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The ultimate traditional Greek experience! We were greeted immediately at the ferry by our host Yannis who drove us to his family home. He is a wealth of local knowledge about Greece, Alonnissos and the Marine Park. Vila Vala sits on its own private peninsula and overlooks the clear blue water of the Aegean. You are steps away from swimming, snorkeling and kayaking (kayak onsite!) And a short 10 minute walk to Steni Vala town. Vila Vala is a museum of Yannis' family history and very well appointed with everything you would need for a peaceful relaxing holiday. My wife and I cooked dinner and sat out on the patio watching the fishing boats come into Steni Vala.
As an extraordinary example of Greek hospitality, Yannis personally took us on a boat tour of the nearby islands telling us the history of this beautiful place where he and his family grew up. We even stopped at a quiet remote beach for a swim in the refreshing waters of the Aegean.
We will not soon forget our amazing holiday in Alonnissos with Yannis at Vila Vala. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
This is a beautiful property. In the past, we have occasionally booked rentals that have indulged in "creative photography" in their VRBO presentations. What you see in this property's photos is what you get.
The masonry and exposed woodwork were obviously done as a labor of love. The facilities very nice. The veranda is a jewel. We spent hours there watching the clouds and the sea in an atmosphere of utter quiet. Not a sound of cars, people or jets. Peace.
Kryiaki was very nice and welcomed us with candied figs in honey and Raki. She was as helpful as she could be. We enjoyed our times with her.
All in all this property was a very good value. A bit of a haul to get to, but worth it. We highly recommend it and would come back again.