Coralli Restaurant and Apartments
As many of you know I have recently been on holiday to the beautiful Island of Rhodes. Therefore, I
feel this is the ideal opportunity to review some of the places I visited whilst there.
I stay at a lovely apartment complex called Coralli Restaurant and Apartments
Coralli is situated between Lardos and Pefkos and boasts stunning vistas. Famous for it's traditional Greek cuisine and also sporting a large pool (including an area for toddlers). There is also an area where there are computers that are pay as you go for a small charge and free Wi-Fi available.
This was my 2nd visit to Coralli and a large number of their visitors are on their 5th, 6th and sometimes more visits. The place, and the people are addictive.
The complex was opened in 1992 and attracts visitors from around the world.
The owners are Tsambika and Yannis, husband and wife team. They are very gracious and welcoming hosts. Their son Nikos also works at the complex. The bar staff, waiters, if fact all the staff are so obliging and try to give you the best time (and succeed too!) I have to give a mention to Pete, George, Nikos, Andreas and Angela they are fabulous and unforgettable too.
Fabulous food, a fabulous vista and fabulous people too.
The food at the Coralli is mouth watering and sure to pack on the pounds! but who cares? This was my breakfast dish of yogurt and fruit prepared by the gorgeous George. Also a fantastic selection of cocktails are available invariably served by Pete.
As a group we also ate at a newly managed restaurant Lambis. This is situated just off the main thoroughfare in Pefkos (on the road to the beach near the resort centre) Nine of us ladies landed in the roof top restaurant and were quickly seated and drinks ordered.
I must admit we waited a little nervously for our food, as there weren't too many people eating there, at that particular time. We need not have been anxious because the food was glorious with more than ample portions. We also received two large platters of fresh fruit for dessert - gratis.
Very reasonably priced, this was a wonderful meal served by efficient and friendly staff. I recommend a visit should you ever find yourself in Pefkos
The final place I will mention in Pefkos is a place called Eclipse. Which is an amazing venue with a large pool area with waterfalls all along the back wall adjacent to the large pool. You can dive into the pool from the top as many times as you want for 2 Euros! Needless to say sex in lifts - maybe! Jump off a high rocky plinth into a pool - maybe not!
As it was the start of the season the place was quite quiet but I believe it is a popular venue. There are numerous videos on YouTube showing people diving into the pool.
One of our evening trips out was a trip to a pretty and enthralling village called Gennadi. Clusters of little white painted villas of all shapes and sizes were set amongst a jumble of winding streets. Bougainvillea's trailing and rambling over the walls. Everyone acknowledges you, nodding and saying "hello".
Firstly we had a drink in a little bar located at Effie's Dreams Holiday studios. We sat drinking in the shade of an ancient mulberry tree reputed to be over a thousand years old. Here we were warmly greeted by Barbara the manager. We sat in this tranquil spot with music and the sound of gently lapping water evident from the natural spring flowing nearby.
We then headed to Sergio's, a restaurant a pleasant stroll away across the other side of the village The food here was bountiful and tasted equally wonderful. The owner Popy came and sat with us and regaled us with jokes, chatting about another restaurant worth a visit! There were twelve ladies for this, and despite our large number we had a wonderful evening.
Good food, good friends and good cheer.