The Sofia Beach Apartments are at the southern end of Kavos, thankfully offset from the bars and nightlife. The apartments are fairly basic but they are clean and well kept. The setting of the apartments and the attached Taverna is lovely, set amongst lemon trees, a small colourful garden and a well tended pool area.
The pool area opens straight onto the beach which is only about 30 yards wide leading down to the sea. The view from the apartments across to the Greek mainland is very pleasant. The owner Vangelis and his wife Maria are very hospitable and easy to get on with.
The food at the attached Likorgos Taverna is excellent,good value, home cooked greek food, with plenty of English options for those who are less adventurous.
Kavos town itself is awful, ruined by young tourists who simply want to drink, eat fry up's, vomit, and well...you can guess the rest. The Sofia Beach Apartments provide a quiet, tranquil, oasis of calm slightly away from the mayhem. Had I have been staying at any other location within Kavos I may well have come home early.
I would recommend the Sofia Beach Apartments to couples and more mature guests who appreciate a pleasant enviroment, a great view, a nice pool area, good quality greek food and who are prepared to respect the peace and tranquility created by the owners.
I would not recommend this to young people who are looking to take part n the nightlife and drinking culture. The owners are easy going and very friendly but they expect guests to respect this environment and other guests.
In summary - Kavos town itself is awful - totally invaded by the British/German youth party culture. The surrounding countryside in Corfu is beautiful and the Sofia Beach Apartments are the perfect place for discerning, respectful travellers to get away from the mayhem of Kavos with a good value price tag attached.
One last thing - in general the Kavos beach is not very pleasant, as it is treated like a rubbish tip and play area by drunken revellers. HOWEVER - the beach area immediately adjacent to the Sofia Beach apartments is well protected and attended to by the owners making it a clean and very pleasant to sunbathe and watch the greek fishing boats bobbing up and down in the Ionian sea.
Stayed at the Sofia Beach apartments beginning of May. Room was clean and basic, but good. Staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Vangelis and his wife Maria. It was the begining of the season, so it was fairly quiet, which suited me. However, I was the only holiday maker in the apartments, apart from the Olympic reps! This was not a problem really. The situation of the apartments is lovely, as you look out onto the beach, which you can walk onto from the swimming pool and bar area. However, the beach aint that great. I didn't swim in the sea once, as it looked quite dirty with stuff floating about. I made do with the pool area, which was really nice anyway. Supermarket is very close, also bars and restaurants just around the corner, but you are still far away enough not to hear much noise at night time. I enjoyed my holiday there, but not sure I would return to Corfu. Kavos is for the very young, and I imagine in high season it's heaving. Not enough tradition around the area, apart from a couple of restaurants. If you go, you have to visit Maria's Famous Karaoke Bar. Im not really into all that, but Maria makes you feel really welcome, and always gives out a free drink. You will be gauranteed a laugh there. If you do visit her, tell her Wendy says 'hello'.
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