For a long time Greece has been on my list of places to visit. With the closest I've ever been being a brief stint reading The Oydssey during my first year of uni (followed by subsequently missing out on what I shall title the Great Santorini Craze of 2016) and only ever eaten Tzatziki from a Sainsburys tub- it's been a long time coming to tick one of the many islands from my bucket list- but let me assure you, it was certainly worth the wait. After being invited by my dear pal (and travel buddy extraordinaire) Lucy earlier this year, I jumped at the chance of a girlie trip to Zakynthos to the beautiful Peligoni Club (with Katherine, Julia and Frances completing the gang too)...

Now, I'll be honest and say that before I visited Zakynthos, I'd only ever really known it as 'Zante'- the party island you go to on your first proper holiday, or something you'd chance seeing on a BBC3 documentary involving parents and teenagers. Ahem. I was blissfully unaware of it's boundless beauty, oceans as turquoise as something you'd see from a blogger in the Maldives and stunning landscapes. In short, it's safe to say Peligoni exceeded all and any expectations I had- and subsequently turned out to be one of the most beautiful places I've visited.



Situated at the north of the island, the Peligoni Club feels a little like visiting old friends for the week. With your own villa situated a stones throw away from the club (which you can be driven to at your beck and call), the club holds host to everything from delicious food, cocktails, water sports, a spa, pool and decks alongside the water where you can swim out on to the pontoon and catch some rays from the ocean. It's all exceptionally magical, inclusive and from the word go you'll be treated like part of the family (to the point where on our second night we'd successfully turned Open Mic Night into an all-inclusive Mamma Mia sing along)...



And the villa! Our villa, Fincha, was a five minute drive through the hills from the club. Although they have a selection of villas for all party sizes and budgets (trust me, I'm already planning a return with my family)- ours suited perfectly and boasted beautiful sea views, with an airy open-plan kitchen and pool area for lazy afternoon dips. During the mornings we'd be able to get a breakfast hamper delivered up- with fresh flaky pastries and juicy fruit, and one evening also had a chef come and cater for us- meaning we could sit and chat and know dinner was taken care of- perfect after a long day out.



On top of that, most nights the club holds themed evenings- be it communal family suppers with sharing plates, or Italian feasts from their open kitchen. It truly acted as so much more than a base during our trip, and made everything feel as stress free, relaxed and pleasurable as a holiday should...



In fear of this post becoming a little long, I've also got a series of posts lined up talking about some of the other adventures we went on during our stay on the island. These include a spellbinding morning at Shipwreck Cove, a dinner at an old monastery and an evening at sea on their fishing boat, Odyssey. I can't wait to share more of what we got up to- so stay tuned for more magic!

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A huge thanks to Peligoni for accommodating us for an amazing few days, it was truly unforgettable.


For a long time Greece has been on my list of places to visit. With the closest I've ever been being a brief stint reading The Oydssey during my first year of uni (followed by subsequently missing out on what I shall title the Great Santorini Craze of 2016) and only ever eaten Tzatziki from a Sainsburys tub- it's been a long time coming to tick one of the many islands from my bucket list- but let me assure you, it was certainly worth the wait. After being invited by my dear pal (and travel buddy extraordinaire) Lucy earlier this year, I jumped at the chance of a girlie trip to Zakynthos to the beautiful Peligoni Club (with Katherine, Julia and Frances completing the gang too)...

Now, I'll be honest and say that before I visited Zakynthos, I'd only ever really known it as 'Zante'- the party island you go to on your first proper holiday, or something you'd chance seeing on a BBC3 documentary involving parents and teenagers. Ahem. I was blissfully unaware of it's boundless beauty, oceans as turquoise as something you'd see from a blogger in the Maldives and stunning landscapes. In short, it's safe to say Peligoni exceeded all and any expectations I had- and subsequently turned out to be one of the most beautiful places I've visited.



Situated at the north of the island, the Peligoni Club feels a little like visiting old friends for the week. With your own villa situated a stones throw away from the club (which you can be driven to at your beck and call), the club holds host to everything from delicious food, cocktails, water sports, a spa, pool and decks alongside the water where you can swim out on to the pontoon and catch some rays from the ocean. It's all exceptionally magical, inclusive and from the word go you'll be treated like part of the family (to the point where on our second night we'd successfully turned Open Mic Night into an all-inclusive Mamma Mia sing along)...



And the villa! Our villa, Fincha, was a five minute drive through the hills from the club. Although they have a selection of villas for all party sizes and budgets (trust me, I'm already planning a return with my family)- ours suited perfectly and boasted beautiful sea views, with an airy open-plan kitchen and pool area for lazy afternoon dips. During the mornings we'd be able to get a breakfast hamper delivered up- with fresh flaky pastries and juicy fruit, and one evening also had a chef come and cater for us- meaning we could sit and chat and know dinner was taken care of- perfect after a long day out.



On top of that, most nights the club holds themed evenings- be it communal family suppers with sharing plates, or Italian feasts from their open kitchen. It truly acted as so much more than a base during our trip, and made everything feel as stress free, relaxed and pleasurable as a holiday should...



In fear of this post becoming a little long, I've also got a series of posts lined up talking about some of the other adventures we went on during our stay on the island. These include a spellbinding morning at Shipwreck Cove, a dinner at an old monastery and an evening at sea on their fishing boat, Odyssey. I can't wait to share more of what we got up to- so stay tuned for more magic!

x

A huge thanks to Peligoni for accommodating us for an amazing few days, it was truly unforgettable.

21 comments:

  1. Aaah Liv this brings back the best memories! I have been to Peligoni a few times with my friends and we had the best time ever! Some of the girls returned for many a summer season after! It is just SO relaxed and beautiful, everything you need for a week away with the gal pals. Immy x

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  2. Gorgeous photos!! x

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  3. I love Greece SO much! It's probably one of my favourite countries in Europe, and I'm so lucky to have got to visit quite a few of the islands as a kid (it was our yearly summer holiday to visit a new island), though I've never been to Zante before!
    It looks so stunning there, so if I ever head there, I'll definitely check this place out!
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  4. I never thought Peligoni would be on my bucket list of places to visit, but it has to be after this.


    Mischa xxxxx

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  5. I am so envious! This looks like the perfect place to relax <3

    G is for Gingers xx

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  6. Wow! This looks like paradise, you've got me so ready for my summer holiday, and now planning a trip to Greece too!

    - Natalie
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  7. It looks lovely there! X
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  8. This looks beautiful! What a fab trip! Steph x
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  9. This place looks incredible! I actually went to Zante on my 6th year holiday (last year of school in Scotland) and it definitely did not look like this!!

    Lynnsay x
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  10. This looks stunning and sounds like you had an amazing time. I have always wanted to visit Greece but worry about the temperature being too hot for me! Pale gal over here. Maybe I will have to just give it a go, ooh I am feeling all inspired!

    Holly

    The Art of Being Holly

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  11. Beautiful place!

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  12. Oh it looks so beautiful!
    I also thought it was just a party island - now I need to visit! xx

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  13. What a perfect summertime spot!? Wouldn't you call this a true piece of paradise on the Earth!? :)

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  14. so beautiful photos i want to visit! <3


    xoxo, rae
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  15. Peligoni looks really cute, it seems like the perfect place to sunbathe, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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  16. Peligoni looks really cute, it seems like the perfect place to sunbathe, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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  17. Oh wow Liv! These photographs are just breath taking, it looks like the most gorgeous place! x

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  18. This sounds like the most perfect girlie getaway! It's so refreshing to see another Greek island being blogged about, other than Santorini and Mykonos hehe. Your photos are so pretty <3

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  19. Oh this looks so beautiful - that blue ocean!! The villas sound awesome as well (as does the pastry, can't beat pastry ;) )

    Lauren x
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