This place is just amazing. We were a group of 10 adults & 2 small children & had the best time.
If you want complete relaxation with no hassles, away from everyone in a beautiful part of Greece & fabulous food, cooked to order with nothing too much trouble for the wonderful cook then this is the place for you.
The swimming pool area is just lovely with plenty of loungers & some shade at the shallow end after mid-morning which was perfect for the young ones. The outside kitchen is really well situated with a fabulous olive wood table large enough for us all to sit at comfortably. The drinks fridge was kept well stocked with beer, wine, mixers, soft drinks & water & the prices all extremely reasonable so you don't get a shock at the end of the week.
I hadn't realised what effect having a cook would make - it was just so relaxing not having to buy food, do any cooking & especially no clearing up. It was all so relaxed & the food was absolutely delicious. From the huge omelettes cooked to order at breakfast to the beautifully prepared fresh fish, wonderful moussaka, spinach pie to die for, fabulous salads & home made bread - the meals were simple & yet so delicious. And enough to feed an army. The traditional orange syrup cake is not great for bikini bodies but is sublime.
The empty sea at the bottom of the garden was also a real gem. With the body board & 2 canoes supplemented by the inflatables we took with us, we had plenty of fun. The sea was not great for snorkeling in due to the visibility but it was totally safe for swimming & you could follow the coastline for ages.
The outdoor cinema area was very relaxing with all the bean bags although we didn't actually watch any films as we were based up at the house in the evenings.
The yoga platform was a really relaxing place for time out with a book & a beer - there is so much space in this villa that even at full capacity you would never feel on top of each other.
Nothing was too much trouble for Sarah, the manager. She was only a phone call away if we needed anything (eg more gin/mint for the cocktails) & her husband does a mean massage - just in case you need taking relaxation to the next level.
The only negative thing I can think of was the flies at breakfast but everything else was amazing & I cannot recommend Villa Amalia & it's wonderful chef highly enough.