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Filoxenes Katoikies

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With respect to the tradition of the island, we have created a group of properties of respective weight, geared to your most particular demands, aiming through our friendly and professional service and hospitality, at making your stay on the island even more pleasant. You are the main characters and that is what matters the most. That is the central philosophy in our traditional settlements. Apart from the high aesthetics and our attempt to combine successfully the traditional Kytherian architecture with the modern way of living, our ultimate goal is to serve our visitors in the best possible way. Homemade traditional sweets and marmalades are offered during your staying, along with our own organic products such as honey, fruits and vegetables, wine, eggs and olive-oil. Filoxenes Katoikies consists of traditional villas, houses, and seaside apartments. • Villa Venus, Kythira Villa • Celestia Traditional Houses, Semeli Houses, Windmill Suites, Avlemonas houses, Paleopoli houses and Kalokairines house. • Sole e Mare Traditional Studios, Athena apts & studios, Anemoi apts & studios Stay in 8 different villages of Kythera, choose to stay in 2 or even 3 different properties. Our philosophy is to create a unique experience for our visitors. The only way to do that is through our customs, our cuisine and our traditions. Kythera, considered to be one of the most authentic Greek islands, and it is one of our high priorities to create in our visitors the feeling of going back 30 years ago and live in the Greece of the past. Furthermore, in the near future, it is our intention to initiate a program that includes: Hiking, Boat trips, Cooking, Wine tasting, Olive-oil gathering, Guided tours and a series of other activities, with the hope to give the opportunity to our visitors to understand and feel the Kytherian atmosphere.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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My husband and two children (6 and 3 years) stayed in one of the avlemonas sea houses fur six nights. It was simple and perfect. It was air conditioned in the main bedroom and had another unit in the lounge area where the children slept. The kitchen was well equipped and it was
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I stayed here with my husband and some friends of ours and couldn't have asked for more. Andreas was super helpful when we arrived, gave us a map and told us where all the best beaches and restaurants are (and he was right about every suggestion!). The rooms were perfect for
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Response from FILOXENESSTUDIOS, Υπεύθυνος Ρεσεψιόν at Filoxenes Katoikies
Responded Jun 21, 2018
Dear Alice Thank you so much for your good words. It was lovely having you in Filoxenes Katoikies / Sole e Mare . We send you our best wishes . Andreas / Sofia
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I went to Villa Venus a year ago ( 3 weeks in August) with a couple of friends and everything was perfect. Andreas, the owner of Filoxenes Katoikies, was very fast in communication, kind and he provided us with lots of suggestions. Villa Venus is the perfect place, a paradise
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Response from FILOXENESSTUDIOS, Guest Relations Manager at Filoxenes Katoikies
Responded Jul 18, 2017
Dear Chiara Thank you so much for everything. For your lovely review and the fact that you continue to choose Filoxenes Katoikies. Maybe in the years to come we might have another lovely property. My best regards Andreas
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I have stayed here on and off for 7 or eight years now. I normally visit at the beginning of the season as Diakofti is at its quietest then. I find that arranging the trip, via e-mail, with the owner, Andreas, is very simple and find Andreas very accommodating when helping to
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Response from FILOXENESSTUDIOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Filoxenes Katoikies
Responded May 31, 2017
Dear Claire & Dom It is always really nice to have you in Sole e Mare. We would like to thank you for your review, and as always it would be lovely to have you back. My warm greetings. Andreas
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Let me start by saying that I am puzzled by the number of positive reviews for this guesthouse. The reviewers seem to be particularly impressed by the owner's helpfulness and the quality of the rooms. I will tackle those in order: first, I did not once see the owner. Not once
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Response from FILOXENESSTUDIOS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Filoxenes Katoikies
Responded May 31, 2017
I am not sure how I can reply to this comment. To start with we could have definitely charge you with a bigger amount of money according to the greek regulations. We did not. We have informed 3 days before your arrival that you wanted to cancel your reservation due to a mistake, when the reservation was done on February. We gave you the option to stay for 3 nights so that you can pay the amount that has been charged. Without charging more. I could still do it after all this bad comments but I will not. We did not lie about tavernas, this is what we have informed, that there will be open and it was opened in your 3rd day of your stay. We did not know until the last minute if you were coming or not simply because you did not inform us. You have been in your room for many hours and we could not come and clean your room. This is not an excuse of course and this is our only mistake. However, being so negative, and unfriendly from the beginning as it was our mistake , you did not make things easier. I did though came to see you in day one , but you were not there. In my emails I informed that I could assist you going around . You did not come to find me in my office or house. All in all , it is easy to accuse us, but to us you have been a very difficult customer. When someone tries to assist you , I did that in my emails and I can also attach them if I can, you are not impolite or rude. And you were. So all this are important for the reader to understand that we certainly disagree with your review, and of course Diakofti is a lovely place but certainly not for customers travelling alone without a car or motorbike, as the island lacks transportation. Just to inform you , in the same period, we had an Italian couple that could not drive, but we took them to Avlemonas and Chora, simply beacuse they were really friendly and polite. It is very convenient to accuse others for our own mistakes. Now we have our first bad review, simply because we accused to cancel for free in the last minute to an ungorganised person to say the least.
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Superior Double Sea View
sunset on Kythera
"If you're stuck, choose the lilac room. If you can go elsewhere, do go elsewhere (Chora, Kapsali, Agia Pelagia)."
"Both apartments very nice and in same position."
"Top rooms have a nice view. Rooms on the ground floor seem to be better equipped."
$50 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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