If you have a chance to stay at Aigialia apartments, don’t hesitate, you will not regret it! We spent a week at Aigialia in Pollonia, Sept-12. It was end of season and the sea was lovely with pleasant temperature, a couple of days we had some strong winds and high waves.
The location of Aigialia apartments couldn´t have been better. It’s a situated in a calm part of Pollonia, little at the side, with beautiful nature surrounding it. We arrived at midday under hot sunlight, it felt a bit far away while struggling with our bags, but it is actually only 5 minutes’ walk to the town beach, stores and restaurants.
Just outside hotel garden there are small lagoons made from smooth cliffs. There is also a little mini beach, so the entrance to the water is easy. The water in the lagoons is safe from big waves if the weather gets stormy. There were almost no people at all out on the cliffs so the hole area felt private, might be different in high season though..
Cypresses in the garden gives nice shadow and there are comfortable chairs in which we relaxed during hot afternoon ours. My man looked like Hemingway in his chair, with a cigar, book and a hat, looking at the sea from time to time. The atmosphere is dreamlike! I really recommend this place for nature lovers who likes quiet and private staying’s. It is very romantic too :)
Two minutes’ walk from Aigialia we enjoyed the most spectacular sunset the Island has to offer. You can sit on a cliff and watch the red sun rolling down into the sea, it sort of glides of the side of a big rock into the water, that’s addictive!
The owners are a nice and caring family who gives the place a cosy atmosphere, they keep a low profile when they are around. All rooms have either a balcony or a patio facing sea and the garden is nice with small lamps that lights up in the evening.
Rooms are clean and very well kept. It all looks quite newly done. Decoration and colours are modern, in my opinion apartment standard is better than average on the islands. They clean and change blankets and towels every day. Beds where comfortable if you don’t want them very soft.
In the room there is a micro oven, a mini stove for coffee, fridge, a small icebox and some china. It’s not possible to cook your own food in the apartment, which at first was a disappointment, but the freshness of the room (without trace of cooking) compensated that. We had some very good cold plates for lunch and used the micro too. Balcony was just big enough for having breakfast, our hade walls on the sides that protected us from windy weather, choose one of those if you can.
There is a nice spot for snorkelling at the side of a steep cliff across from the lagoons, to the right. If you don’t want to swim to the other side there are stairs to use. Follow the edge of the cliff to the cape and there is a cave where you can see colourful fishes . Try to make it there early in the day when the sun lightens up the cave. Town beach is okay but if you follow the shore further on you can find nicer and more private beaches. We also took the bus to Milos town and went on a snorkelling trip around the island. We choose one of the big catamarans, it had an engine and a sail too, so we did both. The trip took all day and it would have been fantastic if the meals have been bigger and served earlier during the day. If you go, bring your own snacks, we were starving!
Don’t choose a restaurant in the right section of the harbour in Pollonia! Follow the main road towards the mountain, just 100 meters away you find a very good restaurant: Apanemia with prices that matches the experience, food here is really enjoyable! Staff is also very service minded and helpful. Just across the street there is a lovely café with sweets, marmalade and honey to bring home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ...Aigialia, 9 sea-sprayed rooms found in the embrace of Milos's Pollonia, in the cape of Pelekouda, where the sea divides Milos from Kimolos, where the east paints the sea silvery blue and the west tints it red and mauve...this magical spot is where the welcoming, brand new Aigialia, untouched and facing the immense blue sea - just as its name implies - anxiously awaits your arrival. The rooms seem to expand out into the sea; its aura awakens the senses and soothes the eyes.The «Aigialia» opened to its guests in 2009 and anticipates your arrival. Nick and Popi, who built it with impeccable taste, are there, at your side, to remind you that the seaside roads of the Archipelago have always been hospitable to its travellers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aigialia Milos/Pollonia, Greece