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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.
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
Gouda cheese: kilo: €5.83
What to pay: As above.
Updated Jun 4, 2008
Address: Koroni, Messinia
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.
Updated Jun 2, 2008
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.
Updated Jun 10, 2008