Great setting in the mountains and useful spot to use as a base to explore the island. We recommend hiring a moped at 10e a day for the whole week. We should have done more research into things to visit and see as there's not much info and if you're driving it's pot luck when you see a brown sign. beaches are fairly pebbly of grey sand and not much in the way of marine life if you like to snorkel. however the sea was lovely.
Hotel was lacking any evening music and only one quiz to entertain but pool area was very pleasant for a budget job and plenty of shade by the bar area. Rooms were a good size and our's had a lovely aspect over olive groves and hills.
Our main gripe on this island was the infestation of big hornets that scavenge your food. apparently a eco-nut reintroduced them to the island and they're out of control now! they're all over the island. A meal out about uk prices. Red wine v. cheap from smarket down road. beer 60p a small can. can't go wrong! take loads of insect repellent from wilko.
Altogether a great experience but would be boring without transport. Both had a ripping time throughout the week with fellow holiday pals pete and linda, roger and karen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Norma's Village is a family run complex offering high standard accommodation with a warm and friendly welcome. Established in 1988, Norma's Village attracts couples, families with children of all ages or senior citizens who wish to experience the real Greek islands. Norma, Manoli, Kalotina, Maria, Pantelis and Michalitsa will go out of their way to offer you a relaxing holiday and a memorable experience. Norma's village is an oasis in Panormos Valley, off the main road. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Normas Village kálimnos
- Normas Village Hotel kálimnos
- Normas Village Greece/Kalymnos