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Olive Grove Apartments, Paleokastritsa
Situated in a quiet area surrounded by olive tress, grape vines and lemon trees, with picturesque pebble beaches nearby, the Olive Grove Apartments are ideal for couples or friends looking for a quiet locale from where to explore Paleokastritsa. Apartments come with a shower room, fully equipped kitchenette and private balcony. more
Olive Grove was great - Mathew Hall. Date of travel: May 2007
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Went to Corfu and stayed at the Olive Grove Apartments. It was great, they helped us in whatever we needed and Yanni and Katerina are fab. Was really sad to leave them. There's loads of shops, bars and resturants a 10 minute walk away. All the locals are really nice. The food in the Olive Grove was brilliant. Katerina's breakfast was a great way to start the day. The beer isn't too bad but expect to pay more for the imported drinks. The apartments were spotless and cleaned every day.
Lovely!!!! - Dani Carines, Russell Kelly. Date of travel: Aug 2006
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First if I describe where the Olive Grove apartments are. The apartments are situated about 200m from the main road going through Paleokastritsa. The footpath start is towards the end of the road, so your more mosetry side of the resort. The 200m walkway consists of about 20 steps and an 180 m footpath which is better described as steep. Your looking at around an average of 15% gradient, so unless your used to climbing hills or generally in GOOD fitness you are going to struggle, certainly myself I lost about a stone in two weeks! Unfortunatly the brochures are incorrect when decribing the beach location. To get to the nearset beach area you have to continue walking down the cliff face for another 100m where you will be greeted by pebbles not sand. In fact there are only two or three sand beaches in Paleo most are pebble based, which may disappoint you if your looking for a beach holiday, I would suggest somewhere like Sidari, Kavos or Gilfida if you want sand beaches. Back to the accommodation once you have reached the summit you will be greeted with a family run apartments. The family themselves live in a seperate annex, but the accommodation itself is split into two villas each containing invidual studio type appartments, each with thier own kitchen and usually separate balcony area, The apartments are set in a very quiet and peaceful environment, beautiful surroundings of olive trees , grape vines, lemon trees etc. You will find the family and cat very friendly and approachable. The family are also local Corfiot producers of wine and olive oil so do talk to the family as they can provide you with excellent wine and oil at the fraction of the price you would pay here for it in Britian. Personally for us it was a pleasure being there and if your looking for a quiet peaceful holiday then I would recommend the Olive Grove accomodation here, not for children though, both for the apartments and also Paleo itself. The apartments are very clean and hygenic, the only issue for us was there was no shower curtain which made showering interesting but fine. Paleokastritsa is not a typical family holiday there is not a lot to do here and a week is more than enough. If you plan to stay for more than a week I would recommend hiring a car so that you can visit other places on the island and plan excursions and nights away, as to break up the holiday, otherwise you risk becoming bored! If your staying at the Olive Grove apartments there are facilties available to you via the Odessus hotel. Although it may appear to be a private hotel you can use the pool there, the pool bar and the bar of an evening. You can also see all the entertainment that they put on free of charge. We stayed there for drinks during the eveing and watched the entertainment regulary. Do inform the reception of who you are and where you are staying on your first visit just so they know when youre using the pool, just polite thing to do I guess. Nearby are various resturants either left or right of the stairs going down from the footpath. If you go right you will go towards the harbour and sand beaches, boat rides and some restaurants such as the Apolon which offers an excellent menu as does some of the harbour side resturants. To the left is The Belvedere which is excellent all day round, it has a free pool for anyone to use, reasonably priced drinks and a straight forward menu of an evening. We ate there many times and the people are very friendly. Next to the Belvedere is The Horizon again similar menu but doesn't compare with the amosphere of the Belvedere, I found the Horizon personally a bit more of a reserved restaurant although I wasn't impressed and occasonally one individual a little rude. So it really depends on what kind of holiday you want. If your looking for a quiet WEEK away then Paleokastritsa is perfect, if you have children or looking for more life then places like Kissopi and Sidari are better, If you want night clubs and lots of life at night then somewhere like Kavos is ideal. Corfu has a lot to offer its just a case of selecting where you go wisely, if staying for more than a week than a car is really advised, for me personally it completely changed my second week in Corfu. Beautiful place, friendly people, good accomodation (Olive Grove) I really enjoyed my time there but felt two weeks a little too long!
Olive Grove Apartments - Lovely little apartments in a beautiful setting - Ms Janice Tatham. Date of travel: Jun 2004
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My son and I stayed at the Olive Grove Apartments in Paleokastritsa a few years ago, we had a fabulous time basic but very clean and owner very friendly. Good base but up quite a lot of steps no good for elderly or people with walking difficulties due to number of steps. We ate at the calm Taverna - lovely food and Dolphin just over the road. You can also use pool and facilities of Hotel Odysseus take all your beach stuff no one will want to trail all way back up to the apartment again. Very good holiday.
 
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