Nakelis
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Nakelis

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Nakellis is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Petra, offering a quiet environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Nakellis provide a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free internet access.

You can also enjoy a pool and a lounge while staying at Nakellis. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Nakellis.

Travellers looking to enjoy some shrimp can head to The Women's Co-Operative of Petra. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Italian restaurant such as Rama Pizzeria Restaurant.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Panagia Glykofilousa (0.2 mi) and Vareltzidaina's House (0.2 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
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Petra 81109 Greece
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Colin W wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent studios nice atmosphere view's in all directions wonderful.
Short walk to village center and beach.
Restaurants all near and very good not expensive.
We booked direct and had a wonderful month in august.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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PosieN wrote a review Mar 2006
London, England
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our third trip to Lesvos in so many years, and we enjoyed staying at the Nakellis so much that we decided to go back again. Part of the attraction is the fact that it's set in it's own Olive grove with fantastic views of the mountains and the church. Nikos, the owner, is a charming man. He even made sure we got the room we requested overlooking the pool area. As there are only twelve rooms it never gets too noisy. A stroll through the cobbled streets will take you to a choice of tavernas and further on to the square. We just sit there and watch the beautiful sunsets which have to be seen to be believed.
Bit of a cliche but we really feel at home on Lesvos, and especially at the Nakellis. Needless to say we are booked up again for this June!

Rosie Norton and Peter Roberts

Islington, London 2006
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Date of stay: June 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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CWade wrote a review Oct 2014
Middlewich, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second visit to Nakelis although by some people’s reckoning we’re still the newbies and I’m writing this review because I’m so incensed about what other people have written that I feel the need to speak up and tell you a different story!
Nakelis is an amazing little place of tranquility set in lush gardens and olive groves but ultimately this is a 2 star self-catering establishment in Greece – which (for those of you who haven’t been to Greece before) means lower your expectations and everything above will be a bonus!
Yes there isn't a shower curtain and yes maybe more cooking utensils would be useful but don’t ever say that Nico is rude or unfriendly because you clearly don’t know him!
Nico and Panagiota are the kindest, funniest most accommodating people I have had the pleasure to meet! They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and as for poisoning the cats…I’m sorry but I just don’t believe it. During a very bad storm whilst we were there at the beginning of September, Nico actually went out in the rain to put an umbrella over a large terracotta pot that their cat had her week old kittens in so that they wouldn't get wet!
We love this place so much because we’re globally well-travelled and we understand the concept of Greece and if ever we've asked for anything, Nico and Panagiota have gone out of their way to accommodate us.
If you want to know anything else about Nakelis you can read my 2013 review because it says it all but if I had to sum it up in one word it would be…sanctuary!
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Date of stay: September 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CWade wrote a review Sept 2013
Middlewich, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nakellis is a tranquil haven far from the madding crowd!
Surrounded by olive groves and walnut trees it offers rest, relaxation and a homely atmosphere. Nakellis is just a 5 minute walk from the centre of the village and to the nearest supermarket it’s slightly less.
The owners Nikos and Paniotta are lovely and treated us like one of the family and even though they don’t speak that much English it didn’t matter because between us we all managed to converse perfectly well! It’s so true what they say…give a little and see what you get in return. They were fun, generous and did everything imaginable to make our holiday as enjoyable as possible.
The pool area was lovely with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas and bordered by beautiful flowers.
The apartment (room 10) was typically Greek and perfectly adequate with twin beds, a wardrobe, dressing table with stool, small kitchenette and bathroom with shower (no curtain!). The very private balcony which overlooked the olive groves was a good size with 2 chairs and a table and had the sun for most of the day which meant the room was quite warm!
There are 10 rooms in total – 4 upstairs (nos 7-10) and some apartments downstairs can sleep 3 (1 x double bed and 1 x single bed).
Rooms 3, 8 and 9 are at the front of the property and overlook the pool area but I don’t think these balconies get any sun which depending on how you look at it can be a good thing due to the very hot temperatures but if you like to see what’s going on, these rooms are perfect!
Air-conditioning is €7 per day and none of your own food and drinks must be consumed round the pool but this is definitely for tax reasons and not some ploy to make you purchase stuff from Nakellis as confirmed by English ex-pats that live there!
On arrival we were not only met by Niko and Paniotta but also by an amazing group of people who as it turns out come at the same time every year and have been doing so for years which speaks volumes in my book! These lovely people (you know who you are!) invited us to become a part of their group and every evening we all used to meet on the terrace for drinks before going out for dinner and then we’d meet up again later on back at Nakellis for “nightcaps” and laughs aplenty! To that group of lovely people and to Niko and Paniotta…we thank you for making our holiday one of the best we’ve ever had and who knows…we might see you again back at Nakellis! X
P.S. Did anyone find a black neck massager…I seem to have lost mine?!!
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Date of stay: September 2013
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NAKELLIS8 wrote a review Sept 2011
Wales, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from Nakellis, another great holiday, three weeks this time. Niko the owner has improved his English, every year it gets better. The olive trees in his garden, are loaded with olives this season, he will be very busy come November. Each year he seems to make some improvement to make his guests more welcome. The prices at his bar are very competitive with other bars in the village. There are several photos showing, bad light fittings, no paving around the pool area, work top in bad condition, and dirt behind the toilet. I would like to put the records straight. All these photos are now well out of date, light fittings are new, the pool is very nicely paved, ( please view more up to date photos ) work tops are also new, and the bathrooms are kept very clean. I hope this helps, as looking at the bad photos could put people off.
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Date of stay: September 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shelleyb65 wrote a review May 2014
Sheffield, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nakellis studios are ideally situated for the Tavernas and beach of Petra, although when the coach drops you off on the road it doesn't feel like it, but no worries you only have to do that walk at the beginning and the end of your holiday and your cases are taken for you!
The studios are set in well maintained grounds where the only noise is the sound of the local goats, cats and cockerel. The pool has the sun all day and gets very warm so unless your a total sun worshipper umbrellas are provided.
The owners are quiet ( until family arrive) but friendly and efficient, nothing is too much trouble for them. They even went to the shop to buy supplies when we ordered something for lunch which they had run out of!
My only criticism is the bathroom bins aren't emptied every day but I think that is common in Petra. If that bothers you too much there is a community bin not far from the gates.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place and hopefully I'll be lucky to stay here again
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Date of stay: May 2014
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NAKELLIS8 wrote a review Feb 2011
Wales, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
O.k it is not the ritz, but a quiet haven, away from places that have been spoiled. I think a lot of people forget they are in Greece. The Greek people are more reserved than our younger generation, and it takes a little effort on our part to get to know the owner of the Nakellis. Once you do, you realise, he is as friendly as he can be with his limited knowledge of English. How is your Greek? We are visiting Nakellis for the sixth time this year, no we are not boring people, we do go to other destinations. We will be meeting several friends, who we have met while at Nakellis, in previous years. They too love the place, infact it suits us fine, for the moaners not to return. Keep trying you may find your ideal place in the sun.
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Date of stay: September 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Charltonfanse7 wrote a review Jul 2010
Biggin Hill
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in two rooms at the Nakellis (but pronounced NaFellis) and read some of the reviews on here so expected a moaning owner and grotty rooms. Pleased to report that we found the opposite, had rooms 2 and 4 which were fine. The owner pretty much kept himself to himself and was usually in the office/reception area by the pool......had to wake him from an afternon doze when we arrived to get into our rooms. One of our beds broke on the second day and expected the worse. He looked at the bed, returned a few minutes later with his tool kit and once it was repaired he said it should be strong enough now and finished with a "No problem". We also asked if the rest of our family staying in Anaxos could join us at the pool one day and again "No problem", they bought some drinks so all was fine.

If I had any moan about the room it would be that the sheets were not changed during the week and the toilet tissue bin was just emptied a few times but not really a problem.

The apartments are in a quiet location in an olive grove and about a 5-10 minute walk to the shops/bars/tavernas. Nice size pool and always plenty of loungers.

Petra itself is a quiet resort with not a great deal going on so ideal for a lazy/relaxing holiday. Enjoyed a meal in the womens co-operative restaurant which is above the Kantina at the square, most probably the best meal we had and no more expensive than elsewhere. The square doesn't actually look like a square but it's opposite the little jetty at the sea front.

Visited Anaxos which is a 30 minute walk away or a 5 Euro taxi fare. Tavernas line the beachfront and you can use sunbeds for free providing you buy a drink or meal........usually as soon as you sat down somebody would rush over and ask for your drinks request pretty quickly, a bit annoying but I guess times are hard for them. The best taverna we found was the Eilanas (or something like that) which is on the beach front. (at end of raod which takes you to the centre of the beach turn left and it's the second one along).

Went into Molyvos a couple of times, 7 Euros from Petra to the taxi stand/bus stop or 11 Euros to take you further up the hill. Suggest you take the 7 Euro option and walk up the hill and down towards the harbour (ran out of time to check the castle). Ate at the Galliano which is before the harbour on the right hand side of the road. It's a restaurant/pizzeria and the food was really good on our two visits with great views over the sea.

Typical booze/food prices at July 10 were 2.50/2.80 Euros for a Mythos/Amstel, Coke 2 Euros, main dishes such as stiffado, chicken souvalaki, spaghetti bolognese from about 6 - 7.5 Euros, Greek salad 4-5 Euros.

Hope this review helps......and I wouldn't worry about staying at the Nakellis, it was fine.
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Date of stay: July 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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treaclecheggs wrote a review Sept 2015
Cheshire, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Having been here a week I'm sat writing this review at the side of the best pool we've ever experienced. It's VERY deep so not for children but so quiet and peaceful with plenty of sun beds any time of the day. Great location, few minutes walk down narrow cobbled streets. The owners can't do enough for you....only thing I would want to see to give it a 5* is a shower head so I can shower without holding it. Main thing is its immaculately clean and thank god the cleaning of rooms happens late morning/early afternoon so no interrupting the lie in :-). We would highly recommend Nakellis and would definitely be back. You'll need to bring your own beach towel and travel hairdryer. We nearly booked Panorama but it's definitely much further away from the main square and we're so glad we booked here instead. Happy to answer any questions if you want to message me :-).
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bigmarkh wrote a review Jul 2010
North West England, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I have now had to resubmit my review as Trip Advisor said i did not adhere to their guidelines.
Firstly for those that has never been Lesvos. The airport is the size of a postage stamp and although getting in was not too bad; leaving was a nightmare of queuing in the heat and waiting.

The coach transfer is over an hour and a half which I was not expecting and there is not a highway on the island. Only twisty roads and mountain passes but we got there OK.

The resort of Petra is very nice but you must understand it’s a working Greek village not a purpose built fun resort so all the sounds and activity that goes on in a village you will hear and see. Some find that quite nice. I found the man selling chickens and shouting over his megaphone very early in the morning was slowly getting on my nerves especially as it set of a poor basset hound that was tied up to a tree so he then barked for about a half hour every time. Not to mention the donkey at 4 am.

The coach drops the cases off at the main road before it gets right into the village and a small truck picks them up and takes them to the various hotels or apartments. The coach then drops the people off.

In respect of Nikellis you get dropped off on the sea front just on the outskirts of Petra and the tour rep walks you up a long lane past various houses, farms, olive groves and chicken coups and eventually you arrive. It is quite a stroll.

Upon arrival you will be drawn to the pool which I gotta say is lovely. No crowds and plenty of beds and umbrellas.

The owner meets you and gives you a key and gives you a quick run down on how to turn the electric on and how to open patio doors etc.

The rooms are so basic but I guess your not gonna spend a lot of time in them. I’m not so sure about self catering as there was only 2 rings a fridge and a kettle. No oven or toaster. Very basic.

The bathroom did not have a curtain around the shower so it gets quite wet in there. My wife had to hold the shower as it does not have a wall bracket. A bit of a pain.

There is no proper bar to sit around and chat to people and chill. What does happen is if Nick is about he will get you a drink from his office come bar and you can either take it to the pool or sit on the terrace nr the office. Its not like having a proper bar with music and snacks.

You can’t take your own food and drink from your room to the pool.

The owner was very nice. The Greeks when talking to one and other sound as if they are arguing/shouting but its just their animated way so you just have to get used to that. He was very nice to me.

The complex is small with only 10 rooms and the place attracts mainly older people who like to chill in peace around the pool and when hot take a nice cool dip. I rather think It would not suit young families with kids that would obviously like to run about and jump in the pool. You would get looks of disapproval, especially from those who have been going the same place year on year.

It just did not suit me as it was a bit too quiet. It may well suit others very much if they are getting on a bit.

The town of Petra is small and once you have walked it a few times it becomes a bit like ground hog day.

No peddleows or windsurfing to do on the beach. Nothing that gets the pulse racing a bit just quiet Tavernier’s which I must say serve the loveliest food. Recommend the Marina tavern which is on the way out of the village keeping the beach to your left and you will come across it on your right 100 yrs after the football pitch. And opposite the kebab stall as you go into the village from the apartments. Cant think of its name but it’s under vines and trees and it does the most lovely stiff ado kebabs.

So would I go again NO.? Not because it was bad, it was because it was not my age group at the apartments. The town was a tad too quiet and the coach transfer was a bit on the long side. But I must stress Nick was a very nice fella as was his wife and daughter.
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Date of stay: June 2010
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Karen G
Manchester, United Kingdom101 contributions104 helpful votes
Hi, ignore the map its wrong. The studios are not far from the church in the cobbled streets of Petra. Its literally 5 minutes walk from the studio to the main streets.
Answer from Karen G
Manchester, United Kingdom101 contributions104 helpful votes
Hi we were there 7 days and the towels were changed once. The sheets didn't get changed in those 7 days.
Answer from Michael R
Wells31 contributions10 helpful votes
Code is next to the tourist information board, on the left as you leave the building. Was perfectly good when we were there.....Mike.
Answer from Tony K
2 contributions3 helpful votes
hi yes at a cost of 7 euros per night cheers Tony
Karen G wrote a tip May 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom101 contributions104 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms ok"
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Michael R wrote a tip Aug 2017
Wells31 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We found on our previous visit that a balcony overlooking the sea might sound good but bear in mind the constant heat."
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Gwaam wrote a tip Aug 2017
Oxford,England47 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 9, great sunset and church view but, really hot peak season. Room 10, cooler, quieter with views of the mountains and olive groves."
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Sandra H wrote a tip Sept 2016
Basildon, United Kingdom20 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have views either of the pool, the mountains or the church on the hill"
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Anney54dv wrote a tip Oct 2015
Birmingham, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take silicone ear plugs."
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£43 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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281
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nakelis
Which popular attractions are close to Nakelis?
Nearby attractions include Panagia Glykofilousa (0.2 miles), Vareltzidaina's House (0.2 miles), and elektra cars (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nakelis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Nakelis?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Nakelis?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nakelis?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nakelis?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kantina Snack Bar, Kalderimi, and Women's Co-operative Of Petra.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nakelis?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Nakelis?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vareltzidaina's House (0.2 miles).
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