This is a homely and comfortable family run holiday resort. It's a great place from which to explore Paros and beyond. The villas have a rustic feel but are spacious and have a nice balcony/porch/patio area. They have good sized kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms and, importantly, there's good separation between each villa so they feel very private. There's no wifi in the rooms but in the end we thought that was an advantage. No one needs to be connected all the time in a place like Paros. There's too much of the island to enjoy. And in any case, there's good wifi in the communal areas of the complex including the pool.
The staff are generally friendly but are a tad light on for work at times. That seems to be fairly common in Greece. We thought that the national economy needs to have the same drive and energy as the guys have on the inter island ferries when they do the drop off and pick up. They're amazingly efficient! The boats get turned around in seconds.
I digress. We found the complex to be a great place to relax. It has a particularly nice pool which always seemed to be the right temperature to help relieve the heat of the island. It's a great place to laze around at any time of the day.
We went to the Greek night at the complex on Monday night which featured a nice meal, live music and dancing and clapping. It was well organised and was a lot of fun. Similarly, the Greek cooking lessons were also really enjoyable as was the meal afterwards (you get to eat what you've helped cook!). It was also very reasonably priced. Both events offer a chance to chat to the owner, the staff and other guests if that's what you wish to do. We met some nice people from the USA (St Louis, Phoenix) and Greece and England.
We'd love to return here one day. Paros is a wonderful island and this is a great base for one's stay. Two suggestions. We found it better to eat outside the complex rather than eat in, unless we self catered. Restaurant Anna is very close by and has terrific food and nice family style warmth. It is also very reasonably priced. By contrast, the resort's prices are a bit high by local standards. By way of example, Greek yoghurt with fruit and nuts was half the price at Anna's and better than what the resort offered. Similarly, the restaurants down at the local Dryos beach were also good and well worth visiting. We suggest avoiding nearby Piso Livardi as looks can be deceiving (see separate review) and if may not be the restaurant heaven you may be looking for. Second suggestion, and this is for the resort itself, get a few fans for each villa as the bedrooms can occasionally get a bit hot and it's inefficient to have the lounge air con on all the time.
But, thanks again Anizina Village. We had a great stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anezina Village combines its bioclimatic architecture and environmentally friendly building materials, with the traditional interior and exterior design. Each building has been designed in order to combine the best use of the climate of the area, the specific needs of the guests living in the Village and the local traditional character. On the outskirts of Anezina Village, there is Anezina Hotel offering 13 simple, well-priced rooms for 2 or 3 guests, most with sea-view. Hotel rooms feature TV, A/C, kettle, refrigerator and a small balcony. All our guests are welcome to use any of the facilities at their own convenience. Anezina Village offers our guests a programme of activities for those who wish to participate. Greek Night with live music Greek Cooking lessons, to learn the secrets of the Greek kitchen Greek Dancing lessons Anezina Village Accompanied Excursions - ONLY IN THE LOW SEASONS - minimum 6 persons Trekking - which includes visits to the hill of Kefalos, from where there are magnificent views, the ancient marble quarries and the Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros. Antiparos and Despotiko - which includes a visit to the ancient cave of Antiparos, a short boat trip to the island of Despotiko to visit the archaeological site where excavations have revealed many artifacts, and a visit to the Venetian Kastro, the construction of which dates back to the mid 15th century. Weddings Anezina Village is the perfect setting for a wedding celebration and we are able to help in the planning of a traditional Orthodox service (for Orthodox Christians). We look forward to welcoming you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anezina Village Drios
- Anezina Village Paros, Greece - Drios