Apartment at Villa Lemoni
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Welcome to Apartment at Villa Lemoni
Enjoy a well-deserved holiday on the stunning Greek Island of Zakynthos. Stay in this very well appointed ground floor apartment with sea views in a beautiful owner-occupied villa. Situated in an excellent location in the traditional Greek village of Lithakia there is something for everyone close by and you will never forget the beautiful blue waters and stunning scenery.
And now that low-cost airline easyJet has extended its schedule of flights from London Gatwick to Zakynthos you can travel direct from 31 March 2013 and enjoy a Spring or Easter break.
When you arrive a complimentary Welcome Pack will be waiting for you comprising a bottle of local wine, two bottles of Mythos beer, an initial supply of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, butter, jam, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and toilet paper.
Apartment at Villa Lemoni is a self-contained, self-catering ground floor apartment with views to the sea, Marathonisi Island and the National Marine Park of Zakynthos. Finished and furnished with great care and to a very high standard the apartment provides all modern amenities and comforts including FREE Wi-Fi wireless internet access.
The apartment is best suited to couples but is comfortably large enough for 2 adults and 1 child.
The spacious and airy accommodation (40m2) is tastefully furnished for a relaxing atmosphere and comprises one large bedroom with twin beds, a bathroom, an open plan living/dining room, a kitchen, a shared sunny veranda with table and chairs perfect for reading and relaxing with a glass of wine, a parking space and a shared garden. There is an extra full size folding bed. The apartment is fully air-conditioned with individual units operated by remote control. Windows have shutters and fly screens.
The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker/extractor, microwave oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, toaster and kettle. A washing machine, an iron, ironing board, clothes dryer and hairdryer are also supplied.
Linen and towels are provided.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Agios Sostis, 2km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Air conditioning, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
No smoking is permitted in the apartment
No pets are permitted
Cleaning and linen change at the end of your holiday are included in the price.
Beach towels are not provided please bring your own.
The Ionian Islands region
Scattered along the west coast of mainland Greece the Ionian Islands are lush and green, with vast olive groves, tall cypress trees, imposing mountain landscapes, beautiful beaches and crystal clear blue waters. Each island has a natural beauty and a distinct tradition, cuisine and architecture.
The Zakynthos / Lithakia area
Zakynthos, also known as Zante, the southernmost and third largest of the Ionian Islands, covers an area of 410 square kilometres (157 square miles) and its coastline is roughly 123 kilometres (76 miles) in length. The island is 40 km long, 20 km wide and its highest point is Vrachionas at 758 metres. According to the 2001 census, the island has a population of 38,957. The capital is the town of Zakynthos. The principal products are olive oil, currants, grapes and citrus fruit.
Zakynthos has a varied terrain, with fertile plains in the south-eastern part and mountainous terrain with steep cliffs along the coasts on the west. The mild, Mediterranean climate and the plentiful winter rainfall accounts for the island's dense vegetation.
The island was named Fiore di Levante by its Venetian rulers meaning Flower of the East because of its exceptional beauty.
To the southwest is the National Marine Park of Zakynthos where loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) are found in the bay of Laganas. Caretta is an endangered species. Every year beginning in June the female turtles come to the southern beaches in order to bury their eggs in the sand.
The western coast is refuge and breeding ground for another endangered species the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus).
The locals are renowned for their true Greek hospitality which, together with the excellent climate and enchanting beauty of the island, is probably why over 300,000 holidaymakers visit the island each year and return time and time again. Some never leave and the island is home to one of the largest populations of permanent foreign residents in Greece.
Zakynthos is the most southerly of the Ionian Islands and enjoys over 300 days of sun (over 8.5 hours per day) a year. The summers are hot and dry, often with a cooling breeze. Winters are short and mild with most rainfall between December and February but even during this time there are many days with cloudless skies.
There is something for everybody close by.
Enjoy the varied night life, tour the island, enjoy one of the many cruises around the island, shop or stroll in Zakynthos town, learn to sail, try diving, enjoy the many water sports, go fishing go cycling, go hiking, go horse riding or simply relax on one of the many beautiful beaches.
There are also an increasing number of eco-tourist activities available including a superb Catamaran Cruise in the Caretta-Caretta (Loggerhead) turtle habitat of Laganas Bay. Cruise from Zakynthos port to Porto Roma, around Gerakas Cape and towards Pelouzo Island through Laganas Bay to Keri and finally Marathonisi Island.
Take the time to enjoy the island you will never forget the beautiful blue waters and stunning scenery.
The apartment is located in a quiet village setting at the foot of the mountains that rise above Lithakia and next to the former site of the Agia Marina church of which now only the bell tower remains.
Lithakia is located 10kms from the town of Zakynthos. The village has not been spoilt by tourism and remains traditional, quiet and relaxing. It is one of the richest villages in Zakynthos with its wealth having been built on agriculture
The airport is 9.5km (6mls), the port and city of Zakynthos are 10km (6.25mls) and the nearest beach, Agios Sostis, is 2 km (1.25mls).
On the main square of the village less than 100m from the apartment you will find a public phone, a well stocked supermarket with much local produce, a mini-market and café.
At the Lithakia crossroads 700m from the apartment you will find Café Relax snack bar, Dennis Taverna which serves excellent traditional Greek food all year round and Freddo's Café where you can have a coffee, drink, ice cream or snack. Also at the crossroads are a post office, public phone, pharmacy and petrol station. A bakery is 500m from the apartment.
The well known Byzantine church of Faneromi, built during the 14th century has remarkable icons and an impressive wooden gilded chancel screen.
The springs at the top of the village are renowned throughout the island for the purity and quality of the water.
The nearest beaches are at Agios Sostis, Porto Koukla, Kaminia, Keri and Kalamaki.
There are several excellent traditional, friendly, family run restaurants serving local food and wine very close by including
Dennis Taverna in Lithakia
Harbour House in Limanaki, Agios Sostis Beach
Skloubou's in Agios Sostis
To Perivoli tou Ouranou (the garden in the sky) in Lagopodo
For the evenings you don't feel like going out the local psistaria will deliver excellent charcoal grilled meals to your door.
How to get there
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Low-cost airline easyJet has extended its schedule of direct flights from London Gatwick to Zakynthos with flights now available from March each year. For details visit www.easyJet.com
During the summer months, May to October, very many international charter flights link Zakynthos directly to many airports throughout the UK and Europe .
Taxis are available at the airport . Aternatively, you can collect a car at the airport from one of the many car rentals companies with offices on the island.
Zakynthos is also accessible all year round via scheduled flights from Athens with Olympic Airlines. Flights take 45 minutes.
Coaches run daily between Zakynthos and Athens (286km 178 miles). The road trip takes around 4 hours. The ferry crossing from Zakynthos to the port of Killini in mainland Greece lasts 1 hour.
If you travel by car you can reach Zakynthos via ferry from Italy to Patras. From Patras to the port of Killini is a 1 hour drive and from Killini to Zakynthos is 1 hour with the local ferry. In August there are two ferries a week direct from Brindisi in Italy to Zakynthos.
Activities near Zakynthos
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
15 Jan 2012
Perhaps my reference to four-leafed clovers may seem a little odd when reviewing Villa Lemoni, but it really is the kind of place you discover once in a lifetime and don't want to tell anyone else about. And like a well known brand of biscuit ("Bet you can't eat just one"), once you've stayed there, you'll keep going back.
Therefore you can probably understand my reluctance in telling you too much about it in the fear that when I want to go again, you will have already made a booking.
Your hosts, Sava and Melanie, are a delightful couple who have created a little gem of a place - a self-contained, fully serviced, ground-floor apartment with all mod-cons provided. It's clean and tidy, nicely decorated and is ideal for couples of any age, seeking home comforts, privacy and relaxation, oh, and it doesn't have a TV (thank goodness). One thing to note is that Sava and Melanie have three small dogs - they make a lot of noise when you first arrive, but are very friendly and the sweetest animals you can imagine - Buttons, Boadie and Biscuit. There is also a local cockerel (rooster) that can crow at the most odd times, but hardly ever at dawn - but you'll get used to him.
Situated in Lithakia, Villa Lemoni gives you the opportunity to experience typical Greek village life, and at the same time is not too remote from the scenic attractions that make Zakynthos such a wonderful holiday destination - clear blue sea water, unspoilt beaches, hiking and biking trails, places of historic interest (e.g. castle above Zakynthos town) and so on.
Within the village is one of Zakynthos's best known restaurants that provides such good food and friendly service that even Gordon Ramsey would be envious, if he ever found the place - Denis Taverna.
Transportation. Zakynthos has a bus company and buses do run all over the island, but not where and when you want to go somewhere. Taxis are available and you can hire them by telephone, however, I have never used the taxi service so I can't say whether it's good or bad.
To make the most of your holiday I seriously recommend that you hire a car. Small air-conditioned hatch-backs are available and are ideal for most couples. If you prefer to be adventurous and do a little bit of off-road driving, then little 4 x 4 Suzuki Jimnys are easy to hire. There are more up-market cars available if you prefer to travel in luxury.
Roads are mostly sealed and in good condition.
The driving standard isn't quite as good as I remember UK was twenty odd years ago (I live in Hong Kong now) - but it isn't too bad. Warning: look out for youngsters on noisy scooters, high-powered bikes and quad bikes - they all seem to be crazy and ride as though they are the only people on the road.
Shopping. For your basic daily needs there is a little mini-mart in Lithakia which has everything from razor blades to racks of lamb. About half a mile along the main road to the west is an excellent baker's, there's also a good one in the other direction in Pantokratorus. Further afield there are some good super markets - Melanie will be only too pleased to tell you how to get to them. There are all sorts of nice shops in Zakynthos town and it's worth spending a day or two exploring, but remember that Zakynthians enjoy a siesta from about two to four or five o'clock in the afternoon, so most place close during those times.
Eating out. Food is good, fresh, well prepared and served in quantity wherever you go. Locals don't tend to go out too early in the evening, so you can find tables easily in most places up until about nine o'clock, after that things get busy. The water front tavernas in town are well worth frequenting and expect to sit cheek by jowl with other diners. Most people are interested in who you are and where you come from, so making conversation is fairly easy. Be aware that Greeks tend to ask what we (Brits) might refer to as nosy questions, they are not trying pry into your personal affairs, it's just the way they are. Don't be offended but use the opportunity to learn interesting things about them, their country and what they think about their government - always a good topic.
Okay, I think that's enough.
Just one last thing: Don't tell a sole about Villa Lemoni, you'll understand what I mean after you've stayed there.
Bon voyage and have a super holiday.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|February - April||2 Feb 13||1 May 13||£ 221||£ 32||£ 32||3 Nights|
|May||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 258||£ 37||£ 37||3 Nights|
|June||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 294||£ 42||£ 42||3 Nights|
|July||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 368||£ 53||£ 53||3 Nights|
|August||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 478||£ 69||£ 69||3 Nights|
|September||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 294||£ 42||£ 42||3 Nights|
|October||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 258||£ 37||£ 37||3 Nights|
|November - December||1 Nov 13||1 Jan 14||£ 221||£ 32||£ 32||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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