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“Best in Greece”
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Nostos Studios
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Golden Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Fareham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best in Greece”
Reviewed 22 July 2008

We have just done a week in the Nostos Studios. Between us we have had over 40 holidays on various Greek Islands and I'm bound to say these apartments are the best we have ever experienced. Still very Greek but spotlessly clean with lovely views. Although on the main road it is very quiet. The owners and staff a very friendly but don't get in the way. Went with Thompsons, don't bother with their trips, the locals will know the best deals.
Virtually everybody else in the Studios when we were there had been before - they have over 80% repeat rate.
The resort is nice Greek and small and in a week there is no need to go anywhere else there are plenty of places to eat and everyone winds up back at the Studios bar for nightcaps before bed.

  • Liked — Location, value, cleanliness and comfort
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2008

Just returned from 3 weeks staying here, the whole island is wonderful but I don't think anywhere would have beaten Golden Beach, or more, Nostos. Nostos is Greek for "homecoming", and it couldn't be more appropriate. This is a family run accommodation, the studios themselves are all clean, bright, spacious, well-equipped, have their own balcony with furniture, face the sun, and are located in wonderful gardens and with a bar that is just right for relaxing with the friends you will undoubtedly make during your stay. Most guests are returnees, some for as long as the studios have been open (10 years this year), and are all greeted on arrival like long lost friends. The owners are the friendliest, most helpful people you could wish to meet, and we may have arrived as strangers but we definitely left as friends; they just can't do enough for you. I can honestly say that in all my holidays, never have I wanted to stay for longer than here; it is just the most friendly and relaxing place to stay, and it's location means that it is quite at night, but not far from the main area of the resort, and only 300m from a lovely sandy beach (blue flag), with clean sea.
Everyone in this resort is friendly, everything you need and want from a holiday is here (unless you like nightclubbing, then you may have to go to the next resort, about a mile away), you can't fail but to come back relaxed. A wonderful place and somewhere I will be returning as soon as possible.

  • Liked — The atmostphere
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank BabeNo1
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wolverhampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2007

what a place to stay,staff are beautiful people so damn nice,location is perfect,room light very very clean,i can not think of of a place i rather be now.we have stayed here twice now and would stay forever if i could.go book u will not regret.

  • Liked — laidback relaxing,what a holiday should be.
  • Disliked — nothing at all
  • Stayed September 2005, travelled with friends
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9 Thank phillyctr
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West Midlands, UK
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2007

We have visited Thassos a couple of times before, having stayed outside of Thassos Town, then Skala Potamia we decided to go for Golden Beach this time. We couldn't have picked nicer apartments than the Nostos. We had a 1st floor room which was a good size, basic as are all rooms in Greece but really well maintained and very clean. It had airconditioning which we did have to pay approx 30 euros for the week, but it was well worth it with temperatures around 40 deg whilst we were there.

The owners live on site and are lovely people very friendly and helpful without being a nuisance. From our balcony we had a lovely view over the well tended gardens over towards the mountains, it really was a beautiful sight to wake up to each morning and sit and eat your breakfast on the balcony.

The apartments are on the main road into Golden Beach, but it was so peaceful no problems at all with traffic noise, its hardly a busy road. It was approx 5/10 mins walk to the nearest supermarket, with the beach a further couple of minutes walk on from that.

There are plenty of places to eat out, enjoyed the Finikes very much, very friendly staff and lovely free sweets for afters!! When it had cooled down in the evening we walked a couple of times to Skala Potamia, takes about 30 mins, but there is more choice of eating places and perhaps slighly more atmosphere. We also caught the bus into Thassos town one evening, had a good walk around some of the shops and a very nice meal at The Twins.

Would highly recommend Thassos, its a beautiful quiet island, no 18-30 types here. If you want a true Greek holiday, go and enjoy it and we would certainly stay at the Nostos Studios again.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, fabulous views, friendly owners
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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10 Thank Thaitraveller
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Hornchurch, Essex.
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2006

I've stayed on Thassos 3 or 4 times and have always liked the accommodation I have stayed in but the Nostos is at another level, ultra clean , very friendly family especially Thanassis and Vangelis, the frustrating thing is it has gone from the 2007 brochure and I cannot find it in any other, help please as I would like to go back in 2007!!!

Ian & Neil & wives.
Thankyou.

  • Liked — standard of cleanliness, looked as though it was brand new.
  • Disliked — cannot think of a single thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Tips/Secrets — if they have not yet got it ask vangelis about draught beer.!!!!
  • Stayed August 2006
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9 Thank IBW
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Eastbourne, UK
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2004

Nostos Studios are great. The studios are a reasonable size and are so well kept. Our room was cleaned every day, the maids made the beds, emptied the bins and even washed up for us a couple of times. The sheets and towels were changed twice a week. The kitchen facility is enough to be able to make breakfast but probably not much else if that's what you wanted to do. There's a fridge, four plate electric hob, sink and pans, crockery etc.
The little bar sells a nice range of drinks and they even have a few shelves of books which you can read - a saviour for me as I read very quickly and always work through all my books.
Golden Beach is a nice resort. We were there at the busiest time and the beach was busy but not too awful. We could always get a sunlounger and the beach itself is so big that the water is never crowded. It's a lovely sandy beach which shelves gently and you can go out a long way before you can't touch the bottom.
There are watersports but not anywhere near the shore or the Golden Beach end, they're towards Skala Potamia, which is the busier and more touristy resort.(There are dodgems and street sellers!)
Thankfully Skala Potamia is a good 20 minute wander along the sand (not really advisable at night as you really can't see where you're going).
The best beach we went to was Paradise beach, further along the east coast of Thassos, about a 15 minute drive from Golden Beach (Or 30 mins on the bus). The beach isn't as busy and has whiter sand, nicer sunbeds and the water is just gorgeous. There's a taverna down there for drinks and meals so there is a loo if you need to go.
Everyone talked about Aliki beach being the nicest, however, it's small and I didn't really appreciate having Germans sunbathing on my feet! The beach itself is quite small and stony and the considering the size there are about 4 tavernas down there. Not nice at all really.
There are some lovely restaurants around Thassos - one word of warning, don't order a fish from the fresh fish fridge unless you know how much they are first, nearly all the restaurants will try to con you into having this instead of something off the menu and they charge a lot per kilo!
Golden Beach: The Vigli restaurant is set up on the cliff top at the end of the resort and the food, wine and service are only bettered by the view.
The Fedra has the biggest and most comprehensive menu ever, their baked feta is gorgeous!
Pefki restaurant, down on the sea front as you walk along the brick-paved walk towards the campsite does fab dips with the bread and the food and atmosphere are lovely.
Thassos Town: Simi's restaurant down along the old harbour is the best on the island, friendly, great food, lovely setting too, go at sunset and drink wine or Mythos as the sun goes down.
Captains bar, right round the harbour is nice for a drink too.
Panagia: DON'T go to the big restaurant on the corner unless you want your whole meal to be over and done with in 15 minutes. Everyone says to go where the Greeks go but in this case stay away. Our food was lukewarm. My partner was brought his starter, 2 minutes later our main courses were delivered and 3 minutes after that my starter came. Not good.
Altogther, our holiday was lovely, relaxing and I would come back, although probably just for a week as there really isn't much to see or places to visit. We went on a sailing cruise one day through Thomson which involved fishing and jumping off the boat to swim. Lots of fun but we could have paid 20 Euros less if we had booked in Thassos direct with the ferry owners.
Car hire: most places are very similar in price. I heard Potos was best, but we went through Europcar and they were the same price, you get full insurance and everything was fine. Shop around there's plenty to choose from. We paid 165 Euros for 4 days (About £122) and it gets cheaper the longer you have the car for per day.

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Reviewed 26 July 2004

We stayed in the Nostos Apartments for a few days with another couple. We had an apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a small kitchen and sitting area. The price is very reasonable compared to other Oia accommodation as substantial discounts are offered for internet bookings and cash payments. The location and view is suburb and the owner very attentive and helpful. Would recommend the apartments for anyone looking for a fantastic location at a reasonable price.

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Property: Nostos Studios
Address: Golden Beach 64004, Greece
Region: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Thasos > Golden Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Golden Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
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

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