(ex: Florence, Positano)
A: Hi Ann, We rented Villa Naoussa for two weeks in August, 2005. The pool is fenced from the surrounding houses, but not from the villa itself. Thus, if you have young children, they can walk right out the kitchen door, and into the pool. The beach is less than 5 minutes away. The bathrooms are fine. The house is beautiful: funished nicely and comfortable. The owners are very congenial; we did not ask for a cook, but they may be able to hunt one down for you. We did our own cooking (we have kids who were 12 and 16 at the time). Paros and Naoussa are wonderful. Our only complaint was that, although quiet during the day, in the evening we could hear the music from the local bars on many nights (it seemed to start up around 10pm and go until probably 3am.) Our kids, who slept on the top floor, were not bothered. We slept on the ground floor and definitely noticed it. We also, however, did not use the air-conditioning, and thus, the windows were open, and we did not have ambient sound that might have blocked it. At other times the house was perfectly quiet, and, we felt, nicely located. I hope this is helpful to you. best wishes, Blair.
A: Pamela -
None of us spoke Greek. I have a very limited Greek vocabulary..just some very basic words.
Most of the people can speak english. And if they do not, then they are very nice and it is easy to gesture or find someone nearby that can help.
But we had no problems.
The owners speak perfect english. They Met us and guided us to the house. Very nice people!
Hope this helps.
A: Answers to your questions:
no problem getting taxis but reserve the taxi in advance for the early ferry on the return. You can either rent scooters or a car - best beaches are approx. 10-15minute ride away from the villa. No problem getting around with taxis or lots of places within walking distance but a car or scooter might make things a bit easier.
Hope this helps.