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Recent Europe reviews

  • What an enchanting week!

    "We had never been to Paris before, and wished to have an apt. instead of a hotel as my husband has so many food allergies. The apt. was way more spacious than we expected. It was easy to cook for the 2 of us there and having a clothes washer was great. We always travel with a nightlight for washrooms, so we aren't falling. This was particularly useful here as the washroom was creatively put in on a different level. The narrow stairs up scared us the first time, but soon became a new norm and they added to the wonderful character of the building. The area was so perfect for 1st timers as we walked for miles with always architectural eye-candy flooding over us. We felt safe out on the streets even late at night as always lots of tourists about and the business owners soon got to recognize you and not try to tempt you in to their restaurants. When we wished to go farther afield, like Versailles, it was so easy to jump on public transportation. Jean Claude was so welcoming and thorough, and made it very easy for our early exit also. If we ever get back to Paris, ahhh! [too many places to see, too little time left, too little vacation funds] we would be very happy to stay here again."
    Guest: Helen J. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: September 13, 2014
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  • Old friends gathering in Tuscany

    "Our group consisted of 6 couples that have been friends for decades but this was our first attempt at a week long vacation. The villa was the perfect place. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms were comfortable. There was space for privacy. The house and grounds were immaculate. They prepared a delicious dinner our first night which we enjoyed so much that we all agreed to ask them to do it again our last night. Upon arrival, Jacopo met us in town to guide us to the villa which was very helpful since in August some of the streets are closed to traffic. Jacopo and Fabio were never in the way or even visible but magically appeared whenever we needed anything or had a question. As a result we felt free to enjoy ourselves but never needed to wait for help when we wanted it."
    Guest: LC Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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  • quiet and peacefully but near to attractions

    "We recently had the opportunity to once again vacation at the splendid Villa Sogara located among the hillside vineyards just east of Verona.  Welcomed back as if we were family by Tomasso and Ela, eight of us spent the week absorbed in Italian culture both in their spacious villa and on outings that our hosts not only arranged but accompanied us. We never would have discovered some of the treasures of the area without their guidance. Language problems were not an issue with fluently bilingual hosts to accompany us on the outings to wineries and even a pasta ‘factory’.  The full use of the kitchen made for relaxing meals in the dining room.  We loved the interactive cooking class provided by Ela, where we were taught to make many unique and delicious creations followed by a meal together. While Villa Sogara is located on a secluded private estate, it is very central to many of the local ‘must see’ attractions.  We enjoyed quick easy drives to spend the day in Verona, beautiful Lake Garda and the spectacular waterside towns, as well as other historical sites.  The drive along the lake was one of the most picturesque routes that we have ever experienced in many years of travelling in Europe. If you are a group planning a trip to Italy, we highly recommend that you consider Villa Sogara. It will provide an experience to which you will undoubtedly want to return again and again."
    Guest: Guilia Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: January 23, 2015
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Greece Travel Tips

Best Time of Year to Travel to Greece Vacation Rentals

Greece enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with little regional variation. Summers are typically hot and dry, and rain occurs mostly in the cooler winter months. For at least seven months of the year, Greece enjoys a warm climate. The most pleasant months are generally May to June and September to October. July and August can get particularly hot, and you will find that most locals make use of a midday siesta to avoid the extreme heat. Many shops and restaurants close between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. which can be inconvenient if you are not aware of this. If you want to enjoy the warm climate and beaches, summertime is definitely the best time to visit Greece. If you have more of an interest in Greek culture and history then you may enjoy traveling in the off-peak season. Many of the major sites are found in and around the capital Athens which can get very crowded during the busy tourist season. It’s often more pleasant to travel around in slightly cooler weather and you can linger longer at the sites and attractions that interest you.

Traveling to Greece Villas

To get to Greece, there are number of different transport options. For travelers from North America or northern Europe, it will be most convenient to fly into Athens and from there connect on to your domestic destination. The Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is located in Sparta which is just outside of Athens. The airport is the country’s busiest and hosts several international airlines. There are regular daily scheduled flights between Athens and most European cities. Travelers from North America and other parts of the world may need to route via London, Amsterdam or Madrid and then connect to Athens. For visitors from the eastern parts of Europe, there are good rail connections with Thessaloniki which is Greece’s main rail hub. During the summer months, there are frequent ferry connections between Greece and its neighboring countries. Many cruise ships also visit the Greek isles and this is a great way to explore the Mediterranean coast.

Popular Attractions near Greece Holiday Rentals

Depending on where you are traveling in Greece, there is a wide variety of different attractions available. If you plan to spend some time in and around Athens, you can enjoy the many ancient sites the city has to offer. One of the most famous places to visit is the Acropolis which is the site of the sacred rock. This monument dominates the Athenian skyline and can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. It also contains the ruins of the Parthenon. The Agora was once the core of ancient Athens. It was in this large open space that many commercial, political and social events took place. It was turned into a residential area in the 19th century. Although today it is mostly ruins, there are still several interesting sites worth visiting. Delphi is located approximately 100 miles northwest of Athens. It was once considered to be cultural heart of Greece and is linked to several well-known Greek legends.

Visitors to Greek Islands Vacation Rentals

Greece is a popular summer vacation destination for a large majority of European travelers. The allure of warm weather, long summer days and beautiful beaches attract many. There is a great vibe in the seaside villages where eating and drinking are daily celebrations of life. Greece is also a destination with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Many people visit Greece to see the ancient ruins and hear the legends of past times.

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