Ulrich O, written on 22 July 2012
IDEAL LOCATION WITH ALL COMFORT
Situated on the mountain slopes, with a magnificent view of the sea, one can listen to the cicadas on the front terrace and very often enjoy a gentle breeze. One sits below vines on the terrace at the house – amidst oleander shrubs. Charcoal and igniters are close at hand for a barbecue evening with friends. Unlike many other holiday homes, where the amount of glasses, cutlery and plates are counted to match the exact number of guests, the BALKONI offers a choice of different glasses, for wine in particular. Beer mugs in large volumes so that the dishwasher can be turned on frequently. The washing machine too has been used quite often – the rotary dryer is a very helpful companion.
The fridge was filled with drinks by us quickly – watch out, there is another one just below, and that one can take enough to quench the thirst in Greek midday heat. The always competent and never intrusive hosts looked after us well – with practical advice and assistance (e.g. if needed, a second table had been in situ the next moment). Technically, everything was perfect – the sun umbrella on the terrace, or the remote control for the entrance gate. All four of us have felt very comfortable, and we have used the house as a base for excursions to beaches in this area. Our tip: visit the east coast where the water is significantly fresher and clearer than in the Gulf of Volos. The chestnut forests of the Pilion are unique and on the village squares, the tavernas offer tasty local dishes under ancient plane trees. Those looking for a quiet place to relax, without wanting to make any compromises on comfort issues – BALKONI is definitely the right place for you! Furthermore, its central location is an ideal base to explore the beautiful Pilion.