The running of this hotel has recently been taken over by an American lady called Joyce along with Yiannis and his lovely sister Sofia (their families have been friends for years).
We had an amazing holiday in Santorini and were delighted with this hotel. From the outset Yiannis and Sofia couldn't do enough for us. They work tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of the hotel and ensuring their guests are looked after. We arranged transfers to and from the airport via email (15 euros each way). On arrival we were given a complimentary bottle of water. They made a point of speaking to us whenever we saw them, asking how our day was, offering advice on where to eat, directions to places and useful information on things to do and see. By the end of the holiday they felt more like friends and we were very sad to leave.
We love the Greek Islands and the accommodation offered exactly what you would expect- nothing fancy but exceptionally clean, comfortable with a nice balcony and the added bonus of a side sea view. Air conditioning and safety deposit box were included in the price ( somewhat of a rarity in Greece). Breakfast was a nice surprise Greek yoghurt, fresh fruit (they even made a point of getting in peaches for us when they ran out), fresh bread,homemade cakes and hot Greek pastries (Yiannnis and Sofia's incredibly sweet mum would also help out at breakfast adding to the family atmosphere of the hotel).
The location was perfect for us -a 10 min (max) flat walk to the centre and beach, which meant that it was nice and peaceful. We actually enjoyed the walk back after dinner.
The hotel has a lovely, quiet, reasonably sized pool area if you prefer the pool.
Kamari itself offers a nice balance of being busy but not too busy, it has a nice cosmopolitan feel to it.
Santorini is a beautiful island and again Yiannis and Sofia bent over backwards to try and help us to hire a car at a cheap rate to see the island. Our favourite restaurant in Kamari was Alismari Tavern, however, we also had great meals at Nichteri, The Spring and Zorbas did the best Lamb Kleftiko.
Overall a fantastic holiday at a great, family run friendly hotel- would definitely recommend!
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Elena Hotel Santorini/Kamari