My family and I recently had the opportunity to vacation at the beautiful Irida Resort located in Kalo Nero beach. Upon arriving at the resort, we were immediately struck by the warm welcome we received from the owner (Kostas) and his kind family. Even though some of our family members speak Greek, Kostas spoke English very well, which was very helpful. We had to climb 3 flights of stairs to reach our room, but Kostas’ son assisted with our luggage, making the climb much easier. The room itself was beautifully decorated, spacious enough for our family of 4 adults, and offered an amazing view of the beach. The gorgeous sunsets over the water (which Kalo Nero is famous for) were breathtaking to watch from our beach side balcony in the evenings. The other amenities in the room were also excellent. Our beds were very comfortable, the room was well-ventilated, and the air-conditioning worked extremely well. Free wifi was available throughout the resort, but in some locations in our room (usually areas located away from the entrance), the signal was very weak or nonexistent.
Every morning of our 10 day stay, Kostas’ wife, Rena, prepared delicious homemade breakfasts, including eggs, bread, salad, rice pudding, yogurt, coffee, loukoumades, and other pastries. She also offered to make anything that we requested. Everything was extremely fresh and always served with a smile. We frequently received so much food in the mornings that it was difficult to eat anything for the rest of the day! Rena even personally prepared homemade pastitsio for us one evening for dinner. We all agreed it was one of the best pastitsios we had ever eaten.
The hospitality we experienced truly exceeded all of our expectations. In addition to the food and drinks that were always on offer, Kostas spent hours sharing his wealth of knowledge about local restaurants, sites, Greek history, philosophy, and museums. We spent hours every day speaking with Kostas and his wife, and they truly made us feel as though we were spending time with family. Interacting with the Kostas family was one of the most memorable and enjoyable parts of our trip to Greece. We will definitely be returning and recommend the Irida Resort to anyone visiting the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Irida Resort is located on one of the most beautiful beaches of Greece, where Sea Turtles Caretta-Caretta choose to build their nests. We are just 12 steps from the sea, inside a green area of seven acres. This family run hotel is open all year round. We are a fully equipped luxurious apartment property offering panoramic sea views. Relax on the verandas where you can enjoy your drink or your coffee or just spend the day on the spectacular beach, under the forest of tree-pines. Our staff will help you plan your excursions in the area in order to visit the unique Neda's River Gorge and Waterfalls, the Ancient Olympia, Temple of Zeus on Mountain, Lykaion, Epicurean Apollo Temple and Nestor's Palace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Kiparissia