Although well traveled, this was our first time to a Greek Island and boy was it good !! Thassos is a beautiful lush green island, fringed with stunning turquoise sea's. We are a working couple in our 40's so we were after : A relaxed atmosphere, with no fuss, somewhere we could totaly unwind and Hotel George fitted the bill exactly.
With only 10 rooms, you get a very personal and friendly service, plus the benifits of no crowds or noise, so lounging on the sunbeds in the dapple shade of Olive & Fruit trees reading a good book was absolute bliss ! The Hotel itself is immaculate & pristinely clean. Our room had everything we needed, a comfortable bed, tv, wardrobe, balcony with table and chairs and en suite shower room with toilet and sink, along with the use of a shared fridge/freezer.
Our Hosts were Stavros & Karen who were just wonderful, very helpful and informative. In the mornings you get a enjoyable and varied breakfast, which changes from day to day, anything from duck eggs to Greek yoghurt with Greek honey, fruit juice, fresh bread & coffee and a great starter to any day. In the evenings there is a well stocked bar manned by Stavros, which has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Stavros is a very entertaining character and we loved listening to his humorous tales.
The Hotel is idealy located, being just a short walk to the beautiful sandy beach, various restaurants, shops & taverna's. Our favourite places to eat were Finika's, Playa D'ora & Viglas, the food was just superb and very good value for money.
Other things we can vouch for are the buses, scooter hire (which was a fantastic way to see the island) and the local wine :) We also have a love of ancient stone monuments and history and so we were spoilt for choice with places like Aliki, the Odean in Thassos old town, in fact the old town is just littered with ruins, the more you look the more you find.
Places we would thoroughly recommend visiting are the mountain village of Panagia, truely wonderful and the Secret large rock pool at Giola (Astris) which although difficult to find, is well worth the extra effort, as it is truely stunning and you can swim in it !
So, to sum up:
Location = Brilliant, Service and hospitality = Brilliant, Cleanliness = Brilliant, Relaxed atmosphere = Brilliant.
We had a long needed holiday that ticked all the boxes, after 2 weeks, we didn't want to leave and would definately holiday there again. We'd like to say the BIGGEST of Thank you's to Stavros and Karen for making our time there just perfect, on a scale of 1 to 10 you get an 11 !
Dave & Jane
- Also Known As:
- George Hotel Golden Beach