We were miserable our first day here, because it was a Sunday and we were stranded. The resort is kinda in the middle of nowhere...we were really bored until the next morning when we arranged for a car to be delivered for us from Napflion. Once we had the car, it was FANTASTIC! We drove all over-Napflion, Tolo, Mycenae, Corinth, Iberia, and more. The hotel was deserted other than one single American traveller and a French tour group. Very quiet, but we were there in the off season....so we knew it would be like that. and we loved it!
There are day trips that leave from Tolo and Nafplio (Tolo is closer) to visit other islands.
Tolo and Nafplio are both really neat towns, Nafplio being the bigger of the two. It is easy to spend a day in Nafplio...there is plenty to do for a day or two.
**BEST FOOD IN GREECE**
Tolo has the best restaurant in greece though...It was across from the beach and looked like a wine patio outside. It was AWESOME. we went there several times but I cannot for the life of me remember the name...
Dont eat at the resort, the food is overpriced and awful.
We had a blast traveling around the country from Iria. We then went to Athens and to Santorini, but we loved beginning our honeymoon in Iria. But, take my advice--GET YOUR OWN CAR!!
We were on an RCI Timeshare exchange.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Right on the beachfront of Iria, the 4 star Iria Mare Hotels and Resort complex, spreads over 15 buildings over 45,000 sq.m. of lush gardens. It features fully air-conditioned rooms, with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, phone, refrigerator and private balconies or terraces with nice view. Spacious family rooms are also available. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning as well as the Mediterranean and international dishes which are prepared at "Meltemi" restaurant right on the beach, or at "Zefyros" restaurant next to the swimming pool, while refreshing drinks and beverages are served at any of the 2-4 bars. A variety of recreational facilities such as Banqueting and Conference, Fun Park 15.000 sq. with 2 swimming pools, outdoors Disco and open air Theatre seating 200 spectators, 2 tennis courts, basketball court, volley ball court, beach volley court, soccer court 5x5 with seats for 300 spectators, outdoors kinder playground etc. are available. FREE chaise-longs and umbrellas on the beach. Free Wi-Fi is accessible in public areas of the property. Iria Mare is located 20-25 minutes drive from Nafplion and from the ancient theater of Epidavros and 42 kilometers from Mycenae. Free private parking is possible on site as well as shuttle bus for your transfers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Iria Mare Íria
- Iria Mare Hotel Greece