Greece - Zagoria & Lefkada

by Susie Howard


When you first start climbing up towards the mountains of Zagoria, in northern Greece, just south of the Albanian border, you are overwhelmed by the stunningly beautiful scenery encompassing you at every angle. The scenery is truly magnificent, unique and diverse.

We arrived into the sleepy village of Ano Pedina and stayed at the Red House for 3 nights, run by Rita and Yiannis who offered a home from home environment with their freshly prepared home cooked wholesome dishes and homemade liqueurs. The rooms here are cosy and welcoming with fabulous views and original fireplaces. Walking in this area is a feast to the eye with rumbling waterfalls, rivers, monasteries, churches and traditionally built stone villages. For those clients who love walking joining one of the Travelux one week walking tours based here in Zagoria is not to be missed!

On arrival into Lefkas Town it was bustling with people and cars, a distant cry from the pin drop quietness of Zagoria. We drove from Lefkas Town (approx 40 minutes) to a beautiful little area called Syvota Bay surrounded by lush green hillsides. A harbour of pretty tavernas and yachts welcomed us as we drove upwards towards our Villas at Dolphin Point. The two Villas at Dolphin Point – Villa Althea and Villa Nerina both soak up the most amazing panoramic views and dolphins can be spotted coming into the bay to play and feed. The Villas are very well presented with lots of open space, and all the comfort needed for total relaxation.

We stayed in Villa Althea with its private infinity swimming pool; it really was idyllic for just chilling out with family and friends. Also with the location of both villas being just a pathway between them, they are perfect for groups of friends or families. I would highly recommend the area for its high standards and diversity.