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Out and About / Beware....
« on: June 26, 2017, 01:40:26 PM »
..the heat.  My wife and I are in San Stefanos at the moment and the Sun is unbearable.  I actually had a bad day yesterday because of too much sun and I have heard of others also.  I am quite a seasoned sun worshipper and it completely took me by surprise and floored me!  I hope I'm not scaring people, I just thought I would warn all you new arrivals. 
On other news, the village is fairly quiet but all the normal haunts are ticking over.  The rubbish is starting to pile up again!   >:(

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San Stefanos news and views / Kostas (Gravia)
« on: January 28, 2016, 08:18:52 PM »
Hello everyone.  My wife and I have gotten pretty friendly with the two brothers that run Gravia and last year Kostas let it slip that his girlfriend was expecting a baby.  We were wondering if anyone knew if he was a dad yet or not.  We would love to take the proud parents a present this summer so as much information as possible would be appreciated (boy/girl, weight etc).  I'm sure Lesley will know.

Thanks in advance.

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Out and About / Sidari
« on: April 16, 2015, 06:49:21 PM »
Don't groan everyone, I just have a couple of simple questions that you may help me with.  The wife and I are quite good walkers and we have done most if not all of the walks in and around San Stef.  I think I recall some forum member saying that they did the walk to Sidari.  If so, how long do you think it would take us to get to Sidari from San Stef?

Also can anyone recommend a nice taverna in Sidari that we could lunch at.  After our lunch with wine we hopefully want to get a taxi back to San Stef, is this a problem?

Thanks in advance.

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Out and About / Christmas in San Stef
« on: December 21, 2013, 01:42:49 AM »

I do believe this subject has been discussed previously so I apologise in advance to the regulars, however I would love to know what happens to San Stef in the Christmas time.  Honestly, I would like to know some certain information that others may seem strange or indeed obvious.

1. Is the village of San Stef still open/operating (any places still going) or surrounding villages.

2. Where do the people all go for Christmas.

3. What happens to their property if they are closed for the winter.

4. Could I or anyone else actually spend Christmas in San Stef (niche in the market me thinks, eh Jimbo).

Just some random but honest thoughts that I wanted to share.  I am sure you know the answers to most if not all Lesley.

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Where to stay / Rose Garden
« on: September 02, 2013, 09:41:07 PM »

Hi everyone.  The wife and I returned form the Algarve last thursday and one of the first things I did was book the Rose Garden for next June.  All I did was moan in the (lovely) resort of Lagos.  I compared EVERYTHING to San Stef, until towards the end of our holiday even I was getting sick of my whinging.

Dont get me wrong, the resort was nice as was the hotel but it just wasn't errrrrr well San Stef really.  The traffic alone outside our hotel left me gob smacked.  Traffic I ask you!  And the resort was absolutely jumping.  Every restaurant was more or less full.  There were people all over the place, some walking towards you others away from you, some people even traversing across you.  What's that all about?  A lot of tourists AND locals were queuing outside their favourite restaurant!  Can you believe that?  Well the wife was just telling me to shut up all the time.  I was like Victor Meldrew.  "You dont see that in San Stef", "not as good as San Stef though".  You get the picture.

Well no more I tell you (and the wife).  San Stef, I apologise for being unfaithful.  It was only the once, please forgive me.  Rose Garden here I come (for some peace and quiet hopefully).   :)

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Where to stay / Romanza Hotel
« on: July 08, 2013, 06:46:15 PM »
The wife and I returned on Friday just gone and what a wonderful time spent at the Romanza Hotel.  I was a little concerned about the hill as I have a "knackered knee" but I managed it quite well and it became easier as the holiday progressed.

The food was very good in the Romanza and the staff were perfect.  Thanks Katerina, Dimitris, Andreas, Speros, Eleni and Stella.

My only moan was not regarding the Romanza itself but the actions of some of the guests.  Let me explain.  I must stress the issue I am about to expand on was more irritating than a full blown problem to me and my wife.  There was a small party of five people who "booked" the same sunbeds for the whole of the two week stay.  I kid you not, the same five sunbeds!  We were going for breakfast at roughly 8:30 am and there were the "booked" sunbeds.  What then occurred was a domino effect where other guests started "booking" their sunbeds.  It was not unusual for anywhere between 12 and 20 sunbeds to be draped in  various coloured towels and not one single person present around the pool.  This has to be the most SELFISH act anyone can do on holiday in my opinion.  Even more annoying was the fact sometimes these beds were not being occupied until approx 11:00 and sometimes left unoccupied for most of the day.  Sometimes "owners" of the sunbeds would make a brief appearance and then bugger off to another pool down the village because they deemed it too windy around the Romanza pool.  UNBELIEVABLE!  It did not bother the wife and I too much (honestly) as we like to wander around anyway.  It would be a shame though if an infirm person was not able to sit or lie around the pool due to these SELFISH people.  Totally out of order!

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Information and help please / Corfu Town
« on: May 29, 2013, 12:07:43 PM »
Hello everyone.  Now the wife and I love visiting Corfu Town both by day and night as we love the place.  However, we struggle to find a decent pub and restaurant and invariably end up walking in circles and getting lost. 

Do any forum members know of any "hidden" places we could pay a visit to?  We are not too bothered about cost as long as it's not OTT.  Thanks in advance.

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San Stefanos news and views / Kindle Books
« on: May 16, 2013, 08:21:30 PM »


Hi everybody.  I just had to tell you all that the amazon kindle site has some great bargains (no I dont work for Amazon).  I am going to San Stef in five weeks so I thought I would have a browse for some books.  I downloaded ten books and it cost me £8.45.  I know there are kindle readers on this forum so I thought I would spread the word.   :)

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Information and help please / A couple of names
« on: February 25, 2013, 11:41:26 AM »
Hi all,

Can you help me with two peoples names I have forgotten.  Terrible memory and the thing is I got to know these people well.  The first one is the fellow who runs the poolside snack bar at Vickys Apartments and the second one looked after Princes' Bar at the Little Prince Hotel last year.

Thanks in advance.

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Information and help please / Goa
« on: January 30, 2013, 10:46:46 PM »

Has anyone been to Goa?  I am doing my normal fortnight in June in San Stef but I was contemplating a couple of weeks in November to Goa.

The normal information please.  Which resorts are the best?  Dining/eating?  Weather etc;  Any information would be appreciated.

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San Stefanos news and views / Yes, another update!
« on: June 28, 2012, 01:53:22 PM »
Hi Everyone.  The wife and I have been here in San Stef for six days now, so apologies for the delay in getting back to you lot.  I am currently using the computer in Gravia.  Stunning views as most of you know.  Anyhoo, I will give you all a brief update.

. Best sofrito EVER in the Olympia.
. Resort quiet but "ticking over".
. Food prices cheap, average of 35 euros for two, starter, main course and wine.
. Now three supermarkets on main street.
. Chinese restaurant has good reports although we have not tried it.
. Beach has loads of sunbeds, normally half of them actually being used.
. Weather hot but bearable due to the breeze.
. Lots of families from Finland in resort.  The kids just a little irritating.

Take care everyone.

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Where to eat out in San Stefanos? / Fresh fish
« on: April 14, 2012, 01:41:12 PM »

Hi everyone.  Although I have been to San Stef a few times now, I am thinking that the restaurants and tavernas are not all that great when it comes to serving fresh fish (not frozen).  I may be wrong.  Can any others out there recommend a good place for fresh fish?  I do recall Yiannis Grill advertising fresh fish but I'm not sure if the wife and I tried it.

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Where to stay / I've cracked! Going back to San Stef
« on: April 18, 2011, 11:39:39 AM »
Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I last posted, but I require your advice.  The wife and I have made up our minds to return to San Stef in the beginning of September.  Without sounding boastful, I know all about the resort.  However we are in a dilemma of where to stay.  We think we have it down to two.  So, would you recommend the Little Prince or the Thomas Bay?  We have stayed in neither.  No pressure on you lot!

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Out and About / Boat trip
« on: May 27, 2010, 09:19:42 PM »
Hello everyone,

Can anyone tell me how long it would take to Paxos and Parga by boat.  Does the boat leave San Stef harbour or do you need to travel elsewhere?

Thanks.

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Out and About / Walks
« on: April 27, 2010, 09:25:30 PM »
Hi all,

Can someone tell me how far and how much in time the following would be if I was walking.  I have been on the local walks info but I am still not sure if the distances are from San Stef or Arillas.  It's probably me!

From San Stef to Afionas (Dionysos taverna) and from San Stef to Ag Georgios.

Thanks.

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