We loved staying with this family in their almost brand new hotel. Every room is a studio apartment with a view, which is appreciated on a long trip. The view of the water is wonderful, the pool is very nice, the hotel is a very short distance from town (you can walk but we had a car), but most of the all the family that runs this hotel just cannot do enough for you. So friendly and interesting to visit with. We drove all over the island, came back tired at end of each day, but their suggestions for restaurants in town was excellent. The one important watch word here is to avoid peak tourist seasons when this entire town is booked by charters from Holland and everyplace is crowded (which includes school vacations in October).
Also, since we were at the very end of October, we found out that as the last charter flight was leaving, every hotel, restaurant, shop, etc .was either closed or closing down for the season. There is no place to go and even the beach areas are totally deserted, which should feel nice, but actually is spooky with no one around at all anywhere and everything boarded up.
So my suggestion would be to go in September to avoid crowds and have an authentic experience on this beautiful island which has as many interesting villages to explore as it has beaches. And to definitely stay at Sound of the Sea...no place could possibly be better!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sound of the Sea is a 4 star complex on Karpathos offering all sea view studios, suites and maisonettes. We have something for everyone; tennis, fitness room, playground, spa and massage, 2 pools one for adults and a one for children nad a lending library. You may swim at the cozy stony beach of Agios Petros only 350 meters away or even walk to the sandy beach only a 15 minute walk away. It is 100 meters from town and 650 meters from the centre where the taxi, bus and supermarkets are located. All apartments have frontal sea view and balcony, fully equipped kitchenettes, air condition, hair dryer and safe in room. The area is a wonderful balance between ocean and green-forested mountains. You will be able to listen to the waves crashing on shore while even lying in bed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sound Of The Sea Hotel Karpathos Town (Pigadia)
- Sound Of The Sea Karpathos, Greece