We had the room at the very top of the stairs. It had a lovely outlook over the water and boats with a balcony. Downside was the stairs (3 or 4 flights) but it worked out to be worth it. Quite a spacious room. Parking was off street. We arrived early afternoon and we were checked in straight away which is always good. The bed was the hardest I have had and probably a little too hard - and I enjoy a hard mattress! The shower worked well and there are toothbrushes should you need them. Fluffy towels. A very easy walk to everything - not in the middle of town which kept it quieter and Galaxidi is just gorgeous. Breakfast included and was fantastic. Bacon, eggs, ham & cheese toasted sandwich and the usual salads & cereal. The hosts were lovely. Would stay here again!
Highly recommend staying at the Pension Hirolakas in Galaxidis. It is just two blocks out of the main part of town, walking distance to the restaurants and cafes, swimming spots and walking tracks yet perfectly quiet of a night. Despina is a very warm and welcoming host who went out of her way to ensure our stay was both comfortable and relaxing. Beautiful views from our balcony facing the water and the boats in the bay. A little gem.
As are most pensions in Greece this is quite a small hotel. The location is near the water at Galaxidi but not directly where most of the restaurants and other shops are. These are a short say 5 to 10 minute walk away. We didn’t see this as a bad thing as in our experience closer to the action means closer to the noise, so I would say a good distance away. We were given a room with quite a large balcony and a kitchenette. I don’t think all rooms have this so you might want to ask for it if it would be useful. The room was a typical small Greek hotel room with just enough space to spread your bags out on the floor. The bed and the shower were just average, not a complaint but just average. We needed to get some laundry done and although the hotel doesn’t normally do this they helped us do some translating and a bit of negotiation and generally acted as the go between to get our laundry done externally. They didn’t need to do this so I must say this was very good of them. Both mornings we were there we left before breakfast so I can make no comment on that. This was not and expensive place to stay so I think we generally got what we paid for. The only real downside I must mention is that although our room was technically air conditioned, the unit was so old it was little more than a glorified fan. We stayed during an abnormally hot period in early June so this was a pretty big drawback and tended to dominate our overall feeling about the stay. If you were there in cooler whether I’m sure you would walk away with a better impression. Would we stay there again, not if the weather was going to be warm.…
Imagine sitting in the shade of a heavily fruited lemon tree on your own private courtyard with a cooling glass of something nourishing as you enjoy the superb views across the bay ..... Not a dream but a reality at this well-appointed set of holiday apartments away from the madding crowd in Galaxidi. A warm welcome, a well-equipped but simple apartment and glorious weather; such is our fond memory of this good-value, self-catering apartment on the waterfront.
I've spent four days at the pension, for which I have only good words. Located a few steps from the waterfront, with no building it between, it offers an uninterrupted view of the bay as well of the mulberry with ripe and juicy fruit. The landlady is a real pro, running the small and clean pension smoothly and quietly in addition to cooking excellent breakfasts, including her own made filo dough, She was also extremely friendly and helpful. This is the kind of place you want to return to.