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Post by gillians » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:52 am

I remember staying here many years ago. I stayed at a taverna in a room above some night club. One night I opened up the shutters and a huge flying hornet flew in and attacked me. I thought I had been shot. The lady who owned the place got me to hospital. I never forgot it. I believe the place was called The Rovers Return - which wsa kind of a pub downstairs and rooms rented above and a disco next door. It was in the early 80's. I think her name was Alexandera. Anybody remember this place? I know am going back.

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Post by Lymmbo » Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:09 pm

I think the night club may have been Spiro's on the Beach, and I think Alexander is still around. I haven't seen her for a few years, but when we visit Benitses every year, I have asked other people and she is still living. The part of Benitses you were in has now gone much quieter with a lot of closed bars, but the old village of Benitses is thriving especially with the creation of the new marina.


We have been visiting every year since 1976 sometimes twice a year, and still love the village and have many friends there. Hopefully I will be able to answer questions about Benitses if anybody has any queries

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Post by janmanessi » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:51 pm

Alexandra (known as Danda) Poulis is very much alive (she must be younger than me so is hardly ancient!). She lives in Benitses.

Sadly her brother Spiros died some years ago, but she has another sister also alive

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Post by LennyGhirl1 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:36 am

When I was younger I used to holiday in Benitses every year.I loved the place.I remember The Honda Club,Spiros on the Beach,Paradise Club,The Potamaki,The Stonehouse but the place I was the most attached to was a taverna called Barba Yiannis.I loved Barba Yiannis and the Greek dancing and someone special called Spiros Mayrozoymis who lived in Kolokotroni in Corfu town.Fabulous memories of a great place and wonderful people

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Post by LennyGhirl1 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:46 pm

In 1982 I went for the first time to Benitses and while there I met the young mum of Andrew and Spiro Mark who was called Lynn Zochiou.The spelling may be wrong.Her husband owned a shop between the Stonehouse pub and the school.The family lived above the shop.She was a lovely English girl who married a Greek man.I just wondered if anyone had any news of Lynn.Many thanks

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Post by janmanessi » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:50 pm

have been asking around and finally was told today that Lynn Zochios lives in Moraitika now. Unfortunately her husband got mixed up in some schemes and is apparently in prison

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Post by LennyGhirl1 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:58 pm

janmanessi wrote:have been asking around and finally was told today that Lynn Zochios lives in Moraitika now. Unfortunately her husband got mixed up in some schemes and is apparently in prison
Thanks for that.Poor girl

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Post by LennyGhirl1 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:09 pm

janmanessi wrote:have been asking around and finally was told today that Lynn Zochios lives in Moraitika now. Unfortunately her husband got mixed up in some schemes and is apparently in prison
Tried to send you a private reply but my email seems to be sitting in the outbox.I will check it again tomorrow and see if it is in the outbox or the sent box.

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Post by Al » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:20 pm

Hi LennyGhirl1

Next time "janmanessi" is online he will pick up the message and reply to you for sure.
You have a PM also

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Post by LennyGhirl1 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:43 pm

Al wrote:Hi LennyGhirl1

Next time "janmanessi" is online he will pick up the message and reply to you for sure.
You have a PM also

Regards

Al :cool:
You were spot on.She has already replied and has been a great help in tracing what happened to a girl I used to know.Thanks for your help.
Margo

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Post by NIKOBEANZ » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:19 pm

I remember Lynn and Alexandra,when i was there in 2002,i think lynn worked in the Clinic,she also used to do a few odd jobs,she cut my hair when i was there didnt do a bad job....Ben :smile:

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Post by LennyGhirl1 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:59 pm

NIKOBEANZ wrote:I remember Lynn and Alexandra,when i was there in 2002,i think lynn worked in the Clinic,she also used to do a few odd jobs,she cut my hair when i was there didnt do a bad job....Ben :smile:
Lynn was a really nice person and I would love if she read this forum.I hope she is happy

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Post by janmanessi » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:05 pm

I think the perscn who did your hair was probably Linda-from Newcastle, as she has also worked in the doctor's surgery in addition to hairdressing for years now- ever since she closed down her own salon because of the high overheads, She is different to the Lynn being talked about in this thread.

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Post by NIKOBEANZ » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:19 am

Sorry my mistake,yes i remember Linda was from Newcastle,thanks.Ben

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Post by janmanessi » Tue May 03, 2011 3:31 pm

actual;ly it has not changed too much, except that there is now a marina and gardens and a playground where there used to be a gravelly wasteland- all in all an improvement!

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Post by LennyGhirl1 » Sat May 14, 2011 10:45 am

Just making a post to let you know I still use the forum.Infact I discovered a website about BARBAS YIANNIS in St GEORGE and discovered its the same family who own the BARBAS YIANNIS in BENITSES that I used to frequent every night of every holiday that I ever had in Benitses.They were a lovely family

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Post by gas » Wed May 18, 2011 8:30 pm

hi to all
your posts bring back some old memories.
i just found a page with info about the tourist past of Benitses especially for the 60s and 80s on corfubenitses.gr/benitses-tourist-evolution-eng.html there is also a small paragraph there about that club Spiros on the beach...read it,looks interesting.

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Post by hoddok » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:28 pm

I Have also visited in benitses at 2007 and i want to know that is there a disco in the hotel potamaki. Is it a outside disco? I was on corfu sun hotel and it is near potamaki. Every night there heard disco music from potamaki area. We heard it in our room when doors was closed and then in the evenings and at the night we sat on our balcony and listened the music. Aah. I don't want to go to disco but i like music. It was nice and warm greece night and dark and then we heard music and laughing. One song was Yves Larock - Rise Up.

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Post by Al » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:05 pm

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Post by LennyGhirl1 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:40 pm

Lynn was indeed a dark haired girl and if I remember correctly she originally came from Wigan

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