23 July 2012

Corfu and Grandma Katerina

 We went to Corfu again for one night and Grandma Katerina came with us, this time the kids ate pretty good (she caved and bought them ice cream a few times).

08 July 2012

Corfu Pictures Part 2 - Pools and Rooms

One reason a fridge in our room is not such a good idea, but it is essential and helpful.

All beds in Greece are like this, a double that is 2 singles put together.

The pool with a view of the sea- beautiful.

 Our Schedule:

  1. day- beach, pool, shower
  2. day- pool, beach, pool, shower, pool, shower
  3. day- pool, shower, beach, beach, bath
  4. day - pool, pool, shower
  5. day - pool, shower

The name of the place we stayed at in Agios Giordos our first 2 nights.

A view from the street down to the pool and then the beach.
 The beach was a hike from our hotel so we only did it the first day on the second we drove to a better beach, but we still made the hike down and up for dinner and this exhausted the kids but all they could talk about was getting into the pool for a late night swim.
The veranda

The morning before we left this hotel the kids did one more swim while I packed the bags and Arthur packed the car, it was a great way to keep them occupied while we did some work.

The view of the rooms
 The third night we stayed at Nissaki Beach Hotel, the beach was a laugh, all large rocks and boulders, the pool closed at 7pm, the first room they gave us was infested with ants when we got back from dinner, making us move to a 2nd room and therefore waking up baby Kat so that the kids were up way past midnight.  For 100euros a night it was not the best of stays, but they did have a bath and so I was able to shave my legs (I have no idea why I didn't do it before the trip) and it was more comfortable getting the kids bathed.
The first room veranda on the ground floor

on our 3rd night we stayed here, at 100euros a night it was the most expensive.

The second room on the 6 floor with bunk beds.
The 100euros included breakfast, but after that we were on the road again looking for something better and we found it about 30 minutes north west in Sidhari.  Sidhari is filled with British families, if your from Britain this is probably not such a great thing, but being that I miss speaking English it was great fun for me.
I ate at this restaurant while the kids swam.
The northern part of Corfu is filled with places that allow you to swim for free in their pools or use their umbrellas/chairs on the beach, in hopes that you will eat or drink something while there.  Also it seemed all of the pools had slides, I believe this is because there is a slide amusement park not far from here so they make a point of trying to keep you at their pool.
Corfu Beer 2euros a Pint, it was very good.

The pool at the 4th and last place we stayed at.
Can you see the slide in the back, it was very dangerous, but fun and Nik liked going down it with me.
A table and 2 beds in one room, a double bed in another room, a kitchen and bath.

The kitchen, for 40 euros this was a great place to bunk up for 1 night,
although the kids were eaten alive by mosquitos, I personally killed 6 but saw
about 6 more.


The rooms also had little huts

Arthur sitting on the veranda

02 July 2012

Corfu Pictures Part 1- Beaches

 Our first beach stop was on the west side of the island and a little south of Corfu town, in the beach area called Agios Gordios, a lot of Dutch people there.  The waves were a little rough and the rocks continued into the water with some big boulders along the way, making it difficult for the kids to get in. 
 Nik loved riding the waves with Dad

Kat liked throwing the rocks and feeling the surf come in around her toes.

This cozy beach is right in the middle of Corfu Town, we didn't dip in, but it looked refreshing.

A great beach to get to, only a 15 minute drive north of Corfu town, called Ipsos Beach.

The waters were fairly calm with small pebbles on the beach and then sand in the water, perfect for the kids.

 Some great beaches driving north of Ipsos, we spent the night in Nissaki beach but the rocks were really big at that beach so we left after one night.
 We ate dinner in Kalami, a great little village with 3 restaurants right on the water.

 The view from our hotel in Nissaki

The view of Ipsos beach from above.

The above and below shots are of Sidhari, a great beach for kids, all sand and it goes out really far at a shallow depth.

 I took a few shots of beaches on our drive back down to Corfu town