We had a lovely time at villa Thanos. Thanos even offered us to arrange the transfer from the airport. On the drive to the villa he explained us where we could find the basic shop, restaurants and stuff. He also offered us to stop somewhere to be able to shop for the essential groceries, which was not necessary for us (we like to settle down a.s.a.p. for the kids) but the offer was very much appreciated by us. This last thing was especially true because of the filed refrigerator with nice cool drinks.
When arriving at the villa we found a ‘normal’ (residential) home with nice large rooms and ample storage space. The kitchen is suitably equipped with dishes, pots and pans.
There is a nice large closed off garden with plenty of toys and games. When Thanos noticed the age of or twins he arranged to place a special swing for them!
The owners Thanos and Fay come regularly to the villa to attend the garden, clean the house and change the bed sheets and towels. But we never felt this was intrusive because we were well in advance informed of these visits.
And they were also always available for calamities’ or just for some advice and tips.
Thanos and Fay really let you experience the Greek hospitality; they genially make you feel welcome to their home and the island of Corfu.
You can find fine food at the tavern on the other side of the access road. And when you order some drinks you can use the nice pool, waterslide and playground for free. The beach is about a 10/15 minute walk, but the route is slightly sloped.
You can’t find much of a nightlife in the village or the surrounding area, but that’s just ideal for us.
If you want to do more than just go to the pool, beach and near taverns, than you should definitely rent a car. Which you can park (two of them) in the shade on the property itself.
This is especially necessary because all the big supermarkets can be found on the way to Lemkimmi.
In short we do sincerely recommend this villa, and in the future Thanos and Fay can expect a return visit from us to the villa.
• Screens and shutters for the windows
• Plenty of seating area’s to be able to sit in the sun or shade
• Well equipped to be able to cook (or BBQ) at the villa yourself
I could not give the ‘cleanliness’ a full score, but let me explain why.
These conditions are to be expected in every country in the south of Europe. Because of the climate and dusty environment of Greece you will find some soot on the floors. Also the drainage isn’t the same as the ones we find in the north of Europe, which sometimes results in some odours (not bad in any way).
So that’s why I couldn’t give the maximum score.
We went 5 adults for last week of May. The owners were very friendly and supportive, giving us all class of tips for visiting the area. It was a bit difficult to find the property but their indications were most helpful. The villa is spacious, mainly the living room/kitchen (see pictures). The rear garden is outstanding, if you go with children you'll have plenty of space to play. Not to mention that you have a beautiful summing pool 30 m of the property and a bar restaurant, if you don't want to cook. The beach (probably the best in Corfu) is just 500 m away and you have also a bar/restaurant with an excellent service.
The house is situated in Marathias, a lovely small village, where the locals cannot be friendlier.
We had a beautiful time there and I will recommend VILLA THANOS to families or groups that enjoy peaceful locations. We most likely return next year.
We spent a lovely two week holiday with our two young boys, 4 years and 18 months and felt Villa Thanos really suited our needs. The villa is a great size with plenty of room both inside and out and the garden is kitted out with loads of things to keep the kids occupied, such as swings, footballs and goal, table tennis and basketball net. By closing the gate across the drive at the front of the villa we felt safe knowing the boys couldn't escape! On arrival we had a very warm welcome from the owners, Thanos and Fay. During the two weeks they popped around every few days to water the beautiful garden and change bedding, but they always let us know when they would be coming. They obviously take pride in looking after Villa Thanos very well.
Another advantage of staying here was having a great little taverna, with a pool and water slide, very near by. It is called Nikterida and they serve the best Kalamari we have tasted.
Overall we would highly recommend this villa and would happily visit again.
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