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Ksirokastelo, Vasilikós, 29100, Greece
25 August 2015
2 August 2015
눇My wife and two kids (14, 15) travel to Greece every few years from Canada for a family vacation. On every trip, we always travel to at least one Greek Island. We are both of Greek descent with a lot of family in Greece, so we always seek the advice of a cousin, aunt or uncle when searching for accommodation on the Islands. This year we decided to travel to Zakynthos and my cousin who has traveled to Zakynthos many times suggested we stay in the Vasilikos area and provided the names of a couple of hotels. God was watching over us because when I checked for availability at the suggested properties, there was none. I then searched on booking.com and came across Zakynthos Villas. As I said, a God send. The price was quite good and we really liked the pictures and positive reviews so we booked a three night stay in apartment Athina. We grabbed a ferry from the Port of Kilini and arrived in Zakynthos harbour after about an hour. I entered the coordinates of the property (provided by booking.com) into my GPS and within 15 minutes or so, we saw the first of two signs directing us to the villas – didn’t really need the GPS after all. I spoke to Athina (the owner) over the phone the day before we travelled and she gave me perfect directions too. We made our way down the private road and parked the car under the ample shade of a nearby olive tree. As we made our way through the villa gate, my wife and I were awed by the architecture of the building. It reminded us of the old early 20th century village houses of our grandparents – the stonework was incredible. The difference being that these houses are new! Within moments Danoula (our house mom) greeted us and showed us into the villa. Our first impression was how cool it was inside. The AC was not on but the entire house was very cool inside despite being at least 35°C outside (δροσερό as we say in Greek). Within moments, the kids had connected to the Bluetooth speaker and were swimming in our (very clean) private pool.
15 July 2015
눉The walk up the hill but only because we're not quite fit enough!
눇The views were fabulous. The family that run the Villa were really friendly and very helpful. The peace and quiet was just what the doctor ordered.
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