This pretty hotel is just two minutes’ walk from a long, sandy beach.
You’ll know you’re in Santorini when you stay at Kouros by Meltemi Hotels. This place has an authentic Greek design, with whitewashed walls, bright blue shutters and pink bougainvillea dotted through the grounds.
The beach is only a couple of minutes’ walk away. You’ll find a selection of bars and restaurants on and around the sand.
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Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Properties with a traditional feel
- Often family-run
- Picturesque settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 5T
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There's an L-shaped pool to cool off in, it's edged by terrace and sunloungers.
Set by the pool offering a range of soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
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Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
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Lovely hotel, close to the beach and restaurants. Weather in Santorini in August is hot, be prepared! Drinks are pricey along the bars, some bars charged around 7 euros for a small bottle of beer. Cocktails are around 10 euros. The hotel package came with half board, the restaurant is located away from the hotel, on the beach. Food is ok, but its a huge wait. You could spend your whole evening waiting at the dinner table. Next time we would do just bed and breakfast. The staff at the hotel are possibly the most efficient and nice staff we have come across on our travels. I would probably go back again in a few years, but for the cost. Plenty more Greek islands to visitMore
Very close to the seafront and beach
You get off the coach at Meltemi hotel and there is a flat walk with your cases to the Kouros about 5 mins away. The complex only has about 25 rooms in total over the ground level and upper floor level. We stayed in a large upper floor room, which had a terrace overlooking the pool. Our particular room (214) had double bed, bath robes, good air con, spacious fridge, kitchenette, a safe (€15 a week), no tea or coffee. There is not much drawer or wardrobe space. The curtains let a lot of light in, not blackout ones. Most other rooms are smaller, with a tiny terrace. Wi-Fi is provided free and has good reception most of the time. You are requested not to put tissue paper down the toilet and to use the separate bins! The pool is not overlooked from the small road running alongside. There were no shortage of sunbeds when we were there (there are only 20), but I imagine it would be difficult to get one at peak months. Beware of ongoing building works at hotel being built opposite, can be noisy on occasions. Only breakfast is provided at the hotel, which is all pre-cooked for 8.00am and is left to last until 10.30am. I did not like the breakfast that much. If you are on half board, you can choose a lovely lunch close by at the Meltemi hotel, or on the seafront at Atlantis, you can have lunch or dinner, which has nice food and an extensive three course menu to choose from. Meal vouchers are provided for this. The seafront, beach, bars and restaurants are to the right of the complex, just two mins walk away. There are many areas providing free sunbeds and parasols on the beach, as long as you buy a drink from the bar / bed owners. Costs between €3.50 to €6.00 on the seafront for a 500ml beer, but only €2 to €2.50 in the bars on the road parallel where the bus stops are. Cocktails there start from only €4 (Dorians bar). Also visit Bob's bar opposite. There are two mini supermarkets to the left and left again, about 10 mins walk away. The co-op will deliver your purchases. The smaller one sells a nice dry white wine (from Lafazanis winery) for only €3.80. Wine is dearer in the co-op. You can catch the bus to the main town of Fira (only) along this road, You can then catch another bus from Fira to most other places on the island, such as Oia, Kamari & Akritori. Most buses cost just over €2 each. The express bus from Perissa to Fira takes 20 mins, or 30 mins otherwise as it goes via Pyrgos, the highest point on the island and worth stopping off for the views. There are shuttle boats between Perissa and the (nicer) resort of Kamari on the other side of the mountain. You can also walk over the mountain to Kamari, which has a designated path and takes about 1 hr 30 mins. It is worth visiting the ancient site of Thera located on top of the mountain (€4 entry). There is also a 30 mins walk (or bus) along the main road fro Perissa to Emporio, which has tiny alleyways as streets where the locals live, which all lead to the churches at the top. Not to be missed is Fira and Oia on the east side of the island. Inbetween is Imerovigli & Firostefani. Fira is very expensive to stay, eat and drink though. Buy souvenirs from Fira's main square, not along the front. All have the classic white washed hotel rooms, suites and bars/restaurants, staggered down the cliff side, with blue-domed churches dotted about. Fantastic sunsets and views all along from the public walkway which snakes its way through here. Best to get the bus from this area to Oia (for less than €2), but gets very busy with tourists, particularly to see the sunset.More
Lovely lunch with amazing sea views
Visited here from Naxos, via Paros on the ferry. I had a lovely lunch - omelette of sausage, feta and tomatoes along with side order of olives along with lemonade & ginger soft drink. Friendly service too.More
Charming and excellent value.
We moved to this hotel at the last minute after staying only one night in a property that was horrendous. Our 6 nights here were extremely reasonable and it was the perfect place to unwind after a disastrous start to the holiday. We had a very good room; the manager knew we were keen to do some of our own food, so gave us a room with a small kitchen area and had a kettle brought. I loved the magnifying mirror next to the dresser. Just 2 small criticisms of the room- there was absolutely nowhere to put soap, flannel etc in the shower; a soap tray would be a great addition, and the bags used in the kitchen and bathroom bins were so thin that they collapsed as soon as anything was deposited in them! The staff were fantastic, despite many not speaking much English. Loved the guy who served breakfast each morning on the lovely terrace area and the maids were both friendly and good at their work. Breakfast was good- loved the Greek yogurt with fruit in it. (The scrambled egg looked very unappetising, but since we didn't want cooked food, it didn't bother us). We met lovely fellow guests, adored the swimming pool and with a 2 minute walk to the sea, we had the best of both worlds. Lots of reasonable restaurants along the front. I probably wouldn't return to Perissa- there are so many new places I want to visit; however, I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone planning a holiday there. manythanks to all the staff.More
Nice family hotel, but unhelpful mamangement
This hotel is in a great location, just a short walk to the beach (200m). The rooms and hotel in general are very clean, freshly decorated and well maintained. However, the manager has a bad attitude (eg on arrival our room was not ready, but he offered us a drink in the small outside bar whilst we were waiting, that he then asked us to pay for (only €7, it wasn't the money, it was his attitude). He seems to just sit in reception looking at his pc, rather than help the staff (who are great and work really hard - especially the man who serves breakfast, runs the bar, etc....). The cleaning staff are also excellent. The rooms are small, but well equipped. Our room, like most of the others, had a couple of chairs and a table outside, which that called a terrace (it wasn't private, just on an outside corridor). The bed was fine, but the sheets were way too small, making the bed uncomfortable to sleep in. We had the half board option, which means that you can eat at the restaurant on the beach and use their sun loungers (€4.5 per day for two people).More
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