To the center, as I already wrote, not far, 10-15 minutes walk. There are many cafes, taverns, attractions, there is a temple. In the evenings, just crowds of tourists walk around the center, not overcrowded.
There is no animation at the hotel, but we didn’t need it, we were on the beach all day, and in the evening we walked around the center of the village. There is a small playground.
The hotel has a medium size and very green territory, there is a large swimming pool, a bar near the pool. The hotel also has a supermarket where you can buy water, sunscreen or ice cream. As for food, we took breakfast. In principle, everything was fine, the usual European breakfasts: scrambled eggs, bacon, croissants, cereals, etc.
The only thing we didn't like was the Wi-Fi in the hotel, it's almost non-existent. It is not available in the rooms, and in the lobby, where we were promised free Wi-Fi, it practically did not work. We were offered telephone cards at the reception, but we did not buy anything and, basically, sat on the Internet in taverns, where we had lunch and dinner. Pleasant and polite employees work at the reception, they help to resolve issues, if any.
Of the excursions, we purchased "Shopping in Thessaloniki", and were very pleased. We went to two shopping centers, bought a suitcase, a sports suit and sneakers for my husband. Then we had about two hours of free time in Thessaloniki itself, and there I didn’t leave without shopping. I have never seen so many famous brands and brands in one place. Moreover, just in August, the sales season took place, and some things could be bought for only 5-8 euros.
In general, a cozy hotel for a relaxing holiday near the sea and without animation.
Sending / receiving company - Mouzenidis Travel. The organization of the rest is very good, starting from the meeting at the airport and ending with the wires in the same place (until the last person was registered, the representative of the company did not leave).
We arrived at the hotel at about 12:30, settled immediately, a room in building A, on the 2nd floor.
The room is spacious, there is a kitchenette, if you wish, you can cook your own dinner in the room (we didn’t use the stove, we cooked a Greek salad with local olives and olive oil for lunch, bought fruit, it was enough for lunch). Of the shortcomings in the room - sooo small shower, hard to adjust cold/hot water; periodically - some musty smell from bed linen.
The cuisine at the hotel is excellent, breakfast is standard European, dinner is not repeated, always 3-4 types of meat / fish with a variety of side dishes, fruits (including watermelon / melon), delicious desserts (since half board, drinks for dinner are paid ).
The beach is 5 minutes from the hotel (on the left MOLOS - youth party, on the right - WHITE BEACH - family), you take 2 sunbeds and an umbrella, but you have to buy 2 drinks (8-10 euros), the place is paid all day. The beach is sandy and pebbly, crystal clear sea, there were no algae, hedgehogs, etc.
The hotel staff is very friendly (no dissatisfied faces, just Sorry / Thank you), special thanks to the bartender Georgy - a holiday man, a polyglot, creates a wonderful evening atmosphere in the hotel (for both children and adults - a source of good mood).
We went on a two-day tour of Meteora-Athens, despite the heat of 37 degrees, there are a lot of impressions - an excellent guide Daris, telling a lot of history, myths, legends, etc. , and of course visiting Meteora and the Acropolis is a must see!
We fell in love with Greece, the most important thing is the beautiful Greeks (Greeks who adore their Hellas), and of course people create the atmosphere of any country.
Our room was large, two bedrooms (large adult) and for children with two quite normal single beds. And like a hall with a kitchen. The kitchenette had everything down to the coffee maker, but we didn’t use anything except plates / forks. A chic large double balcony, on which there was a sofa and a table with ottomans. It was convenient to have lunch during the day. The balconies in the single rooms are also quite wide. The cleaning lady came every day, we told her to come every other day. But there were also comments on the number. The room is a family room, and there are no locks on all doors, including the toilet / bathroom, at all. And the joke that everyone was talking about, it is very difficult to adjust the water in the shower - either ice or boiling water. But what would be quite a disaster - then no.
There was only one TV, in fact, not even a TV, but some kind of monitor in size, but they rarely watched it. Wi-Fi caught us, weakly, and only because our balcony overlooked the courtyard. Some paid Wi-Fi has a more powerful signal, cards were sold for it. Or go to reception.
About the beach. Well, this is a difficult question. You could lie on the sun loungers, they are free for those who take something from the bar, but we love the sand and the youngest especially needs to run / build castles. Therefore, we went further behind the sun loungers (to the right), it is quite decent there and there are few people. But the beach itself is not very good, not only is the sand some kind of dusty gray, but it is also not cleaned there. But the water is gorgeous. But after 5 meters it was already up to the neck of an adult, it was not expected (after the Bulgarian beaches), but there were no particular problems with this, especially since there were not many people.
A few words about Greece in general - the same Bulgaria is only more expensive. Maybe even better in Bulgaria. Cars do not let pedestrians through, behind the fence (in the general sense) desolation, sidewalks, that is, they disappear, even in our town (the largest village in the district) there is nothing to see, even though there were shops, so we went out for a walk every day. Of course, you could go on excursions, but the nearest one is 4 hours by bus one way. With money, a separate topic, they already looked askance at a hundred, and they changed five hundred for two days with adventures, they didn’t want to accept it in any store, they changed it with a fight in the nearest supermarket.
Bought a coat. There are 5-6 quite decent fur coat shops in the village. And you could go on a fur coat excursion. More about money. In one fur shop they said that they don’t accept cards at all, only cash, where we bought it, they barely persuaded us. The saleswoman asked me to pay at least half in cash. They said that we didn’t take so much money, but we don’t want to withdraw from an ATM, because. a big percentage. Yes, and the jewelry store said they don't accept cards. We were, to put it mildly, shocked.
And a few words about the host, Mouzenidis. This has not yet been encountered, a bunch of young guys girls / guys in yellow T-shirts. Okay, they met us and put us on the bus, but when we left, they stood with us at the registration desk until everyone was sent. Well done. And the buses are new.
Cleaned up great! Washed floors every day, changed towels! Linen was changed every 3 days.
The sea is cool, the water is clear, the sand is white. The British and Germans, who mostly live in this hotel, did not go to the sea at all, the beach is empty. Everyone lies by the pool all day, roasting in the sun like tobacco chickens : )))))
About nutrition. Cooking, in general, not bad, but too monotonous. Upset the lack of cottage cheese and yogurt for breakfast. Solid eggs - fried eggs and scrambled eggs of two types - fried and rolled into rolls and in the form of porridge, apparently mixed for a couple. Tomatoes and cucumbers of a terrible look and taste, we buy these in the winter, and even then you don’t always want to buy them : )
Almost no fish was given, a couple of times it was fried (similar to grilled mackerel), a couple of times there were squids, 2-3 times chicken. And so - constantly meat - lamb, pork, sometimes also beef. The meat is prepared well, only the barbecue is constantly overdried. Moussaka is delicious. There are pastries every day, several types. In general, food for C grade, I think.
No one speaks Russian in the hotel, except for the waiter Manolis, he is Greek, he came from Tbilisi 25 years ago.