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Corfu│Taking measures to combat rowdy and drunken behaviour

By Tasos Kokkinidis

Following the example of Malia in Crete, another popular resort for young British tourists is taking measures to combat rowdy and drunken behaviour.

Kavos in Corfu island is a resort attracting young Britons, whose only purpose seems to be to drink as much as they can and to indulge in rowdy behavior under the influence of alcohol.

In a lengthy report from Kavos, the British tabloid Daily Mail writes that the souvenir vests hanging in the windows of the tacky gift shops proclaim the aim: ‘Made in the UK — Destroyed in Kavos.’

Plastic beer glasses, discarded fast food and the odd patch of vomit cover the main strip, with its brightly-lit bars and clubs pumping out high-decibel music.

Groups of bare-chested males and scantily clad girls amble along in search of the next drink. Others are slumped by the roadside, semi-comatose.

However, the town is determined to change its image. Already the police have a much more active presence, patrolling the streets and imposing severe penalties to bars and nightclubs that continue playing loud music until late in the night.

“It is not a normal holiday,” says Vagelis Aspiotis, president of the Kavos Cultural Association. “These kids just stare at the internet on their phones, use balloons and get drunk. We feel embarrassed for our town.”

It has been like this since tour operators realised there was big money to be made from shipping thousands of young Brits to Greece, Spain and Cyprus for coming-of-age flings.

And the fuel for this clubbing industry is alcohol, together with copious amounts of ‘party’ drugs.

“You can get anything in Kavos, if you ask,” says Yannis Kantas, who grew up in old Kavos and still fishes the waters in the strait separating Corfu from mainland Greece. “The big problem, though, is the drinking. Kavos has changed from the paradise it was when I was a child, into a dirty paradise — dirty streets, dirty beach.”

Kavos residents, who have long endured sleepless nights from the techno-music pumping through their walls until dawn, are only too relieved that action is finally being taken, says the Daily Mail.

They say that the late-night drinking culture has driven decent family-tourists away. Kavos used to boast 10,000 visitors at any one time in the peak season, but that number has now dropped to about 7,000 —and the number of young tourists has increased in proportion.

Corfu Deputy Mayor Helps People with Disabilities Enjoy the Beach

By Philip Chrysopoulos

Social Affairs, Solidarity and Volunteer Counselor of the Corfu Municipality, Andreas Skoumbouras, took the initiative to make the beach fun for people who are physically disabled, says an Athens-Macedonia News Agency report.

Skoumbouras told AMNA that Corfu was the first island in Greece that gave wheelchair users the chance to reach the water and fully enjoy it, by using the floating wheelchairs and direct access ramps in the water that have been placed on many beaches of the island.

Having mobility problems himself, after three years of initiatives and efforts, the deputy mayor has managed to install nine floating wheelchairs on the island’s most popular beaches that give joy and satisfaction to everyone who had previous difficulties to access the water.

The beaches that host the floating trolleys have gained notoriety worldwide, as they give the opportunity to tourists with mobility problems to come from all over the world and enjoy their holidays. The floating wheelchairs are installed in the beaches of Dassia, Gouvia, Alykes Potamos, Bouka Lefkimmi, Agios Georgios Argyradon, Moraitika, Sidari, Agios Georgios Pagon and Arillas, while in the effort to facilitate the people with moving disabilities, ramps with direct access to the water, can be found at NEAK, Dasia, Gouvia, Ipsos, Agios Ioannis Peristeron, in Paleokastritsa, and in Benitses.

The immediate plans of the municipality are to make Corfu the first destination in the Mediterranean with regard to beaches accessible to people with physical disabilities. “Floating wheelchairs provide easy access to the beach, and help movement on the sand, but also the possibility of moving in the water. The floats offer great stability on the water surface,” Skoumbouras said.

“Our goal is to reach 25 wheelchairs so that we can cover most of the well-known beaches of Corfu,” Skoumbouras said, pointing out that by 2019 Corfu will claim the prize for friendliness in the annual European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT).

Pop Star Ronan Keating with Fashion Model Wife and Infant in Corfu

By Theo Ioannou

Former Boyzone member and solo pop star Ronan Keating, along with his wife, fashion model Storm and their three month old baby, are soaking up the sun in the beautiful Ionian island of Corfu.

The pair – who have been married for five years – have been sharing a string of photographs from their sun-soaked break away, through their Instagram account.

Clearly indulging during their time away, Ronan also appeared to be sharing a delicious chocolate ice-cream with his boy, Cooper, finished with a patriotic Greek flag on top.

Revelling in yet another day of her Greek holiday, Storm Keating, the 35-year-old stunning blonde model, looked sensational in a red bikini as she cradled her son beside the sea.

Announcing her little one’s penchant for the water, she enthused alongside the snap: ‘Water baby #timeforasnooze #toomuchexcitement #firsttimes #funtimes #baby #swim #cooperkeating #familyholiday #summertime.’
The snap comes just a few short days after Ronan shared a snap of the mother-son duo reclining on their sun lounger with a comical filter.
The gushing dad captioned the heartwarming image: ‘My heart could burst #Love #summertime #Laughs #cooperkeating.’
Storm wrote beside the image: ‘Poolside #intheshade #chillin #giggles #cooperkeating #daddy #summerdayz #greece.’

 

Barcarole: August 7th on Agios Spyridon Perithia beach

The overactive Union of Perithians "Philippos Vlahos", for the 14th consecutive year, organizes the boat festival “Barcarole” on Agios Spyridon Perithia beach, on Monday August 7th at 21:00.

Participants:
- The troubadours of Corfu with serenades.
- The Gym "KINISIS" & the school dance with Samantha Brindley dance theater performance (choreographed by Athena Kotsi)
- Dance team "Tryfonas Bratos"
- The Dance Academy Niki Aspioti
- The band Feakes with folk feast.

Watch videos of past events. Photo by Stathis Koutsiaftis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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