We were a little apprehensive about this holiday with neither myself nor my husband having been before, especially when we found out we had to get a ferry from the mainland across!!! But having read Delboy's review, we found ourselves really looking forward to it.
We can only agree with the other reviewers in terms of how lovely the studios were, both the staff and grounds were fantastic.
We loved the fact that the bread man turned up round about 9.00am each morning to sell his pies, breads, etc.
We loved the balcony to sit on for breakfast every morning and after we'd come back from the beach.
We loved the bar in the gardens which was always busy (but never loud) from 10.00pm when fellow holidaymakers returned from their evening meals at the local tavernas.
We loved the fact it only took a 10-15 minute walk to find a lovely selection of tavernas to eat in and also walk to the beach.
The reason I only rated it 4 star was because of my preference to stay somewhere with a swimming pool, and the studios didn't have one. HOWEVER, before you all shout out "but you should have known there was no pool!" - that was my fault - I didn't check whether it had a pool or not (wrongly assuming most places do!) - but the beach was lovely, the sea warm, so it made a change not being round a pool. But we did use the pool at the Marina Studios one afternoon!
The studios are ideal for couples, families with older children (teenagers) as there is no kids club and you would need to spend most of your time on the beach when not out and about. Would we go again? Probably not, but that's because the world is a very large place so lots more places to visit. I would recommend the studios to people though, no doubt about that!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Away-from-it-all holidays probably don't come much more charming than here at the "Nostos Studios". Located on the edge of the resort of Golden Beach and surrounded by attractive, well-groomed gardens and olive groves, they offer a tranquil setting and spectacular scenery while they are within easy strolling distance (300 meters) of the beach and the resort center. The studios which are in two blocks, are spacious, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean with a well-equipped kitchen unit. Each studio has A/C and Television in them. There is also a bar in the garden serving drinks all day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nostos Studios Hotel Golden Beach
- Nostos Apartments Thásos