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“A wonderful location overlooking the entrance to Patmos bay”
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Le Balcon
Ranked #2 of 33 Patmos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 July 2011

Lively with sailing boats, ferries and ships that silently glide in the distance, at the foot of a promontory appropriately named 'Le Balcon'. The reception by André Meintas is kind but never invasive, his advice about restaurants and beaches worthy of the best guides, his library a wonderful place to linger, his telescope a fascinating toy.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank GeoffreyParisParis
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

We stayed 5 days in the Captain's Suite of Le Balcon and it worked so well. The ambience and views over Patmos are stunning. Andre was a wonderful host from pick up to helping with advice and then even searching for the right box and posting a favourite hat that that got left behind to a destination further on in our itinerary.
An apartment gave us the freedom to have the ocasional breakfast and lunch with one of the best vews on the island. Renting a motor scooter was a good way to get around nearly all the island.
This was our return to Patmos after 38 years when we were very young travellers and it was just as magical and it really was a good choice to stay at Le Balcon.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lynne056
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Reviewed 3 January 2011

From the moment you are picked up at the ferry by Andre until you are dropped off again, you experience what the Lonely Planet guide book has to say about Patmos "It's as if the island itself knows it's special". Staying at Le Balcon is as special as the island is . Just walking distance from the small and interesting town of Skala, Le Balcon is convenient but quiet. Everday after spending the day at a different amazing beach, we sat outside our apartment and watched the beautiful view and the boats go in and out of the harbour. The apartments are designed in the typical island style and are very clean and comfortable. We travelled with our adult daughters and Le Balcon felt like our home for 8 days. Andre and Rosie were the perfect hosts, always friendly, available and helpful.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank ritachu
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Reviewed 10 September 2010

We have just returned from a wonderful week in Patmos. This was our 3rd visit and we will certainly be back for more!! We don't usually go back to the same place, believing that there is a big and beautiful world out there to discover! This is different........ this is a place to come for perfect rest and relaxation - to recharge the batteries.
I could never tire of the looking at the view from the apartment it was just amazing.
When I could be dragged away from the view, we explored the island on our motor bike and enjoyed finding yet more lovely bays to swim and snorkel.
The festival of Sacred Music held annually just by the Cave of the Apocalypse is a wonderful experience - enjoying the beautiful music under the cloudless starry skies is pure joy.
Most importantly Andre and Rosa made our visit complete - what perfect and charming hosts! Andre went over and above any expectations by tirelessly tracking down the bag I had left in a taxi in Pireaus!! Amazingly he found it for me and I can't thank him enough - bless you Andre!
See you next year!!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank clarechristina
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Reviewed 2 October 2009

We recently visited Patmos for the first time and stayed at Le Balcon with friends who had visited before. We had heard very good reports and were not disappointed.
The apartments are situated far enough from Skala to be out of town but at the same time close enough to be within 20 min walking distance. They are situated on a hillside overlooking the harbour inlet and both our apartment and also that of our friends had stunning views from the balcony and many windows of the sea and eastern part of the island across the water and the boats coming and going.
We were met at the ferry early in the morning by the owner Andre who could not have been more helpful. We were given a place to change and leave our luggage until the apartment was free and he also arranged scooter hire for us. This was an easy and fun way to explore what is a beautiful and quiet island with some lovely beaches.
The apartment itself was lovely, clean and spacious with facilities to cook if required although we ate out apart from breakfast.
All in all a lovely holiday. Patmos is well worth visiting and Le Balcon a welcoming home from home.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank gandang
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Reviewed 27 September 2009

Le Balcon with its owners Andre and Rosie Meintas, was a perfect spot to stay and to relax. It is well worth to hire a scooter and to explore the island in this way. After seen the highlights there is plenty of time to find out where all the lovely small beaches and bays are, it's real fun. The studio we had was comfortable and in the morning you can have breakfast on your own terras and enjoy the view and the sun. Skala is nice to stroll around and people are very friendly, no massa tourism yet and very easy going.
The perfect island to get rid of stress and the hectic of dayly-life.
We will come back.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2009

This was our 2nd visit to Le Balcon, and this time we came with friends hoping to share the beauty and tranquility of this wonderful place with them. We were not disappointed!! Andre met us from the ferry and made us feel welcome from the moment we set foot back on Patmos.
Andre and Rosa are both kind and generous hosts. Our accommodation was well equiped and spotlessly clean. The views from the appartment were breathtaking - like a constantly changing masterpiece.
I can't recommend Le Balcon highly enough and we will be back again to recharge our batteries.
Barbara and Anthony Leung. Streetly. West Midlands UK 27/09/09

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank clarechristina
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Additional Information about Le Balcon

Address: 72 Box | Plorissontas, 855 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Patmos
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Patmos
Price Range: £96 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Balcon is a small complex of holiday apartments on the beautiful Greek island of Patmos. It is located in Plorissontas, 900 m. from the port (Skala) on the communal road which goes along the sea. All apartments (from studios to 21/2 rooms) have large verandas with superb view on the sea and the port. Quality construction based on traditional architecture of Patmos. ... more   less 
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