We are passionate about Greece and have stayed in many wonderful places and in many locations over the past 23 years but since we discovered this lovely accommodation in 2012 we've lost the urge to keep moving on. It just feels like our second home now and the owners have become great friends. The accommodation is literally on the other side of the road from the beach so couldn't be more convenient for that early morning or late night swim. The centre of Votsalakia where the Thendraki is situated is a quiet but friendly road with shops, supermarkets (one right under your feet!) tavernas and a bank with cashpoint so although it couldn't be further away from those nightmare tourist spots full of 'English' pubs and nightclubs there is everything there that you could need for your holiday. Votsalakia is in a great central position on the island making it possible to visit all other points on Samos in a day trip and still make it back in time for dinner at any one of the laid-back and very friendly tavernas - we recommend the Pigadi for a delicious meal and friendly service, or if your day has left you too tired to travel even that far, stay on site for a scrumptious, traditional home-cooked meal on your doorstep.
Rooms at the Thendraki are comfortable and spotless and the accommodation itself cannot be faulted but, of course, what makes a place unique is the people who run it and this is what makes this apartment so special. Lisa, Poppy and Peter will make your stay just like a fortnight with family (but without those annoying family members nobody likes). They will welcome you as a dear friend and will do everything in their power to ensure you never forget your amazing Samos holiday. All of the family speak English (Lisa is a native Australian) so you needn't worry about having to bring your Greek up to scratch before your holiday.