Got back last week - We stayed between 5th and 12th July. Although we got lost getting to the villa, and had toruble unlocking the front door, the stress melted away in an instant. The villa is lovely and big, looked after and pure relaxation. In my opinion the best of the 4. It has its own drive way, the last of the 4 and because of this, you get uninterrupted views. You get the afternoon and morning sun, but the actual pool is only in the sun from about 12pm or so, but didn't bother me. Lots of sunny places to lie around in.
Pearl also seemed nice, as it was on the other end - so Kaly and Klea were in the middle - although some reviews say is was not private - we found it fine for us - better than sitting at a shared pool surely?
The maid comes every day, pool guy comes early morning to full up the pool. Both very friendly.
Views are spectacular. You can't get down to the beach from the villa, but a short drive and you can get to a beach. It didn't bother me, as I loved lounging on the lilo in the pool.
We had a car and it was most definitely worth it, we travelled from the northern most tip all the way along the eastern coast to the southern most tip. This is not a long drive although did it over about 3 days (so we got out at a lot of towns and did sightseeing). I loved Zante, I thought the landscape was amazing. Don't be scared to do some road trips, just know the general direction you are going and follow the signs (they jump out at you sometimes!!)
Keri was beautiful, and so was Geraki /Gerakas and Alykansas. We spent a few nights in Tsilivi, which we found loads of fun if you like the night life (not as hectic as Laganas which we drove right through - run down and not for us)
We drove up towards the blue caves, and we went down to the very tip - we were lucky enough to have our own boat as it was not a very busy area and he took us out to the blue caves - was amazing - and he also does the Ship Wreck trip - we did not go as the swell came in and we wouldn’t be able to swim out) - suggestion is to go earlier in the day - as the swell does come up.
Garaki had a little newly built sea turtle rescue centre too, and a nice beach.
The pool is plenty big enough I thought. The aircon is a gods send, as it bakes from about 2pm! Plenty cutlery and crockery - only thing I couldn't find was a can opener and a bigger chopping board, but we made a plan!
The upstairs bathroom we never used, it was boiling in there.
You can even pick up Kiss FM on the radio in the Villa - 100.60FM (it's not Kiss UK, but play some good holiday tunes:)
We had a lovely cat family that we fell in love with - Piglet and her 4 kittens. I'm a cat lover, so spent a lot of time playing with them, but they will just as easily leave you alone should you not be a cat fan.
I cannot actually fault the villa - there was not lot on TV - Sky and CNN, but I wasn’t there to watch TV anyway:)
There is lots of supermarkets, fruit shops and butchers around, my suggestion is drive around Tsilivi and Tragaki the next day you land - you'll find your favourite shop.
We had 4 meals out, the best and most recommended was King Prawn - it's not on the main road, but easy to find - most locals will know if you ask where it is - it's very near the "bowl em Over" place.
It was lovely, the calamari and prawns were excellent.
We also had a lovely meal at an Italian place on the corner of the main road and the road down to the beach in Tsilivi.
I cannot wait to go back here - days out were great, and days lounging around our lovely villa were great too. People were friendly, the streets are cleaned all the time, is lovely and green, and the sea water is crystal clear. WE LOVED IT! If you hesitating booking this - don’t, you won't regret it.
- Also Known As:
- Mavrikos Luxury Villas - Romi, Klea, Kaly, Pearl Zakynthos/Tragaki, Greece