My wife and I wanted a relaxing beach holiday not doing very much at all - Arkoudi is ideal for this.
Almira is a fabulous hotel, it is right on the sandy beach that is protected by rocks at one end and the bay going around at the other, so is calm most of the time. The Staff are very friendly, hard working and all seem genuinely pleased to help you. The whole hotel is spotlessly clean and we were supplied with clean towels and bed linen most days. We had a Premium double with sea view, this looks right along the beach to the west so gets sun all afternoon and great views of the sunset over the mountain on Kefallonia in the distance. The pool is great too with a jacuzzi/spa area at one end.
The breakfast was included in the price and was excellent, very fresh with hot bacon and sausages and various omelettes every morning as well as fresh fruit, cereal, croissant, bread rolls, toast, jam, honey, greek yogurt, coffee etc. The lunch menu is good, we had toasties once and the salads a couple of times. We had one evening meal in the hotel which was also very good and they give you a very generous discount as a guest.
Arkoudi is a very friendly small village with several tavernas and fish restaurants all of the ones we ate in were very good, the 'snack bar' at the top of the hill from the Almira is especially worthy of mention - excellent fresh food at very reasonable prices (always busy with locals which can only be a good sign!)
We had a great stay in Almira hotel and will return at some point, if you want an action holiday it's not for you, but for peace, quiet and relaxation I would highly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set right on the sandy beach of Arkoudi, Almira Hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and private balcony. It has a swimming pool and a beach bar-restaurant. The village center is just 20 meters away.Almira rooms are tastefully furnished, while some enjoy unobstructed views over the beach. The air-conditioned rooms come with a seating area, satellite LCD TV and minibar. Bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries are provided to all guests.The swimming pool is surrounded by a wooden deck with sun loungers. Guests can also relax at the on-site sauna or hot tub, or visit the hotel’s fitness room.Exotic cocktails, refreshing drinks and international cuisine can be enjoyed at Almira beach bar-restaurant. Buffet breakfast is served daily at the rooftop terrace overlooking the Ionian Sea.Kyllini Port, connecting to the island of Zakynthos, is 10 km away. The village of Vartholomio is around 10 km away, while the town of Amaliada is at 28 km. Free on-site parking is possible. ... more less
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