Property was located in the centre of Armenistis with great water views. We also had excellent service by one of the reception staff, Katerina (a German girl who speaks fluent Greek), who went out of her way to assist us in every way! I've rarely seen this level of service and we do travel a lot. However, this hotel is certainly not a resort. Some towels were threadbare and ripped on the edges! These should be retired. If you wanted a drink near the pool (as it can get really hot outdoors) you needed to walk up to the reception (two floors up). The receptionist would then walk to the nearby bar and make the drink for you, which you would take down back to the pool. The breakfast became monotonous as mostly the same choices were offered daily. If you came to Ikaria to get a glimpse of the longevity lifestyle popularised by National Geographic as a Blue Zone, you might be disappointed - processed meats, cakes, canned fruit were offered. Yes, there was some fresh fruit e.g. watermelon, and cut up tomato and cucumber every morning, but too bad if you don't like eating eggs, processed meat and sweets for breakfast each day. Also, since coffee is the main beverage offered, they could provide proper coffee mugs. There were two spotted and all the guests were looking to see who would get them each morning as the tea cups (150-200 ml) offered are too small for a decent breakfast drink, meaning you had to get up multiple times.