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Emerald Apartments
Ranked #17 of 89 Hotels in Thasos
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We have just arrived back from the Emerald today (2-6-13) after a week there..... firstly this was our second time in 8 months to Golden Beach and as a rule we don;t return to places already visited but we just had to go back to G Beach.... tranquil, peace and quiet is not the word for it during half term...laid back...??? Almost horizontal.... wonderful. The studios are very basic, very clean, very well run by Kostas and Katerina.... the rooms for us are just a base to sleep in so what was in the rooms was all we needed,,, the beach is heaven and restaurants all up and down the stretch are ALL fantastic and good value for money.... food there is just wonderful. We ate out every night and never had a below 'good' meal.... Now the hill..... there are 2 steep hills to get to the studios, the left hand one as you look down, is the worse one on my opinion as it gets very steep for the last 70 metres,,, the other one is steep but constant and you do get used to it...tip, if you go to the beach early take a bag, eat out and go back late to cange so you only have to climb it twice a day..... the view is stunning from up there. I turn my head to the window every morning and saw the sea without having to lift my head from the pillow... room 35 if no one believes me,,,just fantastic....good restaurants... Finikas, Vigli, Anavalon and a very good daytime food stop is the Cavo D'oro.. all of these places have free wi fi as well....

Room Tip: It looks like the Emerald suites or Smiragdi, are the newer studios but all much the same... basic b...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Had a lovely time at Emerald Apts in Thassos. The hill is a killer but if you know about it and your not fit don't book it,
Apts are small and basic but clean, what else do you need in Greece.
Views from the balcony are stunning which well out shadow the hill.
Only used pool once as we were down on the beach every day, its a bit small but handy to cool down.
Apts kept clean and towels and bedding changed regularly.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank vivanbri
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

When we arrived at the smaragdi apartments we were very happy with them, firstly what a fantastic view over the bay, the cleaners came more regularly than I would have expected and they did a great job, the rooms are basic but well appointed with everything I needed for my two week stay. Costas and Katarina were great hosts, of course you cannot overlook the hill but its good except use after all of the free desserts you receive from all of the restaurants, overall great value for money and a great place to stay, I would most definately return.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

As other reviews say the view from the apartments is stunning & private. A clamber to get up there but good exercise! We arrived 19th May for 1 week. Highly recommended for self catering in Golden Beach . Kostas is extremely helpful & friendly. We would go back.

Room Tip: All rooms in the apartments have great views
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

What can i say Costas and his good lady wife Katarina are fantastic hosts with hearts of gold very helpful with my wife and me costas is a mine of information and very knowledgable what he does not know about the island would not be worth knowing we had a fantastic time at this complex very nice room . Only downer was the dreaded mount emerald climb Costas told me that he had applied to run a small shuttle service but the local council said no maybe to safe guard Taxi drivers livelihood which at three euros one way they must be minted apart from this hill I thank the couple for a fantastic holiday and for your friendly help hope your u.k trip goes well safe journey Kalo taxidi

Room Tip: all rooms seem to have a good view we had side studio but nice view of the sea and some of the bay
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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11  Thank lefteris52
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed in the Smaragdi II. We had read reviews before we went, and were not disappointed. Basic and clean apartments, kettle fridge and two hot plates- enough for a brew and simple cooking.Beds a bit hard. The best part is the most fantastic view over the bay and the lovely sunrises. The bins were emptied every day, towels and sheets changed 2/3 times a week. Welcoming hosts with very good English, who can advise on most aspects of your visit. Comments regarding the steep hills up to the apartment= they do get your heart rate up and you do puff and pant but take your time and go easy.
We stayed 9th - 23 September 2012 - near the close of the season, it was a bit too quiet for us but - on the beach you could take your pick of the sunbeds (free if bought a drink or snack at the relevant bar/cafe).We found some tavernas and bars were almost empty and found them lacking in atmosphere. We did have our favourites too. Also if you hate wasps - dont go to Thassos in September! Overall the apartments were good, the holiday relaxing, but a little missing in the evenings.

Room Tip: 2nd floor and above have the best views
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

2/9/12-16/9/12
All in all a superb break in the sun.
BothTransfers on time and ran like clock work! Description of holiday in the Thomson brochure perfect. On arrival we were greeted by Costos and Kristina, never have we had this before! Shown to our rooms which were basic but it was what we were expecting, and to be fair were very adequate for our needs. Rushed to the balcony of course having read all the previous reviews and the views were stunning! The sunrise was overwhelming!The welcome party was on the night of arrival,again although we were tired it was perfect, short, sweet and to the point. Enough said about the hill previously I think, the descriptions are correct! All the restaurants we tried were all very good, no complaints. Weather wall to wall sunshine, although our second week from the weds(12th sept ) there was a marked coolness & a fair degree of cloud! Didn't do any of the Thomson trips, did plenty of walking, used the local buses as well as hired a car. A beautiful island, we felt very safe!
The proprieters were the perfect hosts, you were definitely made to feel very welcome indeed. Must mention Sylvia, who ran the bar between 10am- 6pmish! A lovely lady who i became very fond of and enjoyed our chats very much indeed, and she was a wealth of information.All in all a smashing holiday, I have to say my husband and I hadn't self catered for 23+ years, have never been 3* before, but we were truly not disappointed, superb value for money! The hotel of choice Alexendra Golden was fully booked, hence we tried the Emerald hotel, yes there were major differences from what we were used to but it was sheer heaven nonetheless and excellent value!
Thank you to all concerned for making our holiday a memorable one, a credit to you all. Suggestions maybe, some transport for up and down 'the hill',and some serving of meals, only toasted sandwiches were on offer. Mind you takeaways we're available if you fancied a night in! Plus fresh bread was delivered daily to the hotel between 8.30- 9.15 everyday..... Delicious!


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Address: Golden Beach, 640 04, Greece
Location: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Thasos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Thasos
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Thasos
Price Range: $65 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Emerald Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Emerald Apartments Thásos

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