We went to Kavos as a group of 8 18 year old girls celebrating the end of A levels, and were prepared to take a hotel that was cheap and sacrifice luxuries so that we could have more spending money for alcohol! However while Olympion Village was cheap, it was easily the best hotel in Kavos! We had a few celebrities such as Wretch 32, Reggie Yates and others staying there while they were out to perform in some of the clubs, so its obviously a good choice! The hotel was absolutely spotless, with a restaurant open most all day for snacks, and in the evening a 2 course dinner of really tasty food was less than 6euros, and the menu was very varied! They have a bar thats open from7pm to 5am, which has happy hour from 10pm-1am, the drinks were still a bit more expensive than on the strip, but they tasted nicer, and quite often you'd get free drinks off the bar guys who offer to pour shots out the bottle down your throat! The rooms were really nice, they all had a balcony and were plenty big enough, the only downside is that the shower in our room wasnt particularly powerful yet flooded the bathroom quite easily, and wasnt hugely hot (although that wasnt a bad thing in 40 degree heat!) Apart from that they were lovely! The pool was absoluely massive and a lovely temperature and was always spotless, with loads of sunbeds we never struggled to get 8 together. All the staff were really friendly, we made friends with most of them and dont have a bad word to say about a single one of them. At our welcome meeting with our rep, she explained quite a few rules such as strict pool operating hours (so that it can be cleaned) no music after midnight, its the only hotel in kavos that wont let you bring non residents back to the hotel etc, and it struck us as a bit excessive, but you soon realise that that is what gives it the safe secure lovely atmosphere it had. Edmund the security guy was there all night, and used to have chats with us when we got back, get our keys for us etc, and as a result the hotel felt really safe as you knew exactly who was there, and that you were being looked out for, unlike others we met in other hotels who frequently got stuff stolen. Air con and the safe were both essential purchases, but very reasonably priced. It was in a perfect location, about a 2 minute walk from the middle of everything so far enough away that you could get an early night if you wanted it, but still very much easy walking distance. I'd advise you not to buy everything off your reps, its very tempting as they do a very good job of selling you their stuff, but our best nights out were the ones we did alone - we went on their bar crawl on our first night to familiarise ourselves but that was it, and i know a lot of people who booked it all then regretted it, although 'Trinity' (on a wednesday night) is meant to be good, but we didnt bother with that. Keep an eye out for posters as to whats on as we got tickets to a beach party where calvin harris was performing which was amazing, that the reps never even once mentioned. If you're not fussy about what you drink then you can get some amazing deals, most PRs are desperate to get you into their bars, and you can deals such as 1euro drinks all night, 50 cents a shot, 2 cocktails 2 shots and a fishbowl for 5euros etc etc - feel free to barter, we often did and you can quite often get some better deals out of it! The best bars were Rockys, 42nd street, Buzz, Maddisons, Snobs and Rolling Stone, in terms of clubs the only I'd reccomend is Atlantis which is a beach club so literally is just an outdoor club, right on the beach - its open the latest so everyone normally heads here after 4/5 when everything else closes - we sat and watched the sun rise on our last night and it was lovely! Its got free entry but the drinks are pricey so we used to drink more elsewhere and maybe have 1/2 in there. The other clubs werent as good and were expensive to get into, but the drinks were then cheaper/free on some nights. The only other thing to watch out for in Kavos is gypsies that send their kids over to sell you roses and glo sticks, and then pick pocket you when you least expect it... it happened alot so its best to ignore the emotional blackmail all together, and put your hand on your bag when they're around and they leave you alone.
In all we all agree it was easily the best holiday we've ever been on, and the best hotel in kavos... we only got back today and we're already thinking about returning and doing it all again next year!!!!
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