Fotini Complex

Accommodation in Paleokastritsa

      
Donald G          10/10

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

Steve & anna B          10/10

 

We have just returned from our 4th 2 week holiday at the Fotini complex and annexes.

As usual the hill up to the apartments is a necessary evil to achieve the wonderful views of the bay.

This problem is easily solved by hiring a scooter or car from the friendly and reasonably priced George Michaelas Hire Shop at the bottom of the hill.

The Moody Blue Bar at the bottom of the hill was offering a free taxi service to the top of the hill after late night drinks at the bar.

Fotini and her sister Corrina,with her parents and her granny were once again on duty some 18 hours per day giving excellent service.

Bar facilities are great with drinks,breakfasts & meals available at all times.

Room facilities are basic but comfortable with electricity included.

Extra electrical needs ie fans/air con are charged as extras which we considered to be entirely reasonable.

The pool was kept spotless as usual with granny cleaning it most days in a stance which could only be described as gymnastically challenging.

The current luggage arrangments are that the bags are stored within sight of the bar from midday until they are collected by the owner of the Moody Blue bar until pick up.

The Moody Blue bar is open all of this time for drinks etc and the luggage is well looked after.

In conclusion,staying in Paleokastritsa is probably the best decision to make if you want to stay on Corfu.

Staying in the Fotini complex is a wise decision if you are staying in Paleokastritsa

Colin M           

hi,

we went back again this year june/july and took my son & his girlfriend too and it was even better than before. the bbq c*m greek night was just brill, fotini and her sister were fantastic dancers. grans cooking is a delight. hill does not get any easier but the beer is still refreshing. fotini's  quiz nights are a good laugh especially as she tries hard to get the words right. overall a good holiday and hope to be back soon. if any bodys there shortly give them my regards.

Chris D           

Loved it.

 
Just spent 2 weeks there, and Paleo was the perfect location for what we wanted - quiet, but with a few bars and some lovely restaurants.
 
The Fotinoula (one of the add-ons to the actual complex) is run by a lovely lady. She always keeps the apartments clean. These are basic apartments, but if you book a package tour like this, then they are exactly what you should expect. If you want luxury, you need a hotel!!!
 
The pool & bar for the complex is lovely - friendly, clean and good fun in the evening when they hold a themed night - nothing tacky thankfully, but just a good way to meet some of the other folks living around you.
 
The walk to from the main road IS steep, especially after a 3 couse meal and some wine, but again, the Olympic brochure states this very clearly.
 
The worst thing was that they take your bags at midday, and they sit around unguarded for a few hours (for our late transfer, that would have been untl midnight!). We hired the room for 30 euros extra, which meant a nice easy day, and a hot shower at the end of it. Expensive, but worth it, as a few others who stayed there agreed.
 
I heard reports about the owner (Spiros) losing his temper at someone, but to be honest, for him to do that you must have to show a serious disrespect - he's a lovely fellow!
 
I would recommend Paleo & Fotinoula to anyone who can manage a walk up a big hill!
 
From some of the comments already written, I would say that Mrs Packman was the lady who wanted moving from the Annex to the Complex proper, and caused such a fuss that she caused her own miserable-ness for her holiday. Well done 

Martin B           

What an amazing place!!!! fotini, corina, spiros thank you for making our stay a memorable one. i would recommend this beautiful place to anyone, fantastic. But if you decide to book any excursions dont book throught the rep, just ask spiros and you can get it for at least 10euro cheaper. Moody blues and mistral are the bars to go to for a good night out being the only bars there they are brilliant. see you next year. oh and the welcome speach is awesome especially if jenny still does it.

Deborah P           

The studios not the annexes, the owners were unfriendly and wanted to charge us more for air-conditioning than the other apartments.  They used the ground outside our balcony for a staff car park and cleaned their cars there any time day or night. They let themselves in our apartment screming and shouting when we highed a fan from the tourist office told us it was Corfu law that we were not allowed to high electrical applinces out side themselves.

Worst holiday we have had in years.  That hill alone could ruin your holiday, it is very steep and a killer never again.

Sandra C

Hi going to the fotini apartments in paleokastritsa in sept any body have any phots of apartments of scenery i cant seem to find any info thanks sandra

Frank B           

We are going to the Fotini appts in 2 weeks time would anyone like to tell me about any good days out that we could go on or any good bars and restaurants

Sarah J           

hi i am going to the fotini complex in like a week and was wondering if there is air conditioning? cos mama dont like to be really hot please write bk

thanks
sarah

Nikki W           

Went here in august 2003 and it was brilliant! loved the bar - it has great food! they even serve late at night and pool that the appartments look out over, fotini and her family are very friendly, she even gave me a ride on her motorbike all along the coast!, there is a steep walk down to the beach which gets very hot so my advice would be to walk down early before it gets too hot, although me and my family stayed by the pool most days because we loved it so much,
A great holiday ...not to be missed! I shall certainly be going back =), also the BBQ and greek dancing that fotini and her family do is really good!

Nikki W           

Went here in august 2003 and it was brilliant! loved the bar - it has great food! they even serve late at night and pool that the appartments look out over, fotini and her family are very friendly, she even gave me a ride on her motorbike all along the coast!, there is a steep walk down to the beach which gets very hot so my advice would be to walk down early before it gets too hot, although me and my family stayed by the pool most days because we loved it so much,
A great holiday ...not to be missed! I shall certainly be going back =)

Colin M           

The apartments were basic but always clean, and enough kitech utentensils to provide you with a managable meal anyway.(but who goes on holiday to cook). Fotini and her family really were excellent and nothing was too much bother. Fotini even kept us entertained with her card tricks. The views are fantastic from here and even better from the Bona Vista restaurant up at Lacones. Down side here is the hill,quite steep but makes a good excuse for a cold beer when you get there. Fotini and her gran can whip you up an excellent meal, the stiffado was absolutely brill. We hope to go back next or the year after. (they hope to have the air con in place by then).

Gail B           

Going here next year we've been to Paleo this year but stayed in the paraskevi,can anyone tell me if it is the same steep hill to climb,is fotini anywhere near Jimmy's supermarket?

Jim W           

Lovely location, although the hill is daunting on first encounter.
Meals at the pool bar are of a decent quality, serving the usual snacks. The crepe surprise is a must fott anyone with a sweet tooth.
The pool area is available to people from outside the complex, and we ended up with the family from hell during our vacation, but maybe we were unlucky.
At night it was reasonably quiet, although the usual dogs, roosters, donkeys and some aircraft noise could be heard (it is the Greek Islands after all).
There is a lot of repeat bookings for the Fotini, and it is not hard to see why as the setting is beautiful, and the staff very welcoming.
The downside though is that the transfer bus drops you off at the bottom of the hill as it cannot manouvre up this, and on the return journey if your pick-up time is after 12 mid-day you have to walk 1 kilometre to the pick-up point. We complained to the rep about this, and if enough people do the same perhps Olympic will change its policy.
I would advise you to take bath towels as you are only supplied with handkerchiefs. There are no shower facilities for late departures-you have to vacate your room at mid-day.

Kaz C           

We decided to get married in Corfu,and stayed at the Fotini complex.
We found the complex to be very clean,Fotini,Spiros,and Nan were all
very friendly,and they made our wedding a very special day. The poolside snack bar is highly recommended (especially the burgers,and pizzas!). They also sell Mythos in iced glasses!. A beautiful place apart from the F***ing hill!!!.

Jo T           

thanks for that reply chris- my partner and I have since been and thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay there- the family are very welcoming and friendly - and keep the whole complex spotlessly clean. The pool area was beautiful and incredibly relaxing and peaceful (and that's in August)- and we felt that this made the 10 min up hill walk more than worth it- for that away from it all feeling. The location is perfect too- paleo may have smaller, pebblier beaches than is ideal - but it is certainly the most scenic resort on the island (we visited all the other main ones by hire car) and we found it well positioned for travelling by hire car to the stunning nearby beach resort of glyfada and for getting to the main town - Corfu town (just 30 mins away) Paleo is a very peaceful resort with a relaxed feel - there are low key things to do in the evening eg lots of divine tavernas with free greek dancing etc - nothing tacky. We really had to force ourselves to leave this delightful place to explore the rest of the island and were very smug about our choice of resort and complex by the time we had!! We'll be back!!

Chris E           

THE FOTINI COMLEX IS EXCELLENT.THE COMLEX IS CALLED FOTINI AFTER THE DAUGHTER OF THE FAMILY WHO OWN THE COMPLEX.THE ROOMS ARE BASIC,BUT KEPT VERY CLEAN.THE POOL AREA IS VERY GOOD.THE POOL BAR IS GREAT.LOTS OF SNACKS TO CHOOSE FROM. A MUST TO TRY, THE MILK SHAKES ARE EXCELLENT.IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A CHILL OUT HOLIDAY THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO. THE VIEWS ARE BREATH TAKING. THE DOWN SIDE, THE COMLEX IS ON A VERY STEEP HILL NOT THE PLACE TO GO IF YOU ARE UNFIT

Jo T

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