The villa was great - inside and out! Unique interior and style with no detail overlooked. And practical, at the same time, with all the necessary items you need while there. Daily cleaning and pool maintenance.
We stayed with friends and was nice and comfortable for everyone, as the lower level of the house has its own mini kitchen with stove top and mini fridge, other that the large one on the main floor and even a separate entrance to the patio. We all loved the patio overlooking the pool and the sea.
Walking distance to couple beaches was less than 10 minutes. We liked the small Plaka beach better that Banana beach, which is more crowded, but at the same time has more to offer, like water sports. Few restaurants around and convenient stores. No need of car if you stay in this area only. Alegria is about 20 min from the city center.
If you want to explore around, or go on some of the boat tours, like Sea Turtle, or Navajo, yes, you will need a ride. Most boats are boarding at Laganas, which is probably the most popular (and busy) beach/area with many hotels, night clubs and more touristy places. It all depends what are you looking for. Alegria (and Vasilikos area) is a place to relax, chill by the pool and enjoy the surroundings. Amazing! Highly recommended!