The Olympion Village was a really nice hotel, particularly in comparison to the rest of kavos and for the money we paid. There are rules e.g no bringing other people back but you can see why as there are some families at the hotel. I definitely wouldn't reccommend families to go here, not because of the hotel (its probably the most suitable for families in kavos) but because kavos is in no way suitable for children or people looking for a relaxing holiday with culture etc .... kavos is very english.
We were a group of 4 girls so got one appartment with 2 bedrooms, for girls I definitely would say its worth getting two rooms if there is 4 or 5 of you, boys may not be as bothered. Rooms were really nice and spacious. We paid about 29 euros each to have 2 rooms with air con and a safe. I think the safe was 5 euros and each air con for a week was 12 euros but the air con is definitely worth getting. The kitchen is VERY basic, there was a kettle and a cheese toastie thing that we made some not so toasted toast in.
All the staff are lovely, happy to help you (particularly the staff at the hotel restaurant). The food and drink at the hotel is quite cheap, 2 courses for 7 euros. A pint of local beer is 2 euros. There is a supermarket on site which was occassionally useful. There's also an on call doctor that is 5 mins down the road who was really nice but I would advise taking out health insurance with a small excess, I came up with an allergic reaction and had to pay a £125 excess. The pool is also a nice size, easy to make friends.
We went with first choice and didn't plan to do any of the twentys stuff but somehow ended doing it, we went on about 3 nights out with them and personally I'd say we were ripped off. We paid around 30 euros for each night e.g. to do a bar crawl and a school disco and it seemed great for those who had never gone away but we all felt we could of saved the money and taken ourselves to bars. The nights out tended to include entry to a club and a free bar for a few hours.
Kavos itself is ok, not a very nice beach its very small and not exactly white sandy shores. The main strip during the day is dead but at night it is amazing, we had so much fun in all the bars. If you go to kavos you HAVE to go to the Drunken Squid restaurant for dinner its chinese/tex mex and literally the best dinner we had, we went back 4 times. Also go to TKD's for a cocktail, their food wasn't as good as the Drunken Squid but they do the best cocktails in all of kavos. As with most foregin places there are always PRs standing all the way down the strip harassing you to get into the bars but you just have to run past them. Watch out for the greek gypsies, my friend got her camera and phone stolen by them and they try and sell you cheap crap for like 5 euros and then they'll steal your purse/wallet.
Overall a really good holiday, I only wouldn't return to Kavos for a holiday as once you've been there once you've done it all but it is such a good holiday for going out etc in a big group. If I did go back I'd definitely stay at the Olympion Village.
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- Also Known As:
- Olympion Village Studios & Apartments Hotel Kavos
- Olympion Village Studios And Apartments
- Olympion Village Kavos, Corfu