Popi Apartments

Accommodation in Kefalos

Roger C          10/10

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Popi Apartments:

The Greek family-run studio and single bedroom blocks which are situated on a side road near the port in a quiet part of Kefalos surrounded by gardens and trees and has a tranquil atmosphere.

Villa Popi has about 14 apartments which are a mixture of twin or double bedded studios and some with single bedrooms in two blocks and each block has two floors which at first seems basic, but are more than worthy of the 2 Key rating it is afforded; they consist of a kitchenette with two cooking rings and fridge, bathroom with shower and wc, and private balcony or terrace.

The first floor studios afford views across the bay of Kefalos of which we can substantiate the claim; ground floor studios look out onto the jungle like garden or pool of which you can watch the sun rise and set, we enjoyed pleasant afternoons seated with a cool drink soaking up the sun.

The apartments were kept very clean even when we left clothing all over the place, the crockery and cutlery was in place, basic but clean, our party had two apartments one studio on the first flour and one single bedroom apartment on the ground level, the apartments were cleaned three or four times a week, towels and bed linens changed twice a week.

The beds in our apartment was one of the most comfortable we have ever slept in.

There seemed to be amble supply of the solar heated hot water for showers and washing.

The air conditioning cost 35 euros per week and the room safe deposit box cost 5 euros per week.

The owners live in a small building located in between the two apartment blocks. It was a convenient five-minute walk from the resort centre to the sand & shingle beach a large supermarket and eating places.  

The resort has two lovely swimming pools, sun beds and parasols and a pool bar which serves inexpensive food, ice creams and drinks all day, use of the pool is free.

They showed their pride in their vocation by making the complex so clean and tidy and going out of their way in being helpful.

Kefalas is truly a peaceful hillside town and a great place to relaxation, with its beautiful little harbour and a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants.

We dined at proper Greek restaurant/s as well as your normal ones with Fresh Fish and Greek food, Italian and English and we also tried the same places that Greek families used, all the restaurants we visited were friendly, kind, good, inexpensive and fun.

After reading some of the bad reviews for Villa Popi we were apprehensive about our holiday thankfully we can say they were unfounded (professional complainers).

 

Our Stay was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays ever, we picked this holiday from First Choice to chill out and chill out we did. Thank you Popi and family for making our holiday so enjoyable not forgetting the First Choice Rep.

Lizzy C          10/10

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We stayed at Popi's between 8th August and 23rd August 2007, we booked with first choice. On first impression we felt the appartments were basic, but soon realised we had everything we needed close to hand.

The beds were comfortable and air conditioning worth the money. The cleaning rota was beyond excellent. Each room had an outside area with table and chairs to sit outside with beautiful views.
 
The outside area, complete with two pools and a pool bar was brilliant, we spent alot of time by the pool as we felt it had everything we needed. The small pool is very shallow and perfect for babies, toddlers and small children. The large pool is big enough to have a little swim and for children to play. Plenty of sun beds for everyone. The whole area was cleaned on a regular basis and I have no complaints.
 
The pool bar served cool drinks, local larger at $2 from memory and things like pizza $5, bacon and egg roll, greek salad, chips, burger and chips, tuna salad. A wide range of alcoholic drinks as well as soft drinks. They also had an ice cream freezer with a good range. My 2 year old loved the greek pots of ice cream with a compartment with a toy!
 
The staff, Popi, her husband and daughter are all very friendly and pleasant people. I had read a few reviews before we left about Popi being a 'crazy woman' and abusive to her residents, but this for sure was not the Popi we met!
 
Popi apartments is very close to the beach which has a watersports centre, we loved the ringos at $10 each, the driver of the speed boat let my dad go on the boat to video us so we have great video footage, well worth the money. Opposite the watersports is a small park - ideal for my 2 year old, new equipment was being put up while we were there.
 
Popi's is also close to many bars and resturants, you are spoilt for choice. We settled on Santa Barbara and Sebastians as our favourites and visited them a few times.
 
I would definately love to visit again, sometime soon. Any questions about Popi's please email me - cookie_dough38@hotmail.com

Brian C           

Popi and family are very friendly.Everything is so clean.Bar snacks ,drinks are all reasonably priced. Plenty of sunbeds and space around the pool.Will definatley stay there again.

John M           

for the guy wanting to book up for next year, i was talking to one of popi's daughters and she told me that first choice are going to be doing holidays there next year. They where in the process of drawing up contracts when i was there 2 weeks ago.

Dave D           

just tried to book for this year but no inf for travel agents can anyone help

Dave D           

 what a great place with fantastic people.

Popi and family make you very welcome and do all they can to make your stay enjoyable
the accom is fine and clean but take an iron and you might want to take ice bags with you as gin and tonics on the verander are not the same warm.

Lorna M           

its very good location and has a bar and pool and the owners are very kind and friendly and its 400 euros a week and you must try the popis apartments i recommend them

Lorna M           

me and my daughter been going here to popis for 9 years and staying 6 weeks

and its got good vews and a good bar and pool and the owners are very friendly and my daughter
loves it there. and the apartments are near to the beach and has a reastant near.
i love it so much

Elaine E

Requesting availability for the 8th of July 2006 7 nights at Popi appartments Kefalos Kos

Terry A           

really pleasant place to stay great people very friendly. Terry Angell

Kevin S           

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Popi and Family are very welcoming and friendly, always ready with a smile.

The apartments are basic but very clean, I would make sure you get a hold of a fan as the apartment we were in was extremely hot even at night...Were there in early August.
 
Cant fault the place at all. Will make a return trip, and look for Popi apartments again.
 

Terry A

going to kefalos in sept this year any info on money exchanges and best tavernas to visit also places of interest to visit

Karen P           

We really enjoyed our stay at Popi apartments. The studios are basic but quite spacious and clean. We never cooked there but they do supply a kettle which was handy for that morning cuppa. Poppi, Sebastian and their daughters will make you very welcome. Very quiet at night as the pool bar closes quite early except on departure nights when they stay open till the last person has gone. The pool area is lovely with plenty of sunbeds with nice comfy mattresses.Would definitely recommend.

Sarah K           

Im offf to Popi's again for another year I loved it that much,is anyone else off toPopi's this year?If so letme know I will twell you about it, it was lovely

Sarah K           

Sorry forgot to add reply after our return. Popi's was fantastic. Very simple and clean with lovely bar snacks and friendly family (Popi, Sebastian and their two daughters.) Have booked to go back there at the end of June and cant wait.

Will always have problems with Kos night flights but there seems no other option really as Kos only seems to open its airport at night. But once used to this not a problem really.

Always get yourself a fan from Popi once you get there as no air conditioning but well worth the few Euros.

No probs with family at all and very helpful reps from Kosmar too who are the ones that run the hols to Popi's

Anthony R           

while there we had problems with popi she acused me of shutting down the electric on popis with my laptop infact it was a power cut, she complained about how much she was getting of kosmar,she called the police on our neighbours cos she said they ripped the materess and wanted 50 but they were respectable teachers not rouges the people add to be escorted off the site, apart from those items popis is ok but i must admit i be looking else where on my return trip if ever

Jacki H           

POpis are situated just down the harbour road and right a bit. They have their own pool and bar (shared with Evengelia and Stratis) Popi is a lovely lady who enjoys a laugh...great place to stay.

Sarah K

Hi, I'm booked to stay at the Popi Apts in mid July, although I've stayed in Kefalos before not sure really what the Popi are like. Any info greatly appreciated thanks.