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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stayed with Eleana 2 years ago and returned in July this year. Everything was just as good as we remembered. The spacious, spotless, well serviced apartment; the convenient location but above all the hospitality of Eleana and her family. This is the place to stay if you are visiting Samos.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank SusanWorcestershire
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Our family has been visiting Greece for almost 30 years and I can honestly say that this was the best apartment we've stayed in. Spotlessly clean, spacious, cooled by ceiling fans, tons of storage space, mossie nets over the windows!!! and very comfortable. As other guests have pointed out, Eleana herself is incredibly friendly and hospitable. She insisted on meeting us at the airport, despite having a little boy and a 7 month old baby to look after! Nothing was too much trouble and everything she kindly presented us with was home made. The rest of her family were also very welcoming, and made us feel completely at home.
As her guests, we also benefitted from a discount at the nearby "Friendly Car Hire" office. It's not necessary to hire a car since Ireon has everything you need, but Samos is a beautiful island and there are some lovely places to visit if you do. It has some beautiful beaches and is one of the best islands I've visited for snorkelling. Eleana is full of information on what to see (including museums and sites) if you need it.
If you want to experience true Greek hospitality, then don't hesitate. It's no wonder her guests return year after year.

Room Tip: Would recommend Apt 4 on the 1st floor if it is free. It has twin beds and is very spacious with a separate seating area and proper kitchen. There are views towards the mountains and the sea.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank toyemenandback
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

If you look you'll see that I've reviewed these apartments before. There's not many places in the world that I feel drawn back to again and again, but the village of Ireon and Iliana's wonderful apartments are something special. The location's fantastic, only about 15 minutes by taxi from the airport, so within 40 minutes or so of landing at the airport you can be wallowing in the warm sea, or sipping your first ice-cold Mythos beer in the friendly kafenion in the village square. The village square is less than a minute from the apartment, and the sea is only a couple of minutes away.

Iliana's apartments are simple, but very comfortable. All are spotlessly clean and each one has a balcony or a terrace with a view down to the sea or up to the mountains behind.

Right opposite there is a fish taverna. It may look a little scruffy, but don't be fooled. Here you will find the freshest fish and the cheapest prices in Samos. I'm really not kidding. Last year three of us stuffed ourselves with fresh fish, greek salad and a litre and a half of the local wine, and it was 11 euros each.

Nearby, Iliana's friends run Cohyli, a charming garden restaurant with amazing food in a lovely setting.

The village is only small, but there's enough great small family-run restaurants to eat at a different place every night if you want to.

There's plenty to keep you perfectly happy in Ireon, but it's very easy to get the bus to different places like the nearby town of Pythagoria with it's old castle, ancient ruins and harbour-side restaurants.

We're already looking at flights to book for this summer, and we'll be staying at Iliana's as usual!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank brixx
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Whenever you want to stay at Samos, go to Ireon and book one of the lovely studio's of Eleana!
I stayed more than three weeks at her place and enjoyed every second of it. The rooms are sunny, very very clean and nicely decorated with warm colors. Eleana and her mom spoiled me with all kind of treats : cake, traditional food, eggs, olives, cheese, lemonade, olive oil...and I had fresh flowers in my room when I arrived.
The location could not be better with the seaview and very close to the square.
I just cannot wait to go back there again!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Aty L
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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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Thank Jean E
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