Just back from Dionyssos 2. The best apartments I have ever stayed in in Greece. Rooms have a kitchen with a cooker that you could actually use (but please don't - the Tavernas are too good!), a fridge that keeps things cold and not you awake at night and a bathroom that even has a shower curtain! (Normally unheard of in Greece!). The grounds are well kept and consist of lemon and orange trees. The pool is the cleanest I've ever come across with sun beds surrounding it. Jimmy and Spiros put the icing on the cake with their hospitality and antics! Many guests there were returning for the second or more time which speaks for itself.
A warm welcome, excellent food and good service kept us returning night after night. Probably easiest to spot as it's full every night (which speaks for itself) but if you head up from the jetty inland it is past the T junction on your left hand side and will have a specials board hanging. The staff are excellent and the owner (who speaks excellent English) will explain the specials and what they consist of. There were not enough nights to try all we wanted. Twenty five euros got us two starters, two main courses and a couple of beers each. Visit www.arillas.com for more info.
It did not take us long to realise why everyone we spoke to was there for their second, third or more time. A peaceful resort but not lacking in places to eat and drink. Charming, friendly people, a lovely beach and fantastic scenery (a walk up into the hills is well worth it).
Clean and comftorable accomodation, good for Greek standards. Fantastic position overlooking the beach where the water is crystal clear. We were half board and the breakfast was what you'd expect. Evening meals were acceptable but rather plain so we mainly ate at Astacos next door where the owner cooked some fantastic Greek dishes. Hotel provided entertainment on various nights which seemed to go down well although we did not partake. It did not disturb you however.
Air conditioning is a must for a good nights sleep and to keep the mosquitos out. We were not bitten at all but people without air con suffered!
There are quite a few small beaches to choose from. The one opposite the hotel did get quite busy but had a good atmosphere and did not feel crowded. Sun loungers were on the dear side at ten euros for two beds and an umbrella. I have never seen so many people in the sea which was beautifully clear. Beach shoes are a must as it is quite rocky. Snorkelling was quite good.
Paleokastritsa gets a lot of day trippers but this time of year did not feel crowded. Coaches come and go but most go on boat trips out to the cave or up to the Monastry. Evenings in the resort were quiet and relaxed.
An excellent holiday and higly recomended.