We arrived to Paros by ferry from Mykonos, There were definitive pros and cons for this hotel...
Con: The shuttle from the port to the hotel was not included, it cost 8 euros/person. Though the hotel is not far from the Naoussa town center (10-min. walk), it is located at the end of a dirt road which was not lit at night and made for a bit of an uneasy walk back at night for us 4 girls. The reception staff was courteous and somewhat accommodating but were not really keen on giving us suggestions on what to do in town or which beaches to visit. On their site, they advertise a "private beach" ... this is clearly not the case. The beach across the road from the hotel is not private and it's not that nice of a beach. If you'd like to visit nicer beaches, you have to walk into town during the day and take a boat (5 euros) for about 10-12 min. It's really worth it though because the beach we visited (Kolimbithres) was stunning. They also say on their site that the reception is open till midnight which was not the case when we were there as they closed at 10 pm - a slight inconvenience as the only place for wifi connection was in the lobby area and not in the hotel rooms. Breakfast is not included and costs 10 euros each... I don't recommend having breakfast at the hotel. We walked down the road to the nearest grocery store and bought some breakfast foods which we were able to keep in our fridge and eat on our balcony! It was actually quite nice and much less expensive. Stairs are always bad when traveling with heavy luggage yet most of the time inevitable. And oh were there stairs...
Pro: Good communication with the hotel prior to arrival such that they were able to arrange for pick up at the port. The hotel room was spacious and very clean. Though the lobby's decor is a bit out-dated, the rooms are a little more modern. The balcony was my favourite part because we had a very nice view and it was great to watch the sunset from. The hotel pool was really nice and clean.
So it looks like there are more cons than pros but in the end, Naoussa grew on us and we really liked the little town! It was a big change from Mykonos... there is virtually no nightlife in Naoussa but it's a quaint little place that is quite memorable and worth a visit. I feel like, if I were to recommend this hotel, I would have to put out a disclaimer with all the cons before doing so lol but in the end, for the price of the hotel, I definitely think it's a good option for a few days in Paros.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the beach (30m from the water) of Agii Anargyri, just a 10 minutes walk from the center of Naoussa.We have spacious rooms for 2, 3 and 4 people with private verandas, music, aircondition, TV set, mini bar and telephone. Many of them have straight view to the sea and the wonderful sunset. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kosmitis Hotel Paros/Naoussa, Greece