We stayed 4 nights at Apollon hotel. We arrived off the ferry and walked there following the directions on their website. It's a decent walk on a hot day dragging suitcases along rough stone sidewalks, but definitely manageable.
The hotel is very stylish, with a great street appeal. Our room was on the first floor and met our expectations after reading other reviews on the site. The bed was comfortable, but was made up of two twin beds pushed together. The bathroom was clean and had all the necessary facilities.
I did have a bit of a giggle at the hotel safe though, it wasn't fixed in and could easily have been picked up by someone and taken away!
The location is good, 50 metres from Lividia beach. The beach is a great swimming beach and there are umbrellas and deck chairs you can hire (6 euro for the day), but there is also lots of free space on the beach to plonk a towel and relax.
It's about 10 mins to walk into Parikia town along the waterfront and there are great dining options nearby (see my review of Katerina's Restaurant).
Breakfast was not included in our rate, but it is only 6 euros per person for the buffet, which I had one day and was very happy with it. Filtered coffee was offered as part of the buffet, but you could order other coffee for an extra cost, which I did. The coffee I had was excellent.
Everyone at the hotel was friendly, but they didn't really go out of their way for us. Most hotels generally give you a map when you first arrive and help you with the lay of the land, but this was not offered at Apollon and there was no tourist information in the rooms or the public areas. I'm sure if I had asked, I would have received whatever I needed but it's a nice touch when you arrive in a new town to be given some local knowledge and advice.
I would definitely recommend Apollon Hotel to anyone going to Paros.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly refurbished Apollon Boutique Hotel is the epitome of Paros design with its modern and cozy atmosphere. It is welcoming guests delighted to stay in Parikia, the port and capital of Paros. Our hotel is perfectly positioned for those wanting to explore the city's downtown and being close to the beach as it is 50 meters from Livadia beach and 700 meters from the port. Discover the hotel's elegant updated interiors and beautiful new event rooms. Stay in our standard, comfort and superior rooms, each with different design and modern decoration. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apollon Hotel Parikia
- Apollon Boutique Hotel Paros, Greece - Parikia