5 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
We stayed for 2 weeks at Dina apartment...
"We stayed for 2 weeks at Dina apartment at the end of August 08 and can strongly recommend them. Our apartment was two good sized bedrooms with ceiling fans to cool us. A bathroom,well equipped kitchen and spacious balcony with a sea view. Although the accomodation are on the main road we had no real problems with noise. The gates open straight out onto the main road, so the eateries,bars and the beach or on the doorstep.
Strangely we were told by the owner that she was 'stopping co-operating with Thomas Cook' after this season and would have to book direct. However, on returning to the UK the accomodation is still listed in the 1st edition of the 2009 brochure. Which is good news as this was our 3rd stay in the resort and it remains as relaxing and charming as ever."
- Travel date: Tue 23rd of September 2008
We stayed at the Dina Apartments the las...
"We stayed at the Dina Apartments the last week in September. We had booked only one week before and paid Â£360 which we thought was excellent value.
We had a 2-bed apartment for 5 but there were just 2 of us. Needless to say the accommodation was spacious with a separate kitchen with full cooker, kettle and sandwich toaster. The bathroom had a small bath with Heineken shower over (reaches parts other showers fail to reach. In other words no where to hang it). We had a big double balcony with a sea view. Although the decor was rather dated it was very clean and nice. There was a safety deposit box in the wardrobe which the brochure had not mentioned. On opening it we found a packet inside containing the bolts which were supposed to fasten it to the wall! This is why we love Greece so much. It just cracks us up! Nothing is finished! Anyway the maid came in twice, changing the towels once but not the bedding. However we still thought Dina was good value and would recommend it. It's in an excellent spot on the main street about 70m from the beach.
Unfortunately we had torrential rain and thunderstorms for the first two and a half days. We were getting so fed up of it I was ready to slit my throat so bought a big tub of Haagen Dazs. We had to wade through the floodwater running down the road to get across to Argo Taverna for our dinner.
The village of Agios Gordis was very quiet and lovely. There is just one street leading uphill to the bus-stop, taxi rank, phone etc with tavernas, supermarkets, a few tourist shops, excursion office and car and scooter hire. The road stops when it gets to the beach and then there is a boardwalk in either direction along the beach to reach more tavernas and some accommodation. There are several little back alleyways leading to villas etc. There are sun beds for hire on the sandy beach. We paid â¬8 or â¬6 the second time outside Elena's Taverna. We were given a free small plate of fruit when we had lunch there. If you do not want the beach there are several places with pools in the village. You can use the pools and sun beds free, just buy a drink from the bar or have lunch.
If you like gyros pita at lunch time, lots of places do them. Yummy!! Argo did pita gyros and large cola for â¬2.20. We never had a bad meal and ate at Alex in the Garden, Alexis, Argo, SeaBreeze (twice, try the soutsoukakia for starters), Zephyros, also very good indeed and Sebastianâs which was very nice but I'm not convinced it's better than the previous two, just dearer and they never brought any little pots of garlic butter or spread to have with bread while you wait which the other two did. Nevertheless we enjoyed the meal and listening to the bouzouki and guitar players.
We enjoyed the Greek night at Sea Breeze as well. The cost for 2 courses with wine for 2 people varied between â¬27 - â¬33. Still very good value. I can't understand anyone who goes half board to Greece as the food is so wonderful and all the tavernaâs do Greek specialities as well as plenty of meat/fish from the grill or pizza or salad.
As we had gone to chill for a cheap week we didn't do any trips except to get the local bus into Corfu Town. They run 5 times a day and there is a timetable at the bus stop. You just get on and a conductor comes round for the fare which is â¬1.80 each way. Just had a walk round for a couple of hours and then back to Ag. Gordios as it was raining. Shame really as the old town and harbour, forts etc looked well worth exploring.
The airport was a bit of an overcrowded nightmare on the way back but you expect this in Greece. Just take a large bottle of water and a chill pill. The reps here were very well organised and did their best in a difficult situation. Bill the Rep for Ag. Gordios also deserves a mention. He was friendly and helpful without being overly pushy with trips, phone cards etc. We always just get a â¬4 phone card from the supermarket and use it in the card phones to ring home. They last for a quite a few minutes and don't involve putting in endless pin numbers etc. You just dial the 00 44 then UK number minus first 0.
All in all a great holiday and we would hope to return to Dina and Agios Gordios in future.
- Travel date: Fri 6th of October 2006
We have just returned from 2 very relaxi...
"We have just returned from 2 very relaxing weeks in the Dina apartments. They are very clean and spacious and our apartment overlooked the sea. They are ideally located about 100 yards from the beautiful sandy beach and close to all the local facilities. Although our room did not have air conditioning they were very cool and the bedrooms had ceiling fans which helped. The apartment did not have its own pool but there were plenty to choose from, the closest being over the road at "Alex in the garden".
The resort is very relaxed and has an abundance of local tavernas and bars. The ones to definitely try are Sebastianâs and Lindas as the hosts are very friendly and the food is great value for money. We were paying around 40 Euros for a family of 4 with drinks (although we very rarely had starters and sweets, as the main portions were plenty) There are 2 doctors surgeries but no pharmacy so remember all of your medications as you will need a trip out of resort if you need anything other than aspirin. There is a local bus service which will take you into Corfu town should you need to take a trip out of resort. There are a good selection of well stocked supermarkets and a few that have their own bakery for fresh rolls etc.
We went on 2 trips whilst in Corfu, the first one was a boat trip to Paxos and Parga two very beautiful places and well worth a visit. The other one was to the water park which was a fun day out no matter how old you are and made a nice change to the beach for a day.
The only warning I would give is that some of the apartments are up a very steep hill and although the views are beautiful, the walk there and back twice a day could be a problem if you are not used to it, or have very small children, so make sure you check it out before you go. Apart from that fully recommended.
- Travel date: Sat 16th of September 2006
We have just returned from our holiday i...
"We have just returned from our holiday in Corfu after 2 weeks of relaxation at the Dina studios. The 2 bedroomed apartments are a good size and are well equipped with everything you might need. Our balcony faced the sea and although it was not air conditioned it had a cool feel with plenty of ventilation and ceiling fans in the bedrooms.
The apartments are very close to all of the local facilities and less than 100 yards from the lovely sandy beach. Although the apartment does not have its own pool there are plenty to choose from, the closest being over the road at "Alex in the garden".
The resort has lots of good tavernas and for a family of 4 with drinks we were paying about 40 Euros for a good hearty meal. The one's to try are Sebastianâs and Lindos, although there are lots of other choices. There is also a good choice of well stocked supermarkets. There are 2 doctors but no pharmacy so if you do need any medication you will have to travel out of resort, there is a bus service which will take you to Corfu Town if you feel like exploring. The Blue Velvet bar on the beach front is a great place to have a quiet drink in the early evening and watch the glorious sunset.
Overall a good clean family resort, good value and relaxing. "
- Travel date: Sat 16th of September 2006
The Dina apartments are centrally locate...
"The Dina apartments are centrally located near the main but still fairly low key strip of tavernas and shops, the nearest restaurant being literally opposite (and great value too).
It is less than two minutes walk to the sandy beach and a few minutes to the main bus stop should you fancy exploring the island.
We stayed in room no. 7 which was very clean and had everything needed for a comfortable SC break. A good size balcony gave partial views of the sea and was fairly private for chilling but not suited for sun bathing.
Although there is no swimming pool there is use of the pool at the Sea Breeze a few minutes walk away should the beach not be your cup of tea.
The only negative point was the barking of the local dogs that pierced through the windows, sometimes into the small hours but overall the accommodation and location were spot on.
- Travel date: Fri 30th of September 2005