I cant praise Steve and James enough for their hospitality in providing us with a beautiful villa and wonderful, never forgotten holiday ❤️
From start to finish James and Steve helped us link in with the lovely Pavlos for our car rental, Pavlos picked us up from the airport and took us to our car, whilst the little bit of paperwork was being handled he took the rest of us to a lovely bar overlooking the bay so we could start enjoying our holiday. I recommend using Pavlos with the car rental and airport pick up / drop off, a lovely family business.
When we arrived at James and Steve's villa, all of us where... Oooooh, ahhhhhh whilst we looked around at a beautifully presented, well thought out home from home, I know it made all of us feel that if we didn't even step foot outside the villa for 10 days...we'd still be happy!
Graham from the management company was on hand at all times and felt like an old friend within minutes, in fact everyone who came to the villa for various things (cleaning the pool, changing linen etc) were all lovely.
The villa is situated between the beautiful Lindos and Pefkos and Lardos. Lindos is 3 mins by car and it's a maze of fabulous little streets with gorgeous restaurants with lovely little courtyards and roof terraces, the food was outstanding everywhere we went! My favourite I think was Arhontiko, Dimitris the owner couldn't make you feel more like family once you walk through the door! I recommend the starter of cheese stuffed plums wrapped with pancetta (truly!)
As we were early in the season, some of the bars and restaurants were not open but Lindos provided the largest of options. Pefkos had a great bakery, we went there most mornings for croissants etc... Really well stocked little bakery/mini supermarket. I want to go back purely to experience Pefkos being up and running for the season!
Lardos was a great little village, Roulas restaurant couldn't have been more welcoming as was Yamas bar (great music mix in the evenings and gorgeous cocktails!) the barman/DJ is even posting me a copy of his CD mix as I loved it so much.
St. Paul's bay, ahhhh gorgeous little bay just at the bottom of Lindos with a fabulous little restaurant / bar called Tambakio, you have to go! Karen and her husband own it and Michalis is the host and he has now become my friend...great food, beautiful friendly welcoming people with a gorgeous vista! Perfection! In high season they open it up in the evenings and have beautiful lanterns leading the way...again, I want to go back just for that!
James and Steve provided the perfect retreat on a gorgeous, friendly, safe island that I for one (and my family) will be
revisiting! I'm actually looking at moving out there for a couple of months as I'm lucky to have taken a 6 month career break from work and I can't think of a nicer place and nicer people to spend my time with!
Thank you James and Steve you gave me more than a holiday, you've possibly begun a new adventure for me!