Our second visit to San Stefanos and probably not our last, and more than likely back to Tsaros, 85% of people do acccording to Thanassis and I have no reason to doubt him. San Stefanos itself is a lovely quiet resort with a large sweep of sandy beach - walk far enough and you discover the nudist beach, you have been warned! There are plenty of tavernas and bars and entertainment at night, but if you are looking for night clubs into the early hours, you'll not find them here. Perfect for a chill out holiday, but with trips on offer if you want to see a bit more of Corfu. For something different try Albania, especially if you are interested in ancient history, but a real eye opener too seeing a country that fell out with the both west and the communist coutries. We ate at Zorba's (great food and Greek dancers) as well as Mythica and Olympia. Can honestly say never had a mad meal all week.
If you are feeling energetic there are plenty of walks - up and over to Arillas, although the path above the cliff is much worse than last year and I would think not safe for much longer. We didn't go to the Welcome Party this time, but the rep last year had various walks organised, or ask for a map and walk by yourself. Its very hard to get lost!
Tsaros itself is run by a friendly Greek family. Everything looks well cared for with the apartment blocks in pretty gardens. The apartments themselves are spotless, cleaned every other day, towels/linen chaned twice a week. The Greeks aren't used to shower curtains so they are there for our benefit, the shower room being more like a wet room with a drain in the floor. Greece would be the perfect holiday if only they provide comfy beds. We tried putting the blanket underneath the bottom sheet to offer a little extra padding!
The weather was mixed when we were there, didn't expect to be so hot in mid Sept (35deg at 9pm), but the weather broke and was replaced by a more comfortable 28 deg with night time down to 18deg. I'd also advise taking a torch - the storms caused the electric to go off, and it is very dark with no lights and there are some pretty nasty holes in the road to fall down.
Too sum up - great resort, great island, great people, pity about the beds!
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- Tsaros Apartments Hotel Corfu