Villa Amanti, a charming old stone house in Pelion
EXCELLENT PROPERTY: FULLY EQUIPPED HOUSE, SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, PERFECT LOCATION, BETTER THAN EXPECTED
We are a group of 11 people (3 families with childern). The house was far better than what we saw advertised on the Internet site. Great,quiet location with excellent view and parking space just outside the house, 10-30 mins. drive from the more touristic areas.All rooms had this personal touch that makes you feel at home. You don't need to bring anything from home because it has everything from hair dryer,washing machine to wine,homemade bread,spaghetti sauce, jam and lots of delicacies. THE BEST PART OF THE HOUSE WAS THE CHILDREN'S BEDROOM WITH THE BUNK BEDS (WHICH EASILY ACCOMMODATED 5 CHILDREN OF 7-16 yrs). THE ROOM OFFERED ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL TASTES AND AGES : T.V, PLAYSTATION + PSP GAMES, DRAWING SETS WITH PENCILS, BOARD GAMES AND BOOKS (EVEN FOR THE GROWN-UPS),PUZZLES, DVD PLAYER.THANKS 'VILLA AMANTI' (AND OWNERS)!! …
Olive Store Cottage, Pelion, Platania
Ideal mix of natural seclusion, access to food and beach, & genial bilingual hosts
The hilly setting with its grasses,wild flowers, butterflies and olive trees has all the expected natural beauty of the South Pelion and a good sea view towards nearby Platania and Evia. The olive store has been nicely converted into a 2-bedroomed cottage just a short walk down from where the hosts live, they are happy either to let you do your own thing or to share their knowledge of the language, the community, the hiking paths they have helped clear, and anything else.
Books, maps and pamphlets in the cottage help you plan. Games, TV, CDs and radio provided are unlikely to get much use, as is the rather small oven, since you have so much to explore.
The obvious place to lounge and eat is Platania (try outside the Hotel Drossero Akrogiali first), and nearby Mikro. There was no visible problem caused by the language or economy and the taverna food was very good.
Although we were not a young foursome we had a superb week here here enhanced by a feeling that we were welcomed by everybody. Energetic hikers would be pleased with the dappled shade of the kalderimi paths connecting villages, and beach-lovers the good choices of local beaches, and if you're lucky, you might be invited to sail with Chris and Kathryn on their boat Kaliope. Wifi was available on the owners terrace any time.
Our week at The Olive Store was a delight. …