Please excuse the rather ominous title - this review is mosty definately a positive one!
We travelled to Acharavi on 29th August 2008 having only booked it the day before, we booked it through latedeals.co.uk and it cost £199 PP for 7 nights. We flew with First Choice.
We arrived at Corfu airport and were quickly put on a coach, our flight was delay so after the 1h 30m coach transfer it was 4am by the time we arrived at Matoula apartments - we were swifly shown our room and we got our heads down.
The room itself was VERY big for a studio, very clean and had good storage and a large balcony with a sea view. there was a small kitchenette with 2 ring hob and most importantly a fridge.
the bathroom had a shower cubicle, toilet and large basin and huge mirror, there were also hair dryers.
The room was cleaned on all days except Sunday and towels and bed linen were changed twice a week.
The pool area seemed pleasent enough, we spent no time here however and did not drink anything from the bar as it was really expensive compared to the rest of the resort.
Turn left out of the hotel and the beach is 2 mins away, turn right and the main town is 5 mins walk.
PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY OF THE EXCURSIONS FROM FIRST CHOICE
they are on avaerage twice the price of the local travel agency at the top of the road and turn right around 30 metres down the road. For example we went to Aqua Land the water park near Corfu town, we paid 26 Euros each for entrance and transfer whereas as FC were charging 48 Euros PP for the same excursion.
the resort itself is actually very nice, popular with older people and young couples. We ate greek food every night however for those with blander tates there are still places to get "egg and Chips" etc
Places to Eat
We ate on the first night a "Acharavi Park" - had local sea bream and grilled squid, baked aubergine to start, are greek favourites but really really well done and incredibly tasty. We went back here on our last night.
We also ate at the "pumphouse" having read numerous reviews on here saying how good the food was, infact they were not wrong. I had the "white fish - corfu style" which was probably the nicest thing i ate all holiday, gets busy this place so best go later or book a table. price really reasonable.
There is a good Italian with a wood burning oven at the top of the road coming up from Matoula - Swordfish carpaccio was very very good albeit 9.50 for a starter!! ( i mis read the menu) Pizza here is excellent, owing i imagine to the proximity of the island to Italy.
Our favourite resturant was actually next to the olive wood shop on the road down from Matoula - get the giant baked beans and the ionian shark - both very good indeed.
The only place i reccoment NOT eating would be the "Oddeseus" - it is truely awful! Abrupt service coupled with greasy fried food. Kalamari was terrible and my girlfriend had stuffed kalamari and it tasted liek it came out of a can!! This is just our opinion but there are pleny of much nicer resturants to eat in.
Average cost for a 2 course meal with wine and beer is between 28 - 40 Euros.
The beach itself is very nice - if you head right when you meet the beach and walk for around 6 - 7 minutes, the beach becomes much more sandy and sea is calmer. 2 loungers and umbrella is 6 euros for the day.
All in all we had a great holiday - i have tried to make this review as impartial as possible. We are a 25 year old couple without children.
Any questions you might have please feel free to email me at chris dot gregory at bskyb dot com
Chris & Kiera
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