Our holidays at the Liotopi Hotel, Olymbiada

We had been holidaying with Sunvil for 20+ years, always seeking out quiet, out-of-the-way places with little in the way of amenities but good walking which are of course Sunvil’s speciality! However, in 2015 we wanted something a bit different because our son Jonathan, daughter-in-law Heather and 14 month old granddaughter Clara were joining us. We still wanted somewhere quiet and low key but with easy access to a good, safe beach and preferably part-catered. Dudley, Sunvil’s Greek Director, recommended the Liotopi Hotel in Olymbiada, Halkidiki.

We had the garden rooms, two rooms with a private patio and raised seating area, adjacent to the garden where a lot of home produce was grown. Loulou, the owner, and her staff were most welcoming and adored Clara! Breakfast on the terrace featured home baked specialities and evening meals were taken at the nearby Akroyiali Hotel owned by Dimitri, Loulou’s brother; wonderful food and great choices. 

The small resort was ideal for us with a sandy beach and the sea shallow for a long way out with no rough waves. There was a promenade separating us from the road which was great for Clara to practise her walking! We watched Weddings and Christenings at the local Church and sometimes joined in with the celebrations as we were always welcome to do. The few supermarkets, shops and pharmacy were more than adequate for our needs. We enjoyed our holiday so much that we returned in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and felt like extended family, so warm was the greeting. Dimitri called Clara ‘Clara Kouklara’ - Kouklara being Greek for little doll.

Loulou held weekly cookery classes - she has appeared on television and is a wonderful cook. To watch her making filo pastry was amazing although I admit I still buy mine in a supermarket!

Over the years we extended our activities although it was so tempting to just switch off and laze in the garden or on the beach. Andreas, Loulou’s husband, was always happy to drive us to the nearest little town where there was a superb market and we looked after Clara for Jonathan and Heather to go on one of Dimitri’s guided walk to the ruins of Ancient Stagira, the birthplace of Aristotle. We hired a car to explore the lovely countryside and villages, the museum, the Science Park and the Byzantine town of Ouranopolis to embark on a boat trip to view the magnificent monasteries of the Athos peninsula.

Now that Clara is in school we haven’t ventured back as June and September are our favoured holiday times but my husband and I will definitely return at some point to re-visit this idyllic spot.

Colin and Sybil Green

Olymbiada, Halkidiki

Olymbiada, Halkidiki, Greece

Liotopi Hotel, Olymbiada, Halkidiki

Liotopi Hotel, Olymbiada

Family portrait, Olymbiada, Halkidiki

Family portrait, Olymbiada

Clara (Kouklara) and Loulou at the Liotopi Hotel, Olymbiada

Clara (Koukoula) and Loulou

Exploring ancient Stagira, Halkidiki

Exploring ancient Stagira

Clara enjoying the delights of Olymbiada

Clara enjoying the delights of Olymbiada

Monastery at Mount Athos

Monastery on Mount Athos

The Sunvil Family

By The Sunvil Family

18th June 2020



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