My boyfriend and I have just come back from a weeks holiday at the Apollon, staying in the annexe in the fisrt week of May 2008, booked with Media Travel with Hotels4You on Teletext. A hint if you stay in May is when the sun sets it gets quite chilly, so a cardi/jacket and maybe some longer trousers may be an idea.
Paleokastritsa is a beautiful resort, and the annexe rooms have views overlooking two of the six bays in the resort. The room was perfectly adequate, clean, with twin beds and a lovely shuttered balcony that caught the sun in the late afternoon and stayed warm until sunset. The only issue we had with the room was that the water didnt drain very well in the shower, and although the bathroom was designed as a wet room, with no shower curtain (typical of greek hotels), we still ended up with a soaking wet floor.
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis, and were provided with a typical greek buffet style breakfast off bread, cheese, ham, boiled eggs, tea, cofee, juice, greek yoghurt, honey, tinned fruits.
This was adequate, however you could purchase english breakfast for 6-8 euros if so required. But why go to greece to eat english food?
The hotel bar was lovely and provided a great view over the main bay at the bottom of the long road winding down the hill that makes up the resort of Paleokastritsa. The Apollon also serves meals through out the day, with a more international flavour to the dishes, along with a little bakery attached. We ate out at other places in the resorts, as we like to experience the greek culture including the food, fully when we visit.
We walked up the hill to tavernas and restauraunts further up the hill to eat, its certainly worh a trek and there are other stunning views to be seen. We liked The Dolphin, The Belvedere, and a family run place situated past all the car hire companys on the left walking uphill. Also the snack bar/taverna and the restaurant to the right of the Apollon between the hotel and the annexe were both great. We enjoyed a bar situated on the lefthandside of the main bay on the beach, called Aladdins (?), it used to be a snack bar, and the owners have recently transformed it, seving greek food, snacks and amazing cocktails with a great view over the main bay and across to the Apollon
We hired a car for the full week, so we could get out and about, and see the rest of the island at our leisure. I really would reccomend hiring a car for at least some of your holiday, for although Paleokastitsa is beautifull, there are amazing sights and places to be discovered in the other areas of Corfu, such as mountain tops, pretty hillside viallges and hidden beaches.
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