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Offline daveyh

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Postcard from South Corfu
« on: July 08, 2013, 09:03:16 AM »
Mt travels south took me to the wonderful hill village that is Cholmos (sp). Park in the parking area and walk up an dinto the village. Steep narrow paths some stepped. Houses old and restored many empty. Great views as you climb up to the church. Fron hear you can see all the south of the island with great view of salt pans. You look down at Boukari harbour. Looking north you see in the distance Corfu Town with Pantokrator in the haze behind; be great here on a clear day. You can even see lights on plane as they take off, if coming towards you. DOwn round to Taverna Bablis with those same views. Beer came with meze but at 3.5 euro not cheap; still worth paying for the view. Back in lower village I stop at To Steki Taverna (Similar views) and had a Greek Salad, all home produced, little vinegrette flavoured olives, crisp onion, crumbly feta and the sweetest tomatoe you have ever tasted. Plus beer and bread 7.5 euro. The mother on my praise gave me 3 fat tomatoes to take away; i shared with fellow guests at Terezas and they all sat with big smiles on their faces as they tasted these juicy red gems. Will they go explore some villages now.......hope they do. Spoke to an Englishman, Roger, who lives there year round, told me lot info which I will share later.

Next village stop was Ag Matteos, bit confusing place, lots tavernas and mini markets line main through road. Even a sign for a fish spa......not sure if still open as one but in a village.............no please do not spoil these places with such commercialism. Behing are steep alleys, roads and some lovely houses leading up to the main church. I didn't climb (or drive) up to the higher forest balcony and the monastry atop. I had a pitta gyros and the port filled from top to bottom, added to which were some chips, tomato slices and tsitzaki. With a beer 5 euro. Fabulous. Th evillage being a saturday was busy and a good atmosphere.

Nice slow drive back via many villages and some good views to Pelekas in particular.

A good day in the South. 


 

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Re: Postcard from South Corfu
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 10:32:23 PM »
Nice one Dave,

Steve,  8)
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