Well you’ve read the few negatives already, and to be honest, I wouldn’t disagree with some of them. There ARE definite short comings in the wiring, and the furniture may not be the newest. The floors ARE deadly when wet, as can be attested too by the bruises on my buttocks, but it’s good clean budget self catering accommodation anyway. Also, although not the dearest that we came across, the beer may be a little expensive at the bar when compared with some of the local tavernas, but RUDENESS. Honestly what have these people done to even get the slightest hint of this?
Half of the “Clique” seemed to be there this week, (almost universally called “Billy”), and, already forearmed by previous articles, I was determined that we weren’t going to be put off with that. Both my wife and I are extroverts anyway, so, within a few seconds of arriving in the bar we planted ourselves firmly in the middle of them, and made ourselves conspicuous.
The result was a friendly apology from one, for turning his back on my wife, and from that point onwards we couldn’t have been made more welcome. We never became one of them of course; these people have been friends with each other for twenty odd years and you can’t possibly break into a family group like that, and neither would that have been fitting, but we were certainly allowed to become temporary members for the few days that we were there.
The staff, too, (or more fittingly the family, for that’s what they are), were extremely welcoming. From Jenny’s fry ups, to Minas’ free hooch, passing Maria’s constant attention at the bar and Stefan’s offers of trips up into the mountains for a lads night out, (not that I took up the offer), they were more like friends than hoteliers within minutes of us arriving, and queued up to wave and hug us off at the end.
The resort itself bristles with really good restaurants and bars all with equally attentive and friendly staff and your choice of quisine is unlimited, and all within a few minutes walk in any direction. I won’t point any one out, I’ll just say that you should make sure you try to get into the busy ones and not the empty ones, and you don’t have to go far. The only down side is the scooters – if you can’t stand the sound of a thousand scooters wizzing around in all directions, then it may not be the place for you.
All in all, a super week’s holiday for us though, and with the most friendly, extended family group that we have ever met. Yamas!
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