We have just returned from a week's holiday in Santorini, and want to say a few things about this hotel. If you are looking for a hotel that is spotlessly clean, in a quiet but convenient location, and where the management and staff are genuinely friendly and helpful, then this is the hotel for you! Nothing is too much trouble for them, just ask them for information about possible walks or places to eat, or maybe about something like how to operate the showers, and they will oblige you every time. We have stayed in many hotels over the years, and this has been the cleanest and freindliest by a long way.
Kamari itself is a reasonably sized resort with the usual selection of taverna and shops, plus a beach where you can hire sunbeds for approximately 6 Euros a day. try the end of the beach near the Splash bar - much quieter and the sunbeds are more spaced out.
The restaurants are generally pretty fair, most selling the usual Greek fayre and other dishes. However, our favourite, and one which rates very highly in the Trip Advisor lists for Kamari, was the Liver Bird. Owned by a smashing English couple, the service and food were both excellent, and much better than anywhere else we have tried in any of the Greek Islands! Clean plates every night! You'll find it on a side road off the waterfront at the Northern end of the resort, but give it a go, you won't regret it!
We didn't do any excursions, but did walk up the hill to Ancient Thira - what a view overlooking Perissa below! And we also walked up to the Monastery nearby, and inland to the earthquake hit village form several years ago. All free, all reached after exhilerating walks, and all very rewarding and memorable.
We were very impressed with the all-round experience of our holiday. Biggest downside was the small airport and the reps 'advising' us all to wait in a local taverna up the hill after checking in our luggage on our return trip. Didn't need to do this - we chose to remain in the airport, found a couple of seats and the small airport cafe was excellent for drinks etc! Give this resort and hotel a try, most people seem to agree that you shouldn't regret it. And try the Liver Bird restaurant - it's a real gem and well worth it's advanced Trip Adviser rating!
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel 28 Santorini/Kamari