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Offline Viviene

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Bus Trip to Messonghi
« on: July 18, 2013, 09:22:56 AM »
We decided a trip to Messonghi on the Friday before we came home.

Went for the 09.30 bus - Fantastic Bus on Time - much better service than the UK - 3.20 for two from Benitses to Messonghi and much cheaper bus fare than the UK for that distance  :o ;D

Bus Conductor asked us if we wanted dropping of at Messonghi Beach and made sure we got dropped of as near as he could get us - Wonderful service  :-* ;D ;D

We were dropped of by the Supermarket - I nipped in to buy some water as it was really hot - lovely friendly man at the Checkout and quite a big store sold everything (Watch out Tesco you have competition  ::) ) paying for my Water I was handed a small plastic cup of liquer  :o :o 10.00 am in the morning even a bit early for me  ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D so called for reinforcements Mr Viv came up what is wrong - nothing says I just drink this for me please  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D - now I know why we take our other half's shopping with us  :-* ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D as I said lovely friendly man at the till and his father sitting on a stool by the door there was Yamas all round at 10.00 am  ;D ;D ;D ;D now why can't Tesco's, Asda, Sainsbury take this on board  8) ;D ;D ;D ;D.  We stood outside laughing working out how many times we could go in and buy one item each time, how long before we became drunk and disorderly  ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D - yes I know Bob I am always disorderly  ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D

Anyway Messonghi is a lovely Village with quite a nice beach with lots of Taverna's along the Beach a little bit like Aghios Gordios on the West Coast.  The Taverna's/Bars were doing deals, if you had two deck chairs and 1 umbrella it was 6.00 but you got two Frappe's/Freddo's/Coffee free.  Not a bad deal as two Frappe's would cost you 4.00 without the deckchairs.

We walked along the Beach ooohhhing and aaahhhing at the lovely old buildings.  Then walked up and around through the little cobbled side streets leading from the Beach.  A beautiful Cake/Bakery/Coffee Shop there as well, so bought Mr Viv some biscuits that he liked from their  :-*

Walked down along the Harbour and spoke to Thassos who does Boat Trips down to Petriti and the Salt Lakes.  Boat leaves 10.00 am and is for 6 hours with a meal on Board and you get 40 minutes in Petriti to have a little look around plus a few stops for a little swim.  Each trip takes only 20 people and cost 20 per person.  They do have a facebook page the boat is called "Captain Homer" as the next trip was on Monday (the day we were coming home) we could not try it this year, but will be a must for us next year. I do love a little boat trip.

As we had decided to only spend a few hours here we walked back to the Bus Stop to catch the 1.00 pm bus back - here the fun began  ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  Waiting in the heat of the day trying to find a shady spot it came to 1.05 pm no bus  ::) 1.10 pm still no bus - are we standing at the right bus stop (answer yes) 1.15 still no bus - by now moi needed to powder her nose  :-[ another five minutes goes by still no Bus  :-\ so we moved to the Time Out Bar and ordered a Freddo each while moi powdered her nose - yes you can guess what happened the Blinking Bus Came round  :( ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  oh well drink our Freddo's there is another bus at 2.00pm according to the new timetable that started on 1st July 2013  ::) drank freddo's walked back up to Bus Stop for 2.00pm, 2.15 came no bus and there was no shade at the Bus Stop now  :( 2.30 still no bus, 2.45 we decided to walk down the main street to ask the local Tourist Office that we were waiting at the correct bus stop, yes said the lady.  I turned to Mr Viv and said maybe someone forgot to tell the Bus Drivers that the new time table had begun - after all it is something that the managers would probably do in the UK  ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D anyway 3.00pm came and went then finally with Mr Viv standing in the middle of the road waving like a maniac 3.15 the Bus turned up. phew I had left part of me in Messonghi that would have been the 5lb of weight I must have lost standing in that heat  :o ;D ;D ;D ;D

Please do visit Messonghi it is a lovely Village and well worth seeing even the 2.5 hours standing at the Bus Stop  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D I know I love people watching but there is a limit  ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Bus Trip to Messonghi
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013, 09:34:31 AM »
Viv,

Thank you for a lovely report. It took me back to the times when we used to holiday here. The simple pleasures like a walk along an unfamiliar beach; the concern over bus timetables and the occasional freebies!

Your restraint with the alcohol in the supermarket does you proud! However, I knew that alcohol would come into the equation even if you had me worried by the mention of water!

Reports like yours help to remind me just how well kept the secret of the south of the island is.

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Re: Bus Trip to Messonghi
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 09:43:46 AM »
I like the sound of the boat trip! I haven't been on a tour boat for ages and this, along with a trip to Erikoussa, are on my list. I feel like I'm really on holiday when I'm on a tour boat!

As I've said many times, we love that stretch of coastline from Messonghi to Petriti. The salt flats are also fantastic. To see it from a boat would be a different experience and a great photo opportunity for yours truly, the happy snapper in this household as opposed to the man with the proper camera!

At least you caught the bus in the end. It's a long time to wait in the heat of the day though. We only have one bus which leaves here at around 7am and leaves town at about 2pm. If we missed the town bus, it would be even more of a wait, or a very long walk!

We've never actually stopped off in Messonghi but it sounds like we may now! You paint a very good picture of the place Viv. Thank you for this great report. It's done what a good report should do. It has made me want to explore more of the deep south!
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Re: Bus Trip to Messonghi
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 09:57:50 AM »
Thank you Both.

We sat in a beautiful Taverna under the Grapevines in the shade and it was a lovely little Taverna they also rented out rooms 35.00 per room without Breakfast and 5. each extra with Breakfast - I think  :-\ which from the outside looked lovely and with views of the Sea if you leant over the Balcony a little  ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

The food looked quite nice as well and the Bar area and toilets were spotlessly clean.  I will get the card out and put the name on here later on when I get back.

It was called The Vine Garden lovely Little Taverna/Bar  :)


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Re: Bus Trip to Messonghi
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 11:39:58 AM »
Great report Viv  :)
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Re: Bus Trip to Messonghi
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 03:19:25 PM »
Nice Viv,

Nothing worse than waiting for a bus in 30c !

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Re: Bus Trip to Messonghi
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 03:44:39 PM »
Nice Viv,

Nothing worse than waiting for a bus in 30c !

Steve,  8)


All part of the Corfu Experience Steve  ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D  anyway better than waiting in UK for three to come along at once do you not think  8) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Bus Trip to Messonghi
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2013, 03:54:12 PM »
Here is Captain Homer FB Page Trisa - just incase you are feeling snappy  :o with your Camera of course.


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Homers-Boat-Trips/395804210518009?fref=ts



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Re: Bus Trip to Messonghi
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 04:25:44 PM »
Thank you Viv! I shall go and cast my beady eye over it right now!
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Re: Bus Trip to Messonghi
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 04:38:06 PM »
He hasn't been on Fb long but the comments on the page are all good!
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