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Out and About / Trips
« on: March 18, 2018, 08:09:11 PM »
Ok..... despite going to San Stef many times we've only ever been on one trip. That was to Corfu Town on a boat.

What trips would people recommend?

San Stefanos news and views / Just got back
« on: June 01, 2017, 11:22:14 AM »
From a great week in the village

This holiday was both a bonus and needed very much due to personal reasons

We stayed up at Voula up past Romanza. Got a great deal from Voula direct paying only £150 for the week for the 3 of us!

Accom was great amd say it quietly..... has one of the best pools in the village.

Voula and George run the apartments along with Wendy the cleaner.
As ever the hill makes it a bit remote but we got a quad for a couple of days.

Ate around the village.... Zorbas x 2, Yiannis, Yiannis Grill, Romanza x 2,  Little Prince.
All were up to their usual standard with the dancing in Zorbas being superb

People in the village were so kind.... we got a lift home from Zorbas twice and also Nicola at Perros took us the last half one night!

Weather was a bit iffy the first couple of days..... cloudy and actually a bit chilly in the wind. However the last 3 days were very warm

Apologies to those who we missed visiting. We are more on  the level in August so will be in then.

Glenn was on good form at Aquarius, Athens bar seemed quiet but got very raucous in the early hours from the tales we heard!
The new Captain Octopus taverna looked very busy with good reports coming in.

Great holiday all in all

See you in August

San Stefanos news and views / Here's my holiday review....
« on: August 30, 2016, 10:41:28 PM »
Spent two weeks in San Stefanos from 10th - 24th August

Once again we stayed at the Perros. What a fantastic hotel. Stefanos, Eleni, Nicola and Anna cant do enough for you. It really is a home from home. Lovely views of the pool from Room 4.
We attended their BBQ night twice which they resurrected for this season. Excellent value at only  9 euros and great fun for adults and kids..... the musical chairs was hilarious!!

We ate at the following...

Amazing place that goes from strength to strength. They were packed most evenings. We held our boys 5th bday there and they couldn't do enough, including getting a cake for us. The way they handled 16 of us was amazing. Service never slipped from start to finish. That night Yianni had to turn away 40 diners which was a record apparently. Yianni and Vaso are obviously doing something right.

Ate here 3 times across the holiday. Mostly in groups of 6/8. Great service and food. What a top man Pavlos and his family are

New one for us this year and we went twice. The quality of food and service was very good. Cheers Dimitri

Another great BBQ night up there with Andreas and co. Althought there were 3/4 very large groups in which kinda spoilt the ambience as it was very noisy. Great food though

Had a lovely meal here again with great service. I did get some vibes though that all isn't right. Couldn't put my finger on it but the dad seemed back on the scene more than other years.

Town Pizza
Needed a lazy night one night so went here. Service good, especially considering Sam from Aspa was in with his family and there were about 20 of them. Decent pizza at a decent price

We also had lunch or brekkie at the following and never had a bad meal...... Yiannis Gyros, Little Prince, Tsaros, Vicky pool, Condor and Jasmine. Was amazed how lovely the food was at Jasmine but considering Spiro is part of the Barras family I'm not surprised.

We also had lunch at Gratsella in Arrilas which was lovely to sit by the sea.

Here's where I have to disagree slightly with Silver Star...... I thought our first week seemed busy but lots of Italians & Czechs who don't spend a lot of money. A few taverna owners were moaning that they come out for a walk at 6pm then seem to vanish back to their rooms.
The second week was a lot quieter...... I saw the group in Acabar one night but most other nights there was hardly a soul in. The group that were in were part of a group of 35 that were staying at Tsaros/Perros/Jasmine
 Aquarius was busy on an evening but hardly any daytime trade now theres no food.
El Greco looked fairly busy but it only takes about 10 folk in to make it look busy!
Condor was the quietest I've seen it and I think they've had a poor season.
Apart from the night with live music Ozzy Oil hardly had a soul in. I just cant see it being there next year. Even Athens bar seemed more consistently quiet

One night we sat in Barras between 8 & 10 and there weren't hardly any people about on the street. Quite startling considering it was August, I spoke with a few and the season started with optimism that the troubles in Egypy/Turkey etc would see a boost in numbers but it hasn't materialised.

There was also a strange undercurrent in the village. Whether this relates to a poor season or something else I'm not sure. I did hear rumours of a bit of a fall out between some key figures in the village but know no more than that .

There's deffo been some winners and a few losers when it comes to evaluating this season I think.

For me this was a very strange holiday...........I hope it improves next year

Where to stay / 2017 Booked!!
« on: May 11, 2016, 04:02:22 PM »
Ok did something daft last night.... We booked 2017 holiday before we've even been on our two trips to the village this year!!

Booked the Rose Garden for August via Thomson just because it was such a good price!!

Cost £1600 for the 3 of us for a fortnight. That included 3 cases and also pre booked seats. Flying from Donny with good flight times.

Looking forward to our first stay at the Rose Garden

Where to eat out in San Stefanos? / Planning your eating out
« on: April 18, 2016, 01:37:40 PM »
Is it just me who meticulously plans where we will be eating on most nights of the holiday weeks in advance?

Or do you just go where the mood takes you?

As much as it pains me to break this news to you all. ... Konstantina, lovely young lady and fantastic belly dancer, won't be dancing at Zorbas this year!!

The slightly better news is that she will be working as a waitress at Beer O Clock!

I'm sure we wish her all the best in her new role

This is bound to stir up some differing opinions...... just been reading the news this morning. Due to the deal that means migrants coming from Turkey are sent back it looks like some are now embarking on a more perilous journey from Libya to Italy. Instead of the traditional route through Western Greece.
Obviously this potentially brings into play the Ionian islands due to their location. 

Do we think that we may start to see migrants arriving in Corfu sometime in the near future?

Where to stay / Thomas Bay - Saga Holidays
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:09:48 PM »
Anyone else heard that from 2016 Thomas Bay will only be bookable through SAGA holidays?

Couple told me the other night that they'd been told on the QT

San Stefanos news and views / For those not on the FB forum.....
« on: August 01, 2014, 11:34:25 PM »
Our friend John Smith has been up to his old tricks again....

San Stefanos news and views / Greetings.....
« on: July 02, 2014, 07:13:02 PM »
Sat on the balcony at the Perros. It's 6pm and gorgeous. Been here 2 days and it's lovely. Restaurants busy without being packed. Ate at Yiannis next to Tasty Corner last night....... Slow service but lovely food. Who cares? Drank wine whilst our little man played at the table. Good to see Glenn at Aquarius and bumped into Mark Young from this forum. 
All in all it's top notch!

San Stefanos news and views / Well 8 weeks about now.......
« on: May 06, 2014, 12:57:21 PM »
We'll be doing final packing before heading to Leeds Bradford Airport in a couple of hours. I always think once it gets to 8 weeks it gets a lot more real for some reason.

Loving all the first bursts of posts from the new season. Gives us a real feel for what to expect in and around the village.

Looking forward to renewing frienships and meeting new friends. We already have some people to say hello to in the airport and hopefully share a pint

Good thing is once we come back we only have another 8 weeks till we enjoy a cheeky week in early September

Bring it on.......

San Stefanos news and views / Video of old San Stefanos and it's people
« on: January 08, 2014, 01:34:08 PM »
Did this last night and put it on FB. Great video showing how the resort has changed. Thanks to Tony Cox for use of his pictures.

Thought some of you non FB people may appreciate?!

San Stefanos news and views / George........
« on: November 17, 2013, 06:50:54 PM »
For those who don't know, George who used to virtually live at the Tsaros Pool bar, died last week.
George was an English ex pat who has lived in San Stefanos for years.
This summer he was featured in the San Stef travel newspaper.
Sleep well George

Where to eat out in San Stefanos? / Safety Deposit Boxes
« on: October 01, 2013, 02:13:32 AM »
Does anyone know if they have them on the beach? And if not why not?

Where to eat out in San Stefanos? / The Chinese! !!!!
« on: August 18, 2013, 10:50:17 PM »
Apparently it's all closed up as of tonight! !
The chalkboard is outside but says they've done a runner owing locals €20, 000!!!!

My word

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