Manolis’ house was the perfect location for a family vacation by the sea. The beach was right at the end of the driveway, and we went down with our sun loungers every day. Manolis provided everything we could possibly need, down to a jar of home-grown capers in the refrigerator; he also left us a wonderful fruit bowl and even brought us a melon straightfrom his garden.
The house is beautiful. Upstairs is a double bedroom and full bath, and a huge balcony with table and chairs. Downstairs are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twins, and another large full bath. There,s a big living/dining room, a complete kitchen, and several outdoor terraces, including one with a wet bar. The airconditioning worked perfectly. There is even Netflix!
There are several tavernas and restaurants along the beach, and though we meant to cook a lot, we went out almost every night. The area was very safe for the seven- and five-year-old with us, and they enjoyed the freedom of playing up and down the beach during dinner. Many thanks to Manolis for his hospitality!
We’ve just spent 14 days at Manolis’ house. He is a great host. We arrived to find a generous selection of fruit and other goodies, including a jar of preserved capers (grown in the garden), bottles of chilled water and good quality local wine. Halfway through our stay he brought us a dish of soft cheese, made by his father, who is a farmer. It was delicious. Manolis’ house is only steps from the water, but set back enough so that it avoids the (few) cars that travel along the nearby road. Logaras Beach is gorgeous, the water clean and, in June, still a great temperature. (However, for softies used to sand, it would be wise to bring sandals or shoes that can be worn into the water, as the beach is made of pebbles.) There are plenty of cafes an easy walk away that offer draught beer, local wine and cheap food, but we also enjoyed cooking for ourselves, finding the women in the local mini-market at the top of the hill to offer fruit and vegetables far superior to the supermarket. The house is ideal for cooking and/or barbecuing - we found a fishmonger in Naoussa - and for providing loads of different spaces for eating or for privacy. We were a couple and two singles and we loved the place. And we loved Paros, spending some time exploring the tiny island, with its hillside and coastal villages. We drove but saw plenty of people using local buses. Our favourite walk was to the next village of Piso Livadis, which has a tiny pebbled cove behind the cliff side church with great swimming.
Thanks to Manolis for being a great host. He was so anxious to please, but he had no reason for anxiety - we found his place to offer us everything we wanted.
This was our second stay at Villa San Dimitrio. You can sometimes be disappointed when you return to a place where you have enjoyed staying but there was nothing to disappoint us - far from it! Everything was as wonderful as we remembered and we had a wonderful holiday, taking in the stunning view from the patio or the veranda, slipping down to the beach for a dip in the sea which was lovely and warm once we got over the initial coolness. The villa is so well equipped, even providing beach towels and a washing machine to freshen them up. We didn't cook at the villa - there are plenty of excellent tavernas within walking distance - but if we had wanted to there is a fully equipped kitchen. The villa was maintained very well during our stay with the bed linen and towels changed regularly and the villa was kept beautifully clean. Manolis, the owner, is so helpful and friendly but also unobtrusive so we could almost believe the villa was our own home. Thank you Manolis.
We stayed in Villa San Dimitrio with our three children for two weeks and could not have been happier. Manolis took great care of us, very friendly, happy man. He brought us fresh tomatoes and capers that he had preserved himself from his beautifully maintained garden.
The house was absolutely spotlessly clean, nothing left to chance. It is a stones throw from the beach with good sea views from the upstairs bedroom and huge upstairs terrace and the ground floor terrace. It is has a roomy ground floor, the bedrooms are a little small but perfectly adequate.
Everything worked perfectly in the house, dishwasher, hot water, washing machine etc. We needed towels for the beach which were not supplied and Manolis had them for us the same day, he could not have done anymore to please us.
Thank you Manolis for such a wonderful stay in your house on our favourite, family friendly beach in Paros.
Our holidays at Villa San Dimitrio were fantastic...we spend relaxing days in Manolis House, which is perfectly equipped with everything you need and lovely furnished, with beautiful terraces and a wonderful garden. Manolis is a cordially and helpful host.
The beach in front of the house is wonderful and quiet (we were here in June) and great for swimming. And in Logaras we missed nothing...all is within walking distance...lovely taverna´s and restaurants, a bakery, supermarkets, small port in the nearby Piso Livadi.
We would like to come back next year!
What a magnificent villa. Built to the highest standards and equipped with everything (and more) you could possible want for your holiday break. Quiet location and the beach just at the end of the drive, I didn't want to leave!