We were a group of 6 travelling around Greece for 4 weeks and staying at Palazzo Di P was a highlight for us. We had seen photos but it was jaw dropping beautiful to see it for the first time! Although we only had 2 nights, we settled in with the help of our friendly host, Maria, who showed us each room. There were drinks in the fridge and wine on the table.
Maria went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was memorable. She cooked us a delicious traditional Greek dinner the second night which was greatly appreciated by us as we didn't have to think about what to buy. We didn't even have to clean the dishes!
Thank you Nikos and Maria for a truly memorable experience!
We stayed at palazzo di P in August and had a brilliant holiday. The villa itself is very beautiful with all the space and facilities you could possibly need. There are loads of seats and loungers around the pool, and a huge outdoor dining table. There's also a nice bbq area and pizza oven outside so you've got everything you could possibly want for luxurious outdoor holiday living. The owner Nikos and his family are incredibly friendly and welcoming and even cooked us a feast of Greek food one day. A maid comes every morning and cleans the whole property from top to bottom so you don't have to lift a finger. Faultless.
We're 8 people, ages 12 to 62, in zakintos for 4 nights.
We cannot express our gratitude enough, of the villa - of this castle, located in the mountains.
We have to start the hospitality and loving embrace of our hostess Maria, a home owner, travel guide and a booking agent all at ones.
THANK YOU .
This villa is excellent. It is aesthetically-pleasing being built with the use of local stone, has a beautifully appointed interior, with amazing views from the upper floors (and some fab balconies), and the grounds are spacious and superbly maintained. We enjoyed the pool of course, but also the extensive shaded soft-seating area, with the separate and very well-appointed barbecue - this really is a 5 star Villa.
What makes the Villa 5 star plus in our opinion (and relative to hiring Villas/Apartments) over the last 20 years, is the welcome we received from Nikos and his mother Maria - exceptional. All of my pre-arrival dealings with Nikos had been straightforward and executed with charm and integrity. His mother Maria exuded warmth at our arrival and made us feel immediately relaxed. We were shown around the villa - which has a real "wow" factor - and then found a welcome meal in our fridge, prepared by Maria - Greek home-cooking really is something to relish. Add to this the daily servicing of the villa by friendly and discrete housekeepers, Maria being nearby for any issues, and you have a recipe for relaxation and fun.
The Villa is 10minutes drive from Laganas and, at the same time, a world away. It is idyllically set amongst a few other residences and so many Olive Trees. The noises you will hear are the crickets, the goats, the dogs, the occasional tractor, and Owls - memorable moment when late one evening, the Owl glided across the lit-pool to perch on the barbecue roof - awe-inspiring. I jogged 15mins (it is 30-35mins to walk) to the baker, butcher, and fruit stall, all on the main road - they were all good particularly the butchers souvlakia/skewers.
I would recommend a car because this is an island worth exploring - we went up to the North (Ag St Nick) and it was a scenic (if slow) drive, also to Keri Beach (lovely and where we hired a 6 person boat for 2 hours), to Grampas Winery at Lagopodo where we enjoyed the "Tasting Tour" immensely - all the wines were Good !!! We drove over to the Keri Lighthouse and sat at the drinks shack enjoying a Mythos and the blue blue blue sea views. Also drove to Banana Beach nr Vassilikos for comfy beds and great food at the beach restaurant. We used SEACRET beach bar at Tsilivi which had a car park, good beds, and food and drink services that were reasonably priced.
All in all a fabulous Villa and a great holiday was had by all, parents, grandparents and 4 teenagers. We will be back.
The House is absolutely amazing. It is comfortable, clean and quiet. We had two wonderful weeks at Palazzo di p.
By far the best villa I have ever stayed at! Great indoor interior, awesome outdoor and barbecue area, perfect location and a lot of space. Maria was the kindest and loveliest host! We had two perfect weeks on zakynthos.
Best stay ever! Maria and Niko are the kindest people and the villa is more beautiful than we could imagine! Best service, best location! Book it! NOW!