For centuries Kioni was a thriving fishing village and port that served the then large mountain village of Anoghi, built high on a plateau beneath Ithaka’s highest mountain, Neritos, by a packhorse trail that led up through the forested hillside behind. Fishing boats and caiques waiting to load grain, olive oil and wine from the interior, would have filled this exquisite small harbour. Nowadays fishing boats are still present but they share their moorings with visiting yachts and the caiques carrying people not goods. The Rigoni are five apartments in total but we have opted to use two one bedroom apartments located on the first floor and one apartment located on the second floor. The stunning views take in three old windmills on the far side of Kioni bay and beyond to the island of Atakos.
A central open staircase leads up to two double bedded apartments on the first floor each with a large terrace to the side. The living rooms are comfortably furnished with balconies to the front. The kitchen areas are well equipped and brightly painted. The bedrooms, with double beds, have their own balconies with sea views.
From the apartments you can continue along the lane past a whitewashed chapel and through mixed woodland to the pretty little beach where an unassuming Kantina sits amongst the trees, serving delicious lunchtime snacks often with fresh fish. Kioni waterfront, with its tavernas and mini-market is no more than ten minutes' walk away, but why worry about time when you can stop off at one or all of the three tiny, almost hidden beaches (hint: look for steps!) for a quick dip in crystal clear waters on the way there or back again.
3 one bedroom apartments
• Housekeeping and linen changes on arrivals day and midweek
No.1: 1 double bedroom apartment
No.3: 1 double bedroom apartment
No.2: 1 twin bedroom apartment
All 1 Bedroom Apts: Sleeps 2 - 3
• Kitchenette - full oven, fridge freezer
• Living/dining room with 1 sofa bed and TV
• Balcony and terrace
• WIFI (see booking conditions)