Just returned from two weeks in the Violatos and we both were very happy with the accommodation.We found the owners and family to be friendly and helpful and the cleaning was of a very good standard.We would have liked to have had a ceiling fan as pictured in the brochure but otherwise it was all we could have asked for.
We got a good deal through Olympic considering we booked earlier than usual and were impressed with their service.Kelly, the rep, was excellent, very professional and not pushy like others we have encountered.The flights both ways were ahead of schedule and we managed to get extra legroom on the outward journey.Would use the company again.
Myrtos is certainly an impressive sight but not the sort of beach for families. Very pebbly and uncomfortable to walk on.The waves can become treacherous at times and it slopes off sharply.I imagine it can be quite dangerous at times. There are better beaches on the island, notably Xi, on the Paliki peninsular.
We didn`t actually stay at the hotel but visited a few times to use the pool.Everywhere seemed to be furnished to a high standard and the view over the bay was outstanding.The pool was excellent but a lot of the sunbeds need replacing.Very quiet as the hotel is quite small and I think a lot of people didn`t fancy the walk from the village.Also the bar at the pool was never open.
If you want a quiet,hassle free holiday you will be hard pushed to find anywhere to equal Agia Efimia.Beautiful,scenic setting with a good selection of restaurants and friendly locals. Centrally located ,you are within an hours drive of anywhere on the island and Sami is 10 minutes away with it`s ferry links to Ithaka.
June was ideal for us. I imagine it can get unbearably hot in mid-summer.Wasn`t too crowded. However ,I cannot imagine Agia Efimia ever becoming too busy to become a problem.
Very dramatic setting. Well worth a visit.
Nice to visit.Because of the yachting /sailing fraternity the prices are a little inflated but has a number of nice shops and decent restaurants.
Pleasant way to spend 20 minutes providing you don`t get a boatman who appeared to have lost the will to live.
One of the best restaurants in the village. Extensive menu and well prepared and presented. The Greek night on Fridays was particularly good, a quality buffet and plenty of it.