ROMANTIC HIDEAWAY IN RUAL LOCATION, ideal for a couple with or without children
Roy, Sandy and Marisa
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About Roy, Sandy and Marisa
We spent our wedding anniversary on Zante 17 years ago. We instantly fell in love with the island so much so that 4 days into our holiday we spent 2 days with an estate agent looking for suitable properties. One year later we signed contracts and have not looked back since. My brother asked me why when there is a whole world out there did we chose Lithakia to holiday each year. My reply was simple " we found paradise". My cousin has been going there for the past 42 years, with his daughter now fluid in Greek. My daughter too fell in love with the island which encouraged us to extend the property in 2009 to accommodate her and her husband. My wife and I are "retired". Our daughter helps us with our property business in England and our son in law is self employed and gets involved when ever he can. In Lithakia we have an excellent team of helpers ( our team ) who is on hand when needed, from repairs to maintenance, gardening and housekeeping. Our team and us have been working very closely together and we can now refer them as our friends who will help you in order that your stay is as enjoyable as you would like it to be. You can too of course contact us directly. The cheapest way is via whatsup.
Roy, Sandy and Marisa purchased this Bungalow in 2001
Why Roy, Sandy and Marisa chose Laganas
Koukla is ideally situated close to the airport and the ferry port .Lithakia is popular with residents on the island due to its close proximity to the sea and mountains. Lithakia is a traditional working village away from the hussle and bussle of holiday resorts. That said if nightlife is what you want then Lagana 15 minutes away parties into the early hours. "Koukla" offers all the charm of Greek living, but with modern facilities. Koukla underwent major redecoration and refurbishment in 2017. Extra land bought enabled us to offer you our visitors extra outside space. The gardens are filled with tropical plants. Additional planting will resume throughout 2017 with lemon and orange trees. With the addition of a lit up splash pool, water feature, large patio area and outside BBQ kitchen, dining tables and chairs makes Koukla a unique and comfortable holiday property. From there you can see the sea in the distance. With permission of neighbours we were able to improve the area around us by constructing natural stone walls and planting tropical plants.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Away from the noisy resorts yet close enough to visit if one wishes. The villa stands in an olive grove on the outskirts of the working village of Lithakia. This is the real Greece. Watch workers going to work, children going to school and Greek farmers going about their business. 10 minutes drive towards the mountains enjoy dining among Greeks in local tavernas. Spend time sunbathing in the small bays, enjoy swimming in glass clear waters and watch the sun go down enjoying an evening meal. Yet if it is town you want drive 15 minutes the other way and shop until you drop. Visit the museum, take in the night life around the squares and watch the world go by with a frappe or a glass of wine.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
A little piece of paradise
Koukla is a beautiful villa in a fabulous location.
The villa itself was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and furnished, and contained everything you could possibly need. The kitchenette is small, but who wants to cook complicated meals when on holiday? It has all the equipment you might want. The bedroom, living room and bathrooms are fantastic, and the second bed would be great for teenagers. My daughter and her 6'3'' husband were fine sleeping up there for three nights.
It is, however, the outside of the property that makes it particularly special. Set in an olive grove, both the covered lower patio with a large dining table, and the upper patio with table, chairs, sun loungers and splash pool were private and afforded fabulous views - one of plants and the olive grove, and the other of Laganas Bay in the distance. The pool was lovely and larger and deeper than I expected - an added bonus.
The area is lovely and quiet, but there is a small supermarket a few minutes walk away. The airport and two large supermarkets are only 15 minutes drive away, as are several beautiful beaches, and some tourist destinations. Within half an hours drive are several small villages with market stalls etc. Whether you want peace and quiet, the 'real' Zakynthos or to enjoy the tourist areas - or a bit of both - this villa is ideally placed.
Access to the villa was easy; I was met promptly at the villa, and had been offered an escort to make sure I found it. The housekeeping team were excellent, friendly and kept in touch throughout my stay, and Roy and Sandy contacted me to ensure that I arrived safely.
I had a fantastic two weeks in Koukla Villa and will definitely return.
Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Lovely villa in great location, wonderful welcome pack, much appreciated after long journey, lovely to have escort from airport to villa, villa has everything you need for your stay.
We stayed for a week at Roy and Sandy's lovely villa and it was everything we'd hoped it would be, and more. To make the most of the island you really need to hire a car, and the location of the villa is perfect for getting out and exploring. The folder of information provided offers excellent advice for places to visit if you are unfamiliar with the island, and also includes contact numbers for local people in the very unlikely event that you need help with any housekeeping or maintenance issues during your stay. Koukla was spotlessly clean and very well equipped, and we have already booked to return next year. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Excellent gorgeous superb
This little villa is the perfect place to relax and enjoy Zante. Close to the village, quiet, and peaceful. Very well equipped and comfortable accommodation. Roy and Sandy are also very lovely hosts if you are lucky enough to meet them while you are there. We met them on day one and commented it would be nice to have more freezer space in the am, by teatime there was a freezer (in outside cupboard) great to freeze the water for the pm om the beach. This little villa is a perfect base easy to find and very close to airport and shops. very clean and modern. We loved it so much we booked again for next year.
Don't be surprised if you get a visit from a little white dog, we called him Stavros we made a big fuss of him and he became our holiday pet( we were missing our own).
Away from it all idyll.
As the door of the property opened we knew we were in for a treat. Amazing Villa with superb pool and patio area. The village above is traditional Greece and allows you to feel part of the landscape. We couldn’t have asked for better. The villa is far enough away to be sooooo quiet but close enough to towns and villages to allow you to do as much or as little as you want. The plunge pool area and sun deck offered everything we could want. Amazing views over Laganas bay. Beautiful. We will be booking again!
The perfect summer escape in Greece!
We spent a gorgeous 2 weeks at the Koukla Villa and we couldn’t have asked for a better stay. The villa itself was a perfect size for us - 2 adults, 2 children and had everything that we needed. The welcome hamper was incredible, the bathrooms well stocked, the pool although small was perfect for us - everything was fantastic. The island of Zakynthos has so much to offer and explore, the green folder that was left in the Villa with recommendations became our holiday bible. Thanks to Roy, Vassilis and the team for looking after us, highly recommend!!
This delightfully unspoiled village is Zante's hidden Gem. Encircled by beautiful olive groves, Lithakia is ablaze with hues of green and blues and offers visitors a holiday where one can really unwind. Lithakia is a working village. It is one of the oldest Venetian - style villages traditional and untouched by tourism. Lithakia gently slopes down the hillside to Lithakia Beach with shops, bars and restaurants serving international as well as delicious Greek dishes. The area offers plenty of activities for all: snorkeling, fishing, boat hire , coastal and hillside walks with some fantastic views. A bus service, hiring a car or bike affords one to get around the island to explore the many sights and attractions. Zante town is 8 km away, Agios Stostis (Lithakia Beach ) 5 km, Keri Beach 11 km. Visit the Water Park, go Loggerhead Turtle spotting, take a boat trip around the island and onto Shipwreck Beach, go mountain bike riding, visit churches and museums or just relax.
If you like listening to traditional Greek singers whilst enjoying delicious local cuisine then Amoutsi Taverna in Agios Sostis is the place to visit every Friday from 8pm onwards.
If traditional Greek dancing is what you like then the Windmill Hotel in Argassi is the place to go. Enjoy a BBQ, wine and show at an inclusive price of €38.00 per couple, prices correct at September 2017.
Take in a spectacular sun set whilst dining alfresco in Agalas. The owners well know second restaurant " Dennis Taverna" can be found in Lithakia at the cross-road. Try the pork chop - great.
3 of the best beaches away from the resorts are in Keri which is very safe for children with a big choice of food outlets. You can hire boats at Keri and visit the island of Marathonissi. Porto Limnionas a fantastic large cove with deep water, ideal for snorkelling. Plenty of sunbeds with waiter service and restaurant. Its worth staying on to see the sunset in the evening. Porto Vromi a romantic cove is further up the road from Porto Limnionas. Again deep water not ideal for small children. A kiosk sells snacks, ice cream and drinks. Boats from here take you to blue caves and to shipwreck beach a international recognised landmark. You will find further things to do or see in literature kept at the houses.