5min drive from the famous beaches of the south coast
- english, greek
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Villa Anemolia - Fantastic place to stay!
My husband and I chose this villa because we wanted peace and tranquility, and that’s just what we got. The villa is set in its own olive grove, away from any other buildings, but is only a few minute’s drive from the local village for tavernas and a supermarket.
The hosts Stella and Manolis couldn’t have been more welcoming, from the detailed directions from airport to villa, to Stella’s amazing homemade moussaka and cake for our first dinner, and the ample welcoming pack of wine, bread, cheese, ham, biscuits, water etc to set us up for the first few days. They did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable and we feel like we’ve made some new friends.
The villa was immaculately clean and very spacious. It is a modern new build, well laid out with three bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, including a downstairs bedroom with a wet room for anyone with a disability. The open plan kitchen, dining and living room were spacious and very well equipped. The kitchen especially had all main appliances including kettle, toaster, coffee machine, oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher and enough cutlery and crockery for a family. The tv in the living room even had its own Netflix. There is also good WiFi and air conditioning throughout.
The outside space was amazing, with panoramic views of the mountains surrounding the villa! The pool was an excellent size and cleaned every day, with an expansive space surrounding it. There is a dining area under a canopy, to enjoy the view from as well. It was a little windy the week we went but we still managed to have breakfast outside, although it was too breezy to play cards! There is an outside bbq space with a gas bbq.
On the first floor there is a lovely balcony with views across to the sea at Plakias and the mountains all around. The view was absolutely stunning and you can see glorious sunsets from here - we loved it! Both upstairs bedrooms also have their own balconies.
For anyone staying at this villa (and you absolutely should!) we would recommend Souda Beach (15 mins by car) as it was calm, quiet, not as busy but with a taverna at one end and Plakias (10 mins by car) for lots of tavernas, shops, bakeries etc. Try KpiKpi, Gio-ma and Alatsi for great food. We would recommend Mariou taverna which is ten minutes away by car from the villa with an amazing view, great food and service! Prevelli monastery was also beautiful and worth a visit.
We’ll be back soon - can’t wait!
Besides enjoying swimming every day in the beautiful nearby beaches, you can take advantage of the summer winds to go sailing and wind-surfing and explore the beauties of the deep with the help of one of the local diving schools.
The diversity of the landscape and an extended network of country roads and paths offer the joy of a series of outdoor activities:
walks through the olive groves
climbing the nearest mountains
visiting traditional villages
visiting small churches and monasteries such as the famous Preveli Monastery
exploring the famous gorges of Kourtalioti and Kotsifou and coasts
If you’re not very fond of hiking, you can always ride a bicycle or take part in excursions to the countryside and the beaches on horseback or on a donkey, organized by the local horse riding center.