If you would like to get away from the crowds and get a taste of authentic Greece then you could not do any better than to visit the Pelion Peninsular. If you want t rent your own smart apartment with all mod-cons and AMAZING views out over the Agean Sea then you could not do any better than Orly's Villa.
My partner and I stayed in this charming apartment for 10 days. When we first arrived I thought it might be a little on the small side but Rany and Orly (the amazing couple who run the apartments) have thought of pretty much everything you could possibly need and want and have provided it in the airy and light apartment. They also went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and helped us to find our way around and book some amazing days out for ourselves.
Orly is a very talented artist and Rany is an organisational genius - and the pair of them are lovely and extremely thoughtful to boot. They have put so much care and effort into their apartments and there are beautiful touches everywhere; from Orly's beautiful artwork hanging on the walls to the homemade jam in homemade pottery dishes left out for us on arrival and from the colourful ceramic characters dotted through all the stonework on the small complex to the handmade curtain rails and cushions. The whole place felt like home as soon as we arrived.
The journey to Chorefto/Zagora is recommended for people with a sense of adventure. It takes a while to get up and over the mountain and down to the coast but it is a very pleasant journey and worth the wait. When you get to the other side and find this small village with a range of great tavernas and some of the best and most unspoilt beaches you will find in Greece it makes it all the more worthwhile. We had such a goo time exploring up and down the coast and up into the hills by car and on foot (the walking in the area is almost as amazing as the beaches) and we were completely spoilt for choice with all the great/family run tavernas.
We have travelled all over the world and always like to go to new places but Chorefto/Pelion/Orly's villa are/is a place I know I will go back to again. I can not wait!!