From the moment we drove up the drive and were greeted warmly by John and excitedly by Ellie the dog we know we were going to enjoy our stay at Olive Tree Cottage. John cooked us a delicious home cooked meal the 1st evening we were there of - Greek Salad, spicy meatball, taziki, sun ripened tomato bread, pitta bread and lemon cheesecake (just the start of wonderful tasting home cooked goodies from John over the next week).
From the terrace outside the cottage you have a stunning view over the olive trees and out across Lagana Bay. The steps from the terrace lead down to the lawn under the shade of lemon and Olive trees with a table and chairs. Next to here is the pool with a covered area, sun terrace, hammock, sun beds and pool.
If you are looking for a quiet typically Greek style holiday Olive Tree Cottage is for you, it's very relaxing. It is ideally suited to a couple. We very much appreciated John's "little parcels" of home made/home grown goods (marmalade, croissants, saganki cheese, fresh figs). John made us feel as if we really were home from home, he advised us of places to eat locally - we tried and recommend Zepos. The trunk on the terrace contains an array of games and books should you want to use them.
Ellie the dog loves to have company and would come most morning and evening to make sure we were ok, which as animal lovers we enjoyed.
The lane up to the cottage is quite uneven and the drive very steep so we would suggest that a jeep or vehicle of similar height would be best - we did however manage in our hired Skoda fabia but it wasn't easy.
On our last evening John had a BBQ for two friends who had come over from UK to help John with some ground maintainenance and asked us tp join them - once again John's cooking was out of this world - homemade garlic bread, greek salad, tomatoes with melted feta and Olive Oil (John's own oil), beetroot and onion salad, Jacket potato, bbq'd marinated pancetta chops,, chicken drumsticks, fresh large prawn, vegetable kebabs, calamari, followed by bbq rum banana/pineapple.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the only downside for us we only booked 7 days! If we could give 10 stars we would.