Arthur Groeneveld & Bamboo van Kampen

The Old Markets & Emporio

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The Old Markets & Emporio The townhouse entrance of The Old Markets.

The townhouse entrance of The Old Markets.

The Old Markets & Emporio Our room.

Our room.

The Old Markets & Emporio A nice sitting area.

A nice sitting area.

The Old Markets & Emporio Exploring the art books in the living room area.

Exploring the art books in the living room area.

The Old Markets & Emporio The beautiful colours of the building.

The beautiful colours of the building.

The Old Markets & Emporio Enjoying the fresh fruit on our balcony.

Enjoying the fresh fruit on our balcony.

The Old Markets & Emporio The best way to wake up!

The best way to wake up!

The Old Markets & Emporio  Delicious breakfast on the terrace.

Delicious breakfast on the terrace.

The Old Markets & Emporio The terrace where you have the breakfast and sundowner drinks from the honesty bar!

The terrace where you have the breakfast and sundowner drinks from the honesty bar!

The Old Markets & Emporio On our way to the beach.

On our way to the beach.

The Old Markets & Emporio Our beach room at the Emporio villa right at the waterfront. Great to wake up just with the sound of the ocean.

Our beach room at the Emporio villa right at the waterfront. Great to wake up just with the sound of the ocean.

The Old Markets & Emporio Our view from the new Emporio villa! Time for a morning swim in the quiet bay.

Our view from the new Emporio villa! Time for a morning swim in the quiet bay.

The Old Markets & Emporio  very cute swimming pool in one of the old buildings of the The Old Markets.

very cute swimming pool in one of the old buildings of the The Old Markets.

The Old Markets & Emporio Afternoon rest after a long lunch in the harbour.


Afternoon rest after a long lunch in the harbour.


The Old Markets & Emporio The Old Market of Symi renovated to become what is now the Hotel.

The Old Market of Symi renovated to become what is now the Hotel.

The Old Markets & Emporio Strolling around the property.

Strolling around the property.

Highs & Lows

  • The combination of a central townhouse in the busy port and a new, out of town waterfront boutique hotel (and soon beachclub!), connected by its own little boat - this must be one of the most unique places to stay in Greece.

  • The social aspect of it all: with so little room (and the honesty bar!) you meet other guests so easily, in a very relaxed way. You see each other at one of the beaches and then for an aperitivo on the terrace.

  • Both places don’t feel like staying at a hotel, but more like you’re a local: they consist of smaller buildings connected together. Almost like a little village in the village.

The Barometer

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  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury townhouse hotel + a new waterfront hideaway.

  • Vibe

    Laid-back island chic.

  • Location

    Set in the centre in the prettiest port of Greece: Symi.

  • Rooms

    10 in The Old Markets & 6 in the waterfront boutique hotel Emporio.

  • Music

    Relaxed tunes.

  • Year Opened

    2014

  • Designed By

    Andrew Davies

  • Health & Wellness

    A pool hidden away in a colourful townhouse.

  • Restaurant

    Yes

  • Bar

    Yes - The Old Markets has a great ‘honesty-bar’: make your drink, get your snack and just write it down.

  • Minibar

    Free water, all other stuff is available at the honesty bar.

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Medium expensive.

  • Website

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