It was the beginning of September 2014 when, together with a bunch of friends, I arrived for the first time on the shores of Samothrace. We had booked Studio Saonissos and found the villa 700 meters away from the harbor of Kamariotissa, where we had got off the ferry. The guesthouse is situated in a neighborhood with narrow and not so well paved streets, but green and quiet. From the port you'll have to take the road to Chora and right after the church you'll see signs pointing to the right, to Saonisos Studios. There is a maximum 10 minutes walk from the villa to the coffee shops and restaurants in the harbor.
The building has two stories and the rooms are spacious, simply furnished, but equipped with almost everything you need. The trash was taken out every day and the towels and sheets were changed 3 days after we had checked-in. Every studio has a small TV, air conditioning and balcony. The bathrooms have shower and hair dryer, but there is no soap or other cosmetic products, so you will have to bring these with you. The kitchenette (the kitchen area) is equipped with a fridge, a hotplate, tableware and cutlery for preparing a light dinner.
There is enough parking space for several cars in front of the villa. The Wi-Fi doesn't work very well, but that is the case with many other guesthouses on the island.
The owners were very nice, careful and smiled every time we met. The lady is Russian, from Novosibirsk, so we pretty much used sign language, but her son, Elefterios, speaks English.
All in all, Saonisos Villa is good value for money, a comfortable and not so fancy accommodation, with friendly and welcoming hosts. Moreover, the villa has the advantage of a quiet location, being at the same time close to the coffee shops, bars and restaurants in the harbor. Kamariotissa is the main crossroads on the island, so it's easy to reach Chora, Pachia Ammos (the sandy beach in the south) or the wild Kipos beach in the eastern end of Samothrace.
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Phone: (+30) 697 303 5626