2 independent reviews for Seaside accommodation in Greece, Antiparos Island

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review 21 Sep 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

I have taken away so many magical memories from this holiday - Antiparos is a truly stunning island with so many secret beaches to discover and the accommodation is just perfect. My most poignant memory is from our first evening in Agios Georgios (where the lodge is situated). We were walking down at the beach just after sunset when we spotted a huge turtle in the shallow water! The turtle looked so peaceful in the crystal clear sea and we were able to quietly look on until he/she swam into the dusk.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Rent a quad bike from Vasilis' recommendation in Antiparos town. The island is only about 10km from north to south and by renting a quad you can explore the mountainous areas and discover the hidden coves that lie beyond them. Visit the cave of Antiparos as it is fascinating. Eat at Zombos taverna in Agios Georgios for really delicious, authentic and reasonable Greek food and wine. Take a three stop boat trip with Sargos and his lovely dog from Agios Georgios harbour to Despotiko Island then onto a deserted beach accessible only by boat and finally the spectacular water cave where you have the chance to dive off the side of the boat into pristine, turquoise water. Take time to relax on your balcony at the accommodation with the gorgeous sea views and listen to Vasilis and Zafeira practice their music. Watch the sunset over the sea from the Antiparos camping beach. This holiday is perfect for those who love the sea, swimming, sun and delicious food!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, absolutely. We accessed the island by boat (Athens to Paros, Paros to Antiparos) - the ferries are a really great way to travel. Agios Georgios is a quieter part of the island than Antiparos itself so we were sure to support the local cafe bar and visit the three restaurants there (Zombos is the best)! Zafeira and Vasilis run a really peaceful, low impact accommodation and you can tell that they are totally mindful of their surroundings and respect the nature of the area.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

This holiday was absolutely perfect and one of the most relaxing I have ever been on! Vasilis and Zafeira are the most wonderful hosts - relaxed yet completely attentive, always making sure you have everything you need/know the best places to go on the island. The breakfast is delicious and really sets you up for the day - Zafeira definitely knows how to bake! I would go back in a second.

review 2 Oct 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Breakfast! Soaking up the view of sea and island whilst enjoying the delicious food and contemplating the prospects of the day ahead...

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Don't hesitate to book and think of arriving by ferry from Athens, so much better than by plane.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes definitely.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

If you love the sea you will love this place.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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