We have come on holiday with Olympic for the first time and we paid £215 each for a week self catering at the Bella Vista. From the moment we got to Gatwick it has been smooth, small planet airlines were ok for the short 3 hour hop to Preveza.
When arriving at the airport, we were quickly whisked onto our bus and on our way to the Bella Vista.
The Bella Vista is situated on a hill about 2 miles (ish) outside of Parga, overlooking the beautiful blue sea. There are only about 20 apartments, so it is quiet. We were made very welcome by the owner and his staff and shown to our room, 107. We are on the ground floor (Olympic customers are) and we had an obscured view of the sea, due to a lemon tree outside our balcony, however all rooms overlook the pool. The room was comfortable with a kitchen area, safe, ceiling fan, double bed and bathroom with shower. The kitchen is stocked with utensils and has a good fridge, with freezer compartment. The room also has a TV, however we used our iPad most of the time, curtesy of the free WIFI.
Our room is cleaned everyday, which is unexpected for self catering, but very welcome.
The bar area is nice, with a large TV, if you have to watch the football. They serve drinks and snack, all of which are good.
The hotel runs a taxi (1 euro each way) into Parga throughout the day, which is brilliant.
The local beach is Lichnos which is situated at the bottom of the hill, there are a few restaurants and also a supermarket. On your way down, there are some cats with kittens, soooo cute. We gave them a bit of water and food each day to keep them going as they are wild.
On the beach you can get two loungers and a sun brolley for 6 euros for the day and they also hire out kayaks and pedolos. It is a quiet beach, although as the day goes on people arrive from Parga (as the water is cold there) to come to this idyllic spot. The water is warm and clear.
In Parga itself, there are loads of restaurants and bars and it is full of little lanes with lots of shops. There is quite a buzz in he evening and the last bus back to the hotel is at 23:00 so perfect for a night out. For a meal out expect to spend in the region of 30-40 euro for starters, mains and a drink for two. There are lots of places to eat so you can shop around a bit.
Lager is between 3.50-4.00 euro for a large and it is 7 euro for a cocktail.
You will need your mosquito spray here and it is also good to get a bug spray to kill he little blighters.
We did the trip to Paxos and Anti-Paxos, it was a little windy and choppy out in the Ionian Sea and quite a few people started to be sick. Apart from that for 20 euros each it was a good day. You can book onto these at Parga harbour or just turn up on the day, they leave between 9.30-10am.
In summary, we have loved it. The Bella Visita, is fabulous and Parga is paradise.
We will be back!!!!! ( check out my pictures)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on a peaceful hillside, these well maintained low-rise studios & Apartments overlook Lichnos Bay. Recently renovated to high standards the Bella Vista Hotel Apart is an ideal choice for those seeking a quiet and secluded haven on the outskirts of town. Ideal for couples or families. There are 15 studios with either a double bed or twin beds and one apartment with a separate living room with two beds. The accommodation is comfortable & finished to a high standard. ... more less
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