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Re: New to Corfu

Post by Chris » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:15 pm



Hi Stella.

Firstly I have to say that you have already done well in choosing Corfu, Dassia and the Chandris Hotel. Dassia situated on the east coast of the island, some 10km from Corfu Town, with easy access to and from by Public Transport using the Blue No7 Bus, which runs in accordance with the Timetable at this link: No7 BUS TIMETABLE AND ROUTE. Corfu Town is a must see place, in particular at night, the last bus back is at 1030pm. You can walk the many alleyways and side streets full of shops selling allsorts from Jewelry to Leather to Art to Anything you wish. There are great restaurants and tavernas dotted everywhere. And of course there is the Liston, a place where everyone sits, takes a drink and watches the world go by. Look in the forum Gallery for pictures of the Town.

Other places of interest is Aqualand, a waterpark situated about 5km from Dassia towards Corfu Town. The Achilleon Palace, used as the Casino in the James Bond film, For your Eyes Only. The Palace was built by the Keiser Willhelm for his beloved wife Queen Elizabeth. There are many places of interest to visit, and all can be reached by booking at your local Travel Shop in Dassia, or via the hotel. Lists of excursions can be obtained from either. Trips are by Coach or Boat. The latter will take you over to the mainland to Parga, another must trip, and to the islands of Paxos, another world in my view.

The state of play with the Euro at this time, it is swings and roundabouts really. I have just exchanged euros here in the UK for my holiday and got €1.08 to the GB Pound. You may get €1.12 - €1.14 on the island from the Banks or again from the Travel Shops. I usually take enought to see me through the first few days, and then using my Debit Card or Cash to get more as and when needed. To be honest the difference is not much really, but it is up to you.

We usually go B&B when staying in Corfu, because we love to eat out every night, and enjoy Greek food so much. I would reommend that you do get out to other Tavernas and Restaurants. We usually go to the ones that are frequented by the locals. Less of a choice, but one does get is excellent food, good service, and a lot cheaper. Although Corfu is not expensive in my opinion.

If you have further questions, do not hesitate to ask away. We are here to help you. In the meantime, do take a look at the other topics in this forum on Dassia, including the Links Page, and Gallery.

Yeiamas, Chris



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Re: New to Corfu

Post by alythia47 » Mon May 25, 2009 3:58 pm

Hello... this will be my first visit to Dassia but I have been to Corfu before and its a lovely place to explore .. I have hired a car when I have been before and at first I was a little scared but its quite easy as the roads arent too busy and the signposting is really good. My daughter and I went to a mountain village to eat in a restaurant where Rick Stein visited on one of his TV shows . that was a bit lairy because we picked a rainy day and it was right on the top of a mountain... I thought we were never going to find the place but once we did it was really worthwhile. There is so much to see and do in Corfu ..its a beautiful island and I cant wait for my holiday at the beginning of June.

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Re: New to Corfu

Post by Chris » Mon May 25, 2009 5:09 pm



Welcome to the Holidy Corfu. Please see my formal welcome in the New Members Instroduction Section, and my response to your other Dassia post. Many thanks.

Yeiamas, Chris



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