Arrived at the hotel to a greating that can only be compared to that of a long lost family member(not been before), Sonia and Nicky were great as they welcomes us took us to our room and made us feel at home straight away. The room as with many in greece was basic, but that was not an issue to us, it was always cleaned and very tidy as was this small hotel in all areas. The location was just what we were looking for. Its always nice to wake up and see beautiful views across the sea with mountains in the distance
There is a small swiming pool and an areas whwre you can get some simple snacks, buit it was always nice to eat breakfast looking over the island with the blue skys sea and mountains in the distance
The hotel is just on the edge of the village.The village was a short and very enjoyable 10 min walk(that was a slow walk) where there was a number of good places to eat and relax as you watched the people and yatchs across the small village harbour.
The village does not have a bus service, it does have a few taxis though. so it depends on how you like to spend your holiday but we decided to rent a car for a few days this gave us the combination of a relaxing hassle free break and the chance to see some other parts of the island.
In the and around the harbour there are a number of tavernas that you can get good food at resonable prices we tried most of them at one time or another and found spiros to be a good choice for variety and service. Another was on on the road as you leave the village towards Sami it was called "the local" at first we were not sure if we would try it, but in the end we gave it a go and found the meal to be good and the menu slightly varied those in the main square.
Whilst in the main square it is also good fun to watch the local dogs there is one in particular that comes complete with a bell and a neckchief a small thing that likes to chase cars asa hobby (not sure what made him choose the car as some did not get the treatement) it was strange to see this small thing trying bark and nibble the tyres
All in all the island is great and relaxing the resort is just the place and the hotel was fantastic
- Also Known As:
- Gonatas Hotel Ionian Islands
- Gonatas Hotel Greece/Ionian Islands