We've been here at Mathios Luxury Villas for two weeks, we should have booked for longer. We took Kostas airport transfer on arrival, Leonardis was waiting for us with our names on a welcome board and he took us to our check-in in a very clean luxury mini van. We were met on arrival at reception by Kostas who was very welcoming and immediately set about offering us information for our first 24 hours with an invitation to join him next day to plan the perfect vacation.
The villa is a short 5 minute walk from his hotel and reception but we had telephone connection from the villa and also Kostas WhatsApp if we needed anything. We used his WhatsApp to keep him posted on the success of his recomendations for restaurants, car hire and tours. The success of this vacation for us was the wonder of the staff everywhere, in our villa, in the hotel restaurant, in reception and such easy access to them.
The villa experience was just beautifully quiet, boutique chic, elegantly relaxing. The pool was cold, we're staying towards the end of the season - but not cold enough to keep us out, just catch your breath and jump in - it is wonderfully private. We've been travelling for over 40 years so you will understand when I say our requirements are getting simpler, we know what we want, unpretentious luxury in a calm environment. Mathios Luxury Villas provided us with just that in bundles.
I mentioned to Kostas that I was very impressed with the detailing of the villa finish. Quite often you will come across expensive features in a villa but badly put together. Kostas has the eye. The finish was very impressive, storage space has its limitations but still carefully thought out within the limitations of the villa space available. WiFi and satellite channels all work perfectly, I was perfectly able to work from the villa and talk to my team back home.
We didn't cook for ourselves, we chose the breakfast option and ate out in the lovely little village just a 3 minute stroll from the villa. Reviewers will say breakfast is not worth the price, we found it a marvellous option. It's not just breakfast - it's a gentle knock on your door in the morning, roll out of bed to a perfectly set table by your pool in the morning sunshine. Vitaly and his amazing Wife standing over you serving you coffee, juice, fruit bowl, cereals, eggs any way you like them, and fresh bread choices - simply glorious. You don't have to get up, shower, get dressed, go to a restaurant, be inside with others....
Some villa residents stayed for just 2 or 3 nights, for us there was no reason to pack and move frequently, with a car hire for a few days you can reach the furthest point of the Island in 45 minutes,...! Visit them, they are very busy villages and towns just don't bring your suitcase, you will be happy to leave them and get back to the peace and calm of your villa.
Thank you Kostas, Vitaly and Team for a wonderful stay, you underpromised and over delivered, we will return, only next time for three weeks. Puri & Tom