We will definitely be back next year and the next!
We arrived at Villa Armorel at sunset, so we were unprepared for the breathtaking views from the veranda on rising. They are beautiful and stunning, there are uninterrupted views across to the neighbouring island Zakinthos.
Anne met us at the airport, which is close by, but did not interfere with our stay. It gave us a talking point. We were able to get away from it all and relax, it was quiet and peaceful with beautiful weather.
The villa is a home from home, there is plenty of equipment if you want to eat in or just have a snack. The pool has everything from views to beds and beach towels! Minies beach is a short walk DOWN the hill, it is sandy and good for snorkelling. Anne was lovely and couldn't have been more helpful, and provided us with a welcome pack with few provisions to make a snack and breakfast.
A car is needed not just for sightseeing, but for trips to the supermarket. The island has many stunning beaches and things to see which is well signposted. We covered most of the island taking in the breathtaking views, which were round almost every corner. Assos was one of our favourite places, it is a small village about 40 mins from Argostoli. There is a small beach and tavernas on the waterfront. If you are fit you can climb up to the fortress. On the way to Assos you pass Mirtos beach, used is Captain Corelli,s Mandolin, with its crystal clear blue water and 300metre cliffs. Another must is Drogoratti Caves, with massive stalagtyes and stalagmites and Melissani Lake which are near Sami.
Argostoli and Lassi are about a 15 min drive from the villa where there are plenty of restaurants and supermarkets for eating or to pick up supplies.
Our favourite restaurants were in Argostoli, Kalafatis and Patsoura for local Greek food at reasonable prices, which are along the waterfront close to the bridge, and just off the square. Casa Grec just of the main square for more upmarket cuisine. Ladokola which is near the square off the tree lined avenue, for an unforgettable experience where NO crockery is used.
We will definitely be back next year and the next and the next!!!!
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