Unspoiled Greek Seaside – Gardenos Beach

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Villa Angelika was everything I hoped it would be.  Traditional building style, small but tasteful & clean. Everything one needs, small fridge, 2 burner stove, dishes and cookware, small bathroom with shower, 2 seat dinette, twin beds, desk, wardrobe, TV mounted on wall – I haven’t turned it on. “Who wants to watch TV when they’ve come to explore a
Greek island?” There is a shaded pergola where one can eat outdoors – and an outdoor oven for grilling. Lemon trees are next to the building along the cliff slide – not small uninform looking lemons I find in American stores, but large, lopsided things that prove perfect to squeeze on souvlaki and other Greek food.

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View out the balcony is of hillside dotted with houses and vegetation the sea in the distance (600 meters or 10 minute walk to beach).

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Online, Gardens Beach was described as sandy, less touristy, although there are 2 tavernas. Beautiful cliffs dropping steeply to ocean. I only pass 4 other people on beach this early in the season. The beach has some litter, but I am told by someone it still has to be cleaned up for the season.

The temperature, I was told, was supposed to get to 27 C. My smart phone detects 81 degrees F. by late afternoon. I am enchanted by this place where I cannot speak the language.

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