Stayed here from 10/09 - 17/09 through Thomson.
Accommodation is basic, however this is Greece, and we knew this was to be expected based on the money we paid for the trip. Greeted on arrival by Sarah who seemed friendly enough, and who checked us in quickly.
Our room (B213) was spacious enough and more importantly, was clean. My only grip with the room was a lack of storage space (no shelves for toiletries and one small cupboard to put clothes in), other than this, it was fine considering how little time is spent in there. Unaware that we needed our own loo roll once the original one had run out, surely not too much to ask for this to be replenished as and when?
Chose air-con, costing 55€ for the week, sounds a tad expensive, however it is only 8€ per day, and most of the time was well worth it, weather still hovering around 30 degrees for most of the week.
The pool area and bar was good, decent prices and good bar food during the day. Christina works hard and is very friendly. One big moan for this place is not being able to bring your own food and drink to the pool. This is fine if you are buying it from a rival superarket down the road and taking it in, however with their own supermarket being tagged on to the side, it is a bit off that you cannot bring stuff from there back to the sunbed.
The accommodation could do with a pool table or games area being put back in. This was in the Thomson brochure, however i understand the place was re-done last year, and these have all gone, hence the Thomson brochures being completely inaccurate! I would also recommend walking to a bar in the middle of Kalamki if you are intending to watch any sports whilst away, although advertised as a sports bar, the feed is actually a dodgy internet server which freezes almost every minute, you are better off at the other bars.
Kalamaki is a pleasant enough resort, ate at a variety of restaurants, with Yamas being a favourite, however all the restaurants are pretty much the same, not a bad meal to be had though. Very cheap to eat as well.
Overall, Sofia's was as expected, however as mentioned above, a few things could be changed to make it that little bit better. Would i return? Probably not in all honesty, but i didnt dislike the place...
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