Just returned from an October holiday to Parga and stayed in Astra with my boyfriend. Astra is 3 mins from the sea front, 10 from the castle and 15 from Voltos. It consists of 5 appartments which are on the ground floor other than 4 steps from the road.
What struck me first was the cleanliness of the place, another couple we met had been going for years and said the same cleaner has been cleaning for 15 years and has always been brilliant and thorough. She comes around 11 everyday, cleans, replaces towels and bedding and left the place spotless.
The kitchen was basic, 2 hobs and a grill. However it had every utensil and pan I needed to make some good meals. The grill was great for making toast (I preferred it to a toaster) and grill vegetables on.
There is no sitting space other than the bed, but it was very comfy. Amazing amount of storage, plenty of hangers and endless drawer space.
The bed was 2 single beds pushed together. As it was October it was chilly at night and the 2 blankets some times weren't enough. It had a sheet on so for summer months it would still be warm.
A lovely balcony- but I think ours was the best, it was at the back over looking olive and lime trees and you could see the road (but it wasn't noisy) and Green's Bakery (more later) from it.
The balcony had 2 very comfy chairs, a table, ash try and drying rail. Our rail only had 2 pegs (the other balcony had about 20) so do bring pegs.
Again, nice and clean. Big downside is the shower- it is really just a drainage area with a shower attachment, but no holder for it. This leads to lots of undignified squatting and a wet bathroom. You get used to it though.
Outstanding!! As I said close to sea, castle and Voltos. The road was close but no bother at all.
We found the beach immediately with no problems. The wonderful Green's Bakery is a stones throw away which has break, pies, pastry and sweets and was a real highlight.
Shops are close, a mini market and super market 2-5 mins away. There are bars close too, but the best are on the sea from.
All in all I would very much recommend Astra if you want somewhere basic but well set up for holiday makers. It's not luxury, but when you have the beauty of Parga 5mins away you needn't spend much time in it.
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