On our return trip from Alonnisos in September of 2011, we chose to take an alternate route to Athens by booking passage on the Skyros Ferry to the port of Kimi on the island of Evia. We took the advice of a British friend and booked a reservation at a hotel in Kimi called the Valledi Village. (Note that is is pronounced “Vah-len-dee.) This hotel is located in Kimi Beach as opposed to Kimi Town, which is about ten minutes away from the port (i.e., up the mountain) by taxi.
To say that we were impressed with this hotel would be a huge understatement. The place is simply wonderful, with spacious rooms and a beautiful swimming pool as well. It also offers suites and apartments that include an upstairs level. All of the rooms have a balcony with a view to the sea, and include air conditioning, TV, refrigerator and phone. Wi-fi access also is available through arrangement with the manager (i.e., you need a security code).
This fantastic hotel also includes a breakfast hall (the food was great!), TV viewing area, a bar, and a souvenir shop. If you’re a resident of Greece who is taking your car to Alonnisos on the ferry, the Valledi Village also offers free parking. In addition to all of this, the people who work there (see photo to your right) are some of the nicest people we’ve ever met while traveling in Greece.
Please note that while our British friend said the hotel was very close to the ferry arrival point, the fact is it’s located about two kilometers to the south of there. So, if you chose to stay here, and you don’t have a car, you would need to take a taxi to the hotel. In addition, note that if you are returning to Athens through Kimi and intend on taking a KTEL coach bus, you will need to take a taxi up to Kimi Town to connect with the bus.
The room rates for the Valledi Village vary, of course, by time of year. To inquire about room availability and prices, you can reach the hotel by phone at (30) 22220-24210, 22220-29150, or 22220-29151. The Valledi Village Hotel also has a very nice website with details about all of their rooms and services. Click here to visit the “Contact Us” page on the site.
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