Hard to say this is a bad place to stay as it's pretty average for Samos, Basic room, basic pool and basic pool bar. Staff were polite and friendly - maid service was good and she was extremely efficent. The complex is located five minutes from the airport so considerable aircraft noise during the day and it is a very long walk away from the main town of Pythagorio. Nearest beach is Potokaki - fifteen minutes walk at a fair pace. The pool bar does not open during the evening so no chance of a nightcap or two after slogging it back from town although there is a good bar open till late located a few mintues up the road at the Evelin hotel and studio's - just before the traffic lights. A few minor issues with the Villa Anna; towels were like sand paper, the shower room was on a slope so water spills out under the door into the main room and beds remind me far too much of an army barracks. Pool was basic and the water got very warm - not a problem if you want to swim in a sauna but not to my taste. There was also a rather strong smell emanting from the rear of the building during the mornings which made me think of an overflowing cess pit, but it faded as the day wore on. Top tip, hire a car (if you can handle the Greek driving experince which is not for feint hearts) and drive the short distance to Ireon twenty minutes or so further on past the airport, Here you will find a small quiet village free of the hurly burly of the main resort towns with an ok beach and good snorkelling, alternatively try Kokkari and Lemonakia in the North (forty minute drive away) both are good snorkelling sites or if you want a lazy experience try Psilli Amos a few miles the other side of Pythagorio. On a whole Pythagorio is a bit tacky and commercialised for my liking and the Taverns all do the basic "Greek" menu of lamb, pork or chicken served with fries and the ubiqitous feta cheese salad. To sum up, if you are just looking for a place to lay your head then Villa Anna is no better and no worse than most of the places in the area but if your looking for that little bit of comfort or dare I say luxury, my advice is to try another resort. I will be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Anna are family run studio apartments on the island of Samos which lies in the north-eastern Aegean Sea and is regarded as one of the most beautiful, unspoilt Greek islands.Set amidst a lush garden with palm trees and colourful flowers, Villa Anna features a good sized pool with a poolside bar. Its air-conditioned,well-equipped studios open out to private balconies or patios with pool or garden views. Located on the southeast of the island close to the small town of Pythagorion and Potokaki Beach makes it a convenient location with a short transfer from the airport and just a 12 minute walk to shops, bars and restaurants in Pythagorion with its beautiful harbour. Villa Anna in Samos is been recommended by many guests the past few years for the cleanliness, well-accommodated services and helpfulness-kindness of the stuff. Depending on the guests every week it can be a very peaceful resort or a late night attraction. Feel the vibes of Greek welcome-ness and friendliness and get the best out of your holiday with your loved ones, at Villa Anna. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Anna Studios Hotel Pythagorion
- Villa Anna Studios Samos/Pythagorion