Achavari, certainly quiet when we went there in mid-september. At 31 I did feel a bit young, most holidaymakers there at the same time seemed to be retired couples. We went on a couple of the organised trips, but due to the location of achavari, they all needed at least a 1 hour coach trip to get to wherever you are going, which did get a bit tedious!
One thing I didn\'t read in other people\'s reports were the level of mosquitoes in the area. I suffer quite badly from bites even though I put \'jungle\' strength repellent on from 4pm every day. On the second day I was in the mood to pack up my things and go as I ...
had been bitten so much. I think people should know that this is certainly a problem at the north end of Corfu.Read More
The restaruants on the main road of achavari were good, we ate out evey night bar one, \'The Pumphouse\' and \'Odessey\' were both excellent, and for 2 of us, we never spent more than 30 euros including wine per night, often under 20 euro. Most resuaurants had the same things on the menus, a good selection of greek food, pizzas, pasta, etc, and for the brits who can\'t eat anything foreign you can always get burger and chips, sunday roasts and \'full english\' breakfasts quite easily.
There are a lot of locals around the area which makes a nice change from resorts which just have brits everywhere. Every night there were a group of eldery greek ladies and gentlemen who congregated outside the doctors on plastic chairs for a chat.
The tourist shops all sell the same sort of things as well, good selection of fake watches, hats, perfumes, bags etc. There is a large supermarket that sells everything you need, but is closed on Sunday, even though it says, \'open every day\' on the door. You can always get basics though at other small shops on the main street.
Beach was clean, pebbley, very shallow sea, quite warm for September I thought, you pay 5 euro for 2 sunbeds and an umbrella if you want one. There is a man that drives up and down the beach selling ice cream all day which is good.
Overall, the place to go if you want a bit of peace and quiet and don\'t mind being away from lots of loud british tourists, and don\'t mind mosquitoes.
One other thing to mention is Corfu airport. It has not grown in size since it was built in the 80s, and when you catch your flight home, expect to wait, a long time, outside the airport before you get anywhere near check in, you have to be patient, as there is nothing anyone can do when 2 thousand brits turn up on a monday to leave the island and the check in area is the size of a basketball court, and they now have suitcase scanners before check in which makes the space even smaller!!