|Athenians holidaying in Rodakino with their 2 dogs|
Their website has photos of the rooms and views etc: http://www.oasisapts.gr/index_2.html
but we booked through Booking.com which has the additional information about pets: http://www.booking.com/hotel/gr/oasis-studios-rodakino.en.html
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.The owners of the rooms were extremely friendly and made us (and Sage) very welcome there. They invited us to drink raki with them, and for coffee, and they were very sweet about Sage.
|Sage on our balcony,|
Oasis Apartments, Polirizos
Polirizos beach is mercifully free of sun beds and umbrellas; if you're going to spend the day there you need to bring your own. Alternatively, you can spend the whole day in the lovely taverna Nikos & Anna, as we did, which is right at the end of the beach with access to the sea. This was perfect for hiding from the sun, drinking a cool beer, and popping down to the quietest part of the beach where we wouldn't disturb anyone with our dog, for a swim. Nikos and Anna also has rooms to rent: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taverna-rent-rooms-nikos-anna/261064747307153
Again, on Booking.com they advertise that pets are allowed, with no extra charges: http://www.booking.com/hotel/gr/nikos-anna-rooms.en.html
I met a group of Athenians who had brought their 2 dogs with them on holiday, who said they had been coming to Rodakino for years and staying at Nikos & Anna rent rooms. They told me their golden retriever goes for a dip in the sea 5-6 times a day while he's there!
|In the taverna Nikos & Anna, Polirizos|
We ate at the taverna a couple of times too - their menu is varied and reasonably priced (we paid 7 euros for a large pizza, 6.5 euros for a plate of small sardines etc.)
|Swimming at Polirizos below Nikos & Anna taverna|
Even the posher looking Polirizos Hotel, set back slightly from the beach with imposing looking entrance and beautiful lush gardens, turns out to be dog-friendly (again free of charge, just let them know when you book that you will have your dog with you). The prices for this hotel turned out to be very reasonable to, about the same as for Oasis, with breakfast included! I didn't have time to check out the taverna, but passing by one evening it looked busy (in a good way), with a relaxed atmosphere. All the apartments and hotels advertise that they have WiFi.
An important warning: we were very lucky with the weather, for the three days we were there it was not windy at all. Everyone told us, however, that for the three weeks prior to our visit, it had blown a gale - so much that it was painful and unpleasant to sit on the beach. Our last day the wind picked up again, and I could see what they meant! North winds causes the most problems on the south coast - it may be worth checking the weather forecast if you have the luxury of a last minute holiday. Otherwise, be aware that North winds can cause havoc on southern coast beaches, especially during July and August.
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