You'll be hard-pressed to find a nicer villa on the island. The house itself is like a show room (in a good way, it still feels super homely and lived in despite everything being incredibly glossy, with attention to every detail, and the pool area is flawless. From the hotel-style dressing gowns and slippers to the flawless pool area, everything about it suggests 5 star luxury. The owners, Diane and Sakis, are the most lovely, helpful and warm spirited people you could possibly meet. We just loved them - no query or request is too big or too small, Diane literally drove us around the island and they have a whole host of useful tips that you really must make use of. The whole property is spotlessly clean, with cleaners tackling everything from the linens to the BBQ every day. We visited as a group of five twenty-six-year-old women from London who just wanted to spend a week chilling out by the pool and enjoying one another’s company. It was quite literally the perfect place for us. Ostria is both nicer and far better value for money than other comparable properties in the area. It’s ideal for groups of friends or families (it would be lovely, for example, for two families holidaying together). It really is huge! The downstairs seating area/ kitchen is completely gorgeous and would be thoroughly lovely even during winter. The general area where the villa is located isn't particularly buzzy - this is somewhere you book based on the property and not its proximity to other things (unless, of course, you want to be super close to Laganas). You can't pop to the shops or nice restaurants on foot, but that's why a car is advised (taxis are also cheap and easy to come by in the area). This is the case with all the villas in this part of Zakynthos. What is brilliant is the close proximity to the airport. A stunning villa presented to the upmost standards, with even lovelier owners, we can’t recommend Ostria highly enough.