A lovely retreat for 10 nights for 6 of us ranging from 8 to 80 years old. The owner (who lived next door) was always on hand and very helpful - they came round to check if we needed anything at the beginning of the holiday (even brought us a cake!). We had a flat tyre on our last day and again, they helped us get it fixed.
We travelled with Agni Travel, who were OK.
A tip - make sure that you take some water/drinks with you, I know it's obvious but we got in later than expected - all the shops were closed and we didn't have one drink between 6 of us. It was a very long night waiting for the shops to open in the morning!
The villa was in a gorgeous location - although it's not as close to the beach/restaurants as stated (you really, really need a car!), it did feel like you were away from it all but still had some great restaurants within a 10 minute drive.
The secluded pool was well maintained - there are 4 sunbeds and a natural parasol (although these have seen better days). We didn't use the BBQ or do any cooking but there was everything you needed (should you wish - nor did I do any washing!). Both the Sea and Inland views (depending on your bedroom) were beautiful and there was a true feeling of tranquility.
The only negative comment I have is the quality of towels (and bedspreads) - they are so thin and scratchy.
There were some comments about the cats and dogs that are about. The owners dog does live next door, but he was very friendly and never caused a problem. Likewise there were a couple of cats that hung around but this was only occasionally and they were very timid so weren't a nuisance at all. There were also goats and chickens nearby but this is a rural area so you really have to expect it - it added to the whole experience for us.
We ate out every evening in different restaurants, usually in Latchi or Polis and found most of the restaurants to be of a really good standard. Prices were similar to UK for eating out. A typical Greek Dish such as Stiffado/Kleftico etc. was between 12 and 16 euros - kids meals were around 5 euros. A bottle of Keo beer was anywhere between 1.8 to 3 Euros and a Smirnoff Ice between 3 - 5 Euros. Evening meal cost between 70 - 90 Euros for 5 usually including starters and a main (no dessert tho). Our cheapest meal was at the Souli (in Latchi), our favourite meal was at Molos in Latchi. SeaFare and Faros were also favourites - both in Latchi. We went to Moustakallis in Polis for the bbq which came highly recommended - it was OK. BBQ food had mostly sold out by 8pm.
Pizza Hut was 18.50 for two large pizzas.
The supermarkets were more expensive. Just to give you an idea of prices: Pepsi 2.30, Bread 2.25, Ham 5.15, Cheddar 4.95, Milk 1.65, Philadelphia 2.65 and Coco Pops 3.40 (no I didn't write it down but just found a receipt!)
We hired a car from George in Pathos (Easyrentacar) as he offered the best value by far and didn't ask for an upfront deposit (bear in mind that People Carriers do not have any luggage space so either ask for a roof rack or rent an additional car for the day - we couldn't even get our hand luggage in the boot let alone a suitcase!) and saw some of the island, which was lovely.
We also rented a motor boat for the day from Latchi Water Sports Centre, which seemed like a really professional organisation who took safety very seriously. We paid 112 Euros for four hours and used about 20 euros worth of petrol. This was for a mid range boat with a donut/rubber ring type thing that we could pull along behind us.
Otherwise it was totally chilled.
As we had to be out of the villa by 10am and didn't fly until 10pm, we booked a room at the Venus Beach Hotel. This was a lovely hotel and served its purpose admirably.
Had a wonderful time - I hope you do too!
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