A Lovely 10 Night Holiday.
A lovely retreat for 10 nights for 6 of us ranging from 8 to 80 years old. The owner (who lived next door) was never anything other than helpful - they came round to check if we needed anything at the beginning of the holiday (even brought us a cake!). We had a flat tyre on our last day and again, they helped us.
We travelled with Agni Travel, who were OK'ish. They sent a couple of texts asking if everything was OK and then completely ignored the responses! Anyway, the owner sorted us out in 10 mins.
The villa was in a gorgeous location - although it's not as close to the beach/restaurants as stated (you really, really need a car!), it did feel like you were away from it all but still had some great restaurants within a 10 minute drive.
The secluded pool was well maintained - there are 4 sunbeds and a natural parasol (although these have seen better days). We didn't use the BBQ or do any cooking but there was everything you needed (should you wish - nor did I do any washing!). Both the Sea and Inland views (depending on your bedroom) were beautiful and there was a true feeling of tranquility.
The only negative comment I have is the quality of towels (and bedspreads) - they are so thin and scratchy.
We ate out every evening in different restaurants, usually in Latchi or Polis and found most of the restaurants to be of a really good standard. Prices were similar to UK for eating out. A typical Greek Dish such as Stiffado/Kleftico etc. was between 12 and 16 euros - kids meals were around 5 euros. A bottle of Keo beer was anywhere between 1.8 to 3 Euros and a Smirnoff Ice between 3 - 5 Euros. Evening meal cost between 70 - 90 Euros for 5 usually including starters and a main (no dessert tho). Our cheapest meal was at the Souli (in Latchi), our favourite meal was at Molos in Latchi. SeaFare and Faros were also favourites - both in Latchi. We went to Moustakallis in Polis for the bbq which came highly recommended - it was OK. BBQ food had mostly sold out by 8pm.
Pizza Hut was 18.50 for two large pizzas.
The supermarkets were more expensive.
We also rented a motor boat for the day from Latchi Water Sports Centre, which seemed like a really professional organisation who took safety very seriously. We paid 112 Euros for four hours and used about 20 euros worth of petrol. This was for a mid range boat with a donut/rubber ring type thing that we could pull along behind us.
Otherwise it was totally chilled - perfick!
Owner's Response: Dear guest, thank you very much for having submitted your review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay in Villa Alexandros! We are proud of the points you stated, and at the same time we will take in great consideration your advices in order to offer a even better service in the future.
Re distances, travelling via a footpath that starts behind the villa can tae you to Latchi in just a few minutes walk, but in case you hired a car of course you surely enjoyed most of the island without the need of a walk,
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in one of our properties!
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