Superbly equipped and very comfortable House just 1km from the Milina waterfront
Tim & Aphroula Smart
- english, greek
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A beautiful house in a lovely location and Tim was so friendly and helpful.
Greece as it should be
The property is a pleasant 15 minute walk from the village of Milina and is peaceful and private and has everything you will need for your stay. Tim himself is Pelion's version of Indiana Jones (chopping wood, climbing trees etc) but is a very good host. As Tim lives nearby you occasionally bump into him and he is happy to engage in conversation or just to say good morning.
The village itself has no real architectural merit but it does have a long seafront with an abundance of good quality coffee shops, ice cream parlours, restaurants, supermarkets and other retail shops.
When you stay in a village like Milina your most important decisions will be 'what time shall we eat, what time shall we swim, what time shall I sleep'. These every day issues become the your main preoccupation as all the distractions of everyday life subside. It may take a few days to adjust, but once you do, let the Milina sunset work its magic.
As alluded to the Milina sunset is very spec
A peaceful, comfortable, well-equipped retreat for four people within walking distance of the beach
My husband and I and two good friends spent a week at Aphroula's House in Milina in early July 2017 and loved the experience. The configuration of the house makes it ideal for two friendly couples or one couple travelling with children. The upstairs terrace, which faces west, with a distant view of the sea, is a good spot for breakfast and dinner, but too hot at lunchtime. Ceiling fans and A/C units keep the bedrooms cool at night. The house as a whole is simply furnished and very comfortable, including an outdoor cooking area on the lower level and a conventional, well-equipped kitchen upstairs. The owners live nearby and are on hand to give advice and to resolve problems – not that we had any. It is a pleasant 15–20 minute walk from Aphroula's House to the seafront at Milina, a wonderfully unspoilt village with some good beaches lined by a string of tavernas. Milina has plenty of traditional shops, including grocers, greengrocers, two butchers and a bakery, and local fishermen sell their catch on the quayside in the early morning. Getting to the house from the village by car is a little more challenging – along bumpy, rutted tracks with few passing places – but we got used to it! There is a fabulous walk up the hill behind the house to the mountain village of Lafkos that takes you along a well-worn donkey track with better and better views of the matchless Pagasitic Gulf as you climb. All in all, we had a lovely holiday and came away thinking that a week in Pelion was much too short.
Brilliant Holiday House
Aphroula's house is wonderfully peaceful and quiet, with sea views from the terrace. Milina's secluded location means that, even in the busy summer months, it never feels touristic or over-crowded. The house is a short walk away from the sea front, a number of traditional Greek restaurants, and small shops; it is also perfectly situated for walks over the mountains to other towns. The water is perfect for swimming - because it is a bay, there are barely any waves, and the water is lovely and warm. Tim and Aphroula are perfect hosts, very friendly and welcoming, and helpful in advising on places to visit and activities in the area. I can't recommend this house highly enough.
A perfect retreat
This beautiful house looks out over trees and gardens, with a view from the upper terrace (there are two) of the Pagasitic Gulf. The house is calm, quiet - and - brilliantly - can be divided into two completely self-contained parts. The tiny town of Milina is a short walk away, and here there's a string of tavernas right next to the sea, facing the incredible sunsets to the west. You’re a long way from anywhere, which is why such a beautiful place is so amazingly uncrowded. At the same time, it’s a proper town, with small, useful shops – butcher – baker - and even a pharmacy. The waters of the gulf are calm and clear. There’s nothing quite like it. This is why I’ve been coming here with my family for nearly twenty years.