We stayed a fortnight in Kaminaki and had a really wonderful time. The accommodation – The Cottage in the first week, before moving down the road to Bijou – has been renovated to a high standard and you even get a little welcome pack of coffee, wine, tea, bread, milk, feta, honey and cookies!
The Cottage is a little way back from the beach (few minutes walk) up a bit of a hill, amongst the olive groves. The smell of place is amazing and you can hear chickens clucking away across the road: the whole effect is serene. The space inside has just been upgraded, with beautiful views over the sea to Albania. There’s a small pool outside though unfortunately the mosquitoes were out in force when we were there because of the humidity so we didn’t spend a lot of time outside the front in the evenings – insect repellent and citronella candles are a must!
The second week in Bijou was lovely. We loved this little property. Its perfectly positioned so you can get down to the beach for a swim and snorkel in under 30 seconds. Balcony area is great – we’d just sit staring at the view feeling like we were in paradise. It really is bijou though – it’s one room, with a nice bathroom – but you don’t really notice because the location is so amazing.
Both villas- and a number more- are run by Christina and her family, who are very helpful and friendly. Kaminaki itself is a quiet spot which suited us perfectly. This might be because the hill out of the village is pretty steep – it’ll take about 10-15 mins to walk up, possibly with a couple of breaks along the way! There is a network of pretty paths along the coast though (and of course, car rental) so very easy to get to Krouzeri and Agni, where there are a number of places to eat and have a few drinks.
Hopefully one day we’ll be back to Kaminaki – definitely recommend if you’re after a relaxing holiday!