Sea views, sunsets and the scent of eucalyptus trees carried on the breeze … this is what holidays in Chalikeri are all about. Just open a bottle of the island's wine, relax on your poolside terrace and watch the sun slip into the sea at the end of a leisurely day. The hillside setting provides peace, privacy and perfect panoramas. And when you're ready to see the sights in close-up, you haven't far to go.
In the seductively sleepy hamlet of Chalikeri, holidays have just two speeds – slow and stop. But just 7km down the road is the lively harbour of Fiskardo, lined with tavernas and stylish cafes …and frequented by yachties …which ups the tempo quite considerably for an evening at the water's edge or a morning of shopping and browsing. Summer holidays to Chalikeri see you up in the hills between two seaside coves – little Agia Ierosalim and the shingle shore of Atlaties. There's a taverna by the beach here, so you could catch the rays all day – fortified by a light Greek lunch and a glass or two of chilled Retsina. As days out go, this is pretty cheap. Holidays to Chalikeri are well placed too for hikers and naturalists, with woodland paths to wander in and rare monk seals often spotted in the bay.
The Villas Athina and Dimitra are among very few houses for self-catering holidays here, so while you might be lucky with late deals, it's probably wiser not to wait till the last minute. Holidays to Chalikeri are the preserve of the fortunate few.
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