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  • Excellents moments passés dans cette maison très confortable. Les hôtes sont très accueillants.
    5 of 5

    Maison très bien équipée. Rien ne manque pour une famille. Salles de bains et salles d'eau super. La vue sur le golfe de Volos est magnifique et les couchers de soleil surprenants. Très bon séjour.

    Stayed: Jul 2018
  • Escape from it all
    4 of 5

    We flew into Thessaloniki (there are currently no flights to Volos from London/Gatwick before July and are peak season only) and then had a 5hr drive (6.5hrs with stops to eat and shop) to meet the water taxi to take us to the island. 10 mins across the water brought us to a little dock where we unloaded our luggage and shopping. The villa is about 300mtrs up a dirt track, fortunately we had help with the luggage. We arrived at a small development of 15 villas, The Lookout is at the end of a row of a dozen semi-detached villas and offers a good degree of privacy and lovely views. The terrace faces west which is great for sunsets, but does get very hot in the afternoon and early evening. Inside there is an open plan kitchen/living room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and utility room with washing machine and freezer. All the main rooms have air conditioning, though the unit in the double bedroom was very noisy. Usually when staying in this kind of accommodation we spend a little time going through the welcome folder to familiarise ourselves with how everything works, where to go, what to do and so on. The Lookout offers nothing at all to help you get your bearings, so you are left to work things out for yourself. It was frustrating to get really useful tips from neighbours towards the end of our stay which would have been so good to know at the beginning! Trickeri is criss-crossed with dirt tracks, many leading to isolated beaches, a few are lovely, one is sandy and was mostly deserted in June. Most beaches though are spoiled by all the stuff that has been washed up, seaweed, timber and tons of plastic items of every description. Most beaches are also heavily populated with sea urchins, so sturdy water shoes are a must. The local tavernas are a short (and steep) 10min walk and are excellent for local food, great service and waterfront locations. There is no shop on the island, a fruit and veg seller arrives twice a week and the taverna will supply water and bread. They will also fill up empty water bottles with draught wine and sell you bottles of beer, all at restaurant prices, but not too expensive. The water taxi is 7euros per person each way from the port, 10euros from the local dock. We had some bad weather and it started to feel very isolated after a few days of cloud and rain, but then the sun came out and Trikeri is a lovely place to be. Our neighbours were friendly and helpful, the locals are very, very welcoming and made it special.

    Stayed: Jun 2018
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