We always like to plan our holidays individually and look for quiet places, away from the main tourist routes, where we can survive well without a car for a few days.
Our stay at Sudios Ioanna in Limnionas proved to be a fantastic choice...Apartments, setting, location, hospitality were all 1a and we had nothing but praise for our super "host" Ioanna.
The airy and comfortable apartments (there are only 6) were excellently maintained, absolutely clean and quiet and were set in a wonderful garden with a view of Limnionas Bay. Ioanna was extremely caring, helpful, friendly and alot of fun without being at all intrusive (she was extremely flexible with regard to room cleaning times as we usually slept in very late!)....
The location in Limnionas is excellent if you want to hike, swim or just hang out, relax and read.
The nearest beach, a pebble/sand mix is approx. 5 mins away, and is good for both less and more confident swimmers and interesting for snorkelers. It is to be mentioned that most beaches on Samos are in no way overrun and all beaches in this south western area in Samos are no way as frequented as those in the north of the island, which actually means they are sometimes pretty empty! (Which is one reason we came to Samos).
There is also a trail leading along the coast from the beach in Limnionas to the next wonderful sandy beach at Psili Ammos. This takes about 45 minutes on foot but on the way there are mainy small bays and rock pools where you find not a soul...
In the other direction you can hike towards the super "Taverna at the End of the World"(which is also to be highly recommended)...and here you also find a multitude of small beaches...
Talking of Tavernas....Limnionas has at least 4, one of which, Galini, is directly opposite Studios Ioanna..(we didn´t try it unfortunately..but it looked good!)
Also opposite Studios Ioanna is the local supermarket, which can take care of all your every day needs. The owner was extremely kind and helpful and if they don´t have what you need they will get it for you!
We did get a car for the last couple of days which Ioanna also kindly organised for us at a great price.
Studios Ioanna was a great place to stay for us and we look forward to a return visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a relaxing holiday on the beautiful and tranquil Greek island of Samos in one of our self-catering apartments in Limnionas. Set amongst olive trees, pine trees and flower gardens, the studios are five minutes walk from the beach and two minutes to the nearest taverna. All apartments have a shaded individual terrace at the front with views to the sea and offer spacious accommodation and excellent facilities in a beautiful location. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Studios Ioanna Limnionas, Samos