Great Getaway Option
Submitted: October 29, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
This villa was perfect for our family's (2 adults, 2 young teenagers) vacation in Greece. The kids loved the combination of the pool and the ocean, there was a convenience/neighborhood store within walking distance, and we could drive into Athens or the surrounding countryside for sight-seeing.
Staying in the villa gave us a chance to experience Greece from a different angle than trips where we've used a hotel only. We used several nearby grocery stores for some meals, we dined out for others. We quickly learned road signs, parking, etc. While staying in the villa is nowhere near "typical" (the pictures are very indicative of what you get), using a villa instead of a hotel gave us a chance to have an experience that was much more like a week-in-the-life of Greece rather being bound to just the touristy areas of Athens.
The other comments about the hosts' hospitality and graciousness are very accurate. Michael is readily available to respond to any questions, concerns, or inquiries. The property was very clean when we arrived, Michael was there to meet us and explain how the property worked, and he provided several helpful suggestions regarding places to visit and how to get there.
I spent some time running up/around the hills of the neighborhood as well. As my son said, "this isn't just a house that could be in Architectural Record, it is a whole neighborhood of houses." The views around each turn are incredible (we were glad the villa was closer to the water than the hilltop but I recommend taking a walk/run/drive up to the top during your visit), both because of the landscape and because you see another fantastically designed home.
Overall, this was a terrific vacation for our family. I highly recommend this villa for families (with children old enough to swim), small to moderate sized groups (e.g. a guys or girls getaway), etc.
Families with Teenagers
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