Friendly greeting and very nice food in a beautiful setting.Service was excellent and the hosts are knowledgable on the area and boating.
You can even spot yourself on the webcam when you get home if you pick the right tables.
The food was lovely ,though I can't now remember what I had, but my wife and I would certainly visit the Agni again when we are travelling round the island or when we go there to hire their boats again for a wonderful day out.( the east coast is better for boating than the west in my opinion)
Enjoyed our stay here, the hosts were friendly and couldnt do enough for us and the pool is lovely in an excellent setting.
Rooms are simple and adequate in the Greek fashion,but comfortable and clean which is all you really need .Outside the flowers and landscaping is pleasant and restful with all the scents that I enjoy when I come to Corfu to relax.
Food from their own cafe is excellent and the view from the upper rooms is wonderful.
The dreaded hill which we read about.....well it is steep so its not a good spot for walking difficulties,although I did notice Fotini driving some guests up and down.However it didnt make a major impact on my holiday partly because I enjoyed the walk ( try walking the path up to Lakones, wonderful, and just starts below the Complex) and partly because we hired a car for the fortnight in a very cheap package through Olympic)
I would happily stay here again.
PS maybe next time I will come on my Harley ....eh Fotini
one of the loveliest spots in the island, with a variety of nice beaches which although maybe don't have the best sand ( can be coa**e and pebbly in many parts) have the advantage that with so much rock about it gives the water a better clarity and some wonderful snorkelling with a huge variety of fish.
my favourite is below the akrotiri beach hotel which is safe for kids as well and taverna's on the beach edge which allow you to watch the kids and enjoy the sunset with a frappe or a mythos.
there is also a scuba school/dive centre run by enthusiastic and friendly english speaking instructors who i have dived with on a number of occasions and can recommend highly for their skill and knowledge..see their website at http://www.achilleondivingcenter.gr.
a variety of other water sports are also catered for in high season mainly, but i prefer to visit in september when it is a little quieter.
the scenery is beautiful and the people that staff this corner of corfu in the tavernas and other facilities i have found here are most friendly....i rarely see any point in straying far from paleo for a relaxing holiday.....unless you have walking difficulties that is, as it is very three dimensional,and can feel spread out.
I have now been diving in Corfu for some 15 years and its where I go to enjoy a relaxing dive with people I know and trust.
I would like to recommend Achilleon diving center in Paleocastritsa with my thanks for some excellent diving and company over the last 4 years and I look forward to seeing them again later this year. They speak good english and are enthusiastic and professional, knowledgeable and make you feel most welcome.
It sounds daft, but even after the wonders of the Red Sea ( which I found a bit busy and frantic ) I enjoy the relaxing dives I have in this jewel of the sea with these friendly people at Paleocastritsa and Ermones.
My best wishes to Angeliki, Demetrius, Takis and Marcos with thanks for the lovely dives. See the website at http://www.achilleondivingcenter.gr for more info.
Fantastic scenery, lovely clear water, a variety of tavernas and bars at night....yet not too many. Classy hotels and excellent friendly basic accommodation also.....I LOVE IT.
This is where my heart and mind returns to in moments of stress, this is my idea of a Greek holiday spot......Yes it can get you're legs working...Try a walk through the olive groves to Lakones...even to AgeloKastro!! I have ... the views are to die for.
Food ....Eat at Miltiadis Corner....thats what good food tastes like!!
Beaches ....The one below the Akrotiri Beach Hotel ...all you need especially with a diving centre and a taverna on the beach, boat hire etc etc.
As far as Scuba diving goes, Corfu is possibly not that well advertised, it is probably not that high on anyones list when there are such well publicised destinations as the Red Sea, Maldives etc.
But many experienced divers are missing out by not visiting Corfu, there is so much more to be discovered, so much closer to home in the UK, with only a maximum of 3hrs flying time away, and so many cheap deals possible.
Try a club outing, booking through Easyjet well early, out of Gatwick, contact some appartment owners direct and sort a deal for a block booking ( possibly near a taverna or bar ahem) and tie in with a local Padi resort and you would be surprised how inexpensive it can be.
I've dived for over 30 years, and Paleokastritsa is still one of my favourites.
The caves, drop-offs and sea life. Best dive ever near the Monument/ Kolovri Island, still run that one through my mind, after the cave through the reef, the sight of the huge shoal of large Jacks or Tuna, with the Barracuda shoal passing below them and a couple of large Morays swimming across the bottom only metres away. It was the cave that really impressed with the roof lined with Shrimps and the light through the water.
There are easy caves for those inexperienced divers that wish to sample it and more challenging ones for others. Also my gut feeling is there is so much more still to find, and explore.
Lets be honest, in the Red Sea, apart from the hoped for meeting with big sea life, its been so well dived, there can't be much more to find!
As Far as a review goes. Paleokastritsa and Corfu, always a big 10