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Nostos Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Afitos 63077, Greece   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Afitos
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Warm, cosy and fragrant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

In a previous review I somehow forgot to mention that holidaymakers unlucky enough to experience poor weather can find refuge in either of the two comfortable bars.

The bar next to the pool has high tech top suspended sliding doors that come out from a concealed cupboard and go right round the whole area so that it is completely enclosed. There is an enormous fireplace with a big, glass fronted wood burner that brings life and warmth on miserable days and perfumes the air with woodsmoke. Great coffee always available too.

The bar area in the newest block at the front of the hotel is filled with big, squash sofas as well as tables and chairs. Here too you will find a roaring wood burner in inclement weather. There's a small Internet cafe, a pool table and a full bar.
Through a door is the fabulous indoor pool and downstairs there's the gym, steam room etc.

The beginning and end of the holiday season can bring chilly winds and rain in this part of Greece. The owners of Nostos have been true to their word in previous years and improved and built new facilities so that nobody ever needs to feel cold however poor the weather. The faint curl of smoke from the chimneys and the perfume of the burning wood signals the path to real cosy warmth and comfort. Experiencing the wood burners here inspired us to have one installed in our home. Yes, it eally is that good!

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

we stayed at the nostos for the first time in may 2012 and for the first time EVER my husband said that he didn't want to leave, the view from the room we had was just amazing, we got chatting to a chap called brian who had being going there for 15yrs, surely it couldn't be that good ?? well let me tell you the hotel welcomes you, puts its arms around you and makes you relax like never before. Helen and Makis are truly passionate about their guests and their staff have the utmost respect for them. We where made very welcome, met some nice people and ate at the hotel restaurant most evenings and enjoyed freshly made food at a good price. Altin the head bar man is passionate also about this hotel, never once do you see a single member of staff sitting around with nothing to do they are at it morning and night always with a smile. We returned again in september (we never go back to the same place) to see if our first visit was a one off - you guessed it we had an amazing holiday yet again. We are going back in may this year we have found our second home at the nostos and will be returning for many years to come. So contact Helen and book your stay you WILL NOT be dissappointed, thanks thompson because we don't have to pay your chunk for booking means we can have an extra holiday. As janet said we are not exagerating about this place it really is complete joy and relaxation at its best.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Nice place, especially for out-of-season stays, when it is usually hard to find nice accommodation on Chalkidiki. The Deluxe-rooms are great value for the price; clean, nice furniture and rather big. The gym and the sauna are great for cold / rainy weather. Very nice staff!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

this hotel is incredible! Stayed 3 times so far and will definitely return this year! There is nothing to worry about once u arrive, your every need is catered for. The food is exceptional and the staff are just incredible! Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are lovely with all u could possibly need for your stay, decorated to an extremely good standard, we travel around a lot abroad and in all the years we have done so we have never found ANYWHERE as lovely as this place! Carry on doing what u are doing Helen and family, it works! See u all very soon with our new grandson!

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at this place 5 times and think it is absolutely lovely. Lovely staff and wonderful owners. Can't wait to return. Both pools are fantastic, the rooms are very modern and spacious. Lovely food and very reasonable prices.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I am writing this review while sitting by the indoor pool enjoying a cup of coffee...
Makis and Helen are such a warm couple. They made us feel like family once again from the moment we arrived. They were so glad to see us come back. I think it says a lot about this place that most of the guests were also returning from previous years.

The rooms are so much better and more comfortable than just 2 years ago! I was impressed... it's the details: brand new towels, new coco-mat bedding and linens, the complimentary waters for us on arrival in our room. We are only here for 2 nights but I would happily stay here forever!

Once we were settled, Altin took us on a tour and in the end we see that magical red sunset over the sea of Athos.

We can spend all day by the indoor pool, and get a snack or lunch or drink at the little bar there. When I get the urge to explore, we walk 2 minutes down the hill to the beach, or take a day trip to Athos Mountain. Makis has this map where we would do our "morning brief" of where we could explore next. Loved it!

We had a wonderful winter weekend at Halkidiki once again. Makis and Helen, we'll come back again soon!! Maybe next weekend.. Thank you!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

JD Lemonade are you sure you reviewed the same hotel? I am neither biased, nor a liar. We are repeat visitors to the delightful Nostos since Makis and Helen were newly weds and have watched them, their family and the Nostos grow.

Why would so many of us spend as much as 4 weeks a year for such a long time at the same hotel if it, and it's facilities were not great? The rooms and bathrooms are spotless and the food served from the kitchen is delicious. Better to have a shortish menu and do it well than offer hundreds of mediocre dishes. It is fine to give a bad review if it is deserved but plain nasty when it is completely unjustified.

My husband and I don't go on holiday for mediocrity we expect comfort, cleanliness and good service. The Nostos is the only hotel we have ever been to so frequently. That tells it's own story and does so honestly.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Afitos 63077, Greece
Location: Greece > Central Macedonia > Halkidiki Region > Kassandra > Afitos
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Afitos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Nostos Hotel 3*
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