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“Magic place, Kokkari” 5 of 5 stars
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Tarsanas, Kokkari 83100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Kokkari
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“Magic place, Kokkari”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We stayed in Kokkari for 2 wonderfull weeks and rented both 2nd and 3rd floor in Virginias Apartments (our teenagers stayed in the 2nd floor). Virginia is a very caring person, who spoiles her guests and make them feel very much at home. We got this delicous lunch when we arrived, and got to taste her fabulous cakes with honey and cinnamon several times.
The review of gavagai from Belgium describes very well both the accomondation and its owners. The terrace on the 3rd floor is huge, and we used the open-air shower every day. Virginia offered us even towels to be used on the beach, in addition to lots of ordinary towels for showering. We didn't use the aircondition more than 2 nights because of the pleasent everlasting breeze from the sea. We were lucky to have Virginias son Mike to drive us both ways to the airport.
This is really a magic place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2009

We stayed for one week at Virginia's apartment on the third floor. We found out about it via the very nice designed website, made by Mike, Virginia's son. Mike also manages the email correspondences. He is extraordinarily helpful, replies very fast and everything is very relaxed and straight-forward. For instance, we asked Virginia for the room in the last minute before the trip, and at that point she could offer us a room only for one week, and since we wanted to spend two weeks in Kokkari, we were in need of finding another apartment for the second half of our stay. Mike and Virginia managed within a few minutes to find a very nice place for our second week.
The apartment is wonderful, and it is rather a suite: it has a kind of living room with kitchen, a sleeping room, a bathroom with shower, a balcony towards the sea and a huge terrace. All rooms are beautifully arranged by Virginia: with flowers and a love for charming details. They are extraordinary clean and equipped with everything you possibly need. Virginia cleans the rooms daily and exchanges towels and bed-sheets. Furthermore, the rooms are full of light due to the many windows. The balcony doors are equipped with mosquito nets which can be slided back and forth. In general, furniture and windows are of first quality. Due to the fact that the room faces the wonderful long
beach of Kokkari, there is always a breeze which makes the aircondition unnecessary (even though, the room has an air-conditioner installed). Also there were literally no mosquitoes. The balcony faces the long beach and it is very nice to stand or sit there and enjoy the fresh and vital air from the sea. The terrace is very big. Half of it is under a roof. In the middle you find an open-air shower (there are curtains) which we used every day (there is also an indoors shower, of course). There are many places to sit for having a meal or to read. The view is also great: you have more or less a full roundabout view: on the back the village and the countryside surrounding it, in front the sea.
Virginia is not just very professional in the way she manages her apartments, she is also a really kind host. Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by her with a most delicious breakfast. Due to her warm-hearted personality, it is always nice to have a little chat with
her. If you need to know something about Samos, she has always great information for traveling, eating and beaches. The same goes for Mike. He even picked us up from the airport. You feel immediately homely at Virginia and she does just the best to ensure that her guests have the most comfortable and relaxing holidays possible.
As for Kokkari: most about it has been said on other places in the internet. The punchline is always the same. It is a wonderful fishermen's village. You find along the village one long main beach which can be pretty wavy and was also on some days during our stay very calm (depends on the wind), and two smaller very calm beaches. The main beach is really long. You find many opportunities to rent sun-umbrellas (5-6 euros per two chairs and an umbrella). There are also many cafes along the beach. It is also a great place for wind-surfing. If you want to know more about it, best is to ask Mike,
since he's himself a surfer. The smaller beaches are also very nice, though there are no chairs or sun-umbrellas to rent. Two big beaches are a few hundred meters out of the village. A foot-walk brings you there in about 15 minutes. You can also take the bus (we never did since it's such a short walk). The village itself is wonderful. There are lots of cafes and restaurants along the long promenade. You have your drink or meal directly at the sea. In the evening it gets lively though never too loud or too crowded.
We wholeheartedly recommend Virginia apartments. If you wanna spend some vacation time in a really special apartment in a wonderful surrounding: this is the place to go.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Virginia Apartments

Address: Tarsanas, Kokkari 83100, Greece
Location: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Samos > Kokkari
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kokkari
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kokkari
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated right on the beach of Kokkari, Virginia and her family offer a selection of modern studio apartments tastefully furnished in a traditional Greek style. Accommodation for two people is offered in each fully equipped apartment, boasting beautiful hand-embroidered sheets and curtains, a traditional decor of blue and white, and a scrupulous daily service. Not surprisingly, the hotel has been awarded 15 Gold Awards from Thompson holidays for exceptional service and cleanliness as Virginia takes pride in giving her guests the very best of Greek hospitality! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Virginia Apartments Samos/Kokkari

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