Socrates Apartments

Accommodation in Sidari

M D          8/10

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13/6/08 - 27/6/08
Flight from Birmingham
Room 205 , 2nd floor

AIRPORT-------- Small Airport, but does have air conditioning. On the return journey we had to queue outside for about 1 hour as they do not have a lot of room at the checking in desks, the reps did there best to keep people out of the sun. Once through passport control there is a duty-free shop and a few small places to get something to eat.

TRANSFER------- Transfer from the Airport took 1 hour 25 minutes, over the mountain and around lots of bendy roads. If you get travel sick, take a sick bag.

VIEW FROM ROOM--------- Our room could not have had a better view. We stood on the balcony, looked out to the sea and to the mountains of Albaina.

ROOM-------------- Good size room, with twin beds and sofa bed, kettle, TV (no english channels) and fridge. Shower over a small bath and shower curtain and the BEST THING- HOT WATER every hour of every day. Maid service every day, Linen changed once a week and towels changes twice a week.

CHECK OUT-------- Check out- 12 midday.

AIR CONDITIONING------ 5 Euro per day. It works with the fob  key attached to the door key (for the electricity), but if you use a card or thick bit of paper to push the switch down this works just as well. The Air con worked ok for the first few days but as the weather was a little chilly at night this was fine, but as the weather heated up the air con did not work at all. We would leave it on while out at night and when we returned after it being on for about 6 hours the room was still so hot. We did complain about this to Socrate, who came up to the room and said he thought the room was ok. He did say the Air con is controlled centrally and is not on all day and only has one unit to blow the hot air out, so if everyone is use it, the unit is not able to work properly. As we complained about it he offer us a fan, which helped a little.

SAFE BOXES----- 15 euro for 2 weeks 2 weeks. The boxes are in the reception and looked very safe. You only need one key to open the boxes, so no need to bother any one at the reception to get another key and were able to use boxes as we pleased.

RECEPTION---- The reception open 8am - midnight.
POOL AREA------- The hotel has 2 pools (one big pool and one some children's pool), there are lots of beds around the pool and they also have beds on the glass area in front of the hotel, We would go out to the pool about 10am and most of the time were the first ones out, so no need to reserve beds early.

Sidari----- Sidari does not have proper paths along, so you have to be very careful when walking along the main streets. The roads are not very wide and when cars are passing you have to watch where you stand to let them passed. THE BEST RESTAURANT - MYTHOS

ATM---- There are lots of ATM's (more than 5) along the main road. We did have a problem with one and were not able to get any money, but as this was Sunday night it may have be there was no money in the machine, we walked a little way up the road and that one was working fine.

INTERNET------ The hotel has internet in the reception area. There are also lots of bars that also have internet.
TO SUM UP ----- Would we recommend Socrate Apartments and Sidari. We would not go back to the apartments based on the Air con, but if you are someone that is able to sleep in hot conditions then we would fully recommend it. As for Sidari if you like bars that have English soaps on TV, play bingo, have quiz nights then this is the place for you.

Courtney L          9/10

never ever am i going to give socrates a kisss never in a million years hehe the food is lovely

Lindsey H

Planning on booking a holiday for July 2008 for a group of us, couples & singles,  in Socrates, love to hear from anyone who stayed in the area, 

can any one tell me
How far is it to main area of Sidari? is it a fairly safe route to walk are there street Lights?
is the accomadation a good standard? is the Beach nice? any recomendations for eating Out, & Bars etc,Are the night time flights a night mare? How Long does the transfere actually take ? Where is Aqualand? any good trips?
Thank you very much look foward to hearing from you all Happy Holidays!!

Julia C          10/10

Just got back from staying for 2 weeks at the socrates apartments with my husband and 14 month old daughter. Had a brilliant time, very clean rooms with  great view overlooking the sea. The pool is very nice and the food is excellent and reasonable. The staff are very friendly and helpful too. Will hopefully be returning there again next year.

Jason L          10/10

we all can't wait to have our meals again at the ROCK. 20.06.07 usually visit the rock approx 3 or 4 times during our holiday.This will be our 5th visit in five years.

food is top class and the views are superb.Staff are all great.
A special mention for socrates my daughter has promised to give you a kiss this year as she is all grown up.It's only been five years that you've been waiting.  

Bonnie W          10/10

me and my girl mate went there as a last minute deal with first choice last year(06)... we wernt sure what to expect.... but when we got there we were pleasantly surprised. our room had a balcony overlooking one of  the bays in the canal d'amour area. although the apartments are not in the main area of sidari it is only literally down the road and over the smelly bridge. its lit all the way and has a selections of shops and bars/restaurants all the way to the main strip. the hotel is in such a good location as all the main beaches can be reached within a minute.

we did have a problem with our room as the electricity went out twice but they were happy to help both times although one time it was at 12 at night....
the pool is lovely and overlooks the small bay, athough you do wonder if you should be by the pool when the beach is down there...
overall i would highly recommed this place to anyone, especially as it was a last minute deal we thought we would get somethign rubbish booking so late

Robert L          10/10

 This is a wonderful getaway from it all experience, it is family run which means they look after you as they want you to return year after year.

Personally I have been back on many occasions, and never get tired of the sun, sand, sea and food that cannot be bettered in the whole resort.
The restaurant overlooks the bay, and you can dine listening to the sound of the sea at a very reasonable price, example is Pepper Steak and all the trimmings for about 8 a head, but the local food is even more reasonably priced and just as nice.

Alistair C           

we had a great time it is a sunny place and has great facilaties for your use and we all loved it.

Lucianne B           

socrate was very nice, enjoyed a lot of night down at the bar with my brother dan. he made the greatest cocktails ever. and i hope to go back there soon and see him.x

Jill S           

WE have just returned from two weeks holiday in corfu staying at the socrates apartments in Sidari. we had a wonderful time. Socrates and his team were fantastic throughout the whole of the two weeks, they could not do enough for you. The apartments and the whole of the area were kept clean and they have a wonderful sea view where I watched the sunrise over Albania every morning. I would recommend these apartments to anyone who would like a clean pampered holiday. 

Kevin C           

Just back from 2 weeks at the Socrates Apartment and I can highly recommend these apartments.  They have wonderful sea views and the service we received from Socrates and his team was first class.  The Greek night is a must with fire and Greek dancing.

Nicola M           

Socrates apartments are the place to go! It is fab!! Stayed here now four times and has been fantastic everytime. Everything about these apartments, location, food, people, is first class. Young Socrates for us is definately the top man! He is one of the most nicest, genuine people you could meet, will go out of his way to make your holiday a fantastic stay. Once you've made friends with him you've made a friend for life, he's a firm favourite with my daughter! (who's 15) If you stay here you'll have the best holiday, no doubts.

Les P           

Now available on Eclipse Direct website.

Gill S           

Had a fabulous time at the Soctates Apartments. Visit their website at

Tracey W

Has anyone stayed, or planning to stay, at the Hotel Socrates in Sidari? We had a week there this year and absolutely loved the place but since then have been unable to find the accommodation again through a tour operator (we went with First Choice and they no longer list the accommodation). I am trying to get hold of the telephone number for the hotel and have been unsuccessful so far. If you are planning to travel there shortly could you please obtain it for me so I can contact them direct and find out which tour company they now use for the UK.

Danielle H           

Socrates apartments are the best apartments myself and my family have ever stayed in!They were kept so clean and the area in which they are located was very peaceful and within short walking distants of the more lively area's in Sidari!The pool area is also peaceful and well kept with a wonderfull view of the sea!When staying here you must eat at their resturant as the food is wonderfull!!The staff there made our stay very pleasurable!A big thankyou to all the staff at Socrates!I RECOMEND THESE APARTMENTS TO ALL!If visiting Sadari you must stay here!Thankyou again to the staff and we are looking forward to seeing you all again next year!! Thankyou. Danielle, Tacey and Shane xx Summer 2004

Tamsin H           

Just got back from the most relaxing holiday. We were wonderfully looked after. The service was excellent and our every need was met with a smile. The pool looks out over the sea to a beautiful view of Albania, and the qulaity of food at the restaurant is superb and very reasonably priced. But above all Socrates and his staff make sure that your holiday is fun, stress free and enjoyable. I recommend it to all!

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