This was our second time on the island of Santorini. Both times we have stayed in or around Perissa. This part of the island makes for a great base and is quieter than other parts.
We picked Smaragdi Hotel for 2 reasons. One the price and two it has a good star rating. we were definately not disappointed. Right from the first day we and all other guests were made to feel welcome. Stamos the Manager is a complete nut but a gem. The whole family have worked hard to make Smaragdi one of the best self catering accomodations on the island. The rooms are good sized and clean with air con if you need it. The rooms are cleaned and towels and bed linen changed every other day. The pool area is great with plenty of sun loungers and chairs and tables. The pool is always clean but with all pools in Greece are warmed by the sun so in the early part of the season a little cold but refreshing after a day in the sun. The bar area is comfortable with the option of being inside or out. All drinks are delivered to your table usually with the Stamos wit. The food is good whether it be breakfast lunch or dinner. The only down side to the food is that the breakfast is the same every day. The Smaragdi is good for kids with a play area and gated entrances to keep them in. The pool goes from 1m to 2.5m. The beach is at the end of the road 25m away. A must on the island is to get out and about. If you go off season try taking a dusty track to the beach and if you are lucky you will find a beach of your own. Take a look down small roads and pathways and you will find the delights of the island. We spent our holiday last year in the Dominican Republic and i have to say that i would pick Santorini and the Smaragdi any day. The people are great and the weather is great from May to October. Main tips are... Get involed when at the apartments and you will be looked after and rewarded with the great Greek wit by the whole family and get out and about look further than what you think is a dead end and you will be rewarded every time.
Treat yourself one day for lunch or dinner and spend it in Thira or Oia over looking the Caldera. Its has got to be 8th wonder of the world.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smaragdi Hotel lies at one of the most famous beaches of Santorini, Perivolos. It is an A class Hotel, which follows the traditional Cycladic architecture at its exterior and interior decoration. The hotel offers all modern comforts to its guests such as a large swimming pool, pool bar, breakfast room, playground, currency exchange, Jacuzzi, Free WIFI high speed Internet etc.The hotel rooms are spacious, sunlit and well taken care to the last detail. They are all fully equipped in order to make your stay here more pleasant. The hospitable atmosphere, in combination to the trained and pleasant personnel, which is always at your disposal, will make you feel at home. Arrival Transfer Free arrival transfer from airport/port (08:00-23:00, minimum 2 nights stay is required). Please inform the hotel through email or fax (you will find these contact details on the confirmation email you receive after you make your reservation) with the arrival details at least 14 days prior to your arrival in order to be able to book your transfer. Free arrival transfer is provided only if you have prebooked transfer appointment 14 days in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation. Kindly note that departure transfer is upon extra charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Smaragdi Hotel Perissa
- Smaragdi Hotel Santorini/Perissa