Archive for ‘Luxury Greek villa rentals’ Category

Paxos in October

The car rental man will never understand how we managed to clock up 250 kilometres on an island that measures 8 by 3km. I don’t think we will tell him either… Paxos only really needs one road, so the figure of 8 arrangement that they have put in the middle of the island for some … Read More

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Ithaca in June

Why use words?  

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Koufonisia and Schinoussa – the Lesser Cyclades.

Koufonisia and the Lesser Cyclades Koufonisia is really the playground of the islands;  no need for a car, you can walk from one end to the other in 40 minutes easily, and if you take the coastal path, you can stop and swim in a different little beach every 50 metres, and have a drink, … Read More

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Sifnos the Siren

My trip to Sifnos was to look at villas  that Evi had seen but not me. Well, any excuse really to hire a fire – engine red,  open-top jeep, head for the islands in their May magic,  and delay returning to London… Sifnos is a wonderful island that really showcases the best of the Cyclades … Read More

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The problem with the new Amanzoe hotel

The real problem with the Amanzoe hotel in the Argolid hills near Porto Heli, the huge elephant  in the room, the glaring flaw that no-one wants to mention, is that it renders you completely incapable of dealing with the outside world, unfit for anything that has not been filtered through the prism of Aman sensibility, … Read More

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Health and Safety on Paros

Our Paros concierge,   the beautiful Vangelis of the azure eyes (see previous blogpost) is very glum.  He has been forced, at the cost of 70 euros per person, to take his entire office and spend the whole of this glorious Saturday afternoon in a seminar on Health and Safety in the Workplace. Poor Greece, as … Read More

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Charter a boat and get a nice villa to go with it…

One of our most successful holidays this summer has been a package of boat and villa. Whether you are an adventurous, adrenaline-seeking couple who can’t decide between a hidden retreat on a remote bay, and a sleek and adrenaline fueled racing toy like a Riva, you can take both,  and alternate the atmosphere of  an authentic, not … Read More

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Villa or Hotel?

I am reproducing a very useful article here about why renting a villa is often preferable to a hotel, as it answers a lot of questions that we get from many people who have not previously thought of renting a villa: Posted in Vacation Rentals | April 27th, 2009 A Villa offers so many advantages over … Read More

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Beach villa on Spetses

With exquisite timing, given last week’s blog about Spetses, we have taken on a really wonderful beach villa on Spetses with an astonishingly good value price tag given its fantastic beach location opposite the Niarchos island of Spetsopoula and glamorous pool.   Contact us for a weblink, and then book yourself in for the Armata … Read More

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The Joy of Quiet

Happy New Year everyone. Are you looking for a fresh start to 2012? Want a resolution that just feels right and ahead of the game? The top article in the New York Times yesterday is onto something that we Greek Islanders have known for ages, namely that a week with no telecommunications is one of … Read More

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Mamma Mia! This is what a Villa Holiday is all about….

No, it is not a chewing gum advertisement, nor one for toothpaste, air-freshener, deodorant or Coca cola – though it could easily sell any of those – It is a genuine, spontaneous, home-movie from dear clients staying in Mitzella,  just below the Pelion peninsular. We feel it has star quality, and are very grateful to … Read More

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