After travelling a year through Greece for the British travel guide “Alastair Sawday’s-Special Places to Stay”, author Michael Cullen came to Limnionas Village by chance on the last day of his trip. He wrote the following text about his visit:
“Limnionas Village - one of the loveliest beachside places in Greece.”
Under a dense canopy of olive, carob and loquat trees, a clutch of white bungalows has grown up organically among curling trunks and dripping vines. They flow into one another via bamboo-shaded patios and bordered pathways; no gates or screens, just generous guests sharing a beautiful spot. The owners are German-Austrian and have travelled widely; many of the guests likewise. The atmosphere of meditative calm is presided over by multi-lingual, musical Renée. Inside, open-plan whitewashed rooms merge around a wood-burning stove (which draws artists for winter stays); there are one or two bedrooms, and a kitchen both beautiful and functional (painted Samiot cups, blazed earthenware bowls). Offsetting the whiteness are vivid bedspreads in gorgeous magenta-and turquoise or ochre-and–burgundy. A frieze of coloured tiles runs around the curving floor and up the shower walls, a legacy of architect Werner Wieland’s years in Mexico. It’s 30 seconds by flip-flop to a perfect beach, with two tavernas and five fishing boats.
Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay – Greece, Edited by Michael Cullen, 2006, Seite 95, Limnionas Village, 83102 Limnionas, Samos