After many years in Armenistis I have decided in September 2007 to change my accommodation to Gialiskari finally. I had pre-elected the pension 'Old Garden' and this was a good choice. Wow, never before I have been received in such a friendly and warmly way as in this pension.
Approx. 20 metres far from the street through Gialiskari, the 'Old Garden' is located at the foot of a wooded hill in the midst of a gigantic garden. The ground floor is inhabited by Barbara, the owner of the pension, and her daughter Despina. Five very clean double rooms with - for Greek conditions - big bathrooms with shower, wash basin and toilet are located on the first floor. The rooms are suitable equipped with a wardrobe, coat hook, a table with chairs and a minifridge. Everything is easy, but what one needs more, because one needs his room only for sleeping. Every room has its own balcony with view in the beautiful garden. On every balcony are a big garden table and two garden chairs. The sixth room is rather a familyappartment for four persons, because a second room with separate beds is still connected. For all guests there is a big common kitchen which is equipped first-class. Beside the coffeemaker there are two cooking records, a sandwich toaster and a water cooker. Furthermore, enough dishes, cutlery, pots and frying pans are available. A common dining room with a big dining table, chairs, two Couches and a fridge-freezer-combination joins the kitchen.
Only three minutes away from the 'Old Garden' one reaches to the wonderful Messachti beach via a small path which leads above a wooded hill. A well sorted supermarket is also only three to four minutes afar and to reach the taverns and the cosy bar 'Karnaio' in the harbour, one needs only two minutes. My tip: The restaurant 'Symposion'
The room prices in the 'Old Garden' move between 25 and 45 Euros per room in subject to the season. This is a moderate price I think! Barbara Karoutsou, the owner of the pension, speaks English excellently.
If you want to contact the 'Old Garden' use:
Tel./Fax: 0030 22750 71214
The Old Garden
Rahes - Ikaria
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