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Portari Houses
Ranked #2 of 3 Aroniadika B&B and Inns
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“again and again and again!!!”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Five lovely days at the end of June were enough to simply adore the place. We stayed at the Megali Kamara and some other friends stayed at the Dipato (two storey).

Arriving there after a loooong boat journey from Piraeus, we were welcomed (at 2am!) by the owner, Evmorfia, who acted as if it were 5 in the afternoon.

The first pleasant surprise was the houses' surroundings. A lovely garden, warmly lit up, night scents from a variety of herbs and flowers, and refreshments were thre for us. We chatted as long as we could keep our eyes open and then we just slept the night away.

The next morning, stretching out of our beds, we wanted to find our way around the house's kitchen. We could not believe our eyes. Everything - and much more - that we needed, was there: coffee machines, cookies, local rusks (paximadia), and a fully equipped kitchen did not betray our expectations.

Our breakfast was taking place either inside or outside, at a well-shaded area of the garden.

Ooops forgot to tell you the important piece of info: the mattresses unfortunately can not be taken back home... that is what you will think of them every time you will get out of bed. They are the best mattresses I have ever slept on. Evmorfia has made the perfect choice.

The cupboards are big and smell of lavender and the amenities are so practical.

The living room is spacious, well and naturally air-conditioned, and even though we were ladies just under our 50's (and it can feel hot sometimes), we never felt uncomfortable,

it is immaculately clean, everything is new, the linens were fresh and crispy and Evmorfia was always available to meet our needs.

We regretted that we did not BarBQ but it is not a small island and even if Portari is ideally situated at its center, which saves time and money from the car trips, the island offers so many sites to see that time was just not enough.

We just loved the place and this is why, just now, we (as a family this time) are packing our suitcases to visit the place for a second time this year.

In all fairness,the money reflect the value and we're looking forward to collect more memories which we shall undoubtedly treasure!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

Portari is a brand new and really well made property. Its house is individual and a perfect choice for either couples or families. It feels like home and even better than that. Each house has a different design and the traditional architecture is perfectly matched with the modern furniture in the interiors. Morfia, which is the lady that owns the property is really friendly and generous to guests. I have visited many greek islands but it is the first time I am sο satisfied with the residency. We stayed there last summer (2011) and I would totally suggest it. The only negative is that the view from the houses is not very interesting. Also I just have to add that Kithira is probably an island for people around 30 or families. There are not many places to go for such a big island and no nightlife. If these houses were not so good we would definitely be bored after three days. It is a very peaceful island but I guess not what people in their 20s would choose. Also hiring a car is a must, either wise there is no place to go.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

I've stayed at the portari houses for 10days in July of 2011 and the only thing that I can say is that it felt like home!

The rooms were spacious,VERY clean and equipped with everything that you might need

The island is amazing and just perfect for relaxing vacations

Unfortunately I just found out that the best tavern ''Maria'' was shut down :(

I will definitely go back !!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2011

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.....

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Portari Houses

Property: Portari Houses
Address: Aroniadika, Kythira 80200, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Piraeus Region > Kythira > Aroniadika
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Aroniadika
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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