The Pericles Hotel is right on the outskirts of Sami. It’s surrounded by mountains and the hotel’s grounds contains flowerbeds, bushes and tropical trees, so everything feels fresh and floral. Design-wise, this place mixes rustic wooden furniture with modern decor. Every room comes with a private balcony that provides panoramic views of the mountains.
The oval-shaped pool is at the back of the hotel. There’s a courtyard here that also contains a separate shallow pool for children and a bar. In the mornings, you can tuck into a continental breakfast spread. For lunches, lighter bites are served at the bar. In the evening, the buffet serves a variety of local and international favourites.
Overview of Sami
Tranquil and idyllic, Sami is an incredibly popular destination with people who are looking for a relaxing holiday to Kefalonia. The community in Sami is close-knit, but you’ll always be welcomed into the shops and tavernas by the locals who love having guests.
Plus, Sami’s great if you love to lounge on the sand. The beaches are award winning and they’ve also featured in Hollywood blockbusters like Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. A pretty resort with ferry access to the mainland, Sami is the best-kept-secret of visitors in the know.
Things to do in Sami
The Pericles Hotel is nestled into the countryside, a 20-minute walk from the port town of Sami. Whether you want to dive into the sparkling water or sip on a beer in a harbour-fronted bar, you can do both here. Plus, the friendly tavernas open until late in summer and provide a delicious range of locally sourced culinary fare.
Closer to home, the Melissani Cave is only a kilometre away. Some people say that the water in the cave is so clear that the boats look like they’re floating in mid-air.
With a laid-back atmosphere, a lively taverna scene and beaches that will take your breath away, Sami is perfect for a break in the sunshine.