Hello my lovelies. It’s been a while. The summer holidays call for a slower pace and I have certainly been taking advantage of that. If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat, you may have seen that we recently had a lovely family holiday in Greece. I’ve had a few requests to do a post on the places where we stayed, and am finally getting around to this. Apologies for the wait.
I don’t know about the other mums out there, but I find choosing accommodation for holidays with kids to be tricky business. In order to have a relaxing time and ensure that everyone is happy and entertained, there are a few boxes that need to be ticked. This would of course vary from family to family, and is quite dependant on the age of your kids, but for our two, who don’t have their own pool at home, unlimited access to a swimming pool is pretty much all they need to find their holiday bliss. Honestly, this is major luxury for us lot. We also like to find somewhere that has a separate space for them so that we are not all crammed into one room – a constant reminder of how much cheaper it was to travel when we were just a couple. We also enjoy having the option of self-catering because we’d be bankrupt if we had to call for room service every time our kids said they were hungry!
Our decision to go to Greece was a little last minute to say the least, so the hunt for a great hotel was pretty epic with most of the good options being fully booked, but the hubster eventually came across an absolute gem on Ios, and we nabbed it right away.
The Far Out Hotel & Spa has recently added four villas to the edge of their existing hotel operation (they also have the Far Out Village… where you can camp… and the Far Out Beach Club), and I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Perched on the hillside, overlooking the beautiful Mylopotas beach, you feel surprising close to nature in these villas. Aside of the obviously impressive interior style, I was particularly impressed with the simple yet practical application of just about everything from the stylish rustic bathrooms to the minimalist open plan kitchen space. You see, I’m easily impressed by pretty details like the random brass strips in the floor tiles, gold Tom Dixon lights offset by marble wall cladding and the brass element of the hanging rail in the bedroom.
All in all, a job well done and a great place to relax and unwind as a family.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Ios, and despite it’s reputation as one of the party islands, it’s a great place for families to enjoy and explore too.
You can see more images of our time in Greece on my Instagram account.