I believe that Christoforos apartments are going independent for 2009.
They have a web site at http://www.christoforos-apartments.com/index.html
Like Carl Rogers, we are anxious to find out which Tour company is likely to manage this property. I have been advised that until the closure of the XL group (poss December 08) no details are forthcoming.
We've just got back from these apartments and they were fab- clean and spacious, quiet,amazing views over to Zakynthos. Best apartments are 1 2 3 and 4, 5 and 6 are on ground floor and don't have the views. The only negative is no safety deposit box.
We stayed here in july 08, and i have to say these are the best appartments we have stayed in in lourdas, we have had 8 holidays in lourdas and these appartments are the best by far, we have stayed in 7 others during our breaks and none of them match christoforos, we are back in september 08, unfortunatley not in these apartments. Anybody contemplating having a holiday at the christoforos you would not be disappointed.
These apartments are absolutely brilliant. Clean and spacious with 3 balconies on the upper 2 floors. The bottom 2 apartments only have a patio but it is a good size. The owners wife and daughter look after the apartments themselves and were very friendly and helpful. I have only stayed in one lot of apartments in Greece that were better (Zante) and I was quoted £2500 for a family of 4 for 2 weeks for them last year! So Christoferos are excellent value for money.
We loved it here the apartments were really clean, pool cleaned every day.
Got back on Sunday after staying a week at these apartments and must say they are excellent. Beautifully kept,very roomy, pool is cleaned everyday, great views out to the sea (we were in no2)close to all the tavernas, supermarkets and beaches.
Fair enough if you want to ignore my previous comment about these ground floor apts, but if these are the best you've seen,you've seen some dross. There is NO huge terrace, and the apt you are writing about isn't the one we stayed in. They are adequate, but the upstairs ones get the better deal, simple as that.
Our friend stayed here and he loved it. He stayed in one of the ground floor apartments. Ignore the previous comments about these rooms. They're very spacious, quiet and well-equipped for cooking - the best we've seen in Greece. The views are still superb, the terrace is huge and very private, and the pool is just next door.
The pool's on the small side though.
You do need a car if you're planning on going to the beach though.
One of the best apartments we have ever had - well furnished/fitted with stunning views over the sea to Zante and very private.
We had one on the top and one in the middle floor.
Good pool and very clean indeed.
You need a car but Lourdas is ok - shops/bars/restaurants etc
A trek to the beach - we used St Georges bay around the corner -use the country road and it takes 10 mins by car - its a hire car don't worry !
We will be back !
We have just come back from Cristofors Apartments, they were very clean and comfortable, we had three balconies to choose from, the swimming pool was excellent, the sea view and sunsets superb. We can recommend these apartments to anyone they will not be dissapointed. A long walk from the beach though a mile either way.
Stayed here in may I had a top floor apartment with 3 balconies, nice pool felt like you were in a villa. Long walk to beach but worth it. Eating out brill!
Apts no 5&6 don't have a balcony,just a patio and are smaller than the others and their view over the bay is completly ruined by the building of another apartment block.No 5 also has a noisy boiler 3 metres from the bedroom.You can hear anyone uing the toilet//bath above.Just avoid No 5 unless you get it cheap!
These apartments (6) are fabulous - brand new very private - own pool and everything you need including two balconies per apt. Situated on the edge of the village but easy walk to mini market and tavernas - You do need a car but driving around is easy - Beaches are also chilled and sea is beautiful - just want to go back as soon as I can