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This Villa exceeded our expectations - the photos couldn’t do justice to the reality of the stunning view from the terraces - mountains, countryside, sea - everywhere you looked was amazing. On a more practical note the villa was spotlessly clean, well maintained and very well equipped. We were welcomed by the mother of the family (apologies for forgetting her name), who couldn’t have been more welcoming, and there was a mobile phone available in the villa so we could contact her or her son Alex with any queries we had during the week. We would definitely recommend this villa to others and indeed would love to return ourselves one day. The centre of the little village of Plaka was 10 mins walk away (a very steep slope to negotiate so Grandma was chauffeured!) with a small but very helpful supermarket (they ordered a replacement bottle of Bailey’s when we cleaned them out mid week!) and a few nice restaurants. We particularly liked Taverna Harokopos who very friendly and reasonably priced. The nearby seaside town of Almyrida had more shops and restaurants and a great beach for swimming - warm and calm on the days we went. We also did a jeep safari over the mountains to the Libyan sea on the south side of the island and some of the group did a speed boat trip to caves, which were very enjoyable. However the best activity for me was to sit by the pool with a drink and enjoy that lovely view. Thanks to the Bolarakis family for allowing us to experience their fabulous villa.
Arrived late at night so only discovered the true beauty of the villa complex the next morning. The apartment was really impressive, clean, spacious, stylish and furnished with a comprehensive array of kitchen equipment .
My two teenage sons and I were grateful to discover a gas barbeque and enjoyed the opportunity to eat al fresco on the rear terrace with fine views down the valley in the evenings!
The welcome pack was a really useful addition with its wealth of information on places to visit and places to eat out. The pool was as good as it was presented in the pictures on the web site with absolutely pristine water quality.
Our villa contact was welcoming and helpful and she acted promptly when we accidently locked ourselves out of our apartment, smoothly arranging a replacement. Thank you again Lynda!
Using the villa as a base we drove to a number of historical heritage sites on the island and visited a number of beaches as well. Highly recommend a snorkeling trip in the nearby coastal village and boat trip to the north west peninsular with its Venetian fortress and nearby spectacular lagoon!
All in all, I highly recommend a stay at Souri villa and look forward to visiting again!