Three girls (19-20), taken care of the moment we stepped off the coach. The two guys running the front of house, very friendly and work very hard! We booked with thompson and our holiday was a breeze!
We luckily read the cost of aircon (7euro a night) before we left, the rooms do get very hot. The shower was a bit like a hose, and it was small and did get hot in there, but we managed. The room was quite big, 3 singles, tables and a chair. The kitchen was tiny, not many utensils etc, a nightmare to really cook at but the fridge was most important!!!! (6x 1.5L water under 2euro!) Our room was up a steep hill and two flights of stairs which was a bit knackering in heat as well , but we managed and luckily only did it twice a day ish. The rooms have a really big terrace, table and chairs, and sea views (room 244 anyway !) so I really enjoyed that and actually didn't care about it's other flaws.
Our room was cleaned twice in the week we stayed, towels and sheets changed once, althought our bathroom mat was left all week which was a bit gross...oh well.
The general bar area was comfy, many fans and also table service. The snack food in the day was very cheap (tuna mayo, pizza, burgers etc) but other foods like greek salad and melon was available for 3-5 euro! Drinks are pretty average, chilled glasses, big cocktail list (5euro) and the guy behind the bar isn't massively smiley, he must be hot and fed up but he does make a joke !!
All the salad and fruit is grown on site, you can walk out and see the tomato ,pommegranite and melon plants! Icecreams onside are 2.50, seriously try the BOSS OREO ONE...so good!
The pool is nice, clean and warm water, many sunbeds (yes a little worn,whatever) The parasols are fixed in so people can't be greedy, but the sun is strongly on the main pool up until 4pm, so it's sometimes hard to get the best shade all day long.
There is a private beach, down the stairs from the pool, it's a little pebbly , and the sea is rocky, it still is nice to be on and it has beautiful views!!
We visited another beach which was about 10minutes away that was alot nicer, good sunbeds and no pebbles!
The transfer was pleasant on an aircon coach, it took about an hour from the airport. The apartments are situated around the pool, 1-14 have terraces and are just up from the beach, the rest are infront of the pool up the hill. There is another restaurant next door (coralli) nice food and place (pool is good, you can use any pools in greece aslong as you pay for a drink or what not)
The walk to the main strip is under 10mins, on a pathless dusty road mind, but most cars do move further out for you. No need for taxi. Its nicely out of the way so it isnt noisey but close enough to get to and from .
Lindos is a short taxi , about 10mins from pefkos taxi station and costs 8euro....it is lovely there but expect to pay a bit more, it to be bustling streets and losts of young greeks (not complaining)...
Overall, our stay was really nice, pefkos is a very friendly lovely place, scenic and has plenty to do. We ate out most, we tried a cheap meal at Zorbas, which was fine. Hellas, quality food as did Nostalgia which is a big terrace so is nice to watch the sunset and many other places where staff are great, plenty of variety to offer. It is a veryyyyy british orientated place, but there is still greek dishes. We mostly had cocktails, which range from 4.50 - 6.50 , try Zig Zag and palm cocktail bar, we really enjoyed them there.. Daquiris are the best!
The rock bar had mine and my friends music taste, live dj, nice atmosphere, bean bags and low lighting, try the Blue wave ,cocktail, so good!
We went to eclipse, which has a pool all night, and a cliff jump for 2euro, the most clubby place in pefkos, losts of 17-18 year olds dancing on the bar, but it is really nice outside ! Drinks price, cocktails 7-9, vodka and coke about 5... similar to everywhere really.
A meal for one I suspect to pay 8-15 euro :).
I would go back to Palm Bay studios, but in the hope is was tidied up a little just so we didn't feel icky all the time, not that it was dirty, it just seemed abit un comfortable...
Pefkos is a must though !
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