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Le Balcon
Ranked #2 of 32 Patmos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
München
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Le Balcon is the perfect place to stay at Patmos. The setting and the view is spectacular, the apartments are extremely well equipped: You can see that Andreas himself travelled a lot, he knows what it needs to feel at home - coffee, tea, sugar, salt, oil and vinigar you can find in many apartments, but he provides even washing powder and insect spray. Water bottles are at disposal at the reception for small money, so you don't have to schlepp the big bottles. Needless to say that Andreas is helpful in any way, no matter whether you need a vehicle or advice where to find the best places to eat or swim. I travelled a lot in Greece and stayed always very nice studios and apartments - Le Balcon is the best!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

We visited Patmos fror Easter vacation. What a choice that was...amazing island, such elegance and peace, great great views from everywhere we've been in the island. Such hospitable people, cool and positive. One of them was the owner of the Le Balcon apartments who was a joy to chat to and get all the useful tips for enjoying the island even more. Le balcon is located in a trully amazing location, right by the sea and very close to the port of Skala, yet far enough to enjoy such peace and quite. All apartments and their veranda's enjoyed that great view that really did not let you leave the room. Do not miss Chora!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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torino, italy
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

It was a very happy return to Patmos, a magic island, after twenty one years from the first time.
Fortunately the site is not changed so much, so I could find again the atmosphere of my youth and my wife, new for Patmos, was enthusiastic. Patmos is a place that I recommend to all lovers of the sea, of beauty and tranquility, not for people looking for worldliness, noise and discos.
The accommodation at "Le Balcon" is the best one could wish for, with a superb view of Skala and the great courtesy of Andre and her wife, always ready for any need.
Truly a fantastic holiday!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

We spent 5 days in the wedding suite with a superb view on the Skala bay. The room was very bright, well furnished and nicely decorated with the owner's personal touch. Although it was equipped with air conditioning, we did not need to use it. Out of the main door there was a table with chairs, but, unfortunately, we could not enjoy our meals on the open-air terrace because it was often very windy. Despite that, the glass veranda of the kitchen made us feel like we were eating outside. The kitchen was fully equipped and we also had a little surprise: a real Italian moka! Andre, the owner, came and picked us up at the Skala port on our arrival and immediately showed us the location of the main town facilities: post office, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, etc... In the apartment we found a welcome snack consisting in some traditional Patmos sweets and a cheese pie. Afterwards, Andre and his wife kindly gave us an example of their warm hospitality, offering us a Greek coffee and a pleasant conversation in the reception area. Artemis, their cat, also came and greeted us. In the reception you can find books in many languages that you can take and read, and, if you want, you can also leave there your own.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

It is difficult to find the words to describe Patmos, an island of dreams, where one may marvel at the rarest beauty in its magical landscapes, in the purest, crystal water sea, in the precious-stone beaches, in the sincere faces of the inhabitants, in the true miracle of its Chora, shining like a jewel at the top of the island. Travelers to Patmos find themselves immediately under the spell of this unique and exceptional physical beauty, as well as of the particular spirituality and the evocative byzantine art, deeply inherent in every mesmerizing corner of this imaginary island.
Le Balcon is definitely the ideal place to stay, in order to discover this magical paradise, being in absolute harmony with the extraordinary environment. Life feels different in this wonderful complex of appartements, so beautifully constructed, with every attention, sincere care and love reflected in every single detail. More than anything one may ever wish for has been already taken care of in this complex of the highest qualities and the views to the island and the sea are totally breathtaking. But above all, the availability, devotion and warmth of André and Rosy Meintas render Le Balcon much more than a place to stay: it is a true, complete and unforgettable experience of life.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Bay Area, California
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Patmos is a small, quiet Greek island with brilliant white-washed buildings, azure water, and friendly people. It is relatively unspoiled and has few tourists. It is a perfect place to relax, and the most charming place to do it on the island is at Andre Meintas' small, lovely apartment complex--Le Balcon. It is located on a hill with stunning views overlooking Skala and the bay. I can't add anything new to the glowing previous reviews, except to say, this is THE place to stay. It is great value for the money.

Room Tip: No swimming pool or fitness center--swim in the clear Mediterranean water and walk around the island...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

I discovered Le Balcon on Trip Advisor and, boy, all those leaving the reviews that urged me to book certainly weren't lying. This place is just beautiful.
Designed, built and run by the adorable Andre and wife Rosa, the whitewashed Le Balcon is perched perfectly on the side of a hill with stunning views over the bay beneath.
Andre and Rosa's welcome couldn't be more warm. He's there to pick you up from the ferry port (Patmos has no airport - Kos is a two-and-a-half hour trip away by boat) and they're both delighted to help with everything from discounts on car hire to the best restaurants on the island (all recommendations we received from them were top notch).
An enchanting place to stay and a wonderful island to visit. We spent each day going from lovely beach to even lovelier beach and the people of Patmos are some of the friendliest out there. Looking forward to coming back again soon

Room Tip: Book early to make sure you get a wonderful sea view
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Le Balcon
Address: 72 Box | Plorissontas, 855 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Patmos
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Ranked #2 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Patmos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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