Arthur Groeneveld & Bamboo van Kampen

The Old Markets & Emporio

with Arthur Groeneveld & Bamboo van Kampen
  • Where:Symi, Greece

  • Why:Work & leisure

  • When:June 2017

  • Who:Bamboo & Arthur.

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

    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    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

    • Pool/Gym

      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.

    • Wifi

      Yes & yes.

    • Children

      Yes

    • Price

      Medium expensive.

    Take one of the taxi boats to the most beautiful beach on the island - the boats will provide mats and umbrellas as there are no facilities which makes it an out of this world experience.

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    Tholos Restaurant, Symi, Ano Symi, Greece

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    The Old Markets & Emporio

    The Old Markets, Symi, Ano Symi, Greece

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