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Real Sol Bbq

Customer was staying at Real Sol, in Algarve, Portugal
Submitted via our Travellers App - 18 October 2017

Villa

Real Sol Bbq Villa

Good size BBQ!

Vilamoura Marina

Customer was staying at Real Sol, in Algarve, Portugal
Submitted via our Travellers App - 18 October 2017

Places of Interest

Vilamoura Marina Places of Interest

Plenty to see and do in Vilamoura and plenty of restaurants to pick from

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2 Beaches in Crete recommended by you

Wild Fire Smokehouse and Grill

Customer was staying at Real Sol, in Algarve, Portugal
Submitted via our Travellers App - 18 October 2017

Restaurants

Wild Fire Smokehouse and Grill Restaurants

Great bar and restaurant with a very chilled atmosphere

Little piece of heaven

Customer was staying at Jordi, in Menorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 17 October 2017

Beaches

Little piece of heaven Beaches

Beutiful bay and great little beach bar ..

Electra

Customer was staying at Electra, in Rhodes, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 17 October 2017

Villa

Electra Villa

Absolutely amazing villa

Can Vilar

Customer was staying at Can Vilar, in Mallorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 14 October 2017

Villa

Can Vilar Villa

Absolutely beautiful villa and setting. The villa has everything you could want/need. The location is brilliant as well, 10 minutes to Alcúdia and 10 minutes to Pollença. The villa has a lovely amount of space especially when travelling with children! Will definitely be back!

Agnante restaurant

Customer was staying at Villa Maro, in Skopelos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 14 October 2017

Restaurants

Agnante restaurant Restaurants

This has to be on your to do list, at the top of the island at glossa , one of the best restaurants we've ever been to. The view from the table is awesome looking over loutraki harbour, and the food is amazing, the staff are first class and very friendly, we were there at the end of season so missed out on being able to dine on the roof, park on the road to loutraki or on the square near the butchers, because glossa is pedestrian only, narrow pretty streets, and before you reach agnanti, climb the curved steps to the right, to get to the tiny town square, well worth the 40 minute journey from Skopelos town where we were staying.

Cap de Formentor

Customer was staying at Can Prim, in Mallorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 13 October 2017

Places of Interest

Cap de Formentor Places of Interest

Worth the winding mountain road up for the view from the top. Absolutely stunning. Little cafe at the top too, selling ice creams and coffee

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Casa Caty

Customer was staying at Lliber, in Costa Blanca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 11 October 2017

Restaurants

Casa Caty Restaurants

Fantastic food been here three times and going back on our last night for paella which has to be ordered in advance service excellent and prices reasonable

Brenas

Customer was staying at Brenas, in Lanzarote, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 10 October 2017

Villa

Brenas Villa

Had a great time in this villa can't wait to go back!!

300%

Travellers to Orlando - Florida are 300% more sociable than Gulf Coast - Florida

Alonaki Bay Taverna

Customer was staying at Lefki, in Corfu, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 08 October 2017

Bars and Nightlife

Alonaki Bay Taverna Bars and Nightlife

Local taverna with extensive menu and good views. Good food and good value

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Halikounas beach

Customer was staying at Lefki, in Corfu, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 08 October 2017

Beaches

Halikounas beach Beaches

This is a really nice clothing optional beach (50% naturist after the beach bar in the middle. So much space you can have all the privacy you want so perfect for first timers.

Perfect for all ages.

Customer was staying at Aerial View, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 06 October 2017

Villa

Perfect for all ages. Villa

Have stayed in many James villas in many places but this is definitely the best view. Had a lovely holiday. We did lots of things the first week with the younger generation and relaxed on the second week.


Loved Keri Beach and spent quite a bit of time there. Tried the quieter spots off track but got a puncture so put us off.

Hired a boat from Captain's Rentals at Keri Beach. It was brilliant, we had a skipper and the four of us got 3 hours seeing all the best bits.


We went to the water village on Thursday (quietest day according to Jane) which was fun. Drove Charlotte and Max into Laganas for the evenings which they loved (aged 21 and 23) they got taxis back which cost about €15.


Went on a Shipwreck and Blue Caves tour which wasn't as good but the drive to St Nicholas Port was spectacular.


Jane has been extremely helpful recommending places and sorting out the pool pump when it stopped working.


Dennis Taverna will come and collect you from the bakery and return you in the evening if you eat there.


The best restaurant was Skloubou's at Agios Sostis.

Binibeca vell

Customer was staying at Beatriz, in Menorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 06 October 2017

Restaurants

Binibeca vell Restaurants

We stayed in binibeca nou during our holiday and it was lovely. As we stayed at the end of the season some restaurants were closed but if you don’t mind walking then about 10mins up the road is Binibeca Vell where you will find some more variety or restaurants :)

Beatriz

Customer was staying at Beatriz, in Menorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 06 October 2017

Villa

Beatriz Villa

We had a lovely stay at villa beatriz! Perfect location and huge pool. Would definitely stay at this villa again! We were so sad to leave!

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1 Places of Interest in Kefalonia recommended by you

Tower at Fornells

Customer was staying at Sol I Mar, in Menorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 05 October 2017

Places of Interest

Tower at Fornells Places of Interest

A short walk, but a fantastic view

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Bonifacio

Customer was staying at Bonifacio, in Andalucia, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 05 October 2017

Villa

Bonifacio Villa

It doesn’t get better than this, the views from Bonifacio are just stunning, the villa it’s self is so beautiful, so very tastefully decorated, everything is just gorgeous, love everything about it, we will definitely be back!

Porec town

Customer was staying at Art, in Istria, Croatia
Submitted via our Travellers App - 01 October 2017

Places of Interest

Porec town Places of Interest

Excellent

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Latos

Customer was staying at Latos, in Kefalonia, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 30 September 2017

Villa

Latos Villa

Sun down at Villa Latos

Invaded by mountains goats

Customer was staying at Anthea, in Cyprus
Submitted via our Travellers App - 29 September 2017

Holiday Snaps

Invaded by mountains goats Holiday Snaps

Great morning of real life in Cyprus

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99 Villa in Zakynthos recommended by you

Sol I Mar

Customer was staying at Sol I Mar, in Menorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 29 September 2017

Holiday Snaps

Sol I Mar Holiday Snaps

By the pool

Spathis Bakery in Agia Effemia

Customer was staying at Olive Grove, in Kefalonia, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 27 September 2017

Shopping

Spathis Bakery in Agia Effemia Shopping

Really lovely selection of cakes, breads and pastries. Friendly staff.

29%

Travellers to Andalucia are 29% more sociable than Costa del Sol

Olive Grove

Customer was staying at Olive Grove, in Kefalonia, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 27 September 2017

Villa

Olive Grove Villa

Local neighbours!

Sa Descuberta

Customer was staying at Sa Descuberta, in Ibiza, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 24 September 2017

Villa

Sa Descuberta Villa

Pool towels are included and there is also a hairdryer!
Shame we bought our own as the villa info told us it wasn't

Great start to our two week holiday!

Customer was staying at Chloe, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 24 September 2017

Villa

Great start to our two week holiday! Villa

Voula and Pepos


Thank you for your beautiful villa. Despite a couple of cloudy mornings and a couple of very windy evenings we have had a relaxing and lovely holiday. Victoria has been amazing keeping the villa spotlessly clean so a very big thank you to her.


Places we have enjoyed -->


Keri - hire a private motor boat to visit Keri Caves and Turtle Island then finish off the day with a visit to the tavern for an ouzo and beer. Food ok there as well.


Porto Roxa - Ionian Taverna for lunch then a free sunbed or cradle to have a sunny siesta.


Cape Skinara - fantastic views over to Kefalonia and boat trip to the Blue Caves. Beware the long walk down to get your boat - lots of steps for old knees like ours!!


Agios Nikolaos Bay - is really lovely. Sit and watch the boats and catamarans struggle to berth!


Zakynthos town - lovely drive to get there. Plenty of places to park on the front then a slow stroll along the front with a meal in the town.


Alykes - lovely beach, sandy, so not ideal on a windy day. happy hour cocktail then a meal at Jo Paradosiano. Fabulous! Probably the best restaurant we have visited this week - no, definitely the best!!


Restaurants we have eaten at


Selen - decent home cooked food but avoid the red wine at all costs!


The Cross Taverna at Kambi - lovely views, ideal to see the sunset. Food ok, wine ok.


Alexandro at Maries - very good value, lovely home cooked food, very friendly tavern.


La Bruschetta at Keri - lovely Italian as a change from Greek cuisine. Food very good but a little more expensive.


The Old Mill at Loncha - avoid. The worst Greek meal we have ever experienced in 6 years of visiting the Greek islands.

This has been a wonderful first week of our two week holiday in Zakynthos. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chloe; we have chilled out and relaxed in and out of the pool, we have had a bit of sun, eaten well and drunk well.


Lovely memories to take on to the next villa and to take home.

Delicious pizzas, fabulous sunsets and home made wine

Customer was staying at Isabella, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 23 September 2017

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Delicious pizzas, fabulous sunsets and home made wine Villa

We've had an enjoyable stay here at Isabella. The property was generally even nicer than the online pictures, whilst the service from the outside team (especially the maid) was first class. This villa offers excellent value for money.


The car hire proved essential - the village is just too far away to walk (especially the steep climb on the way back!)


Some recommendations for fellow travellers:



  • Kera beach is very pleasant. We really liked The Wave bar and restaurant who served fabulous food and lovely local wine (yes, really). Delicious pizzas!

  • Michaelis Taverna is at Kambi which we preferred to The Cross. Kambi is about 15-20 mins drive away and the road is fine for driving back after dark - which is essential so that you can enjoy the fabulous sunsets from the Taverna.

  • The Old Mill is about 20 minutes from here at Loucha. Simply turn right on the road at the bottom of the villa driveway and keep going. The hospitality is great as is the food whilst the views are delightful!

  • Selene Taverna in the village is ok to sit in although the décor is a bit average. But they deliver food to the villa which is fabulous!! There is a little homemade wine shop next door...the wine takes some getting used to but it's fine.


Enjoy your stay. Thanks Pepos, Victoria and Voula.

IridaJ

Customer was staying at Irida, in Lefkas, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 23 September 2017

Villa

IridaJ Villa

Just beautiful,take your breath away views

This lovely island and its people will stay with us

Customer was staying at Villa Maria, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 17 September 2017

Villa

This lovely island and its people will stay with us Villa

We have had a beautiful two weeks in this amazing 'Maria Villa' and loved every minute.


Highly recommended hiring a boat from Big Blue and venturing the high seas for yourselves. Fantastic day out!!


Every restaurant and bar we visited was so nice we didn't have a favourite. Argassi and Zakynthos were both amazing for shopping and eating etc.


The sea views from this villa are amazing and make sunrise and sunset very special times of the day.


Very well equipped inside and comfy too!


If you're driving, be careful!


We're sad to be going home and this island and its lovely people will stay with us. Would love to come back in the future.

5

5 Villa in Costa Calida recommended by you

Happy 50th birthday celebration!

Customer was staying at Ambassador, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 17 September 2017

Villa

Happy 50th birthday celebration! Villa

Thank you! to George and Magda and the whole team at Villa Ambassador for a very warm welcome and amazing service throughout our two weeks here.


We had a fabulous time truly relaxing here to celebrate my 50th birthday!


The villa really does have everything you could wish for from a home from home and we loved using the pool - day and night - very refreshing.


But our overriding memory will be the spectacular views including a couple of stunning sunrises over Turtle bay/Island!!


Thanks you Zakynthos

Can Vobis

Customer was staying at Can Vobis, in Mallorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 17 September 2017

Villa

Can Vobis Villa

Light and airy, comfortable and with a feel of home. We'll just have to go back.

Third year here and coming back next year!

Customer was staying at Princess Dimi, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 17 September 2017

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Third year here and coming back next year! Villa

Here for 2 weeks. Lovely villa, stayed in Naisy last year (next door), this is the better of the two, gets the sun longer and more private. The staff are so friendly and helpful from the cleaners to the pool cleaner, nothing is too much trouble.


Had a lovely welcome from Jane welcoming us back and was pleased to catch up with her again. The personal touch goes a long way.


The 'Killer Bank' didn't seem too bad this year.


After coming here for 3 years the staff in the restaurants become more like family than friends, everyone is so genuine, helpful and friendly. Couldn't wish to meet nicer people. See you again next year.

Thalassa

Customer was staying at Thalassa, in Kefalonia, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 16 September 2017

Villa

Thalassa Villa

Lovely setting

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2 Beaches in Kefalonia recommended by you

Paraiso

Customer was staying at Paraiso , in Costa Blanca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 15 September 2017

Villa

Paraiso Villa

Nice views from the villa

Toro Negro

Customer was staying at Villa Venus, in Menorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 14 September 2017

Restaurants

Toro Negro Restaurants

Great for ribs and steaks. Probably others also but we enjoyed what we had. Very friendly too ??

Binisalem market.

Customer was staying at Can Vobis, in Mallorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 13 September 2017

Shopping

Binisalem market. Shopping

So much lovely fresh fruit and vegetables to choose from plus a myriad of other goods. Great fun buying our salad stuff, from the friendly vendor's.

Casa Salir

Customer was staying at Casa Salir, in Algarve, Portugal
Submitted via our Travellers App - 10 September 2017

Villa

Casa Salir Villa

Beautiful morning

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1 Villa in Costa Brava recommended by you

Coralia Dream 11

Customer was staying at Coralia Dream 11, in Cyprus
Submitted via our Travellers App - 08 September 2017

Villa

Coralia Dream 11 Villa

This was one of the better villas great location 5 mins walk to the main town of coral bay. Really clean and tidy.

Savas Grill

Customer was staying at Olympia, in Cyprus
Submitted via our Travellers App - 07 September 2017

Restaurants

Savas Grill Restaurants

Traditional Greek food, superbly presented & cooked to perfection. Good value.

Hestiades Green Junior 36

Customer was staying at Hestiades Green Junior 36, in Cyprus
Submitted via our Travellers App - 05 September 2017

Villa

Hestiades Green Junior 36 Villa

Beautiful Villa. Perfect for anyone!

Casa Luz

Customer was staying at Casa Luz, in Costa del Sol, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 05 September 2017

Villa

Casa Luz Villa

Stunning view from the balcony in the master bedroom!

We'll be back very soon...

Customer was staying at Aloni, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 03 September 2017

Villa

We'll be back very soon... Villa

Well, what a fantastic week we have had! Spent a good few days enjoying the villa, plus great days out at Keri beach (where we hired a speed boat for the afternoon - MUST do!) Also lovely day at Casa Playa. We visited Barbara Beach and St Nicholas Beach before finally settling at Casa Playa, which had something for everyone. St Nicholas Beach was lively but the sea was not very nice due to the amount of seaweed. No such issue at Casa Playa, so would recommend this one. Nice sun beds for only €6 each for the day. Menu was also good with nice food.


Some nice restaurants in Zakynthos Town, also went to the Utopia, again very nice. But our favourite was the Ekapteoconi (card in guestbook) which is only 5 mins from the villa (turn right at the bottom of the hill and you can't miss the signs on the right hand side.) Great service, great food and lovely atmosphere! Not great on the desserts side, but they bought us some complimentary Figs which were gorgeous!!


Loved Zante, loved the Villa Aloni, no doubt we'll be back very soon.


PS Thank you to Jane who gave us some gret advice and tips...

I loved going to Banana Beach there was a lot to do there, were cute fish and the sea was very warm and I would recommend it. - Abi age 11 :)

Please remember to go and visit the Sea Life turtle REscue Centre next to Gerakas Beach, to visit the animals and especially the goats as there is a very cute goat called Dizzy (we named him) who has braqin damage and is adorable so remember to go and say hi! - Lucy (14)

Top tips for family holidays

Customer was staying at Chloe, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 03 September 2017

Villa

Top tips for family holidays Villa

This is our second time in Zakynthos having stayed on the south east of the island last year in a villa near Agassi. This year we wanted to experience the less commercial aspect in the west.


Firstly let me echo all that the other guests have said about this wonderful villa and most importantly our hosts Voula, Pepos and Victoria in that their friendliness and professionalism has made our stay even more amazing. Victoria has kept our villa clean and tidy and we can't thank her enough.


Villa Chloe has provided superb seclusion and privacy and our 4 daughters have loved the swimming pool!


I've read all of the previous recommendations but what I will say is, don't be afraid to venture out and explore the island, that way you discover a few hidden gems. Road signs aren't great but if you have a reasonably good map you soon get a feel for seeking out villages and get a sense of direction.


That said, let me tell you about some of our escapades...


BEACHES


Keri Beach - is very pebbly, not many sandy areas. The beach slopes gently into the sea and stays shallow for a long while - great for kids.


Dafni Beach - Opposite the more commercial Banana Beach to the south of the island. Beautiful, long sandy beach but no shade on the beach. Shade can be found in the 3-4 tavernas but we advise to take your own brollys and beach mats.


Alykes - ***our favourite*** Lovely soft sand, sunbeds and brollys on the beach. Good tavernas and bars and lovely sloping beach into the sea. You go out to waist height for a good 20 - 30 metres, so great for kids. BRILLIANT


FOOD


The little shop down the road is good for top ups (milk, bread etc) but suggest using the Express or Lidl stores for bulk shops. Express quite good for meats and cheeses.


Taverna Sunset @ Kambi (left down the road when you turn right onto the main road for the village) Good quality food and beautiful sunset! A defo go and see.


Selene Taverna - Basic food, pizza is good. Limited menu.


Garden of Tastes - Agio Leon village (to the left of the main shop in the village) Expensive food, good crepes though - recommend the Strawberry crepes. NOT A ZOO - trust me! Does have a small kids play area and a few animals.


***Jo Pavadosiako Taverna in Alykes*** (if sea to your left - exit Alykes heading towards Alykanaas, just on right as you exit the main town) BRILLIANT - our best restaurant. Great food, good menu - very popular and takes bookings (phone number in guestbook)


We also ate in a lot, didn't get to use the BBQ but see others have used it.


THINGS TO DO


Sunset @ Kambi - beautiful - a MUST!


Sarakinado Water park - went twice last year and twice this year, kids love it and it's a good waterpark. ***TIP***Print off discount vouchers available online.


Drive to the Blue Caves (beautiful photos) and take a boat trip.


Shipwreck by car - not great, really busy. It's ok, you can walk across the mountain if parked up - take some decent shoes as flip flops won't cut it! Boat trip best way to visit.


All in all an excellent holiday, 2 weeks in a lovely location in a tranquil, serene villa with wonderful hosts. Villa cleaned daily.
Awesome holiday from the 6 of us!

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Can Fuat

Customer was staying at Can Fuat, in Mallorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 02 September 2017

Villa

Can Fuat Villa

Great setting for the pool!

Excellent villa!

Customer was staying at Azores (Villa 868), in Algarve, Portugal
Submitted via our Travellers App - 31 August 2017

Villa

Excellent villa! Villa

Excellent villa, fabulous pool. Definitely recommend this to anyone. Thank you very much.

New floors and sofas make it even nicer!

Customer was staying at Vivary 34, in Algarve, Portugal
Submitted via our Travellers App - 31 August 2017

Villa

New floors and sofas make it even nicer! Villa

This is our second visit to Villa Vivary, the new floors and sofas make the villa even nicer and, as usual we loved our stay here.


Our two boys loved the pool and we made full use of the bbq in the evenings.


Hoping we'll be back next year, our home from home.

Rose Reataurant in Kalkan

Customer was staying at Lavender, in Mediterranean Coast, Turkey
Submitted via our Travellers App - 30 August 2017

Restaurants

Rose Reataurant in Kalkan Restaurants

Lovely food tried the Turkish Pide with lamb & the Mixed Kebab platter- both seriously good. Great homemade bread too.

Ponte de Lima

Customer was staying at Villa 247 (Villa Madeira), in Costa Verde, Portugal
Submitted via our Travellers App - 29 August 2017

Places of Interest

Ponte de Lima Places of Interest

A beautiful historic and friendly town.

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Dinos

Customer was staying at Dinos, in Kefalonia, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 28 August 2017

Villa

Dinos Villa

Another fantastic villa by James Villas. Third year with James villas now, always impressed!!

Coral King

Customer was staying at Villa Ellison , in Cyprus
Submitted via our Travellers App - 27 August 2017

Restaurants

Coral King Restaurants

Fabulous food and friendly service. Don't miss the greek dancing evening

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7 Places of Interest in Zakynthos recommended by you

Anti Samos

Customer was staying at Dinos, in Kefalonia, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 27 August 2017

Beaches

Anti Samos Beaches

Beautiful beach

Quad Ventura

Customer was staying at Primavera II, in Algarve, Portugal
Submitted via our Travellers App - 25 August 2017

Activities

Quad Ventura Activities

Fabulous way to get off the beaten track. Rory and Claire offer fantastic scenic tours on quad bikes. We were a group of 2 adults and 2 children (children rode as passengers) and found the quads really easy to drive. Price includes local pickup, all fuel training and insurance. Highly recommend, simply a must do activity. www.quad-Ventura.com

Beauvista

Customer was staying at Beauvista, in Costa del Sol, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 22 August 2017

Villa

Beauvista Villa

We are a family of five,
Very happy with the villa, beautiful grounds and a lot bigger than the pictures show.

Swimming pool was the main attraction (especially in the evening) and loved by the whole family
Very clean and spacious
Wish we could of stayed longer

Highly recommended!

Miguels

Customer was staying at Miguels, in Menorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 21 August 2017

Villa

Miguels Villa

Great family villa with a great pool to have fun in!

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1 Places of Interest in Gran Canaria recommended by you

Amendoeira Residence II

Customer was staying at Amendoeira A2 (Amendoeira Residence II), in Algarve, Portugal
Submitted via our Travellers App - 20 August 2017

Villa

Amendoeira Residence II Villa

Accommodation is excellent. Very clean, well equipped and spacious. Only very small point to note is the dryer is ineffective. However we were advised all are the same on the complex due to the model of the combined washer/dryer. This isn't a problem though as it's certainly warm enough to dry washing outside on the large airer provided. Would definitely recommend a visit here and would be happy to visit again.

Beautiful villa, great location.

Customer was staying at Sweetwater, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 20 August 2017

Villa

Beautiful villa, great location. Villa

We had a fab week staying here in Saltwater. Beautiful villa and great location.


As previous guests have written, there are some great restaurants here and we took their advice and tried them all, had some great meals.


Planet Pub is also really good if you like watching football and a great atmosphere.


The locals are so friendly and Dennis the owner, is a fountain of knowledge, lovely guy!

Kalamati Beach best for swimming.

Customer was staying at Isabella, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 20 August 2017

Villa

Kalamati Beach best for swimming. Villa

We have had an amazing time at this beautiful villa. Peppos, Voula and Victoria have been wonderful hosts. Zante is a great island and we have seen pretty much every inch! The water village was a good boys day out for my son, we loved the Go Karts so much that we had to go back again!


Beware of Porto Vrani (Shipwreck Beach Tours), it gets very, very busy so go early morning to ensure a boat...we tried 3 times!


We visited a lot of beaches but settled on Kalamati beach as the best for swimming.


We ate at Selena Tavern and the Sunset Tavern both of which were so good, we went back again!


Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable


PS. Don't bother with the Lidl - AB over the road is 10 x better!

A beautiful, peaceful villa

Customer was staying at Stavli, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 20 August 2017

Villa

A beautiful, peaceful villa Villa

We've had a really lovely holiday! A beautiful, peaceful villa which is extremely comfortable.


The local people were absolutely lovely. There were two silver/grey bowls for a lovely mother cat and her kitten. Please find time to feed and cake for them, they are strays.


We fed them on the step every morning and the local supermarket sells cat food.


Enjoy your stay!

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13 Villa in Mediterranean Coast recommended by you

Everything seems so cheap! Fabulous holiday.

Customer was staying at Villa Maria, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 20 August 2017

Villa

Everything seems so cheap! Fabulous holiday. Villa

A wonderfully relaxing week spent at Villa Maria!! With the weather constantly in the mid 30s we've basically spent our time relaxing in and out of the lovely pool, sipping Mythos (and highly recommend Alfa beer too) and reading novels...bliss!


The restaurant on top of the hill from here (loved gazing up at it lit up at night) is lovely, very friendly staff. BUT best restaurant (we discovered on last evening here) is Zorba's in Agassi - fab grub, and v tasty waiters too!!


Molly Malone's bar on the main strip in Agassi is fun, lovely staff and great for a chilled out game of Crazy Golf (you can even carry your drinks round with you ...result!)


If you've hired a car - like we did - please drive carefully as the other drivers, mopeds and quad bikes zoom along like nobody's business ...Yikes!!


Took a 6km (approx.) drive along top road (turn left at top of lane) to Vasilikos Beach, (€5 to hire a beach brolly and 2 sunbeds) and a crowded but lovely, sun-kissed time was had on the sandy stretch there, gorgeous warm, clear sea... and then a beautiful meal in a little restaurant at the top of the hill away from the beach - look out for it, they have tables atop a tree house structure, perfect as the sun sets over our beers.


Can't believe it's only been a week here. Fab villa, can't fault it and will definitely return if we get the chance. Oh! And everything seems so cheap! (Let's hope Brexit doesn't spoil it!)


Have fun folks!

Boat trip is very good value

Customer was staying at Aloni, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 20 August 2017

Villa

Boat trip is very good value Villa

Lovely villa, pool. Location is great with amazing views. Lovely beaches, very close, great restaurants. - Georgia


It is a long way along rutted roads/paths to Daphne Beach (2.4 miles). good footwear is required. We had forest fires whilst we were here and Jane kept us informed and up to date. They got quite close but we did not feel in danger. Fantastic views, the best villa we have had from James.


Worth going on a boat trip from Keri, we had a motor boat for a couple of hours and then went back another day for a boat trip (€10) very good value, 3 hours on a boat.

Pashmina (Carvoeiro)

Customer was staying at Casa Acacia, in Algarve, Portugal
Submitted via our Travellers App - 19 August 2017

Restaurants

Pashmina (Carvoeiro) Restaurants

Fab Indian restaurant in Carvoeiro- excellent food and wine, and look after the little ones really well. A must if staying in the area

Lighthouse Calla en Bosch Restaurant

Customer was staying at Margarita Bosch, in Menorca, Spain
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Restaurants

Lighthouse Calla en Bosch Restaurant Restaurants

Delicious main course of Veal and Bailey's ice cream to finish with a lovely sunset.

Casa Oasis

Customer was staying at Casa Oasis, in Algarve, Portugal
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Villa

Casa Oasis Villa

Great villa - nice and secluded. Having two pools is great! Saw lots of wildlife and a lovely garden.

Get your Alhambra tickets early!

Customer was staying at Montecillo, in Andalucia, Spain
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Villa

Get your Alhambra tickets early! Villa

Second visit to Montecillo - feels like a real home from home! The trouble with a villa like this is you don't want to go anywhere.


We visited Frigiliana for a couple of dinners and made it to Grenada to visit the Alhambra. Very good BUT get your tickets in advance eg. if you are reading this - it's too late :)

Sirocco

Customer was staying at Grama, in Lanzarote, Spain
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Restaurants

Sirocco Restaurants

Food was lovely, waiters friendly. A bit on the expensive side though

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Karting

Customer was staying at Grama, in Lanzarote, Spain
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Activities

Karting Activities

A good place to go to spend a couple of hours. It's well organised and reasonably priced with a selection of packages to choose from and different karts for different age groups. For anyone not wanting to take part there's a cafe with a viewing area, which serves a variety of soft drinks, smoothies and alcoholic drinks and also hot drinks and food.

Fu Gui

Customer was staying at Grama, in Lanzarote, Spain
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Restaurants

Fu Gui Restaurants

This Chinese restaurant was extremely good. Service was quick but not rushed and the food was really good. The price was very reasonable, in fact we had to check that they had everything on. The restaurant was extremely busy whilst we were there too.

Island Bar

Customer was staying at Arbanassi Villa, in Cyprus
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Bars and Nightlife

Island Bar Bars and Nightlife

Really chilled atmosphere. Love this place

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Andreas VillaP

Customer was staying at Andreas Villa, in Cyprus
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Villa

Andreas VillaP Villa

Beautiful pool

Santa Barbara's

Customer was staying at Villa Aphrodite, in Cyprus
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Restaurants

Santa Barbara's Restaurants

We went here for the 2nd time, this time was for an amazing breakfast (Greek omelettes which were huge and delicious!) and the view is simply stunning. It's perfect location on the sea front means that you can order some drinks, go for a relaxing swim in the Mediterranean and come back for some pittas and dips! Yum! x

Puerto de Soller

Customer was staying at Villa Margarita, in Mallorca, Spain
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Places of Interest

Puerto de Soller Places of Interest

The mountains surrounding Soller and the Port are spectacular! The resort is very unspoilt and beautiful. Trains/Trams are an added bonus. This was our second visit, and I would love to go back.

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Visit the Pottery shop!

Customer was staying at Villa Maria, in Zakynthos, Greece
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Villa

Visit the Pottery shop! Villa

A beautiful villa in a wonderful position with incredible views (sun up in the morning is wonderful!!)


Drove to Puerto Vrani, a lovely drive with incredible views, parked easily and booked a boat trip to the shipwreck and caves. The shipwreck was interesting but spoilt a little by how busy the beach was. Absolutely loved seeing and swimming in the Blue Caves. We have never seen the colour blue like it, astounding.


Zakynthos Town is fun in the evening for a drink/ice cream and a walk around the shops or port. Agassi is good to visit for a meal/drink and we absolutely loved the restaurant Aguadi (you can see it on the hill). Traditional food, good service and spectacular views.


Kaminia Beach is literally 5 mins drive away, small, quiet with a lovely beach bar selling food etc. Good for snorkelling.


Spin Spot is a beautiful little pottery shop as you drive out of Agassi, we bought several pieces (really well made and unusual).


As with previous comments, the mosquitos and wasps are annoying! Strongly recommend a good insect repellent!


We had a wonderful time and are sad to go home.


G aged 12 - I particularly enjoyed the pottery shop and the town, as well as getting my hair braided. My favourite shop would have to be the pottery shop though, with many gorgeous, unusual trinkets. I have loved it here, I would recommend it to everyone looking for a peaceful getaway. I am sad to leave, I loved every second.


S aged 11 - Villa Maria is an amazing villa to stay in and has all the working facilities you would need. I (along with the rest of my family) have very much enjoyed our stay! and hope to be returning soon

Perfect holiday after A levels and GCSEs

Customer was staying at Chloe, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 13 August 2017

Villa

Perfect holiday after A levels and GCSEs Villa

Lovely, relaxing stay in a wonderful villa! Just what we needed after kids A levels/GCSEs.


Voula and Pepos were very welcoming and did a great job of looking after us and Victoria was amazing at keeping the villa clean and tidy.


The highlight of our week was sailing on the Soliton (see leaflets) to snorkel in Keri Caves.


We also loved shipwreck Beach - recommend leaving after 3pm as the crowds had died down.


Sunsets at Cross Tavern were beautiful and the fresh fish is well worth a try! However our favourite sunset was watching from the rocks at Porto Roxa beach after diving from the cliffs and a meal at the Ionion tavern.


The Agios Leon Bakery every day for fresh bread and frappes.


Dennis Taverna had a nice setting and food on the way to Zakynthos.


Overall a lovely week!

Sunset watching, turtle searching and Taverna Ammos.

Customer was staying at Markanna, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 13 August 2017

Villa

Sunset watching, turtle searching and Taverna Ammos. Villa

Where do we start? A really wonderful week - went all too fast.


Yiannis is lovely and very friendly, thank you. Jane is a superstar and nothing seemed too much trouble. Thank you Jane and thanks for all of your advice and recommendations too.


'Big Blue' is the best place for a boat rental in Keri. Phone ahead and book, you'll have the best 2/3 hours at sea swimming, boating, relaxing and searching for turtles.


The Lighthouse Restaurant is great for their very popular sunset watching - park up the hill facing down so you can leave early, the car park gets packed and it takes a while to leave. So worth it though and a lovely evening out.


Driving is crazy here and wouldn't recommend the quad bikes but car hire is fine.


The villa is amazing - great space and facilities, kept clean and well organised by Yiannis and his wife - thank you.

Good eateries in Tsilivi but our best restaurant was Taverna Ammos in Zante Harbour in the square. We booked ahead for 8pm and it was super popular and busy. Amazing and friendly staff - wished we found it before our last night!!


Oh well, we'll have to come back.


Have a great stay.

Luxury and comfort all in one place

Customer was staying at Luz de Verano (La Estrella), in Costa del Sol, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 12 August 2017

Villa

Luxury and comfort all in one place Villa

A really beautiful villa with breathtaking views!


So much luxury and comfort in one place. This really was the best place for our party of 11 to holiday. This is our second stay in a James Villa and once again we will be leaving, hoping to come back!

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Nikolas

Customer was staying at Nikolas, in Crete, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 12 August 2017

Villa

Nikolas Villa

Sundown from poolside

Enastron

Customer was staying at Galini, in Kefalonia, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 10 August 2017

Restaurants

Enastron Restaurants

Lovely views and really nice food

365 Calvari Steps in Pollensa

Customer was staying at Villa Margarita, in Mallorca, Spain
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Places of Interest

365 Calvari Steps in Pollensa Places of Interest

The climb up steps is not that bad, even though it was a hot day! The views are fantastic. Glad we did it!

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All of us in the trip to the blue lagoon!

Customer was staying at Villa Anna, in Cyprus
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Activities

All of us in the trip to the blue lagoon! Activities

We had a great day with jimmys jeep safaries. He took us all up into the mountains to see the whole of Cyprus. We learned so much about the place including the baths of Aphrodite. In the afternoon we went to the blue lagoon. It was amazing, the water was so clear and it was lovely to swim in. Would definitely recommend it

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Cuitadella

Customer was staying at Mar, in Menorca, Spain
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Places of Interest

Cuitadella Places of Interest

Well worth a visit!

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Mar

Customer was staying at Mar, in Menorca, Spain
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Villa

Mar Villa

Kids taking a break from the midday sun!

Theseus Village BA01

Customer was staying at Theseus Village BA01, in Cyprus
Submitted via our Travellers App - 06 August 2017

Villa

Theseus Village BA01 Villa

Beautiful Aphrodite Hills resort - what a great holiday!

Il Mulino

Customer was staying at Il Mulino, in Tuscany, Italy
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Villa

Il Mulino Villa

Stayed in Il Mulino in Tuscany,absolutely loved this villa and the peaceful sleepy village it is set in. Would definitely go back.

Punta Prima Menorca

Customer was staying at S'escaleta, in Menorca, Spain
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Beaches

Punta Prima Menorca Beaches

Wonderful beach, white sand, rocky areas too. Resort very accessible. A very family friendly resort, with everything you need.

Perfect holiday in every way

Customer was staying at Isabella, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 06 August 2017

Villa

Perfect holiday in every way Villa

We fell in love with the villa and the island as soon as we arrived. This is a beautiful place and every day we found something new to see or do. There are some super reviews in this book and we agree with them all.


Our favourite boat trip was with Renata Boats from Port Vroni - read her reviews, she is excellent and on a small boat you get to see/do so much. Great fun if you like swimming in the caves


Our boys loved jumping off the rocks at nearby beaches and the beaches we discovered with the boat we hired. We all loved swimming in the sea.


We went to so many nearby villages as we could to have a coffee and explore. Bought local produce (fantastic honey and wine) The Garden of Tastes nearby does amazing grapes!


The days at the villa were a delight watching the birds and butterflies. The kids (and us) loved the pool


Thank you so much to the owners and their lovely daughter, you made our stay perfect.

Best villa to date - so many extras!

Customer was staying at Ambassador, in Zakynthos, Greece
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Villa

Best villa to date - so many extras! Villa

We have had the most amazing 2 weeks in Villa Ambassador! Have stayed in many different countries and can honestly say this is probably one of the best villas we've stayed in.


It has so many extras compared to other villas we have rented. The views are lovely, the pool has been a welcome relief to the hot weather. Have used the gym on a daily basis which has been great.


Have visited many restaurants and can recommend Isolas, La Bruschetta and a bit further away Essence which is in Kalamatic


We hired a boat for a couple of days which is an absolute must!


Thank you so much to James Villas, George and our villa rep Jane who is an absolute delight!


Fantastic holiday!!

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Beautiful gardens

Customer was staying at Villa Flamenco, in Costa del Sol, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 05 August 2017

Villa

Beautiful gardens Villa

Gracias!


Thank you for a lovely stay. Lovely villa - clean and welcoming.


Great pool - Beautiful gardens, a pleasure to sit in.


We had a great stay.

Alhambra

Customer was staying at La Florista, in Andalucia, Spain
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Places of Interest

Alhambra Places of Interest

Beautiful! Worth a trip x

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View from the pool

Customer was staying at Francesca, in Tuscany, Italy
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Holiday Snaps

View from the pool Holiday Snaps

This is a brilliant villa . This is the view from the pool!

Tiffany 14

Customer was staying at Tiffany 14, in Tenerife, Spain
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Villa

Tiffany 14 Villa

Wonderful holiday for families. The owner met us after a very late landing. He was brilliant and even met an exact request to get weetabix in the welcome pack. The villa was clean and spacious and you really couldn't ask for anything more.

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Almond Tree

Customer was staying at Almond Tree, in Skopelos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 03 August 2017

Villa

Almond Tree Villa

Lovely villa where you can see the sunset over the town

Paragliding in coral bay

Customer was staying at Villa Anna, in Cyprus
Submitted via our Travellers App - 02 August 2017

Activities

Paragliding in coral bay Activities

Really good fun to go paragliding and to try all of the water sports. Definitely recommend it!

Ca'n Plaseta

Customer was staying at Ca'n Plaseta, in Mallorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 02 August 2017

Villa

Ca'n Plaseta Villa

We stayed here end of July 17 and without doubt it was the best villa
Very spacious outside living
The inside was nice as well
We only really slept and showered in the villa
It was outside living and this villa is perfect for that
Would only say the welcome pack we ordered was ham cheese water a loaf of bread and loads of rich tea type biscuits
Certainly have had better welcome packs
The villa was brilliant

Xalo

Customer was staying at Casa Rio, in Costa Blanca, Spain
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Places of Interest

Xalo Places of Interest

The church in Xalo town centre that is lit up at night and visible from the villa terrace

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Petrides Villa

Customer was staying at Petrides Villa, in Cyprus
Submitted via our Travellers App - 01 August 2017

Villa

Petrides Villa Villa

Fantastic villa with great views ..couldn't ask for better ..

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Beautiful villa with the loveliest view

Customer was staying at Doretta, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 30 July 2017

Villa

Beautiful villa with the loveliest view Villa

The most beautiful villa with the loveliest view. Stayed in many James' and this was as good if not better.


Would recommend Big Blue boat hire at Keri for an enjoyable day. If you are wanting to see turtles, a lot of the glass bottom boat tours throw tomatoes which turtles surface to eat, so may be an idea to bring some and throw them in at turtle spotting areas.


Also in Keri, the Lighthouse Taverna is an amazing spot with beautiful views and a platform that stretches out over the cliff.


Locally, the coffee house at the bottom of the road to this villa is wonderful with the nicest staff. We managed to catch a traditional Greek band playing live music on the Saturday and would highly recommend this.


Also, if you drive up to the last villa/house on this mountain road and park, you can walk a short distance up the side of the mountain through the trees, a convenient zigzag path with a gradual incline is there. You can find a viewing platform coming out the side of the mountain with breath taking views.


Gerahas and Alhyes beaches are beautiful

Fantasy mini golf in Argassi was also very enjoyable and the staff are very friendly.


Emjoy your stay but watch out for Greek drivers!

Superb sunrise views

Customer was staying at Villa Maria, in Zakynthos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 30 July 2017

Villa

Superb sunrise views Villa

We had a lovely stay at this beautiful villa! Very comfortable and has everything a family would need. Superb views from the balcony, especially at sunrise.


We visited Shipwreck Bay and the blue caves which were fantastic. Zakynthos centre itself is spectacular, particularly at night and people are warm and friendly.


Gerakas Beach was also very nice though the kids wanted to be by the pool more. We have had a really lovely holiday and hope you do too.

Wow! What a holiday!

Customer was staying at Luz de Verano (La Estrella), in Costa del Sol, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 29 July 2017

Villa

Wow! What a holiday! Villa

We had a lovely time at this villa, we spent most of the time in the pool and we had drinks in the hot tub. Wow! (Millie age 6)

Compostella

Customer was staying at Maria Jesus, in Menorca, Spain
Submitted via our Travellers App - 29 July 2017

Restaurants

Compostella Restaurants

This restaurant, is well worth a visit, reasonably priced , superb food, and friendly service. Probably one of the best restaurants in son bou!!

Our favourite Greek island

Customer was staying at Augusta, in Skopelos, Greece
Submitted via our Travellers App - 29 July 2017

Villa

Our favourite Greek island Villa

Dear Demitris and Meni,


Thank you for another wonderful stay at your home. It is with very heavy hearts we leave Villa Augusta which has felt like home for the past three weeks. Total relaxation on our favourite Greek island :)


Thank you also for the lovely homemade cookies, they were a treat with our morning tea.


Love and Best wishes.

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The Herb Garden Polis

Customer was staying at Wisteria, in Cyprus
Submitted via our Travellers App - 28 July 2017

Restaurants

The Herb Garden Polis Restaurants

Great food, great service and friendly staff added bonus a lovely herb garden

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