We are Cosmin, Daniela and Sophia Maria, a young couple with a 2 years old daughter, all of us being in love with Greece... We have seen northern Greece twice before, and this year we decided to try to go in Zakynthos... Guess it was the best decision we made, starting with the destination (Zante is a gorgeous island), the period (September means summer in there, not autumn at all), and not at least the location (Lithies Houses).
About the island, we used to read before going in there, but seeing the island with your own eyes exceeds by far any written description (sandy beaches with shallow waters or in contrary small rocky gulf with turquoise deep waters, tall limestone walls with narrow winding roads through pine forests, large olive groves,beautiful people ready to help you in any kind, stone houses in traditional Greek style and almost everywhere the enchanted music of bouzouki).
About the location, we have been searching for a nice, quiet, relaxing place and this is what we discovered at Lithies Houses. We stayed at Xara House, the smallest house of all six, a stylish one, with 2 bedrooms, a living room, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and 2 verandas.
All the houses are placed in a very large olive grove, with fig trees, lemon trees, pomegranate trees, vines and a vegetable garden around, with some nice paths to walk on and some very old pine trees to keep shadow in the hot days...
Waking up in the morning, having the breakfast outside in veranda, listening the crickets and the sparrows, while tasting fresh figs, or some home made sweets and honey, all were wonderful moments.
That wasn't all, another fact is the tavern, combining in a delightful manner, the elegance with traditional. Above all you will find Fotini's hospitality, local foods which are simply delicious, and Giannis Xaroulis's magnificent music (Thank you Fotini for letting me to discover this)...
There were some very pleasant evenings at the tavern, with a glass of your lovely red wine, and Giannis Xaroulis's music.
We stayed for 10 days at Lithies Houses, far too little, still it was our best holiday in Greece so far.
Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ, ελπίζω να σας δούμε και πάλι (Thank you so much, we hope to see each other again).
Cosmin, Daniela & Sophia Maria
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally situated in the unspoiled region of Vasilikos in Zakynthos Island, Lithies Houses offer traditional architecture, tranquility and friendly atmosphere. The houses are set in large private grounds of 55,000 m2, in a forest location, within the borders of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, with views of the Ionian sea. Lithies houses offer a chance to enjoy the beautiful natural Greek landscape and a slower place of life. It is run by an agricultural family, providing you the chance to enjoy many biological homemade products such as: organic honey, olive oil, wine, fresh fruit and vegetables. Lithies houses are ideal for nature and alternative tourism lovers and those seeking a tranquil holiday. ... more less
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