“beyond expectation” We were very impressed with the quality of the villa and how welcoming the owners were. They had left for us so many cooking supplies and teas and detailed descriptions of everything in the area and in the villa itself. You could go there completely unprepared and get all the information you need on what there is to do in the area without even going on the internet! The outside areas were very comfortable and there was always enough space for all ten of us. The house itself is beautiful and has amazing views. Overall, it was definitely one of the best places I have stayed at would highly recommend it to anyone.
“A very relaxed holiday cottage on a Greek mountainside.” We travelled by air from the UK to Thessaloniki. We then hired a car (pre-booked in the UK). The drive to Randi takes about 3 hours, but it is a very interesting journey, and we enjoyed a pleasant refreshment break at a motorway service station. We drove through the modern city of Volos, which is well worth a visit and only about an hours drive from the holiday cottage.
On arrival at our holiday destination, we were greeted by Chris and Kathryn our hosts for our two week stay. We travelled with friends (another couple) and shared the cottage with them.
This area of Pelion is a walkers paradise. Many of the walks include steep gradients, but if you have a car (recommended) it is easy to drive to many and varied locations no more than about 20 minutes away. The small Greek villages are very charming. Even if there is only one Taverna, you are sure of a warm welcome. The nearby fishing harbour of Platania is lovely with some very useful food shops and good Tavernas. In September the sea was great for swimming and lovely and warm.
We found that a combination of self catering, and eating out works well.