Absolute bliss GUARANTEED
Review Submitted: 09 September 2011
Date of Stay: August 2011
My partner and I have just returned from Trikeri and The Look Out after one of the most peaceful, relaxing and rewarding holidays we've ever had.
The Look Out is very well equipped for creature comforts, the A/C was welcome and the kitchen for foodies is well equipped. Cleaned to within in an inch of it's life prior to our arrival, the bathroom has a great, powerful shower just perfect for washing away the salt before an ouzo on the balcony and 'that' view.
The Look Out is a 100 paces from the sea and yet affording the best view of any villa of the gulf and Pithou, the small unihabited island opposite. We sat here most of the time just drinking in the blue, blue sea and sky, watching the little boats come and go. It is certainly one of the best views in 30 years of Greek travel.
The small bay/harbour of Ag. Sophia is great for swimming and the small bay 100m to the right is also lovely, and often deserted. As there are no cars on the island, and most travel around by small boat, or on foot (it's less than 1km across and 2.5 km long) it's essential to come here for nature, peace and quiet - no clubs, boom boom or nightlife to speak of, only the 2 tavernas at 10 minutes walk serving the freshest fish at very reasonable prices. A 'new' shop selling everything you could need in terms of food and drink has recently opened and makes a welcome addition to the services available for the holiday maker. There are ample cafes and amusements on the mainland if you really need a more cosmopolitan fix; the boat taxi will take you to Alogoropus, and a short taxi ride gets you to the bus service accessing the rest of the Pelion.
Trikeri is not the easiest island to get to, we managed with no car, and backpacks, but this is its virtue - imagine Robinson Crusoe with amenities - and the reason it stays as peaceful and quiet as it does. We rented a small boat to explore the island and nearby coast for some 'wild swimming', and some of the best adventures we've had. The water is so warm, and clear and still, we saw masses of marine life, and even an octopus whilst swimming in shallow waters.
If you long for the Greece of 30 years ago, and a place to unwind and enjoy the natural landscape, with the option of accessing more action if desired, this is the place for you. Thanks to Gail and Nic for having the foresight to choose such a lovely place, and then make it so easy to be there with their lovely villa - it was truly blissful.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 7/7
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