“Two family-sized villas and an annexe-for-2 in a tranquil walled garden with a pool, near Kardamyli's beach”
Virtually identical, the 2 stone villas are built in traditional local style. Downstairs, both have open-plan living spaces, combining a lounge and dining area with a fully-equipped modern kitchen, and a double bedroom with a shower bathroom. The furnishing is somewhat aristocratic, but not pompous, and includes Persian rugs, Chinese vases, French engravings, 19th-century dowry chests from Sweden, and boxy cream sofas and armchairs. Patio doors open onto a stone terrace overlooking the shared garden and pool, where there's a table for alfresco meals.
Upstairs, there's a second bedroom (double/twin), plus a slick ensuite in earthy colours, with terracotta tile floors, walk-in shower, big mirror and lovely Korres toiletries.
The annexe, ideal for couples, has a double bedroom and shower bathroom. There's no kitchen, but you get a fridge and Nespresso coffee machine, plus an outdoor seating area.
Both villas have full kitchens. Facilities include an oven and hob, a Nespresso and a fridge, plus cooking utensils, crockery and glasses. The annexe is more modestly equipped, with just a Nespresso coffee machine and fridge, but each accommodation has a private stone terrace with dining table and chairs, plus a shared barbecue area. On arrival you'll be given a welcome hamper, with breakfast ingredients (milk, juice, yogurt, butter, jam or honey, bread, cereal and local lalangia (fried pastries).
There are plenty of decent eateries nearby. A 5-minute walk away, with tables set in an olive grove overlooking Ritsa beach, Elies offers an informal atmosphere and hearty home-cooking. In the village, most people's favourite remains family-run Lela's Taverna, a stone house with a lovely terrace looking down to the sea. Expect classic Greek fare (try the homemade taramasalata, the lamb casserole and a carafe of house wine) and magical sunsets.
Liodentra is perfect for families - kids can run free in the walled garden and play area, and will love having barbecues and swimming in the pool or at the nearby beach. The village is safe for teenagers to visit on their own.
This would make a great group rental for 2 families, with room too for a set of grandparents or an additional couple without kids.
The villas - each has a double bedroom, a double/twin bedroom and space for an extra bed or baby cot (on request). The kitchens are fully equipped. Note that there are no bathtubs, just walk-in showers.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
The pool is not fenced. The nearest beach (Ritsa) is pebbled, but there are sandy beaches 10 mins' drive away