Just inquiring if there are any changes in AG North for 2013.</span><br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; : rgb248, 248, 252;">Looking forward to our stay there in August.</span></font>
A bit early to answer that unless a resident knows of something. I doubt if Agios Georgios will change much for 2013. Maybe a taverna or two might change hands or fail to open, or a new apartment block (not high-rise) appear but otherwise the economic situation will keep the resort the same I am sure.
It has changed very little in 20 years and now is not the time for dramatic changes.
Personally and selfishly, I hope I am not wrong as the laid-back character is one attractions of the place for us.
Well said Dennis and I would certainly agree with that sentiment. Did not go last year so missing it somewhat, one of the nicest places I have been to, with its charm as you said, being that it is unchanged and any changes that have been made have added to that character.
One other question is the ATM still available in Arillas
Hopefully the ATM will be still there in Arillas this summer! It was removed last year as was the one in Agros, but the Arillas ATM was thankfully replaced in the autumn. The banks closed them for economic reasons so anything could happen this year. It is best therefore to be prepared for such problems and do like visitors used to do which is take some sterling cash and travellers cheques which can be exchange easily in the hotels.
There is usually an ATM in Agios Stefanos as well if that is any use to you but last year there were complaints that it refused some debit cards!
The ATM in Arillas has a history of being 'here today ... gone tomorrow'. Currently there IS an ATM machine in Arillas which was installed last Autumn by Citibank after the previous one had been removed by the operating bank, Eurobank, on economic grounds. It hadn't been in for long and it took a pot of local pressure to get it the 1st time. I understand it helped that the then bank manager regularly visited Arillas beach.
The new one was only installed after much lobbying and pressure by local business owners, especially Dimitris, owner of Brouklis Restaurant there. The banks had previously argued that there were insufficient visitors to Arillas to justify one but Dimitris pointed that the old one had also served visitors from Agios Georgios and San Stefanos (maybe because theirs was out of action so much). It will ONLY be operating during the summer holiday season.
If a busier resort like Arillas had such a struggle to get their ATM re-installed I cannot foresee one being installed in Agios Georgios at any time in the foreseeable future (especially if AG visitor numbers may have been taken into account in justification for the Arillas one!!!). I hope I am wrong! I know that in the past the Agios Georgios business have tried several times to get the banks to install one, possibly in a hotel foyer as was done in San Stef at Thomas Bay Hotel, but have been unsuccessful ... and that was in better economic times. Maybe they should try to find a bank manager who visits the lovely beach at Agios Georgios and try again!!
From the Southern end of the beach, at the junction with the Katoi Bar, bear left, along the beach track. Just before where the small river runs into the sea, there is a small bar/eaterie, (Mythos Bar?) where very friendly and chatty Aristotle is the owner, along with his lovely wife. The food is wonderful, always Greek so not terribly typical tourist fare, but always with an authentic feel and so very tasty for food lovers. We "rediscovered" this place a week or two ago and are so very glad that we did. Free sunbeds for those partaking of at least a coffee or beer, but really, you should stay for the food too, it's lovely. 10/10.<div>
Hi Wishiwas <div>3 weeks tomorow for our annual trip to Corfu all though we go to Sidari we spend just about every day at Agios G beach, last year we went to the north end but previos we used to go to the southern end of the beach. Im trying to picture "Mythos bar" Ill definitely try to find it first. If its like you say we"ll go there every day..