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We stayed at Pelegios in the kids Half Term (UK) week in May 2018. We booked out both Villas (Charoupi and Kali Skia) we were two families with kids ages 5-10. It was a perfect location for our needs and kids and adults alike loved it. From the shallow sandy pools off the private platform on one side of the beach to the pontoon ideal for swimming and snorkeling straight off the steps from the other side.
The setting is idyllic. The pictures look great, but the reality is even better. The beach is very private and ideal for shallow snorkelling, rock climbing, sunbathing and swimming in the warm sea with several coves to investigate in easy reach.
The properties are a decent size, cool and well fitted out. We didn’t spend much time inside, but bedrooms were perfect and the living space ample. If there was one small gripe it would be the kitchen is small and bathrooms in Chapousi a little small too. But we used the BBQ and Pizza oven in the pleasant outside space with lovely views across the gardens and out to sea.
Georgios was a great host, available for any questions and suggesting good local tavernas and all relevant amenities. You will need a car. Access is down a very steep drive and shops are about 1/2 a mile away once you’ve climbed up. But there are decent supermarkets close, better ones in Lapartera and plenty of other key amenities, chemist etc.
From here we visited places like Via, Agio Nicolas and Spinalonga, Koufonisi and Chrysii Islands.
8 beautiful days of non stop sun and 27-28 oc. An ideal spot and perfect holiday. It was tough dragging the kids away from the Villa and beach for the day they loved it so much
This is a beautiful house in a lovely location. It is in an elevated position just outside of Ferma and has amazing views. There is a large terrace outside the house with a canopy to protect you from the sun. There is also a large garden, all private with no-one looking on.
Inside everything is lovely and fresh. There are a lot of windows so it is very light inside, unlike some of the older converted properties. The bed is very comfortable and the shower works well (though has the continental fixing at waist height). Air Con is great too and reasonably quiet. The fridge is also quiet (we have stayed in places where the noise from the fridge kept me awake at night). There is all you need to cook with in the kitchen area.
Claudia, the property manager, was very helpful - both before we went and while we were there, telling us best beaches, sights to see etc
You need a car to stay at Villa Bianca, the nearest restaurants are just 2-3 minutes drive away. Koutsounari, the neighbouring village has more restaurants and is only a further 2-3 minutes by car. Our favourite restaurant was Taverna Psaropoula in Koutsounari, though we didn't have a bad meal anywhere.
We stayed here as we wanted to visit Spina Longa but didn't want to stay in the north of the island which is heavily populated with tourists. We had intended to take the boat from Agios Nikolaos but Claudia suggested we go from Plaka instead - great advice, much better than spending a day aboard a boat full of other tourists, stopping at Spina Longa as just one of the stops. Also, the coastal drive to Plaka was really beautiful.