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Re: Whats happenin'
« Reply #1455 on: October 02, 2016, 10:24:07 AM »
Oct 2nd and still the lovely weather looks like holding. A few places look like they are starting to wind down, Kostas at Fantasea is doing daytimes now but not evenings. With the sun setting lower you have to be "the other side" to witness it, so Vicky Pool etc. The hotels and restaurants all looked quite busy for dinner.

One thing I will say is that the beach is finishing the season looking as wide as I've seen it in years. Really looks fab.


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Re: Whats happenin'
« Reply #1456 on: October 02, 2016, 11:46:48 AM »
Two signs on the beach that things are winding down.. the launch boards for watersports were pulled out yesterday evening by the tractor & today the hire boat convoy that glides in each morning is down to one boat!

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« Reply #1457 on: October 02, 2016, 06:55:36 PM »
Don't worry, Chris No 2......Bod loves a bit of cat chasing, but only from the end of his lead! And on the odd occasion he has escaped to go after one, he either doesn't catch up with it, or it turns on him and gives him what for, he has the scar on his nose to prove it!!

So, things are, as Abbo says, gradually winding down. Little Prince bar closed after Friday night, after having a busy Summer with Yiannis in charge.

Barras are advertising their roast beef dinner tonight as the last one for this year, and overall the evenings are pretty quiet. That said, still quite a few enjoying the lovely beach today, as the weather is still beautiful  8) 

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Re: Whats happenin'
« Reply #1458 on: October 03, 2016, 11:13:25 AM »
Nice to end the season with such lovely weather

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« Reply #1459 on: October 04, 2016, 01:46:32 PM »
So Sunday night gave us an amazing light shop, courtesy of a big thunderstorm. It began around 8.30pm ish with a huge thunderclap, which made everyone jump out their skin! This was followed by some rain, but not that much, and hours of rumblings, but the most incredible lightening, that lit up the sky in almost mauve colours.....a Corfiot thunderstorm never fails to impress!

It cleared the air nicely, and yesterday was pretty hot, and the evening was one of the warmest we've experienced for a while.

The village is relatively quiet now, although on the patio areas of the bars are people making the most of the October sunshine.

Some of the sunbeds have gone now from the beach, as things quieten down, and whilst it's a little breezy down there today, it's still definitely sunbathing weather  8)

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« Reply #1460 on: October 04, 2016, 06:58:16 PM »
 Hi Jackie, just to let you know our daughter loved the little rabbit you made for her and the colours were spot on,thank you for taking so much trouble over it. See you next June, have a good Winter.

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« Reply #1461 on: October 08, 2016, 07:26:22 PM »
Awww, Dupnica, so glad she liked it, and it was the right colours! :)

I did start writing an update the other day, but I had just spilt water over the computer, and the keyboard went a little haywire!! :o

But after a couple of days of drying out, we're back in business.

So after some fab Octtober weather, yesterday we were treated to a torrential downpour, which was not so great....but back to sun again today.

After yesterday's departures the resort is slowly closing down, Little Prince, Barras and Silver Moon have all closed their doors for this season.
Restaurant wise, Yianni's served his final orange cake, and Ozzy Oil closed too.

But we still have Beachcombers and Beer O Clock until tomorrow, and 2 Stars, Condor and Town Pizza are still open, as is Yianni's gyros and Tasty Corner, and you can still have a drink at Athens Bar, Aquarius Bar, Acabar, 3 W's El Greco, and Silver Star. Not walked around the village today, but usually Summer Dreams, and Zest for Life also stay open until near the end.

And of course it's still possible to hire a car, or get a quad or scooter from either Pegasus or Spiros Bikes, and head off exploring, so we're not completely closed yet!



 

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Re: Whats happenin'
« Reply #1462 on: October 09, 2016, 10:52:20 AM »
Nafsika's still open...



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« Reply #1463 on: October 10, 2016, 07:10:17 PM »
Yes Nafsika, Romanza and Aktrotiri, Gravia, 3W's, El Greco, Yiannis Kebabs and Town Pizza then there is the cake shop in the village  & Landos, Illias Taverna, Havianias the Old Post Office Kafeneion, and sure others I may have missed off....... just on a quick recce this afternoon........plus all the others already mentioned on a previous post.......
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« Reply #1464 on: October 21, 2016, 02:46:03 PM »
Well, after closing the shop, we had a lovely few days break in Stoupa, on the mainland. Not been there for 20 years, and pleased to say it hadn't changed dramatically! We were also lucky weatherwise, having left about 2 hours before the epic rains that fell here, flooding the main street outside Thomas Bay, and seeping into Brusko and Zorba's, like it did in June.
Fortunately all is well again, and the only evidence of it we could see when we went into San Stefanos a couple of days ago was a fair few stones still in the road, and the movement of the wooden bridge on the beach.

So, when we were there, resort now very quiet, although Yiannis Gyros and Tasty Corner still open, along with 3 W's bar, Town Pizza, El Greco, and Zest for Life, as well as Nafsika, that has guests. Also, Perdita and Taste of Life still open on shortened hours for shopping, as well as Margaritas supermarket, and Express supermarket, and Spiros Bikes still there if a scooter or quad is required.

This place does take on an eerily quiet feel at this time of year, as it feels strange, when 2 weeks ago everyone was open, but in a week or so, this will feel perfectly normal to those of us here!

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« Reply #1465 on: October 24, 2016, 07:33:11 PM »
 Good to hear from you Jackie, glad you enjoyed your trip expect you were ready for it after your busy Summer.

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« Reply #1466 on: November 18, 2016, 05:48:30 PM »
Well, all is quiet in San Stefanos now, as you'd expect. However, we have been enjoying some amazing November sunshine! Last few days have been warm and sunny, giving us the chance to go for some nice walks along the beach. The other day the beach was beautiful and wide, and the sea just gently lapping at the shore. Just a couple of dog walkers enjoying the empty beach, as well as 3 Mum's with little ones having a good run around, letting of steam!

Just a few places open now....Town Pizza is open at the weekends, and El Greco and 3 W's open every afternoon and evening, as well as Express supermarket every day except Sunday, which is pretty handy for popping into for groceries.

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« Reply #1467 on: November 24, 2016, 07:17:56 PM »
Nice to hear you're having some good weather Jackie,Bod will be enjoying having the beach almost to himself.There was an article in the Mail the other day saying that Red Palm Weevils have been found in an imported European palm bought from a garden centre in Essex.They are worried now that it will spread to trees on the South coast. I don't expect it will be anything like the devastation that your trees have suffered in Corfu.It was so sad to see those lovely palm trees, that we've admired for years,being eaten away and dying.
I doubt if any palm trees in Agios Stefanos will be spared,wouldn't want the job of chopping down the tall ones outside Olympia or Summer Dreams but I would be surprised if they are still there when we return next June.So sad.
 

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« Reply #1468 on: December 11, 2016, 08:41:58 PM »
Well, not long til Christmas, but with the weather we've been having it's hard to believe it's mid December! The sun has been shining daily for at least 2 weeks now, and daytime temperatures are well into the teens!

The beach is lovely, quite wide, with plenty of room for the doggies that enjoy it in Winter to have a good run around together  :)

All is quiet in the resort itself, although Express supermarket is doing a nice steady trade, and El Greco is open for business by lunctimes. And from 4pm we aso have 3W'S, which is looking nice and festive with their lit up snowman and Santa by the door!

We are heading back to the UK soon for about 1 month, so would like to wish you all HAPPY CHRISTMAS, and best wishes for 2017!  :D

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« Reply #1469 on: December 12, 2016, 02:46:51 PM »
Happy Christmas to you too Jackie and thanks for your updates this year. Have a good break.


 

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