The hotel was pleasant but it was in the middle of nowhere.Unless you want this do not go to Svoronata. However it was a good central base to get out and explore the island. The food was Ok if you like the same thing night after night and you don't mind your food being luke warm. The staff in the restaurant were friendly except when the hotel was full of Greek guests. We were completely ignored until they left. I even had to stop my meal and get up to find a waitress to ask for more drinks. The staff in reception were remarkable. One learnt our room number so we never had to ask for our key. As soon as he saw us entering the reception he had it ready. Being very close to the airport the flights did come very close to the hotel - this was quite exciting at first but them became annoying. They were mainly confirned to the weekend. The first flight is at 6.20am - a good wake up call for breakfast!
Excellent service and great price - couldn't ask for more.
For the first two weeks of September (2002) it was very hot. However there were a couple of storms and cloudy days. These were short and the days were not completely written off.The sun was fresher after the storms which made the time spent on the beach more bearable. A local told me that they had not experienced weather like this since 1928.
Unless you want total seclusion don't go here. Very few shops and restuarants and only one bus to the next town per day. Taxis are expensive so the only real option is to hire a car or go on the organised excurions. Ammes beach is small and as close to the airport as you can get. We recomend walking to Avithos beach. This is mich better even though it did take 45 mins to get there.