This is one of 3 villas owned by the Dafnis family (Panoramic, Romantic and Paradise). We stayed in villa Panoramic for the first week and villa Paradise in the second.
The view from the villa is amazing. You get a full view of the sea and the sunset everyday. The infinity pool is really nice to chill out and enjoy the view. It is of a nice size to play ball and dive games. The pool is on the ground level just outside the front door and the patio door so it is only a few steps before you are in the pool. It is also convenient to go back to the villa for more refreshments.
The villa is well equipped and modern in decoration. The fitting is indeed luxury. You are provided with plenty of bath towels as well as separate pool towels. They also supply wash liquids/tablets for the washing machine (which is really handy), tablets for the dishwasher. Hand soap, toilet paper and so on. If you need anything, the host is available 24h a day by phone.
Being on a mountain (with truly amazing views), mobile phone reception is almost non existent. However, there is a house phone so you are contactable and you can make outside local calls. The good thing is that the internet access (wifi) is very good and fast. It is accessible from around the whole villa including by the pool. It is fast enough to stream videos (important for teens).
For each of the 3 bedrooms upstairs, you have a private balcony with great view of the sea. There are 2 bedrooms that can be classed as master bedrooms. One with a double jacuzzi bath. It is nice, we only used it once just to try it. From a practicality perspective, a shower is more useful. All the showers are enclosed cubicles with water coming from the top, a separate shower head and 6 jets for the body. The best shower is in the master bedroom. It is powerful and refreshing at the end of the day.
The hosts (Dafnis family) are the one of the most friendly and genuine people I have met. They ensure you stay is enjoyable and everything is catered for. The fathers comes early in the morning to water the plants and clean the pools, hence it is so lush and beautiful even when the weather is so dry and hot everyday. The main family business is the production of high quality olive oil. As the guest of the villa, they gave us a tour which was very very interesting and educational. I recommend taking up this kind offer. It is not just a business, they are actually passionate about it. On our penultimate evening, the mother prepared a meal for us which George (son) delivered to our door. It was very kind and it was lovely.
I would say a car is essential. Getting around is easy. A local supermarket is only a few minutes away by car and larger supermarkets are 30-40 minutes away. The location of the villa is in a protected area so no high rise hotels. It is unspoilt and you are amongst locals. The local beach is 3 minutes away by car and it is never busy. The water is warm and sandy. More commercialised beaches with motorised watersports can be found with 30 minutes drive. All the beaches around this area are sandy and the water crystal clear.
This is a truly an amazing villa. The location is hard to be bettered. I would highly recommend this villa. It is indeed a paradise.
A big thanks to the Dafnis family.
What can I say - a beautiful villa with a view to die for. Clean, spacious, light, airy, open - fabulous and exclusive interior and exterior. An infinity pool with a whirlpool - perfect begin and end (and inbetween) to each and every day. Watch the swallows drink from the pool during the day and the bats in the evening - your own nature show.
Tavernas and beach within a couple of minutes drive. Minimarket and shop a few minutes drive away in the next village.
The Corfiot family owners are hosts that go that extra mile to make sure you enjoy your holiday.
Perfect relaxation - no mobile phone service, but internet works perfectly for all those (like us) who can't live without.
The two sons, Spyros and George are very proud of their extremely special, world-wide award winning olive oil - and so they should be. Ask them how they have changed the production and have their own special brand of extremely high quality olive oil - they will give you all the information you need. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the island, its history and the olive oil production from these two exceptionally enthusiastic young men.
Their father is also a fountain of knowledge on everything to do with the island. Just ask - he knows. Their mother is awonderful lady who makes the most delicious food (she really ought to open an exclusive restaurant, but I guess she has enough to do running the family).
Treat yourself to a fabulously relaxing and friendly exclusive villa. It is worth it - you will see. We had a fantastic week - only wish we could have stayed longer.
We both highly recommend the villa and especially the wonderful family owners.
Rosie and Wolfgang from Innsbruck, Austria and London, UK.
p.s. Recommend a 4-wheel drive for the whole island if you intend on seeing more of it.