The place is a hidden gem, imho. You have a medium size hotel facing a sea with a pedestrian promenade and a wide boulevard with ample parking. Although, the hotel decor feels dated and I think an elevator is missing was missing an inside door, I have really enjoyed this place.
It is ran by the zaniest hotel manager in the whole of Greece. :) He offered us a beer right as we walked in and entertained us with endless conversation about life in Nea Anchialos and overall situation in Greece.
The beach has darkly shaded sand, but is very well groomed and has all the amenities. You can use their beds for free if you buy coffee or something from a nearby cafe. Sea is really calm until mid afternoon. From what I could understand, there's only one good restaurant on the promenade. It's the next before last on the left when facing a sea. You will know this just by noticing how many patrons it attracts vs. the other taverns there.
There's also a fairly large supermarket ("Galaxia", I think) just a few blocks away from the hotel, if you get bored by the restaurant cuisine. I highly recommend this place on the mainland if you like the beach, hate pebbles, and want to avoid droves of tourists.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking Pagasitikos Bay, the 3 star Protessilaos Hotel is a family run hotel enjoying a great location in Nea Anchialos, a traditional Greek village with a long shingle beach and extensive archaeological remains, further north towards the city of Volos and close to VOLOS Airport (VOL).The elegant rooms at Protessilaos Hotel are comfortably furnished and equipped a variety of in room amenities with free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the gulf from their private balconies.A delicious buffet breakfast is served each morning. Guests can also enjoy breakfast in the privacy of their rooms.Situated only 30 meters from the beach and within easy walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants, the hotel offers cozy accommodations in a friendly atmosphere which will make you surely feel at home.The hotel also features a TV lounge with fire place, a meeting room, a cafeteria and a bar, where you can enjoy your favorite drink with the friendly staff or simply relax, as well as a lovely terrace, where you can spend peaceful evenings.The hotel is conveniently located approximately 15km from Volos. It can serve as an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area, as well as visit Pilio, Meteora and Skiathos island."Feel At Home…Away From Home" ... more less
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