We have no doubt at all that our flotilla sailing gang will really score a few points with the non sailors of the family by bringing them here! The combination of one of our yachts and a room here is about as good as it gets!
For 20 years, our flotillas have been enjoying the wonderful food from the 'Castello Restaurant' in Parga. Spiros and his six sons have now expanded their programme in Parga with a fabulous boutique complex of rooms, apartments and villas called the Salvator Villas and Spa Hotel. The high standard of the Castello Restaurant will give those who have been there a good idea of the attention to detail they will experience at the Salvator. It offers a breath of fresh air and a recharge of the batteries.
When we visited the hotel, we were blown away by the relaxed environment. It was 21st century Greece with a spectacular view out over the bay to distant Paxos. The salubrious surroundings combined with the boutique nature of the hotel (holding a maximum of 55 guests between the 20 suits and 4 villas) makes for a relaxing environment - a real home away from home.
There are large outdoor and indoor swimming pools and even a poolside jacuzzi. With all balconies facing west, the sunsets over Paxos are stunning whichever room you go for. The green mosaic tiles featured throughout the hotel perfectly complement the greens of the olive groves, with their Cypress, Birch, Fig and Kumaria trees.
We are not spa experts (being sailors) but we think the facilities here are absolutely brilliant - enough to tempt the roughest of sea dogs! There is a fabulous steam room, a sauna, a jacuzzi an aqua jet massage bed and professionals offering all sorts of massage and beauty treatments. There is also a gym area for those of that inclination including cross trainers, exercise bikes and weight area.
Olive clad hills lead down to historic and picturesque Parga town only 20 minutes walk away (5 minutes by complimentary mini bus with air conditioning). There are three stunning beaches also within 15-20 minutes walk. Parga is roughly half way between Preveza airport and our northern base of Plataria, so it is easily accessible as a shore based week with all our one week flotillas. Hiring a car opens up the possibility of exploring the amazing villages and towns on the mainland during the day.
Adonis explained that his father Spiros's recipe for a long life was to 'never let the sun shine on you when you are in bed'. The hard work of the Zigouris family has created a very special environment. Every building is constructed in local stone so is cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
There is a range of accommodation options from en suite rooms for individuals and couples, as well as suites and small apartments. There are a number of larger apartments and suites for families of three or four, and four stunning villas which accommodate larger families or groups of five or six people.
The ground floor suites of the 'Belle Etage' section open out onto lawn where children can run around when families are on holiday and there is also easy access to the main hotel pool. There are suites that can be joined together as they have a sliding door between them and one detail that everybody loves is the spa bath in almost every apartment and villa.
All the villas are two bedroom and have enormous living room areas, and fully equipped kitchen facilities. They also have full size fridges, as well as wine coolers, nespresso machines and all sorts of wonderful attention to detail. All the villas have their own private pools and the superior villas have infinity pools that face west overlooking the mountains and down to the sea - the sunsets over Paxos Island are stunning.
All the buildings are surrounded by herb gardens which supply the kitchen of the hotel restaurant with fresh and truly local produce. There are also fruit trees where you can pick your own lemons, oranges, or mint for your mojitos. A luxurious option to enjoy without breaking the bank!
The Deluxe Double is ideal for couples. The rooms are beautifully decorated throughout with inviting king sized beds for the perfect night's sleep. A real opportunity for rejuvenation after your sailing week! Each room features a balcony or terrace looking out to the west with views of mountains as well as the sea.
• Sleeps 2 (can accommodate up to 3) • Kettle & Coffee Machine • King sized bed • Mountain and sea views
These spacious open plan suites are ideal for couples or young families. The room features a spacious balcony looking out over Paxos Island. The perfect spot for a sunset!
• Sleeps 2 (can accommodate up to 3) • Large balcony • King sized bed • Kitchen area with kettle and coffee machine
These large suites are perfect for families after a luxury option without breaking the bank. The room features a king sized bed and two large sofa beds in a living area, through dividing doors, offering all family members a good degree of privacy.
Ideal for 2 (comfortably sleeps 4).
This suite is one of a kind and our most popular option for families. Two wonderful bedrooms are connected with an adjoining door and a large spacious balcony. This option combines spacious luxury with incredible convenience.
Ideal for 4 (comfortably sleeps 5)
• King sized bed in one room • Twin beds in second room • Two Bathrooms • Kitchen area with kettle and coffee machine
These villas offer the perfect option for those looking for a little more independance. Excellent kitchen, dining and living facilities are combined with supberb views from the private pool.
• Sleeps 4 (comfortably accommodates 5) • King sized bed in one room • Twin beds in second room• Private swimming pool
These luxury villas really are a cut above. This option offers complete independance combined wiht the extensive services and amenities that the hotel has to offer. The expansive living area opens on to a stunning terrace, with a large swimming pool, overlooking the olive groves that lead down to the sea.
• Sleeps 4 (comfortably accommodates 6) • King sized bed in one room • Twin beds in second room • Large private swimming pool