Venus Apartments - Roda - Corfu
This was my first package holiday, which at the age of 29 is quite tragic I know, however I went with 2 mates who are veteran package holidayers!
One of my mates is 40 the other 33. What we wanted was a nice chilled girly holiday. We arrived at Corfu airport at about 11.30pm and were whisked onto our coach, where our wonderful First Choice rep Collette, told us a few bits and pieces and handed us a useful numbers and bits of info filled envelope. We arrived at our accomodation at around midnight (Roda time) and it was flippin warm!
We were greeted by Florri (unsure of spelling), who we soon realised was a very hardworking waiter at the complex. He showed us to our mini villa and we walked in to what ...
can only be described as a lovely quaint mini ski lodge. 2 bedrooms, double downstairs with a veranda which overlooked a very well kept garden and massive pool and an upstairs gallery with 2 singles. A little kitchen diner and a bathroom with shower. Read More
Needless to say 3 girls, with 3 lots of clothing and shoes, the accomodation was more than adequate for our needs. I got the double bed, being a smoker I blagged that I wouldn\'t smoke in the house and only on the veranda! What a result! Woke up the next morning, opened the french doors and was faced with what can only be described as a picture postcard of chilled ville! It wasnt long till we all went exploring the complex and then what was surrounding it.
The complex sub headed Charlies Hideaway, was just that. An oasis just off a dusty road by the sea (although it was a pebbly beach) which was a mere 2 minute walk away. The view from the top of the road over the sea was intense.
There were green mountains topped with slight white clouds (the Gods??) and I almost felt like I was transported into some Greek mythological novel! The complex did great food and they had Greek nights, (massive tv as the world cup was on) and cheap booze. Florri and Charlie were very helpful and lovely and one night we had a meal there which was a barbeque, the plates were huge! (10 euros a head).
Other than eating and drinking (which we did a fair amount of) we were chilling by the pool, on comfy sunloungers (of which there were plenty) as Florri brought us drinks.
When we left the complex, Charlie and Florri helped us on to the coach and gave us all a hug and kiss and made us wish we were staying for longer than a week. (even though it was about 1 in the morning!)
Tour Operator: First Choice