Back in 2003, I was asked to collect a couple from Corfu airport, it was a hot summer day, the car was shining and ready for their arrival. I was holding a sign for “Mr & Mrs Newborn. Today we call them our friends.
At the time I was driving a Blue Mercedes 250e class, which was the first car I purchased for the business. One year later I upgraded the car to the latest E-class model after having the car for 9 years.
We see many clients returning to Corfu every year, but Lynn’s bubbly nature and Geoff sense of humour always lightened up my day.
Over the years Lynn and Geoff Newborn built a house in Corfu, which they’ve called “The Retreat” where friends & family come to stay and enjoy the island. They recently retired and now live in Corfu permanently. Here we catch up with them about a tour they had with us in May 2016 and in fact almost one year later they joined us again for a full day tour. There were six guests in total, including members of their family and friends from the UK and USA. The day had great sunny weather and they stopped at Vrachos Taverna in Paleokastritsa for lunch. Lets see how much they enjoyed the tour and why it has been so memorable for them…..
What brought you to Private Chauffeur Services?
Lynn & Geoff: We wanted to experience a guided tour of the island, in a large vehicle because there were six of us. Dimitris had driven us before, when we had previously visited the island, so we knew he would be the person to go to when we wanted a tour for a large group of people. It wasn’t our first time exploring the island of Corfu, but with six people we needed to have a larger comfortable vehicle to get around. We chose a half-day tour initially but ended up making it into a full day.
Do any particular memories stand out for you about our trips?
Lynn & Geoff: Yes! Everybody had various things they wanted to see so Dimitris created a unique route for everyone’s liking. Geoff’s highlight of the tour was the castle. He read a lot about it prior to the tour and asked to add it to the route. Dimitri made the trip memorable for us, because his knowledge of the island is exceptional and he is so friendly. We visited Poulades up the East to Kassiopi then over the mountain to the castle and then into Paleokastritsa before heading home. Dimitris was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions.
Did you enjoy your tour?
Lynn & Geoff: Yes, we have toured the island before, just the two of us in our own car. We found it enjoyable to be able to see the views and relax, with someone else doing all of the driving! We enjoyed talking to our friends and family, not having to worry about the route or parking etc. By having a driver that knew exactly where to go, it took away all of the hassle you have when you drive, sometimes to unknown areas. Dimitris knew the roads and the areas so well, that it was easy for us to all relax and enjoy the tour.
Has Private Chauffeur Services changed at all in the time you have travelled with us?
Lynn & Geoff: We have known Dimitris for many years through the taxi company we always used, when we first started to visit the beautiful island of Corfu. We have been using his services for around 13 years now, first meeting in 2003! The cars may have changed but Dimitris services are still excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. He offered us much more than just a transfer. We always looked forward to his warm welcome when arriving at the airport. When we were still new to the island Dimitris showed us the local spots that we still use today. He answered all of our questions and adds more information. We would definitely take a tour again and recommend it to anyone visiting the island. We are planning to book another tour this year when our friends and family visit in the summer.