We stayed at Villa Abela with our two teenage daughters, their two friends and our ten year old son. It is an amazing house with many different terraces and places to sit out side, the best being a balcony with sofa and chairs and a view to the sea below. The main living space is a huge open plan sitting room/kitchen/dining room with a beautiful picture window looking out through the treetops to the sea.
The rooms suited us fine but we could have done with another bathroom as there were seven of us sharing the only one that there is. Beds were comfortable and all rooms were air conditioned.
The kitchen is fantastically well equipped and is a pleasure to work in. We even had a dinner party for sixteen local friends on the large terrace and had no problem finding enough plates, cutlery etc. There is a fantastic built in stone barbecue, which we used to cook kebabs from the wonderful butcher in Ermoupolis, the local town.
The beach at Abela is a two minute walk away and, though small, it is one of the nicest beaches on the island with beautiful still water and decent snorkling.
We have been coming to Syros for many, many years and this was certainly a real find as a place to stay on our favourite island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Abela is a spacious, light, and airy home, with stunning views down over Abela Beach. The villa features four bedrooms, marble floors, air conditioning, wireless internet and marble terraces and gardens at every turn. This home is meticulously furnished with a blend of antiques and modern decor. In addition to the main villa, the property includes a separate building with three comfortable inn style rooms to let that can be rented seprately. These are an affordable and comfortable accommodation choice for your holiday in the Greek islands!Abela is small town on the sought after southern end of the island. It features a charming safe beach with a delightful taverna.Villa Abela's manager lives on Syros year round and is fluent in Greek, English, and Finnish. The villa is a non-smoking property and provides peace & tranquility, yet a gentle stroll to Abela beach, ten minutes to airport, fifteen minutes to Hermoupolis, the capital of the Cyclades and named the Paris of Greece. ... more less