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“Vlaseros travel is the best, do not use Alpha Kappa Travel!!”
Review of Sidari Resort Area

Sidari Resort Area
Ranked #64 of 166 things to do in Corfu
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We booked 4 excursions through Phillipe (the owner of Vlaseros travel. He was very enthusiastic and had great customer service. This is one of the reasons we used them so much because he would do anything for you. We booked 1 other trip through a company called Alpha Kappa Travel which is nearer to the canal d'amour area and I would not to near them again! We went on a day trip to Albania and was told the trip would be from 7.45am-8.30pm so a whole day basically. We was also told that our trip of €47pp would include TWO organised excursions once we arrived in Albania and a complimentary buffet lunch. When we arrived in Albania we was quickly rushed into a bus for our tour with absolutely no explanation of what we was doing or what the plan for the day was etc. We then arrived at the UNESCO site of Butrint which was amazing. The park itself would have probably taken 2 hours to tour properly but we was constantly being rushed by the guide saying we only had 1 hour and to hurry up. I assumed this was because we had the second trip to get on with later in the day. Once we finished the tour we went to lunch (at 10.45am) which was pathetic. Absolutely no vegetarian option, and the choice of food was poor. Once that was done we then drove into Sarande town centre and told we had 45 minutes "free time" once we got there it turned into 35 minutes as we was running late. This gave us absolutely no time to explore as we didn't want to wander to far away from the couch. We was then taken back to the port where was was hastily shoved back onto the boat with no explanation of why we didn't get to do the second tour. This was at 1pm. I couldn't ask the tour guide what was happening as she was busy organising another tour and taking passport details etc. Once we go back to our hotel in Corfu at approx 3.30 we went to Alpha to see what was happening. I explained we was told we was supposed to have 2 tours and not be back for another 5 hours, the lady basically said the second tour was only small anyway and the reason it didn't get done was because not many people booked it. Yet we did not get any money back for the two yours we paid for. She then started making excuses blaming the tour guide and saying most of the 5 hours would have been traveling from Corfu anyway.(no idea how she worked that one out). And rather than take our details or try to make us less annoyed about our experience she tried to change the subject and talk about the weather, which a I thought was totally unprofessional. All this was a very frustrating and pointless tour as it cost nearly €100 for us both only to be rushed and have only a half day tour. I would never use Alpha Kappa Travel again. Stick with Vlaseros!

8  Thank Larenzo95
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

They own several excursion shops in Sidari & the staff are friendly & helpful. The tickets dispensed once we had booked our trips clearly state ‘NO REFUNDS’. We did a short excursion to Erikousa Island which was really nice – a little boat took us there & the beach & sea was gorgeous, perfect for snorkeling (advise water shoes though & look out for sea urchins), there were a couple of nice restaurants where you could have lunch. HOWEVER we also did an all day excursion for our last day in Sidari to The Blue Lagoon – we DO NOT recommend this one! An hour or so coach trip to & from Sidari (which was okay) but the boat taking us around the islands was absolutely filthy & smelly – more like a large ferry boat rather than a cruise ship! There was minimal seating outside & there was strong & aggressive competition for these, the windows inside were so dirty it ruined the views from inside the boat. The toilets were disgusting with no functional locks in the ladies loos & not very hygienic at all. The ‘swim from the boat’ at Blue Lagoon was not as romantic as the brochure suggested & you were swimming in between other boats with lots of other people also doing the same thing. Not worth 14 hours on our last full day! If like us, you are interested in doing horse riding along the beach be warned that this is very much for beginners only & you will certainly NOT be riding along the beach or in the water during summer or busy season, or doing much more than a walk (we were told this when we asked more questions about what we would be doing on horseback). We watched one group go out & there were plenty on uneven stirrup levels & one poor chap’s saddle had slipped considerably & he looked very uncomfortable (not to mention the poor horse!)

4  Thank sparklyblue2017
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Would not visit sidari again found it very dirty the streets and the beach. The strip has lots of restaurants and entertainment bars where they have different acts on which was good. Rather like blackpool with the sun. We stayed at the Alkyon hotel which was lovely and the food was beautiful. If the litter around the resort was cleared this would be a lovely resort.

14  Thank mary s
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Very good family run establishment. We all enjoyed our stay very much. Very clean property. Well looked after

1  Thank Diana W
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This travel company are fantastic. We went to Sidari in August and went on 2 trips with them. The Paleokastritsa & Bella Vista trip was fab and their coach trip into Paleokastritsa is cheaper than getting the bus and much more comfortable!!
They were really helpful when I lost my phone and helped me find it as well as bring it back to their office.
I very much recommend you use them.

2  Thank Green-Roberts
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