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Messonghi - a personal perspective

Post by SueH » Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:36 pm

Hi to anyone thinking of having a holiday in Messonghi :)

All the websites will tell you that Messonghi is a quiet village with the benefit of no main road running through the centre and retaining its village atmosphere.
I thought I'd add a bit more.
For starters the beach is really safe, gently sloping with sand at the top and a mixture of sand and pebbles at the shore line. It's ideal for famalies and also for the less mobile amoungst us as it's on a flat level within a couple of minuits walk of the village centre. There are numerous beach side tavernas, restaurants and snack bars and plenty of sunbeds for hire at a nominal sum.
The river roughly seperating Moraitika and Messonghi is the place to find very good value boat trips either over to Sivota (Well worth the trip, it's lovely) on the mainland, the Blue Lagoon where you can swim and the caves. The cost of the trips includes a light meal and some of them include a drink, although I believe the free drinks are fading out. There are also trips up to Corfu town, a relaxing alternative to driving or taking the bus.
The bus to Corfu Town stops at Messonghi. There's 2 stops each end of the main street and the cost is minimal. I would however recommend a bus into Corfu Town and a taxi back, the return gets so busy that you're likely to end up standing and very squashed together, there dosn't appear to be a maximum amount of passengers on Corfu buses as there are at home. If you do end up catching the bus home, beware, no-one queues!! I tried it once, queued up nicely like we British do and when the driver materialised there was this almighty stampede from the taverna over the road and I got pushed right to the back :D :lol:
Night life in Messonghi does exist, but is rather quieter than other resort. Time Out stays open to around 5am provided George has Customers to serve of course, and plays "discoy" type music including modern Greek. George is very friendly as are all his staff and all ages go in there from youngsters to middle age, I'm 45 and I don't feel out of place in fact I have a whale of a time :D There is also a bar down the side of Time Out, the name escapes me, but it's very popular amoungst middle age plus Brits and also stays open very late.
Other favorite bars of mine, although, honest I haven't visited them all :), are Dimensions run by Spiro and Anita,an English lady. They have the occaisional Greek dancing nights where, after the proffesional girls have finished, Spiro himself entertains us with his Zorba the Greek dance...he's really good to :)
Oasis Bar is part of the Pantheon hall Hotel but is right on the main street and open to everyone. Billy the bar manager is always full of energy and gives everyone a great time. He does occaisionally run a DVD on a large screen and can be relied on to show all the major football games, for those of you who really must see them :roll: :lol:
Right restaurants, there are many and the majority are very good. My personal favorite is Menories. The food is lovely, reasonably priced and Harris and his family are lovely :)
There are a wide range of hotels and apartments in Messonghi and most of the other websites will show some of them, they're a bit too extensive for me to mention here, but if you're booking your own trip rather than through a TO, you'll find the prices very competitive.
All in all, I recommend Messonghi wholeheatedly and can't wait to return next June, the winter seems so long :D

Sue

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Post by SueH » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:44 am

Time Out Bar

Whilst having a look around the site, don't know why Ive not spotted it before, I've found that if you look in the Messonghi resort guide, there's a photo of Time Out, its the first of the photos, the "pretty" pink bar :)

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Post by Al » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:52 pm

Hey Sue

We spent a good few nights in the Time Out Bar last year, I can still remember the hangover to this day! :?
If you go just past there towards the beach and you get to the sea side snack bar, we nearly always have a Breakfast there,,,,ahhhhh nothing better.

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Post by SueH » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:19 am

Hi Al

Yes I've had a few "breakfasts" at the Sea Side Snack Bar, well that's if you can call around noon breakfast lol.

After a night in Time Out, I can usually be spotted sitting quietly with a book trying to come to :lol:

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Post by Al » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:26 am

Hi Silvia,

I know the taverna you mean, It's "Bacchus" we have a good few meals there all wonderful another good one is Memories
http://www.holidaycorfu.org/site_pictures/Bacchus1.jpg http://www.holidaycorfu.org/site_pictures/Memories.JPG

In the memories pic that's my wife Andrea seated far right with our friends
wife Zena, Us chaps and our children were playing on the beach lol

Makes me want to be there now sigh................................


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Post by Chris » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:33 pm

The pictures certainly make the Baccus look good Al, and from all the right ups I have read on here and elsewhere, the food sounds wonderful and the atmosphere the same.

Incidentally, Baccus, if I recall correctly, is the Greek God of Wine, who was chased by many women. He was also the God of Theatre, as most plays in early Greek times were about is drinking, prowesses, etc. A little bit of history.

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Post by Al » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:11 am

Hi Chris,

Well there goes one of the quiz questions :? :? :?
(not that there is one yet)

But yes your correct :D :D :D

Bacchus was the ancient Greek god of wine and festivity.
He was accompanied by satyrs (representing lust) and maenads (dancing girls or nymphs).
He was taught by Silenus, who is often shown in Bacchus' entourage as old, fat and riding on a donkey.
Bacchus is sometimes shown in a chariot pulled by leopards.

http://www.holidaycorfu.org/site_pictures/bacchus.jpg


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Post by Chris » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:19 am

Thanks Al, I served on a ship in the Navy called the Bacchus, and the ships crest was of a Greek God, holding grapes, or sometimes just a bunch of grapes was depicted.

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Post by SueH » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:12 am

Hi Sylvia

With some of the Greek men, you're obviously not looking hard enough :lol:

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Post by SueH » Thu May 17, 2007 9:40 am

Well with less than 3 weeks to go, I'm getting excited now...roll on 6th June :D

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Post by Chris » Thu May 17, 2007 10:41 am



Here is wishing you a great time Sue, and we all look forward with your views and reviews, with photos on your return.

Have a wonderful holiday on Corfu. Envious.

Yeiamas, Chris.



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Post by bruceandmaria » Thu May 17, 2007 3:25 pm

Hi All.

Three Lady friends of ours have just got back from Messonghi with Thirteen other women after a week out in Corfu, and some are making plans to go again..our friends said that they had a marvelous time with brilliant weather, great food and lovely people for the whole week, they told us they now know why Maria and myself go there every year because the hospitality is second to none, these women have been around the world from China to Alaska from Japan to Australia but said they had never been treated so well as they did by the people in Corfu...

The one thing I never mention to them before they went and that was Corfu Airport on the way back

Bruce

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