Antonia Studios - (Accommodation in Lourdas)

Sabine B           

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Antonia Studios in Lourdas. Previous ratings sum it up really well. The studios are rather simple but clean, the owner outrageously friendly and the village as well as surrounding beaches fabulous. If you are looking for a very laid back greek island which is completely missing the buz which attracts Club 18-30, you don't need to look any further!

 
The locals come accross as genuinely friendly and the island seems to be one of the safest places I have so far travelled to. Just stay away from Casa Blue and his owner if you are female and travelling without a partner, better even try to avoid him and his restaurant in any case...
 
A few things to note about the area: If you are not hiring a car the walk back from the beaches steep and not made easier in the heat. Our reps gave the impression that getting a taxi would be easy enough but we found out that this is not easy especially if you are intending to travel a short distance. The owner of the taverna we asked to call a cab actually ended up giving us a lift! In high season there is a twice daily bus service from the beach back up to the villages (14.45 and 17.00) which at 1 EURO is cheap and fairly efficient. Also - do bring plenty of cash if you are not hiring a car as there are no cash points in the village or anywhere near it. Last but not least the weekly BBQ which Makis the owner organises. It is cheap but the food is what you pay for and the greek dancing - to express it gently - a joke. Still - it was a great opportunity to meet fellow travellers staying at the studios and just for that reason we would recommend joining it.