l would like to book a holiday for the Nikos Studios Sami in 2012 l love this place,if anyone has any information how l can contact them l would be very grateful.
we have also stayed at the nikos for last 4 years but suddenly this year it is not in any of the english brochures so don't know what has happened gutted
Stayed at Nikos in June 09, it was fab, we want to return, does anyone know which tour operator is currently offering Nikos as i cant find it anywhere
Have just returned from two glorious weeks at the Nikos Apartments. Our room on the first floor was lovely, with a balcony overlooking the pool area. The weather was perfect. Our first visit to Greece, not our last. Nikos and Elena worked their socks off to keep everything clean and tidy.
i had a brilliant time when i went it was great i went with my family what we did is we went the second week the rest of my family met us there and it was great we had lovely time an d will definetly going there next year
my self and my wife stay at nikos every year and they are so freindly and warm the whole family children and grandfarther just great the whole of the two weeks looked after very well always clean and tidy we also only ever eat at the dolphins with dimitrios and wife kiki the waiters paul vince and cant remember the other guys name all so welcoming and freindly nothing is to much trouble food is just so goooooood
my wife and i stay at the nikos every year for the last 3 years
Just returned from 2 weeks at the Nikos Apartments. we were allocated room 9, very clean, ground floor with very spacious patio. Walking to the town is not a problem as there is as very quiet back lane which is a very pleasant and safe route to both the town and the beach. We did not hire a car, but we did walk to Antisamos beach twice, and as long as you allow yourself time (about 1-1.5 hours) to enjoy the walk it is not that hard going.
Just read your update David, and whilst I appreciate you feel strongly about animals, I have too travelled extensively and actually lived abroad for 10 years. My parents ran a sanctury for abandoned dogs for over 8 years and cared for many, many mis-treated and abused dogs.
Dear john I am pleased to hear your report that the dog is fine. "PS. The dog is fine. Loads of water and attention and well looked after. The complainer obviously needs to get a life and appreciate other cultures.." I don't plan to get into a slanging match with you but it is possible that the dog you saw was not the poor specimen we saw. As to getting a life and embracing other cultures, I work as a journalist and travel extensively. I am also very familiar with dogs through dog ownership and work with UK Search and Rescue dogs, I have also been involved with dog sled racing both in the UK and America. It may well have been the fuss kicked up by ourselves and the others at the appartments that caused a change in the treatment of the dog. On a similar front perhaps yopu would like to go to Sami or other Kafalonia resorts out of season. You will find the cat population is dramatically reduced due to wide scale use of poisons to cull the feline numbers.
We have just returned from a week at the Nikos Apartments in Sami and we loved them. They are exactly as the brochure said. We had a lovely studio, room 3 which was on the top floor overlooking the pool. Without doubt the best accommodation I've had in Greece and I've visited a few different places.
We had both the 2 bedroom apartments here in 2003 and found the family wonderful giving us fresh fruit most days and the little girls loved being in the pool with my daughter and grandsons. Very clean and most friendly. The walk into Sami is very pleasant over the fields with no traffic to worry you. The people delightful the Taverners great having been to Sami 5 times with family we have never ever encounted rudeness anything but we have always travelled with JMC likewise this year can't wait regret the Nikos apartments were fully booked so we will be returning to the Pericles Hotel
Just a few lines on our holiday to Sami and the Nikos apartments. As a couple, we thought the resort and apartments were excellant. I would not recommend the apartment for families as there is little for children to do (I heard two families moaning about this - next time read your brochure!).
One of the best bits of our break was the other people stopping in the apartments as they all were friendly and interesting people. A warning though. We stopped in a ground story apartment (11) and found it a little dark and gloomy. We were also awakened each morning by the owners young kids at about 6 am! We've booked a two bedroom apartment to ensure this does not happen again....
All in all, I would recommend Sami and the apartments for folks wanting a quiet break!
PS. The dog is fine. Loads of water and attention and well looked after. The complainer obviously needs to get a life and appreciate/accept other cultures..
We have travelled extensively in the Greek Islands, but have found our ideal in Kefalonia. Not only that, but Nikos Apartments in Sami are perfect. The location, facilities, cleanliness and not to mention Nikos and his family, all make for a fantastic break. I had read reports about their dogs being mistreated. What a load of nonsense, yes they are chained up, but so are all dogs in Greece, that is their way. They always had food and clean water, and were checked daily by the family and cleaner. I couldn't praise Nikos Apartments enough.
The Nikos appartments were great, we couldn't have asked for any better.
We and our friends each had the two bedroom appartments which were nice & spacious, once of the rooms had the wardrobe & dressing table & the other had plenty of room for the travel cot to go in. They were very clean with the maid coming in every day except Sunday & I think the sheets must have been changed every 3 days or so. The bathroom floor got so wet after a shower & they ask you not to use their towels on the floor & there was nothing to mop it up or push the water into the drain so it was a little dangerous, we just kept the bathroom door shut at all times to avoid an accident!
Nikos & his family were very hospitable & loved our children to spend time playing with their two girls. They also allowed us to make use of their barbeque which I would highly recommend with meat bought from the 2nd butchers as you go into Sammi town, very tasty kebabs & burgers. We had full use of the Pericles hotel facilities which was just up the lane although even with the pool bar we preferred to stay at the Nikos apartments when we didn't have the car.I would definitely recommend car hire to see the island & to get to the beaches & the walk into Sami is about 20mins, no paths until you get into Sami town but its ok if you all walk in single file, we made sure an adult was at the front & back of the line! If you really don't like the walk, the taxi is only about 3 Euros although there aren't many taxi's in Sami when the ferry comes in. If you are wanting to pay by visa for your meal, ask that they accept it first as we got caught out & thankfully our friends had some spare Euro's on them! We would definitely go back & certainly consider Nikos appartments again.
Nikos apartments were fabulous! they were extremely well looked after, set amongst wonderful gardens, and were very quiet. We had a one bedroomed apt.,on the top floor, with a massive terrace/balcony with spectacular views of Sami, but we did meet people who had booked a studio which were on the ground floor and they were unhappy with the view and the fact that you got no balcony, they called their room the dungeon!
The apartments were very clean but they only supply you with hand towels for the shower, and one toilet roll, so take your own!
On the downside, the apartments were a long way away from Sami and the nearest supermarket, this didn't affect us as we had a car for the whole week (fortunately!)but not only did you have at least a 20 minute walk into town but this was along a very busy road with no paths! We strongly recommend carhire, especially if you have children.
The resort of Sami was a busy little port, but bigger than i had expected. It was full of Italians in designer clothes and was extremely busy (we think we went midst the greek holidays and the italian holidays), the restaurants were not typically greek tavernas and we found that the waiters had little, if any time for us, (other people we met noticed this as well),we were in fact treated most rudely on occassions, had money snatched out of our hands and people push in front of us in queues especially in the supermarkets.We put this down to the fact that the port was full of expensive yachts with millionares aboard and obviously they were lavished over by the waiters and we came very low down on their list of priorities, not being millionares!
We have to say that other resorts on the island were preferable to Sami because they were less busy and we were treated much better, having been to many Greek islands we have always found Greek people very friendly and have never been treated so badly. Having said that i must say that Nikos and his wife were very nice and went out of their way to make sure we had a happy hols, which we did have.
Nikos apartments were fabulous as was Nikos and his wife, but pick the apartments up and take them to another resort where they are more British friendly!
sadly our stay at the nikos apartments was marred by the
treatment of the small dog which was chained just inside the car
park to the residence. on three occaisions the dog was not given
water during temperatures up to 40c.
nikos and his family live on the premises and would spend
hours in the garden while the dog was completely ignored. we,
and several other visitors began feeding the animal scraps and
trying to make sure it always had fresh water. we complained
about the conditions to our thomas cook representative but got
a load of bulls**t by way of a reply!
we will not travel to sami or the nikos apartments again. an
organisation exists to try and offer help to abused animals in
greece and they can be contacted at - greek animal rescue. 69
great north way, hendon, london. nw4 1pt tel. 020 8203
if you feel as we do about the general conditions for animals in
greece please log on to their web site and place your name on
their petition which will be presented at the 2004 olympics in
athens - http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/gar-uk
you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The nikos apartments in Sami were brilliant. They were really clean and had everything that you wanted,the pool was really nice and it was quiet. You would need a car really though as it was about 20mins walk into the town and the nicest beach was a 10 minute drive away.