There’s something magically Mediterranean about being in a garden right next to the sea. The Petit Village is a friendly family run property that offers a natural seaside escape, complete with an eco-friendly salt-water pool.
Perhaps the most stunning feature about this modest property is that it comes with a lovely garden filled with different flowers and rose bushes, as well as pine, eucalyptus, fig, plane, palm and olive trees.
The 55 rooms distributed across the property are decorated in a simple, traditional manner with wooden furniture to match the Mediterranean beachside environment. All rooms have balconies right on the garden, basking in an oasis of greenery and shade that’s perfect during the hot Mediterranean months. Each room boasts modern comforts such as air-conditioning, TV, telephone and fridge!
Located in a protected bay the lovely sandy beach with umbrellas and deck chairs represents an important part of property as well, making Petit Village ideal for families with children. Yet apart from swimming there is a variety of activities on the premises such as a children’s playground, basketball court, ping pong tables, beach volley facilities and petanque. You can also just laze in the café-bar terrace by the pool or enjoy a delicious meal at the Petit Village restaurant where traditional Greek cuisine is served and a hearty breakfast buffet as well.
Beyond the garden hotel’s grounds, the picturesque town of Eretria is dotted by seaside cafés and restaurants. Nature lovers and ecotourists will also enjoy activities such as biking, scuba diving, horseback riding or hiking in the nearby forest of Steni. All these activities that can all be arranged at the reception.
On a more cultural note there are many archaeological sites, museums and monasteries in the region. Must-see attractions include the Archaeological Museum of Ereteria, the ancient theatre, the house with mosaics and the temple of Apollo.
If you’re a wine lover head to nearby Malakondas and visit the reputable Lykos winery run by the Apostolos and Nana Lykos to sample some of the delicious local wines. Visit as well the picturesque town of Amarinthos and drop by the monastery in the area to take in another important part of Greek culture and tradition.
In short, there are so many activities to choose from in Evia, and Petit Village offers a great base to start discovering this hidden region’s attractions, all for excellent value at this modestly priced little hotel. Last but not least, the property is embarking on a more green philosophy which includes natural gardens, seawater in the pool, solar water heating and energy-efficient lighting. If you’re looking for a vacation off the beaten path and are on a budget, this is the place to be.