Another very happy visit to the Athina Studios in June 2004, welcomed back like old friends. But, having problems finding accommodation at Athina or Katerina Studios for Sept 2005 (not with Argo anymore, and no joy with Olympic either). If anyone knows who has taken over care of them for 2005 please leave a meaasge on this site for me. Any comments greatly appreciated.
We visited the Athina Studios in September 2003 and found them to be clean, comfortable and welcoming. As others have mentioned there are lots of steps, but you soon get used to them.
The views from the apartments are stunning, who could beat watching the sunrise from your bed; and being greeted by the smell of breakfast cooking from the Dolphin Taverna below (great food and a very friendly family restaurant who love children!!).
We are leaving again tomorrow (14 June 2004) for two more weeks at the Athina, and will post some more comments upon our return.
We stayed at the athina apartment in sept 03 and were disappointed, on arrival greeted by a very strong smell of urine from the toilet which stayed for the duration of our holiday. Also a very large family of mosquitos were waiting to greet us. Also no hot water for a shower. What can i say good the place was quiet, much nicer places than this dump.
we spent a week in Athina at the beginning of October. The apartments are clean and well furnished. Yes the steps are a bit of a shock but i need the excercise anyway. The view is breathtaking, i could have spent all week just sipping wine on the balcony and gazing out to sea. If you are lookingfor a really peaceful location, this is it. We tried a few of the local tavernas and found the Dolphin was extremely good value and the food excellent. Try the Lamb kelftiko it is superb. If we return to corfu we would stay here again. Paleo is very beautiful.
Have just returned from 2 weeks at Athina, the steps down are a shock initially, but you get used to them. The apartment was really good by Greek standards - well equipped kitchen, with toaster, large cooker and fridge and a great view over the bay from the balcony. It was also in easy reach of the main beach and has a friendly supermarket nearby.
Sited just above the Dolphin Taverna, but no noise problem and the food there was good on the 3 occassions we ate there, and at a decent price.
I HAVE WALKING PROBLEMS AND THERE IS 100 STEPS DOWN TO THE ATHENA APARTMENTS THEREFORE IT WAS NO USE TO ME. THE REP TRANSFERED US TO THE MARIA APARTMENTS AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY. YANNIS AND HIS FAMILY WERE SO FRIENDLY. THE RESORT IS QUIET AND HILLY WE HIRED A CAR FOR A FEW DAYS AND WENT INTO SIDARI THAT RESORT IS VERY FLAT.ALL IN ALL IT IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE VERY SCENIC. HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME.
im due to arrive in june. have you any information or tips i could have as i booked over the internet and have not seen where we are going. I have children coming so any tips would be very helful.