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San Stefanos news and views / Webcam 4/3
« on: March 04, 2018, 06:58:26 PM »
What a lovely day in San Stef..........not. They really seem to be having a lot of rain of late. Still its a lot better than 5' snowdrifts and minus windchill figures.

San Stefanos news and views / todays' webcam and the Beach
« on: March 03, 2017, 02:04:44 PM »
Doesn't the beach look wide, just like it used to. I wish it was like that in the summer. Still, the beach is the beach is the beach and long may it remain.

San Stefanos news and views / Fedra Mare news
« on: December 28, 2016, 08:53:45 PM »
Huge congratulations to Hari and Dimi on the birth of their baby girl on 22nd. Best wishes to all.

Brings a smile to the face doesn't it?

San Stefanos news and views / Gone and done it
« on: November 23, 2016, 07:05:44 PM »
In the words of Shania Twain I've gone and done it. I've booked and paid the deposit for next year's holiday at the Fedra Mare. I know it costs more but that's life. Things are what they are. I can't forego 2 weeks in the sun with great food and being amongst friends on holiday, marvellous.

Where to eat out in San Stefanos? / Traditional question
« on: April 09, 2016, 07:39:31 PM »
Didn't make San Stef last year but will be back at the Fedra this July. Other than Beer O'clock what else is new.

Where to eat out in San Stefanos? / Chilli Chilly beach bar
« on: December 12, 2015, 02:23:37 PM »
Heard a lot about this place from Hippopots in terms of how busy it is was there during the summer but what's it like. What food do they do? How do you get to the place? Going back to San Steph next year after missing out this so we'll try it if it's any good.  :)

San Stefanos news and views / Car hire
« on: November 13, 2015, 02:51:23 PM »
Morning all. This may seem like a stupid question but what will I need to take to San Stef to hire a car and what's the best option insurance wise. I haven't driven abroad for 12 years or more since we had an unfortunate incident outside Alicante one year so I consider myself a green horn.

Any info as always gratefully received.

San Stefanos news and views / Greece says no.........what next
« on: July 06, 2015, 01:02:20 AM »
Greece has said no by a huge majority to a deal which the EU withdrew last week. What now? Where does that leave them? I'm not convinced that the EU will make many if any concessions as to do so could start a dominoe effect across countries like Portugal, Italy and especially Spain which has an election later this year. I fear for the immediate future of our Greek friends but let's hope they can get back on a more secure footing sooner rather than later.

San Stefanos news and views / Had to cancel....gutted
« on: April 22, 2015, 04:59:19 PM »
Hi all. Been meaning to write this update for a few months now but kept putting it off as its still very frustrating/disappointing.

Back in November last year we had to cancel our yearly 2 week stay at the Fedra due to a conflict of money interest. We had water coming into the garage so I replaced the roof which wasn't cheap but it was manageable. This unfortunately hasn't solved the problem which meant house roof repairs. As a public servant with a 2 year pay-freeze plus 3 years below inflation pay rises in the last 5 years things are tight and one thing had to go........the holiday or the roof. So a no brainer in the end.

For my sanity I should stop looking at this forum but the draws too strong. Continuing to do so is a form of mental self-harm.

Anyway hope to get back there next year especially as we've just received a 0.5% pay rise.   :-\


San Stefanos news and views / Local exchange rate as of today
« on: June 11, 2014, 04:09:37 PM »
TravelFX are offering 1.22e to the £ as of today which may or may not increase a little as the £ continues to rise against the Euro. My question is what's the rate in San Stef at present pre the 2% commission reduction?

I'm travelling in 4 weeks but looking at purchasing some extra euro's this week if the rate isn't as competative as TravelFX.

Much appreciated.

Where to eat out in San Stefanos? / The Sunset
« on: May 06, 2014, 12:11:58 AM »
The Sunset has always been a popular choice with my family but over the recent years we've seen the volume of trade dropping off resulting in them only doing snacks etc last summer. Does anyone know if they'll be open this year and if so doing what? 

It would be great if the predicted upturn in visitors mentioned on some other threads filtered through to the Sunset. Always a great welcome and lovely Sofrito.
Much appreciated

San Stefanos news and views / Greek Deflation
« on: March 12, 2014, 03:11:09 PM »
Having read recently that Greek deflation improved from -1.5% in Jan to -1.1% in Feb I wondered whether that had had an impact in Corfu especially around the cost of day-to-day items. Though Feb's figure is an improvement its still in negative territory.

With the euro hovering at around 1.19/1.20 I was wondering if our money will go further this year if the goods are cheaper to buy. Deflation isn't a good thing, ask the Japanese, as is restricts growth. I was just thinking about the locals and if the mainland problems have reached the island.

Not exactly a bright holiday topic really, but I bored. 

San Stefanos news and views / What a lovely day/food
« on: February 16, 2014, 10:49:26 PM »
Good evening all,

Awoke this morning with blue skies and a strange yellow thing in the sky, not seen in these parts (South Wales) since late October. Hopefully we'll get some respite from the incessant rain and 100 mile and hour winds now.

What I want to tell you is my youngest son, who is preparing for his GCSE Catering exam in early March, did a dry run today and its was spectacular. The theme is "food of the world" and he has to research and prepare a two course meal from any country. He chose Greek and today was a dress rehersal.

He had 2 hours 15 mins to prepare and cook the meal. He did lamb Kleftico with carrots, green beans and parsnips roasted in a bag with garlic and parmasan cheese placed in numerous little holes in the flesh. He also prepared roast potatoes in olive oil and rosemary. It was stunning. The mains was followed by Loukoumades, a dough (similar to doughnuts) covered in syrup and some cinnamon. They were gorgeous but I only had three of them as I'm on a diet.   

We had a CD from Zorba's playing in the background with the sun shining through the dining room windows. If you closed your eyes you could have been anywhere in San Stef enjoying its delights.

This has got us in the mood and feel spring is around the corner and soon it will be that time again.


San Stefanos news and views / Disappointment .......then joy
« on: February 02, 2014, 10:23:05 PM »
Back last July we did as most people do whilst on holiday in San Stef and that is to book for the following year. However, come Christmas time we had to cancel our holiday. Two years of 1% pay rises on top of 3 years without a rise at all stretched the finances to the point where a holiday was a luxury we couldn't afford. Thats the disappointment bit.

Last Monday I had a promotion interview and last Friday they offered me the job. That a 10%+ pay rise allied to a £70 reduction on the Thomson flights out of Bristol we wanted = going on holiday again.

Booked flights, paid deposit now looking at cashing some euros as its at 1.20 on TravelFX. Perked up big time. Now we can't wait. By the way thats the joy bit. 

San Stefanos news and views / Evening temperature
« on: July 08, 2013, 04:52:01 PM »

Mythos2 said in an earlier thread (dated 6th July) that there were people wearing coats in the evening because of the chill. Is it that chilly there? We come out on 19th and I don't intend to pack any coats or cardigans as I've never had to. According to the weather its around 20/21 degrees in the evenings at present. Surely thats too warm for a coat. Isn't it?


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