Having got married in the Czech Republic on 15th Sept and looking for a convenient destination to fly to from Prague for a 'mini-moon', we came across Zakynthos. After some research we found Paradisso and booked ourselves a short stay of 5 nights. I would be surprised if there is anywhere else quite like this on the island, and maybe very few that can match the villas presentation and style around the Greek islands in general.....Stunning attention to detail by Antonia - the owner and our incredibly hospitable host. From the small snail shell decoration on the curtains, to the amazing shower and bedroom. Its an overstated fact, but listening to the lapping waves through your bedroom's open French doors at night is pretty special. Then, in the morning, getting up and having some of Antonia's amazing pastries and jam on the main verandah, seeing nothing but blue seas framed by palm trees....something that should def be an overstated fact. We were in need of total relaxation after a rather rambunctious wedding, and got it. Deep sleeps, fresh air, absolute comfort, great food, and plenty of Mythos.
It was quite hard to leave everyday and go exploring, as you miss the villa. However, if manage to, definitely hire a boat out at Keri beach, or do the same from St Nicholas to see the shipwreck and blue caves - best thing we did. Hiring a car there is also very easy as you will find Giant Rentals at the top of Antonia's drive, and the incredibly friendly Tsakis working there, who gave us a bottle of his family's wine having known him for a total of 20mins. We also ate a few evenings down the road at Georgios' restaurant, again looking out at the sea. Delicious, and yet more incredibly warm and friendly Greeks
Antonia has clearly put a lot of love into the villas, but also spares a lot for everyone who stays there. One particular evening we decided not to eat out and instead were cooked a delicious spaghetti bolognaise by our hostess, to discuss life by candlelight. We look forward to keeping in touch with her and visiting again soon, unless she visits us before!
If you are reading this and yet to decide where to stay on the island, stop right here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Paradisso Beach Villas in Zakynthos, a hidden villa complex where you'll find an oasis of rest and peace. Owning their name to their unique location and privileged waterfront position, just 8 meters above the sea, facing an endless swimming pool, the Ionian sea, our beach villas and beautiful gardens are designed entirely to the specifications of its discerning owners who wished to create the ultimate retreat for large families, couples or groups of friends within the idyllic settings of the property's location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradisso Beach Villas Ammoudi, Zakynthos