not a great experience

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