Sebastian's was as welcoming as described on all the reviews and was in a lovely location at the top of the village. Sebastian, Theresa and his mother were all so friendly and really made you feel at home.
I'd heard people describe the "famous breakfast" but I was a little disappointed with it really. You got a choice of cooked items/toast/croissant/fruit and yogurt but there wasn't much flexibilitity with it. For example, I didn't want anything cooked but 2 slices of toast wasn't quite enough. Especially when the full english was almost double the price, I'd have thought you could have had toast and yogurt for example. Also, the cooked items were often deep fried (mushrooms, sausages and bacon) which wasn't what I expec ted.
Other than that though, the food at Sebs was great and we ate there 2 or 3 times throughout the week. The home made red wine was absolutely gorgeous. There were some other good restaurants though so I wouldn't be tempted to just eat there. Zephyr on the sea front was lovely, and the nights up at Steven's on the HIll was great too. The Mexican Teverna on the main street wasn't too good though.
The weather hadn't been great when we arrived so there was lots of seaweed etc washed up on the beach which meant we stuck to the pool at Stevens but I found this much more relaxing anyway. Even though it wasn't quite high season, the beach got pretty packed when the weather perked up and it was nice to get away from it all up the hill!
One place you HAVE to buy something from it "Kalimera" a gorgeous little cake shop just opposite Seb's. The cakes are to die for! Also, if she doesn't have the one you want that day, she'll make sure she bakes some for the next day or so on request..
We hired a little jeep for a day from Rolandos which was a good price in itself (48 euro for the day) but if you do more than 100km, you then have to pay an additional 30c for every km after that.. After topping up the petrol as well, it was more like 90 euro but it was great to see the island. One transport issue that was a bit of a pain was the bus to Corfu town as there were limited services and certainly none that would allow an evening in the town, This was such a shame though because we went during the day and it was too hot but would have been perfect for wandering round at night time. Of course you could always get a taxi but it would have been at least 25 euro each way so we didn't bother in the end.
The room as Sebastians was as expected although there were a few things that were broken and the patio door had a gap underneath which I suspected is where the blasted mozzies came in from! Also, the balcony is shared with around 4 rooms on the same level (no partitions) and is pretty narrow so didn't feel we could sit out and have a drink as it wasn't very private. One other thing to be beware of is their little dog Moby. He was really cute and friendly but on the last two nights he was running around the taverna barking in the early hours. For whatever reason, no one called him in or attempted to stop the barking which I found a bit strange as no one could have slept through it and the owners live on site.
Neverthless, I enjoyed our stay here and despite the above niggles, I would recommend it to anyone visiting AG. I'd also have a look at Steven's on the Hill in terms of accomodation as well, as the rooms seemed a little better although I don't know if they offer breakfast included in the price. Oh yeah, and take supplies of good Mozzie repellant and stuff so soothe bites because they're an absolute pain, and understandably, the shops cash in on this! Much cheaper to buy it at home and take it with you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sebastian's - Traditional family run Greek taverna with home-made food and wine and high quality apartments and rooms. Surrounded by stunning scenery and with a fabulous sandy beach and private pool, the perfect place to experience the laid back Greek way of life. You may even get the chance to help make their excellent wine made from the surrounding grape vines! ... more less
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- Sebastian's Family Taverna & Accommodation Agios Gordios, Corfu