Search and You Will Find
We managed to find the village of Lourdata easily enough (about 30-40 mins from airport), but struggled to find the villa itself. We managed to find Alexis (the villa handyman) at the Klimatis taverner, who seemed surprised that we couldn't find it, and he gave us further directions. This was still in vein, and as my husband was not about to admit defeat by stopping and asking directions a second time, we drove up, down and around for a further hour or so. Gazing out the car window, through clenched teeth, I established that the mini-markets and taverners were quite spread out.
Villa eventually found, it did not disappoint and was light, spacious, modern, comfortable and well-equipped. As there was only the two of us, not having to share a bathroom with my husband was sheer bliss (v. nice bathrooms too). There were plenty of coat hangers in the wardrobes, ample towels and pillows (which weren't filled with rocks). There was even a pump for my lilo, but if we'd found this before the morning we left to go home, I'd have missed out on watching my husband turn blue and faint (lilo bought from local mini-market, where assistant had offered to blow it up for me - an offer which was declined by my husband).
The pool itself was 'lush' (as we like to say in Bristol) - good size, spotlessly clean, and lit up at night. The views were as described, and apart from a chap in the olive grove in front of the villa thwacking the olives off his trees, it was incredibly peaceful.
I tend to rate villas by their 'stickiness'. I can usually tell from the photos of the kitchen whether I need to pack the bleach (I'm also known as 'OCD Fi'). I am pleased to say that the Iremia scored a zero rating. The washing machine was in good working order, and as a dustpan and brush was supplied, I was able to sweep the floors to my heart's content (they weren't dirty, I just find it therapeutic).
The only downside (for us, anyway) were the steep hills. We managed to walk to a taverner on the first night, but then again, we were drunk. It took us a good half hour to walk back up from the beach area (which has several good taverners, including the Klimatis), and could definitely be described as 'arduous' (an adjective avoided like the plague). All the local taverners were accessible by car within minutes, and therefore alcohol could really only be imbibed post-meal (by my husband, anyway!!).
Would recommend for light-drinkers, keen drivers or serious self-caterers.
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your entertaining review, it's sounds like you had an unforgettable stay !!!! We appreciate your kind comments regarding the cleanliness of the villa this is something we pride ourselves on (errieta) We are glad that you enjoyed the free entertainment on offer in September with the thwacking local farmer harvesting his olives. Once again we are glad you enjoyed your stay in Lourdas and hope you consider us again you should find the villa with ease a second time
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