After discovering tripadvisor for another holiday.. I thought I should share with the whole world my experiences of Nostos – and I find it soooo hard to believe that anyone can find any negatives about this fantastic place. My first ever visit here was when my sister booked the whole family, yes all 14 of us, via Thomsons, to stay at Nostos as she had arranged her own wedding here. Every single one of us had an absolutely fantastic time at this hotel but for me ... it was love at first site. That was 3 years ago.. This year, my 4th visit (and certainly will not be my last) was an extended one, staying for just under 3 weeks (that’s how good it is!!) and was absolutely perfect.. as have all the other 3 times !! In fact I’ve been in a grump since arriving back home and was counting down the 9 whole days until I could book my flights to return next year. Every single member of staff here makes you feel so welcome – and you begin to feel like part of the family. It’s becoming a joy to return roughly the same time of year every year and meet up with the other ‘regulars’ and get together around the pool during the day or the bar area at night – it really is like being at home with a twist – but a special twist. Situated just on the edge of Kallithea, which is quite lively, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from, but to be honest and as this year... on leaving the hotel once to purchase some new flip flops decided that why eat out when you have the fantastic home cooking at Nostos – I can particularly recommend the swordfish !! Turning right out of Nostos, if you feel the need to leave the premises at all... after a 25minute stroll you will find Afitos – a delightful village and is well worth a visit at least once if you must leave the beautiful surroundings of Nostos. There is a weekly bbq which even as a vegetarian is fantastic, a weekly Fish Meze night, both of which very good value for money, as I think is everything at Nostos.. So what makes the Nostos so special to me ??.. well where do you start, the friendly staff, the spotless surroundings, the fantastic views from the terraces – particularly beautiful in the mornings as you eat your breakfast and the overall feeling of being chilled the second you step out of the cab and being greeted by one of the family as if you are a relative. I have experienced all areas of the globe but to be completely honest this yearly retreat for me is the best and I will continue to return here year on year as long as I possibly can. I can’t thank Helen, Makis, Andonis and Tassoula enough for making me feel so welcome and already I’m looking forward to next years visit to discuss the gardens with Andonis, do girly talk with Helen and try to weadle out the secrets of Tassoula’s fantastic cooking and of course see the rest of the team, including Helen and Makis’ children who I have seen grow year on year. So if you don’t believe what you read.. believe this – it is a beautiful, idyllic place to stay combined with high quality, cleanliness and a very friendly atmosphere.. and is perfect for travellers of all ages.. you must experience it for yourself... believe me, once and your hooked !!!!!!!!
- Also Known As:
- Nostos Hotel Afitos
- Nostos Hotel Halkidiki/Kallithea, Greece