If we could sum up Harmony resort; it's all about people....
George and his wife are two of the most hospitable people you could ever wish to meet. They had only been at Harmony Resort for 4 months when we visited, but in that short time they have made many positive changes.
The re-naming of Villa Patros, to Harmony Resort concerned us before the visit... However any concerns were dispelled when we realised why they had chosen the name Harmony... It's due to their love of music! Both George and his wife are great musicians. They spent years travelling India, playing music and making enough money to live. Now they have settled down back in Greece, and taken on these apartments.
We stayed for two weeks and were lucky enough to join them for two evenings of live music - one was traditional Greek music, the other, a traditional Indian music night. Both nights, the couple were joined by friends who also played some interesting instruments. It was quite an education. All music was provided at no charge, just for the fun of it...
We spent many evenings with George, talking till the small hours of the morning, which he never minded at all... He embraces company, which makes you feel so warm and welcome.
There is no formal restaurant, however they were providing sandwiches, paninis and other snacks / drinks. Generally if you ordered some drinks, you'd be given a small plate of nibbles to enjoy with your drinks.
As for the accommodation - The building looks really nice, and typically Greek. Everywhere is maticulously cleaned, inside and outside! the pool is to the rear of the property, and we spent many hours reading by it, or swimming in it. (near the pool there are three small buildings: an outdoor bar, showers, and toilets).
The olive grove next door is nice to look at, with ancient olive trees all twisted and inter twined.
Our room was no 9... we had a balcony with a view of the sea, which was lovely. The rooms were actually very big and spacious (unusual for Greek apartments). At the time of our trip, June 2010, they had ordered new mattresses and are planning full renovations of the apartments during next winter season. We couldn't fault the apartment one bit, as they inherited it, the rooms were basic, but perfectly clean and functional. We expect great things of the rooms after the renovation.
The bar / reception area is a nice place to spend time, have a dink and talk. This area was renovated by the couple in the short time they had prior to opening for this summer season.
There are very few places where we have been made to feel so "at home" and welcome. you're part of the family for the duration of your stay.
You are truly welcomed into the lives of two people, who really love life...
Hope you enjoyed this, Scott andJo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Harmony Resort is a small,family run hotel. We aim to provide a home away from home to our guests. We are located in a quiet street thus allowing relaxing and tranquil stay. Also 10-15 minutes from the two main beaches and the picturesque centre of Parga town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harmony Hotel Parga