We stayed one week in the cottage in the village of Aroniadika which is in the center of the island. Aroniadika is the perfect location for exploring the entire island; it is just a short drive to all the villages, beaches and sites. The cottage is located on the perimeter of the village with easy parking right off the main road to the airport and the port, and is located 10 meters from the parking area--perfect! The cottage itself is fantastic--one of the nicest places we have rented in 10 years of traveling to Europe. The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen including a Nespresso machine and endless capsules of coffee. From the roof top terrace one can see over the water to Neapolis and the Mani. The beds are very comfortable and everything is spotlessly clean.
The owner showed us the Portari Villas and they are also beautiful, spacious and have a wonderful view over the countryside to the sea. I highly recommend staying in either the villas or the cottage.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "PORTARI HOUSES" is a country villa - guesthouse that offers a different vacation philosophy: warm hospitality in picturesque houses that provide the quality services of a hotel, while at the same time warm, personal attention is ensured by the hosts. The villa-guesthouse stands out for its unique interior design, its traditional architecture and its location in the Medieval settlement of Aroniadika on the seducing island of Kithira – an ideal setting for a relaxed and private vacation. The land where the Portari Houses are found extends over half an acre, complete with a barbeque pit, flowers, herbs and a vegetable garden. The complex is made up of three separate dwellings: Portari House I, a two story residence (110 sq.m.), Portari House II (80 sq.m.) and Portari House III (60 sq.m.) single level. The Cottage (60 sq.m.), a restored traditional home is also for rent. ... more less