Koroni Travel Guide

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Koroni Things to Do

  • Peroulia/ Vounaria Beach

    This beach is about halfway between Chrani and Koroni so we decided on a re-visit, it being such a nice beach and to see if anything had changed. Well, the tavernas on the cliff tops were closer than ever to the cliff edge and new steps had been built down to the beach from them. I reckon these have to be rebuilt every year after the winter...

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  • Life On Koroni Waterfront

    This was where we would sit, sipping a beer, most mornings. It was a very traditional place, pleasing to the eye with it's blue furniture and gingham tablecloths. It was a great meeting place for business men and the older men who would enjoy an ouzo or glass of wine whilst putting the world to rights. One old boy often appeared carrying a carrier...

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  • Ag. Triada Beach

    Now this is a beaut!! Travel down the signposted road until you come to a very rough parking area. From here there are steps(new since our last visit when most of the path had disappeared under a landslide) leading down and onto a decent track. Only a few hundred metres down to the glorious stretch of sand and cliffs.At the end of the steps is a...

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  • Gargarou Beach

    Oops, I got this one wrong again. We had explored the beaches around here a few years back and I thought Gargarou was actually Ag. Triada, which is a beautiful beach. Gargarou is down a long, steep road that finishes by a well and a very narrow beach. It's tricky turning round in a car, owing to the steepness and narrowness of the road. The beach...

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  • Wander Round Harokopio

    Harokopio is the village you come through just before Koroni. It's a traditional place with old fashioned shops and a very Greek ambience. We spent a couple of mornings in Harokopio, as well as a couple of evenings and we loved the place. One morning we had had a very brief powercut, so the apartment being kitted out with a small camping gaz stove,...

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  • Explore the Back Streets

    You can't visit Koroni without wandering amongst the back streets and climbing some of the many steps that lead to various parts of the town. Houses appear everywhere, built into hillsides, clinging to roads and pavements, teetering on the edge of the hills that Koroni is built on. Houses range from tiny humble abodes to more grandiose, all mingled...

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Koroni Hotels

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  • Zaga Apartments

    Messinias, Koroni, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Zeus Villa

    These villas are real stunners. Contracted by Simply Travel, there are two apartments each in the...

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Koroni Restaurants

  • Koroni Life

    Flisvos: Nice and fair-prized starters, some brilliant dishes and some flops.Seaside-Restaurant with a great view on the sea and the mountains beyond, cute blue chairs.Located in a row with the other local restaurants of Koroni on the main street, next to the restaurant where you can see a grandpa grilling octopus, an orange flower in his hair :)...

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  • Wonderful Ambience

    Seafront taverna, seating across the road from building.Pleasant ,blue colour scheme.Plenty of Greeks eating here. Watched finned fish feeding on the waters surface. This excited a group of Greeks so much they jumped into the nearest boat (which hardly seemed seaworthy) and proceeded to attempt to catch the fish with a spear. Naturally they didn't...

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  • Memi Beach

    As this place is just down the road, we felt we ought to give it a go. It serves only grilled foods at this time of the year, so the choice was the usual of chops, souvlaki, bifteki etc etc as well as frozen staples. The location is just across the road from Memi beach so I expect it will get a fair amount of custom in high season. On our visit, we...

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  • In A Quiet Corner

    I'm not sure of the real name of this place, but it was a real find!! I fancied this place when we first looked round at eating places, being tucked away off the main routes. There is seating inside and a lovely courtyard with plenty of tables, under the trees. There isn't a lot of English spoken but you are invited in to look at the array of...

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  • On the Way To Vasilitsi

    It's difficult to make a decision about where to eat in this area, there being such a choice, even in low season. We opted for this place as it was not far up the road from where we were staying. It turned out to be an excellent choice. A large establishment, it looked fairly new, with seating inside and out, in a see through awning with walls and...

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  • Geek/Italian

    Our first evening in Koroni, we were tired having just arrived after two days of travelling. We looked at a few menus and opted for Flisvos, purely because the wine was cheaper than other places!! In the end, it turned out to be an excellent choice. We all managed to get what we wanted to eat and huge portions they were!! Nick and I had beef in...

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Koroni Nightlife

  • Handy for a Swim.....

    One of Koron's finer nightlife spots!!I love these ramshackle outdoor disco type efforts, takes me back to camping in Spain and Greece way back in the 70's.This place wasn't open but I suspect it springs to life come high season. It's position was right on the beach, with steps down to the sand, so I guess the overspill danced on the beach!! Handy...

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  • Winter - Not much of a night life.

    Its difficult to describe the night life as I was in Koroni in winter. Some of the bars were open and most of the places seemed to be crowded with local who were totally into watching soccer games.Nothing really to rave about.... the Fort was lit and a beautiful site. Casual.

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Koroni Transportation

  • Europcar

    Our hire car came as part of the holiday and was arranged through Europcar. We have always had friendly and efficient service from them. The car was an Opel (Vauxhall)Corsa, 4 door. It was fairly basic and the air-con. didn't work. Neither did the temperature/date/time display work which was slightly annoying as it's interesting to see what the...

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  • Public transport

    There are supposedly 9 buses daily to Kalamata, I would presume less out of season.The bus stops in the square behind the seafront. Low and behold if you meet this bus whilst driving in to Koroni!!A couple of these buses set out from Athens via Kalamata and proceed to Koroni.

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  • Perpetual Road Works

    Please be aware, anyone travelling to Zeus Villas and along this Memi beach road towards and beyond Vasilitsi, there are continual raodworks in progress. The road is very dusty, riddled with pot holes and unsurfaced. Every day we travelled this route, heading beyond Vasilitsi, we wondered whether any surface had been laid. The roadworks seemed to...

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Koroni Shopping

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    by nickandchris Updated Jun 4, 2008

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    In Koroni itself, there are some traditional shops, as well as a small supermarket of the same brand as the one on this tip. The large supermarket is conveniently situated on the downhill road into Koroni, not far from the petrol station, thus saves you having to go all the way into Koroni.

    At first, we thought prices a little steep, but when we shopped elsewhere, it turned out to be fairly competetive. Most items were cheaper than in the Champion supermarket in Messini.

    There is a butcher's department, a deli and fresh bread is sold at the same price as the bakers, suprisingly. Upstairs is a strange mixture of hardware, including fridges!! (and shoes!!)

    The girl who seemed to always be on the till is friendly and very efficient. She also weighs veg and doles out deposit returns.

    Parking outside.

    Open 8am - 14.00 and I think 17.00 - 19.30 in May, Mon - Sat.

    What to buy: We shopped here most of the time.

    Local wine 1.5 litre: €2.15
    Amstel:€.78 +14 deposit
    Milk litre: €1.49
    Bread small loaf:€ .90
    Orange juice litre: €1.51
    Can pepsi: €.76
    Ouzo (70cl):€4.32
    Eggs(6): €1
    Gouda cheese: kilo: €5.83

    What to pay: As above.

    Easy shopping.
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Koroni Local Customs

  • Bead Curtains

    We noticed a lot of doors were hung with these pretty bead curtains with a difference. They all had bright pictures woven in the beads. Quite eye catching.

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  • Greek Plumbing At It's Best....

    Nick and I were really taken with this building, seen from the carpark in Harokopio. We guessed the bathroom was the tiny building on the back, accessed from the upstairs door and the plumbing leading straight down into what looks like the back of the lorry. I don't think it was quite that way, but certainly the lorry looked as though it was a...

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  • Delivery Boy!!!

    One morning, observing the daily comings and goings on Koroni waterfront, we noticed this lad on his motorbike, to-ing and fro-ing. He was obviously a delivery boy, as he returned a few times, always carrying at least three boxes. How he drove his bike, let alone saw where he was going, was anybody's guess. Still, it's just a variation on a theme,...

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Koroni Warnings and Dangers

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    by nickandchris Updated Jun 2, 2008

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    I can't think of a day during our holiday in May to Koroni, when the wind didn't get up in the afternoon. Up at our apartment, it could get really wild, we would have to retreat to the back/front of the building, depending from which direction the wind was coming.

    The sea could get really wild, ideal for experienced sailors and windsurfers but not so good for the less experienced.

    One afternoon at Peroulia beach, we watched a near tragedy unfold. A yacht had sailed from A. Andreas in the morning, in flat calm conditions (we saw it leave.)Later, we were on the beach and noticed the yacht anchored, with a small rowing boat tender pulled up on the shore, further along from us. As the afternoon progressed, so did the wind and it really did get up. Three people had to get back to the yacht, one managed and the tender had to return for the third person, not being large enough to carry all three people in one go. Well, the wind blew it completely in the wrong direction and no way could they get to the boat. They were being blown further and further away. In the end, the person who had safely returned to the yacht had to up anchor and set sail to rescue them. It was a close thing.

    Sea getting up Choppy Stormy Memi beach Wild afternoon
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Koroni What to Pack

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    by nickandchris Updated Jun 10, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A hat to keep the sun from your head whilst exploring the castle.Beach shoes as the sand gets VERY hot. And a waterproof, in May, as it usually rains at sometime.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There is a pharmacy in Koroni ,normally there is a man who speaks good English serving but the one night we needed a chemist, the dour Greek man serving only spoke Greek. A very old fashioned shop with everything shut away in cabinet drawers. No browsing here!!!

    Photo Equipment: Definitely a camera with a decent zoom and plenty of memory.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: We usually take a sun brolly, but because we travelled by tain to Gatwick, didn't bother this year. We were fortunate to always find shade, but it would be a problem when the beaches are busier.

    Hot sand.... Photographic moment Shade successfully sought.... Another shady spot....
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Koroni Off The Beaten Path

  • Kalamaki Beach

    One of our all time favourite beaches. We have been to this beach a few times in previous years, when the big pull here was a rusting shipwreck almost on the beach. Imagine our astonishment this year upon arrival and no shipwreck!!! Somehow, the place looked bereft!! Goodness knows when and how it was removed!!The beach is still gorgeous, though...

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  • Take Time To Look Round Vasilitsi

    A truly old fashioned village. Turn off the main road (you can't avoid the road works) to your right, travelling uphill. Turn round just before the square and park a little back down the hill. Wander around the narrow streets, watch the locals gardening, washing cars, riding donkeys, building, chatting and generally putting the world to rights.It's...

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Koroni Favorites

  • Yesteryear Koroni

    Photo of Koroni in 1993 on a holiday to Stoupa. We watched an impressive lightening display across the bay. The place doesn't seemed to have altered much in 15 years!!

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  • General Ambience

    I guess we were well and truly hooked by Koroni. Such a lovely place to wind down, have a drink, make it two, as there's always something worthwhile watching and you don't need to be anywhere in a hurry. Feed the fish in the harbour with your left over bread, you'll be transfixed by the feeding frenzy you cause. The fish were fairly leaping out of...

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  • Storm over Koroni

    Again, Koroni in 1993.This is where we watched the lightening across the bay from. Very impressive. I always like seeing the octopus hanging to dry. Koroni was no exception.2008 we had another terrific thunderstorm, with horizontal, purple fork lightening flickering every few seconds. Most impressive. It is almost as if Koroni has more than one...

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