Yasso Yassus Yannis
We stayed in your apartments at the end of May
this year, and enjoyed
your hospitality. Have you got an apartment available
after the 8th
September 2000 for 2 weeks ? Can you advise dates and prices
would like to make it in September if we can get a flight to fit
Jeff & Helen Ladkin
Irene - LARGE beer please... and her olive oil is great!
thanks for a really great stay at your
we had a great time in Vatera and Lesvos and will
recommend you to everyone we know.
The weather here is as usual raining and cold and
we are already
wishing we were
back on the beach.
ah well maybe soon.
have a busy season.
Mike and family
Many thanks for a
wonderful holiday. We are now back at work and thinking of you often! It feels
as though we have left family behind.
Thank you again for your
kind hospitality and caring manner that mean so much.
Wishing you a successful
season and hoping to visit you again,
Sharon, Helen, Anne &
(stayed 8th June - 22nd
To all of the wonderful staff of the Aphrodite,
We made it home safe
and sound. We enjoyed Samos. It too is a beautiful
and unique place,
however our favorite place is Vatera Beach and the
Aphrodite Hotel. Someone
ask me what was my favorite part of the trip.
Even though we had seen some
spectacular sights in your wonderful country,
I had to admit my favorite part
of this trip were the morning walks I took
along the Vatera Beach Road. The
sparkling blue sea, quiet beach and
lovely wild flowers gave my mind a sense
of peace and tranquility I hope to
hold onto forever. Thank you for your
kindness and patience. We hope to
John, I checked Matt
Barat's web site and he still mentioned the Aphrodite
Hotel--it is on the
second web page--after the one we were looking at
have a wonderful summer season. Please give our love to Irene.
She was so
good to us.
Jane Bowles and Francis Daunt
Dear Mr. Barrett,
Based on your research and presentation on
your site, with advice and help of Dina from Fantasy Travel we spent
nearly 3 weeks at Aphrodite Hotel VATERA in LESVOS.
We are back and very happy with the experience. It is indeed VERY
adapted to children and family needs, the facilities are minimal,
though sufficient to keep interested over a 2-3 week period, although
by the end my kids got bored with the limited selection - however that
is much more than the other hotels that had nothing. Many parents come
from other hotels to have kids play at this one. Staying at this hotel
does not make a requirement to drive the kids around to search for some
The food was very good and the service very
personal by the members of the owner's family. The key to their success
is the unusual and rather rare situation that a large family is in
charge of all aspects 24/7 of the hotel and facilities.
to the facilities, although no luxury, they are very clean and in good
standing, quite alright for normal expectations. The immediate
connection between accommodation, restaurant and terrace, beach and
kids facilities , in a rather complete and tight integration is
extremely favorable to families with children since it offers the
unique possibility that both kids and parents run their preferred
activities in close proximity such that parents can enjoy their time in
the comfort of being able to supervise the kids rather easily and
The area is trully pleasnat and relaxing because
while being not crowded at all and it has many authentic and genuine
traditional features and from simple old village of VRISA to deserted
beaches at both ends of VATERA beach, quiet vacation villas lined up
the shore and rather good quality facilities of minimal variety in the
vicinity. It is much more to our taste than the crowded north touristic
areas of around PETRA.
of interest to be brought to your attention you may or not know about,
you may even have them on your site but I admit that i did not review
all your pages:
At MOLIVOS, 5 km up the mountain at the entrance of the village VAFIOS, there is a restaurant run for the past 21 years by the owner who actually serves at the table
serving unbelievable tasty local food specialties from sun dried
tomatoes pate, to oven cooked lamb and many many many other with local
herbs and preparation method, bottles the wine under its own label s
which make the taste rather unique . It even bottles its own wine under
the restaurant label TAVERNA
VAFIOS which, the white variety I would consider the best I had in many years - http://www.taverna-vafios.gr/
- price for 3 adults and 2 kids who eat more than necessary and 2
bottles of wine was 100 Euro - at the upper end but I could not
consider it expensive at top of the season. There is another one
(Taverna Petrino) which copied this same concept but it was not opened
at 04:00 P.M. possibly would have opened later like many in Greece
after 06:00 P.M. but we were gone by then.
MOLYVOS CASTLE at 08:00P.M. just a sunset - the atmosphere at top of
the hill, views through medieval architectural arches over the tiny
port at bottom of hill and the hill carpeted with red ceramic roofs
that continue with silvery water.
For fish, your suggestion of AKROTIRI at old VRISA Village port was very good BUT I strongly suggest an alternative of same and
even better caliber, "O GRIGORIS
in Nifida on the shore of the large gulf (5 km left down hill from
POLICHNITOS which is itself 5 km from VATERA) (check the scan attached)
where besides exceptional fresh fish it has English speaking personnel
(which Akrotiri does not) who delivers and exceptional courteous and
prompt service. Probably the fastest serving anywhere and we tried more
than 10 restaurants.
In VATERA, if tired of Greek food, OASIS
(500 m West of Aprodites hotel) has an Italian cuisine of a an upper
middle quality - which we were quite happy with and a courteous and
prompt family service.
Between VATERA and PLOMARI there is a
small village MELINDA with 2 restaurants fish style, good like
Akrotiri. Of the 20 km of road from VATERA, 7 km are on stone
serpentine road, not comfortable but safe driving. The MELINDA
restaurants are on white marble pebble beach quite attractive, rather
elegant in appearance due to the appearance of the marble shiny
surfaces of the pebbles, a huge beach many km but interrupted by cliffs
every few hundred meters.
MELINDA one must take the new road to PLOMARI at about 07:30 P.M to
08:00 P.M. to catch the sunset across the sea with VATERA beach
entirely visible as a huge curve bordering the sea and 4 high hills
rising nearly vertical on a stepped arrangement from the water - quite
a spectacular view.
Thank you for all your recommendations.
To Iannis, Georgio, Maria and all your families, and to Irene and
Thank you for a very good time during the 2 weeks we stayed with
loved your hotel and Vateras.
We arrived home safely yesterday
after a good flight.
It is much cooler in England.
See you again
sometime, best wishes
Phil, Pat and Becky Kennedy and Mary
Hallo George and John
Thought you might like a picture and me and
Wendy enjoying ourselves at your beautiful hotel.
We had a wonderful time
in September and felt we were very lucky to get such a modern hotel as we had
booked an 'unamed accodation' holiday at the time.
It is a shame Going
Places won't be advertising your hotel in the next brochure - but we have your
details anyway and I've seen your excellent web-site!
Hope you are all
well and say hallo to Irene for us - wish her luck for her trip to South
Bye for now.
Martin & Wendy
Dear family Hahathakis,
we want to say "Thank you"
for the beautiful holidays we spent at your
very nice hotel in
Vatera. We enjoyed the time we stayed with you very much and
therefore we are sure, we will come back to you and your hotel again!
felt in Aphrodite-Hotel like at home!
Please give our
greetings also to your permanent staff.
We keep in
Special greetings from
Ulrike Dieth & Bernd Schoser
PS: Thank you for the
digital-photo you sent us, we like it very much!
Val and I would like to thank you and your family for
making our stay on your lovely Island so memorable.
We both know that you
will be successful in the future as you have a very nice Hotel with the right
Once again thank you and with luck we will meet again in the
Peter & Val
Αγαπητοί μας φίλοι,
πολυ ευχάριστο ταξιδι και γυρίσαμε στο σπίτι μας,με την σκεψη
μας στα Βατερά ,όπου περάσαμε τόσο πολυ όμορφα,χάρις,εν πολλω, σε σας.
ευχαριστούμε για όλα και ευχόμαστε ναμαστε όλοι μας καλα και να
επανέλθουμε δριμύτεροι του χρόνου.
Καλο καλοκαίρι,και ο,τι
Γιώργος και Λυδία Πανά.
We are back from our
wonderful trip to Greece and Turkey and just wanted to tell you again what a
wonderful time we had during our stay at your hotel. Everything was perfect and
we enjoyed having a chance to get to know you a little. If a potential guest
ever wants a recommendation, feel free to pass our name along - we will
recommend The Aphrodite hotel highly!
Thank you so much for all your
hospitality. We will remember you fondly.
All our best,
Dear Mr Yiannis
back in Cyprus for sometime already, we would like to let you
know that we
enjoyed our stay at your hotel very much. It was interesting to
be there at
the grand football match of the year too!! We loved Vatera
Lesvos is a beautiful island and we would like to come again with
Pls dont forget to let us know of any special offers or
any other plans
you may have in the year coming.
to the family
Me pollous heretismous
Hello to George, Yannis and Mama Maria
Just wanted to drop you a line to say what a
wonderful week we had at your hotel.
Monica and I were made to feel like royalty. We enjoyed the hospitality, the
food and the accomodations.
I told all my
friends, and customers, what wonderful hosts you were: introducing us to Costas
so we could made the trip to Turkey, sharing snippets of your lives with us and,
of course, the wonderful food - cooked by everyone in the family.
I hope I get to return since I left feeling like I
had made new friends.
Paula H. Montgomery
Thanks for making this
vacation really special.
Customer Program Executive
McKesson Provider Technologies
Hi Matt, after reading your story about Lesvos Greece my husband and me
went there for a week last month (September 2004).
We stayed at the Hotel Aphrodite on Vatera Beach, and had a great time. The
food is fantastic, John, Maria, George and Georgina (the owners) were great,
the service not from this world, very clean studio's.
We can recommend this hotel to everybody.
Thanks for your tip, keep writing.
Freddie and Anke Wiggins
Las Vegas, USA
I just wanted to write to you and say "Thank You" from my wife and I and
our son for a wonderful stay and your hotel, and for a great trip overall, that
you helped us put together. The ferry came off without a hitch, the car rental
was perfect, despite the number of times we changed plans.
Again than you very much, and I look forward to the next time we come and
discover the rest of your beautiful island.
Thank you again
-Kirk and Family