— How would you describe Ammos Hotel in a few words?
— Ammos Hotel pool and beach
— What was your inspiration to open a boutique hotel?
This is a 30-year-old hotel. I opened it when I was 24, which is young for a Greek man. As soon as I finished my studies and military duty, I became a hotelier.
It was a family decision. We had a family plot and they decided to build something. They started but left it half done for 10 years, and we either had to sell it at that time or finish it, so I took over.”
— Ammos Hotel lobby
— How would you describe the style of Ammos hotel?
The interior style is not so Greek. The shell is typical of a Greek island — white and blue and simple — but the interiors are very European, quite sophisticated.”
— Please tell us more about the rooms and services you offer at the hotel.
We have a very good restaurant onsite. We’re quite well known for the traditional Greek food, but we use less salt and oil to keep the meals lighter, and we locally source all the food. The restaurant is the heart of the hotel. We open for breakfast at 8:00 in the morning and we remain constantly open until midnight. This provides more flexibility for the guests.
We are a very family-friendly hotel, but we also have a spa for guests to receive a variety of massages, and we have a small gym. We also have a strong concierge department for recommending and organising things.”
— Pool area
— And how would you describe the atmosphere at Ammos hotel?
— What is so special about the experience of staying at your hotel?
The location is unique because you’re so near the water. There’s your room, the garden, the pool, and then the beach. This is not something you find commonly in Europe.
And the food is also very special. It’s simple and as if you were eating out of your own garden. It’s very appropriate for this climate — a lot of vegetables, not so much meat, no butter or overcooked food. It’s very old fashioned.”