We returned to Vassiliki after 19 years - we had been to Vass 4 times previously. On the basis of our knowledge and this site we booked Portofico Hotel. I was pleasantly surprised that many of our favourite restaurants/bars were still there and shared stories with the owners of our previous visits. Its still a very quaint place and was happy to return.
Jane, one of the owners was a great communicator on email and made us feel very welcome when we arrived. She is australian and her husband Greek. We were a family of 4 all sharing one room as the 2 bedroom room was already taken. There was plenty of room with our bed, single bed and a rollaway bed. The view over the beach was just magnificent. For all of us we loved the fact you could walk from the dining room/lobby area down the steps to the pool/lounge beds, then down to a big grass area where my children loved the tightrope and my youngest the little sandpit area, then from the grass you were on the pebble beach then the sea.
We also chose it as it had a windsurfing centre at the bottom of the pathway with a good selection of boards, sails and lessons should you require and we could pay by the hour. You get 10% discount being a hotel guest. We did need to buy water shoes from the local supermarket as we found walking over the pebbles in the sea quite painful!
Breakfast was sufficient for all of us with lovely home made breads, cakes etc. Outside a bar area served snacks/drinks - we had a large greek salad which we had everyday and my daughter loved the hot dog and chips - the waitress was always full of smiles and would bring the food to us where ever we were sitting.
Jane and her husband were very helpful and friendly and always happy to help.
We did walk down into the town but since we had a hire car we drove. The hotel is based Ponti end of the beach where there are a lot of restaurants which were a shorter distance.
My only comment I would say is I wish there was a mini kettle, tea/coffee facility in the room as waiting for everyone to organise themselves for getting dressed for the day I would have loved to have sat with a cup of tea on the balcony. I would definitely return to this hotel and highly recommend it to anyone.
- Also Known As:
- Portofico Hotel Lefkada/Vasiliki