From the moment you arrive to be warmly greeted by Alexandra and Vassilis you will realise this hotel is much more than what its website led you to believe.
With their distinct architectural passion, cosmopolitan flair, attention to detail coupled with their desire to make their hotel your home; it is no wonder we had a mind blowing experience from the moment our taxi dropped us off. The hotel rooms are big, modern and well maintained. It being less than a 5 minute walk from the centre of town, yet ever so slightly up the hill, the hotel is well located and provides a great view over the bay, which at sunset (with or without their to die for cocktails) is breathtaking.
Alexandra and Vassilis (and their staff) were extremely attentive, yet genuinely warm. The 'art hotel' theme is clever. The library (more like a drawing room filled with a great mix of art and books) is the perfect oasis to escape to on those days when you've had enough beach.
I have stayed in many different hotels in Greece over many years - Krinos is most definitely my best Greek hotel experience.
Take their advice and let them arrange you a hire car for a day or two.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Krinos Suites Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel, located in the picturesque coastal village of Batsi, the heart of the Cycladic island of Andros. Easily accessible, Krinos Suites Hotel is located inside the historical centre, 20 metres from a beautiful wind-shielded beach and a few minutes’ walk from the charming restaurants and bars of the area. With strong personal character, the spacious and well-equipped suites of the hotel are ideal for visitors looking for a unique blend of authentic Greek hospitality combined with sheer comfort and discreet luxury.The carefully restored main building boasts unique architectural elements of the 19th century, when it used to function as a sericulture workshop. During the 20th century it was transformed into a hotel unit under the name Krinos meaning lilly of the sea, a name inspired by the scented lilies flourishing in the nearby beach. The hotel operated successfully for several years and has paid host to famous guests, artists and seekers of the Aegean beauty, from all over the world. At Krinos Art Café - a place of cordial reception and rest and a venue dedicated to art, culture and taste- one can energise himself with fresh juices, high quality coffee, healthy beverages, homemade liqueurs and sweets, as well as mouth-watering organic treats, surrounded by selected atmospheric music. Visitors are offered the opportunity to experience the attractive topography and history of the island in all its expressions, through rich photographic material and literary works available from the library of the hotel. Adorable original features and artefacts from Krinos’ past carry the visitor to an emotional journey through its unique history. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Krinos Suites Hotel Andros/Batsi, Greece