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“Beautiful Ireon in Samos”
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Eleana Apartments
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ireon
Reviewed 27 June 2013

We returned again to the beautiful Island of Samos and stayed in Ireon at the Eleana Apts.
We would not stay anywhere else on the Island even though there are lots of beautiful places to visit; it is always lovely to return to Ireon at the end of the day to relax.
Ireon has a square with some bars and restaurants where you can sit and people watch or just switch off and stare out to sea & the Turkish coast. Pythagorio with its beautiful harbour full of yachts and plenty of bars and restaurants is only a ten minute drive away if you fancy a change for the evening.
Buses also leave from Ireon to various locations and there is a taxi rank in the square.

Eleana has her own web site where you can view her 2 apts & 6 studios for more information. Thomson & Sunvil Flights (Germania Air) fly direct to Samos or else you fly to Athens, then onto Samos either by plane or boat. Well worth it whichever way you go.

Once again we hired a car from Costas at “Friendly Car Hire” and even though we had one last year we still found different places to visit & eat out at. We also went on the boat trip to Patmos, well worth a visit. If you love Greece and its history and scenery you must definitely visit Samos. Do not be put off by the problems of Greece you will receive a warm and friendly welcome on the beautiful Island of Samos and it is this warmth and friendliness from the people that draws you back each time.

We would definitely recommend a stay in Ireon at Eleana's apts you could not ask for nicer people to stay with, so once again thank you Iliana and family, we had a lovely holiday and look forward to our next one with you.

All the very best
Jean & Paul

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

We spent two weeks with Eleana and her family in September this year. Yes, we were paying visitors but Eleana made us feel more like her guests. From the moment she picked us up at the airport until we said our reluctant goodbyes she did everything possible to make us feel at home. Other reviews mention all the wonderful treats she provides for her guests, from freshly baked cake to produce from the garden. It may seem too good to be true .... but believe me my increased waistline bears witness to the truth! The apartment was spacious, well furnished and kept immaculate. Although in a central area of this small village, the location is quiet and peacefull whilst being close to a supermarket, bakery, tavernas etc.

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday on Samos, wonderful weather, incredible churches and archaeology, beautiful scenery but it is the warmth of welcome from all the people on Samos that we met that will draw us back again. When we do visit again we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere other than with our friend Eleana.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

I booked our recent week at Iliana's appartments on the strength of the reviews on this website, and can confirm that the reviews and ratings are very well deserved!
We were met at the airport by Iliana and after a short drive, were welcomed into our 1st floor appartment, very clean, with everything you needed and a lovley little balcony with views of the village square and sea. Our fridge was stocked with Iliana's home made cheese, fresh goat milk, eggs and vegetables.
The location was ideal. Ireon is a lovely village and we had everything on the doorstep here - bus stop, supermarket, baker, plenty of restaurants and tavernas and a choice of quiet beaches.
We didn't hire a car and just walked or took the bus to Samos, Pythagoreio and Kokkari.
Iliana was available for questions and supplied information and tourist maps and books. She also supplied frequent 'treats' including my husband's favourite Loukamides (like little doughnut balls with honey) and my favourite Tyropitas (cheese pies). The week ended with her dropping us back at Samos aiport after a very enjoyable holiday.
We have stayed at some of the best hotels (including the Burj Al Arab), but it would be hard to beat Iliana's for comfort, location, hospitality and cost!
We are aiming to travel to more of the Greek Islands (easy for us living here in Cyprus), but if we ever go back to Samos, we would definitely stay with Iliana again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jackiechaney
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

our 3rd stay at illiana`s and it gets better and better. the place is fantastic, illiana and her family are wonderful. ireon is the best village by far. samos is a beautiful island, it needs to be promoted in the uk alot more than it is. we can`t recommend the place enough, her hospitality is second too none.
if you don`t go there then there`s no hope for you.
we will be back again and again.
if you read this illiana, sue and kev say hello and see you soon. x

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

Having decided on a last minute holiday we booked direct flights to Samos & booked 2 weeks at the Eleana Apts in Ireon. We could not have hoped for a more wonderful holiday.
It started with Eleana picking us up from the airport and taking us to our one bedroom apt which was large & spacious with a balcony which had views down to the sea & to the hills. We also met her Mother, Father & son –Maria, Spiros & Costas and her brother Vangelis who also looked after us so well. Eleana even had us over for breakfast one day as she loves people to sample local food which she makes herself. The whole family wants to ensure you have a great holiday and everything you need & we kept finding things in our apt, homemade cheese pies, dolmades, fruit, we were really spoilt. Thank you so much Eleana & family. Ireon is a lovely village with very friendly people & just enough tavernas & bars. Samos is a beautiful Island & we hired a car (recommended by Eleana) from Friendly Car Hire in the village & the name says it all, Costas & his family are really friendly. We toured Samos which is a beautiful Island with lots of resorts but it was always lovely to return to Eleana Apts & Ireon.

If we had to sum up this 2 week holiday:-
Eleana Apts/Studios 10/10
Friendly Car Hire 10/10
Ireon Village 10/10
Samos Island & People 10/10
The whole off our holiday 10/10
So if you are looking for a wonderful holiday in Samos contact Eleana & go to Ireon. Thank you Eleana & family for making our holiday so wonderful and yes we do definitely want to return. All the best for the future Best Wishes Jean & Paul xx

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jean E
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

We’ve just booked to go back to Eleana’s this year and I realise that I haven’t written up a review of our stay last year.

Just to give you some background information, Samos is one of the larger Greek islands so there is a lot to see and to do. There are many historical sights, as well as a large unspoilt coastline and some beautiful walks and boat trips.

Samos is famous for the wine that it produces and, because the soil is very fertile, they also produce much of their own food. This means that, not only will you always eat extremely well in Samos with incredibly fresh ingredients, it is cheaper to eat out than many other of the smaller islands, which have to ship in supplies from other parts of Greece.

Ireon, where Eleana’s apartments is located, is a quiet village with a couple of lovely stretches of beach. Both beaches have excellent cafes where you can get lunch – freshly caught fish, Greek salad and a cold beer being my preferred option – and hire sunbeds and umberellas. The beaches are not crowded and there is always plenty of room, even in the height of summer.

Ireon itself has a central square with an excellent traditional Greek Kafenion where you can sit with an ices coffee (or something stronger) and people watch. There are also some really excellent bars and restaurants, as well as a supermarket and two or three general stores for stocking up with food and holiday essentials.

There is a cash machine in the central square, along with a taxi rank. Buses also leave regularly from here to go to various locations around the island. Buses are cheap and (usually) air-conditioned.

Nearby Pythgroria is a lovely town with a stunning harbour full of beautiful yachts and some excellent bars and restaurants. It has some interesting historical sights including the Castle of Likourgos, an important defensive structure in protecting Samos against Turkish invasion. Pythagoria is just 20 minutes away from Ireon by bus, or 10 minutes in a taxi (approx 6 euros).

Eleana’s is made up of 4 apartments and two studios. All of them are spotlessly clean and bright, with simple cooking facilities, and outside space – either a balcony or a terrace.

Ileana, who runs the place with her mum, and who lives upstairs with her family, is an absolutely fantastic hostess. Without imposing on your privacy she makes you feel incredibly welcome, and there are often presents of home-made cake, or fruit from her family’s own vines waiting for you when you come in from the beach. Staying here is like coming home, that’s how easy, warm and stress-free it all is.

I just can’t recommend the place enough, and hope that you find this information useful.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

We recently had the good fortune to enjoy nine great nights with Iliana and her wonderful family at Eleana Apartments in Ireon on the island of Samos. Our decision was made based on all the positive reviews we had read on Trip Advisor, so thank you because we arrived with expections and left with them well exceeded!!! For a start we really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and friendliness of the local people in Ireon. We also loved the fact that Eleana Apartments were so close to restaurants, supermarket, buses, taxis and hire cars and nice walks.We enjoyed a spacious apartment upstairs which was kept absolutely spotless by Iliana and her mum. Best of all we were so impressed with Iliana and her family who made us feel so welcome and determined to make sure we really enjoyed our stay and would be able to leave with wonderful memories. Iliana dropped in lovely goodies produced by her family's kitchen and gardens,and even organised, with her Mother, a fantastic traditional Greek buffet which we shared with their extended family, our new 'Aussie' friends, and a lovely couple from the UK. We would love to come back to Samos one day and we are not surprised to learn that most of the forward bookings for Eleana Apartments are from past guests!!! Thank you Iliana for an awesome holiday!!!

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Epar OD, Ireon, Greece
Region: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Samos > Ireon
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ireon
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yassas! My name is Eleana and I would like to introduce you to my apartments and studios located in the beautiful village of Ireon on the Greek Island of Samos. The accommodation is in the middle of the village and close to supermarkets, bakery, post office, and 80 m. From the sea and 50 m. From the taxi and bus station. From the balconies you can see the village square and you can enjoy the peaceful afternoons reading and drinking coffee in the sunny balconies. In this building I have four studios and two apartments 25 Euro for a single in a studio, 30 to 35 for a couple in a studio and 40 for the apartment, and including 3rd person 45 euro. ... more   less 
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