We had a fabulous holiday in Alonissos. It's a beautiful island and the the old hill top village is a delight, but the star of the holiday was the Villa Marenostrum. The villa totally embraces its stunning location, and the views from the balcony, the terrace, the pool and the sun deck are so unspoiled and wonderful to just relax into and get totally lost in. We watched ferries and dolphins splash by daily. And we swam and swam. The sea is beautiful, clear and deep. We went for sunrise swims, we snorkelled around the point. We jumped off the jetty before lunch, after lunch, in the beautiful pink dusk and into moonlit seas at midnight. It was heaven, whether the wind blew or it was calm as a lake, it was irresistible and to have it all to ourselves, for us this felt like paradise.
When we weren't in the sea, Kleopatra really looked after us, helping with ferry tickets, car and boat hire (definitely go on a boat tour of the Alonissos and go swimming in the coves of Peristera) , taxis and restaurant recommendations, but also sharing her local knowledge, great stories and the best Moussaka. Nothing was too much trouble for Kleopatra. Special thanks for having got up early to take us to the 6.30am ferry – so very kind and way beyond the call of duty. Perhaps we should have seen more of the island but when the villa is so easy to enjoy and with that view and that sea, it was always a wrench to turn our backs on it. We'll definitely be coming back.