Aristomenis Studios - (Accommodation in Lourdas)

Tracey C          10/10

click to enlarge We had a superb holiday at Aristomenis, simply superb!  Steve & Eleni were marvellous and made our stay really special. 

We travelled over 1200km all over the island and visited different places everyday.  Steve & Eleni were only too happy to sit and listen to our stories at the end of each day and sent us off each morning with a friendly wave!  Anna from the bike rental shop was also a blessing and mapped out special places to visit!
We managed to see almost every major place to visit,
  • Lourdas - quite special and so many lovely places to sit on the beach and tavernas to dine at.  Even tho the area is hilly, our scooter worked a treat.
  • Mounda Beach (Turtle Beach),
  • Skala - which we didn't particularly like much
  • Poros - very pretty port town
  • Fiskardo - gorgeous marina and so many tavernas it's scary
  • Assos - beautiful old port town and lovely old buildings with seaside tavernas to enjoy the view
  • Agia Efimia - beautiful boats
  • Myrtos Beach - beautiful is an understatement
  • Sami - gorgeous and where Captain Corelli's Mandolin was filmed
  • Lixouri (not our favourite place)
  • Kepouria (where the Monastery is),
  • Xi - again not a favourite. 
  • Markopoulo - where the snakes appear at the base of the church bell tower on or about the 6th of August each year and then disappear on the 14th August
  • Lassi - not our kind of place - too "tommy touristy" for us
  • Mount Enos - we reached the highest point 1,628 metres and the views were spectacular
  • Sissia Monastery - we walked with the procession that carried the icon from the Kastro to the monastery.
  • The Kastro - fabulous taverna!
  • St Gerasimos monastery - breathtakingly beautiful
  • Robollo winery - not terribly impressive, rather an opinionated English chap who conducts the tours!
  • Metaxa winery - nicer reception than Robollo
  • Kato Katelios - fabulous fresh fish souvlaki!  Highly recommeded!  Captain Jerry's was a treat.
  • And many, many more places

We ran out of time and didn't get the the Drogarati Caves or Lake Melissani - so we plan to visit again very soon to see them and the lovely people we met!