Hi we are returning in May 2012 for the 4th time. Sami is a working port with a lovely harbourside. When on hol its nice to people watch and the ferries add to that. We like the fact it is not commercialised and spend most days on the beach outside the Mellasani complex. Never busy fab. Sami is not for you if you looking for hectic night life and English food. It's what it should be Greek. We hire a car for 3/4 days and travel the island which is stunning. Have visited May and Sept and had good weather every visit. We stay at the Pericles which suits our purposes fine. We like the owners and staff who are very friendly.