We spent a wonderful June week at the Pericles. The hotel is set in countryside on the road into Sami, with beautiful views to mountains and sea. Lots of wildlife and good walking in the area if you are into that sort of thing - which we are. Little owls hunted outside our balcony each night and we awoke to the sound of goat bells in the morning. Lots of storage space in good sized rooms.
The hotel is well run with friendly staff who keep the place spotless. The design of the building includes lots of small seating areas where people gathered to chat, enjoy the view and catch or avoid the sun. This encouraged people to mix and share stories - I've never talked to so many different people on holiday before. The pleasant bar was well used by guest on their way into town or on their way back before bed. Prices much the same as in Sami.
The pool is set slightly away from the building, surrounded by fields, with a nice pool bar. Plenty of space for lots of guests.
Sami is an attractive port set in a wide bay where the Mainland and Italian ferries arrive on the Island. Hence there is a good mix of tourists and locals - not just Brits. The taverners are excellent and good value. We went to the Dolfin, Mermaid, Faros plus a very attractive taverna at the other end of the bay next to the lake. All were fantastic.
If you are into a relaxed Greek holiday, this is the place for you. We will definitly be back.
- Also Known As:
- Pericles Hotel Sami, Ionian Islands, Greece
- Hotel Pericles