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If you were to pick the most scenery spot, of the most picturesque village, on one of the most charming Aegean islands, then you are looking at it!
This 1st-floor apartment overlooks the little Kokkari bay which is on most of the souvenir magnets you can find in Samos, and it is exactly at the waterfront!
We -my wife, my two sons and I- had the luxury of stepping out and swimming at any time we pleased, especially early morning as the sun rose before the front terrace and warmed up the calm water to make for some sweets morning dips.
The interior of the apartment was nothing less perfect. The place apparently has been renovated recently as bathrooms were spacious and finished to top quality, the bedrooms were equipped with vintage pieces of furniture yet were comfortable pleasant, and with the quality mattresses, the appropriate A/C, and the lovely weather and wave sounds at night the sleeping quality was something we hadn't experienced for a long time.
The fact that the place did not have a TV, was actually a great opportunity to have more interactive time with the kids. They actually had the most fun time in a while just by playing on the beach with each other.
To top all that, our host, Ms Efthimia, was a real-deal "Samiotissa" with her welcoming and caring attitude since the day we requested to book. She helped us find answers through every step until the day we left. For example, she provided a cot for our baby before we even ask for one. All she needed was to know how old our children were. She's also an amazing cook: her daily sweets and treats are the secret I won't be revealing here; you have to find out by yourself!
Everyday, we came back from our daily island tour to find a spotless clean place as if we had just arrived.
We left Kokkari the day we left with the hopeful and truthful wishes that we will come back again to this place and check our boys against their height marks they carved on Ms Efthimia's door frame!
After a two-week visit last year, we returned this year for a month and enjoyed every minute. The apartment is bright and airy, just what we want in a beach vacation. I found it helpful to have kitchen/food items available (salt and pepper, oil and vinegar, coffee and tea) so we could prepare some of our own meals and snacks. Vicky and Athanasios are excellent hosts. They keep the grounds and apartment in excellent shape, and are always working to make improvements. The apartment itself makes one feel relaxed. The location is excellent and the apartment is easy to get to. It's very quiet, especially at night. Pythagoria and Vathi are both an easy drive away. We look forward to another visit next year, and will bring our grown kids along to enjoy it with us!