23 Best Hotels in Attica and Delphi, Greece

Acroploro Apartments

$ | Agios Ioannos 13--15, Galaxidi, 33252, Greece
This pair of one-bedroom houses, about 10 minutes walk from town, is a good option for families. The giant garden even contains a jungle gym and safety mat. You're away from the pretty center of the village, which is the lure for many, but the tiny Kalafitis beach is only 500 m down the road, so there are compensations. Kitchens are immaculate, the beds have Cocomat mattresses (Greece's beloved luxury mattress of choice), and a fold-out sofa in the lounge becomes the second bedroom. Breakfasts arrive in a little hamper filled with local jams and homemade maramalade.

Pros

  • Good value for familes
  • Play area for kids
  • Near to the beach

Cons

  • Road outside can be a bit noisy
  • You miss out on the character of Galaxidi
  • It's a ten-minute walk to town
Agios Ioannos 13--15, Galaxidi, 33252, Greece
22650-41110
hotel Details
2 apartments
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Acropole

$ | Filellinon 13, Delphi, 33054, Greece

Located on the lesser-strolled lower street of town, convenience, quiet, and incredible views are this simple hotel's stocks in trade. Rooms filled with handsome wood furniture, traditional linens, and paintings gaze out over a sea of olive trees and the Itea gorge (just make sure you ask for a room with a view of the Corinthian gulf). Guest rooms on the upper floor have a sloping cathedral ceiling in pine as well, and for an extra dose of coziness, fireplaces in some rooms warm up cool winter evenings. The light breakfast includes fresh yogurt drizzled with local honey.

Pros

  • Charming and family-run
  • Awesome views
  • Ample-sized rooms

Cons

  • Compact bathrooms with shower only
  • No parking
  • Some decor is a bit dated
Filellinon 13, Delphi, 33054, Greece
22650-82675
hotel Details
35 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Aegeon Beach Hotel

$$ | Athens–Sounion Ave. Km 68, Sounion, 19500, Greece

Nothing can beat the location—much objected to by environmentalists and archaeologists—on the beach beneath the Temple of Poseidon, above the very harbor where ancient ships once navigated, and all guest rooms have balconies, most have sea views, and a few gaze up at the temple. It's just a 15-minute uphill walk to the ancient temple, and sunbeds on the crowded-but-pretty sandy beach out front are free for guests.

Pros

  • Views of temple and one of the best sunsets in the world
  • Nice beach bar
  • Beautiful water just outside the doors

Cons

  • Beach especially crowded with Athenians during summer weekends
  • Decor is minimal and a bit dated
  • Food is uninspired
Athens–Sounion Ave. Km 68, Sounion, 19500, Greece
22920-39200
hotel Details
45 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted, Nov.–Mar.

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Amalia Hotel Delphi

$ | Apollonos 1, Delphi, 33054, Greece Fodor's Choice

Clean-cut retro chic predominates in this sleek, low-lying 1965 landmark built by well-known Greek architect Nicos Valsamakis. It has comfortable contemporary rooms and 35 acres of gardens that spill down the mountainside, morphing olive groves and pines, and, in the distance, a breathtaking vista of the Corinthian gulf takes hold. This magical scene can be glimpsed from various public verandas and from some of the guest rooms, all decked in light-colored wood furniture and balconies (be sure to check that yours comes with a view!). Or enjoy all the natural beauty from the poolside bar.

Pros

  • Great vintage architecture and decoration
  • Charming gardens and public areas
  • Beautiful swimming pool

Cons

  • A bit farther from town center than other hotels
  • Caters mostly to tour groups
  • Slightly impersonal service
Apollonos 1, Delphi, 33054, Greece
22650-82101
hotel Details
180 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Archontiko Art Hotel

$ | Eleftherias 80, Galaxidi, 33052, Greece

Yiannis Schizas, who established this homey and comforting adults-only hotel with his wife, Argyroula, has a knack for collecting odd items, and each guest room is decorated differently (and tastefully) with his finds—bathroom fixtures might be from ships, or a sewing machine might be used as a table in one room. Special mention goes to the bed-in-a-boat, which is truly remarkable. All the rooms have balconies, and in summer, guests take their rich breakfast, complete with homemade jams, cakes and pies made by Argyroula herself, out on the balcony or in the Mediterranean garden. The property is also only a 30-meter walk to a small pebble beach that few other visitors discover.

Pros

  • Quirky and charming
  • Lovely home-away-from-home feeling
  • Nice garden

Cons

  • Not one for families
  • Parking is limited
  • Not all rooms have sea views
Eleftherias 80, Galaxidi, 33052, Greece
22650-42292
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, No credit cards

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Athens Coast Hotel

$ | Grigoriou Lampraki 25, Glyfada, 16675, Greece
When it comes to budget stays in Glyfada, this new, well-placed set-up is pretty unassailable. This is the sister stay of the nearby London Hotel, whose rooftop is a rather nice spot for a drink. The pool here is great for the price point, and the rooms are invariably clean and simple. There isn't much that surprises but that's not a bad thing; the staff here are as efficient as the decor. It's a welcome change from some of the older rivals of its type, which have seen better days.

Pros

  • Good breakfasts and lobby café/bar
  • Decent-sized pool to relax in
  • Right in the city center and opposite bus stop

Cons

  • The walls are a bit thin
  • There's nearby construction
  • Pool is closed in winter
Grigoriou Lampraki 25, Glyfada, 16675, Greece
21089-81154
hotel Details
54 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Azur Hotel

$$ | Dekeleias 10 and Danais, Vouliagmeni, 16671, Greece
Vouliagmeni has lacked this kind of middle-brow boutique for a while now: somewhere between the full-on luxury assault of the area's big hitters and the usual budget stays. Azur ticks that box nicely: chic but not extravagant; tidy but not uptight. The pool is big enough; there's a decent restaurant (though not good enough to make you forego the treasures elsewhere); the rooms have a hint of business about them; and it's nicely set amid a quiet suburb, away from the main thoroughfare. An all-round polished stay, though the less said about the full-sized Michael Jackson replica in the lobby, the better. When asked, we were told it was "art."

Pros

  • Quiet suburban location
  • Nice pool area
  • Good service

Cons

  • Decoration is a little cold
  • It could lose some of its "art"
  • Rooms can be a bit small
Dekeleias 10 and Danais, Vouliagmeni, 16671, Greece
21089-60417
hotel Details
35 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Blazer Suites

$$ | Karamanli 1, Voula, 16673, Greece

A clublike panache, friendly and personal service, and a good location make this a solid choice for combining sightseeing with languid days by the pool or nearby beach. It's only a short walk from Glyfada's shopping and restaurants, and brisk convenience is the key selling point of this eager-to-please hotel. Home comforts such as a well-equipped, stand-alone kitchenette, separate good-sized living and sleeping quarters, a second TV, and a stereo (DVD player provided on request), make it a home from home, even if the noisy road outside is hardly endearing.

Pros

  • Nice pool area
  • Five-minute walk from cosmopolitan Glyfada center
  • Spacious, comfortable guest quarters

Cons

  • Located on a busy six-lane avenue, which can get noisy
  • Surrounding area is not that attractive
  • Geared to business travelers
Karamanli 1, Voula, 16673, Greece
21096-58801
hotel Details
28 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Boutique Hotel Skamnos

$$ | Arachova, 32004, Greece

This ski hotel and mountain lodge offers some of the region's best views, along with alluring, wood-ceilinged guest rooms, plus such luxurious perks as a heated indoor pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, and a spa. For breakfast, the owners whip up delicious omelets, accompanied by homemade bread. Prices drop significantly in the off–ski season, when the region still offers plenty of hiking, mountain biking, and sightseeing opportunities.

Pros

  • Incredible mountain views, perfect for relaxation
  • Relatively good value for the money
  • Attractive surroundings

Cons

  • Some smallish rooms
  • A bit of a drive to Arachova for nightlife and food
  • Can be very busy in season
Arachova, 32004, Greece
22670-31927
hotel Details
22 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Brasil Suites

$$$$ | Eleftherias 4, Glyfada, 16674, Greece

These modern, clean, minimalist suites are large (the smallest is 50 square meters/538 square feet), and all include a fully equipped kitchen. You're definitely out in the suburbs here, and a sense of serenity pervades the hotel. The beautifully landscaped pool area is certainly a merciful retreat from city life. Guests all receive a tablet, from which they can order meals, and also have full use of a nearby gym, which is a rarity in the city hotels. The beach and Glyfada nightlife are a short walk away.

Pros

  • Spacious and comfortable
  • Good choice for families
  • Very friendly staff

Cons

  • A bit of a journey to reach major tourist sites in downtown Athens
  • The neighboring building is an eyesore
  • Expensive given location
Eleftherias 4, Glyfada, 16674, Greece
21089-42124
hotel Details
16 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Cabo Verde

$ | Poseidonos 41, Mati, 19009, Greece Fodor's Choice

A convenient spot in the seaside suburb of Mati, south of Marathon and near the airport and the port of Rafina, comes with a pool and spa that compliment spacious, comfortable guest rooms. Delightful sea views include Evia island's profile directly across the strait. The marina, the beach, and several nice tavernas are just steps away.

Pros

  • Relaxing views of the harbor
  • 20 minutes from the airport
  • Simple but stylish rooms

Cons

  • It's a bit far from anywhere interesting
  • Lackluster restaurant (but nice pool bar)
  • Hard to reach by public transport
Poseidonos 41, Mati, 19009, Greece
22940-33111
hotel Details
38 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Elafivolia

$$ | Arachova, 32004, Greece
These half-dozen apartments, a few kilometers outside town, feel far more isolated than they are. A steep driveway leads down to the shared pool and BBQ area, where they scatter the hillside. Inside, the immaculately finished interior is all wooden floors, kitchenettes, fireplaces, and Jacuzzis. Energetic manager Leonardos is everywhere, and a small Nokia mobile with his number on it is gifted to each guest in case you need anything—he'll even barbecue up dinner. Fabulous views, free bike rental (e-bikes cost extra), and breakfast delivered to your room make this a luxurious break from the more homely guesthouses in town.

Pros

  • Incredible views and setting
  • Great pool and BBQ area
  • Breakfast delivered to your balcony

Cons

  • It's a 15-minute walk along a main road
  • You'll need a car or a taxi to get there
  • No amenities adjacent
Arachova, 32004, Greece
69482-83989
hotel Details
6 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Ellinon Thea

$ | Agios Georgios, Arachova, 32004, Greece
This winter-style lodge embraces the skiing vibe with its simple wood-finished rooms and all-round cozy feel. It's a little removed from the main drag, at the far western edge of town, and mercifully quiet because of it. Balconies come as standard, and the views are never less than impressive. Downstairs, a small indoor pool (more for plunging than swimming) offers weary bones some respite, while a bar in the lobby offers a similarly medicinal space. The larger suites come with Jacuzzi baths.

Pros

  • Cozy accomodation
  • The pool is small but deep
  • Disabled facilities in ground-floor rooms

Cons

  • The rooms are a little basic
  • It's a walk from the main strip of restaurants
  • The road outside can be noisy
Agios Georgios, Arachova, 32004, Greece
22670-32115
hotel Details
24 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Fedriades Delphi Hotel

$ | V. Pavlou and Friderikis 46, Delphi, 33054, Greece

One of the nicer-looking spots in the center of town is accented by warm colors and a touch of Greek mountain style while avoiding the "ancient kitsch" of several other nearby hotels. Ask for a guest room on a higher floor if you want a view of the Itea valley, as the two-story building in the front partially blocks the outlook from those on lower levels. If you book the "penthouse," there's even an elevator that opens directly into your room. Further down the street, its Epikouros restaurant is a reliable taverna.

Pros

  • Spic-and-span cleanliness
  • Center-of-town location convenient to ruins
  • Comfort at a good price and has disabled access

Cons

  • Smallish rooms
  • Can be noisy due to being on the main street
  • Not all rooms have views
V. Pavlou and Friderikis 46, Delphi, 33054, Greece
22650-82370
hotel Details
21 rooms; 3 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Four Seasons Astir Palace

$$$$ | Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni, 16671, Greece Fodor's Choice
Beginning in the 1960s, the first cabanas started arriving on Vouliagmeni's wooded peninsula of Laimos and a few years later a hotel arrived—a grande dame for the golden age of the Greek Riviera, where everyone from Jackie Onassis to Frank Sinatra could be seen lounging by the pool. Flash forward fifty-something years and what became the Astir Palace hotel has been reborn. In 2019, Four Seasons completed a $250 million makeover of not just the hotel but this entire stretch of the pensinula. The facilities are overwhelming, split over three residential areas, including a cluster of retro bungalows overlooking the water, where Barack Obama recently stayed. Add to that private stretches of beach, a helipad, a spa, two gyms, an adult-only infinity pool, seven restaurants (including an offshoot of famous sushi joint Nobu), tennis courts, and a soccer pitch—there's even a branch of the Benaki Museum gift shop. The original hotel (now Nafsika building) remains, given a nip-tuck but still oozing more sixties chic than a Dean Martin lookalike. Needless to say, it doesn't come cheap, though if you're not staying overnight, day passes are available if the hotel isn't at capacity.

Pros

  • Myriad facilities leave little reason to leave the peninsula
  • A choice of pools and (three!) private beach spots
  • Free SUP and kayak rental

Cons

  • The price is, naturally, pretty sky-high
  • It's a walk back to the main town (though golf buggies are available)
  • The guilt of just so much luxury
Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni, 16671, Greece
21089-01000
hotel Details
303 rooms; 61 bungalows
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Grand Resort Lagonissi

$$$ | Km 40, Athens–Sounio Road, Lagonissi, 19010, Greece

With its own beaches, pools, restaurants, bars, two tennis courts, and an open-air cinema, all augmenting deluxe accommodations, you may have little need to stray from this seaside paradise. Accommodation stretches cross three areas: the main hotel, deluxe villas (some with their own pools), and cozy seaside bungalows amid the gardens. The decor in all lean toward romantic blues and nautical sea stripes. Staffers don't blink an eye at requests, be they for a particular type of pillow, a favorite DVD, or the use of the helipad.

Pros

  • Incredible sea views
  • Standard accommodations can be a relatively good value
  • Perfect for romantic getaways

Cons

  • Some suites are ridiculously expensive
  • Food and beverages can also be pricey
  • Some of the decor could use an update
Km 40, Athens–Sounio Road, Lagonissi, 19010, Greece
22910-76000
hotel Details
430 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Closed Oct.–Mar., Credit cards accepted

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Grecotel Cape Sounio

$$$$ | Km 67, Athens–Sounion Ave., Sounion, 19500, Greece Fodor's Choice
Grecotel Cape Sounio, Sounion
© Grecotel S.A. 2013

One of the most elaborate hotels on the Rivera perches amid the verdant pine forest of Sounion National Park with stunning views of the Temple of Poseidon from bungalows and villas, all arranged in tiers along a hill. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto nicely landscaped terraces, many facing southeast toward the temple; some have private pools. The octagonal glass-walled spa and fitness center overlooks the sea, and on the two bays below the hotel is a private beach, with water-sports rentals available. The pick of its five restuarants is the rooftop fine-dining option, with an expansive Greek-French menu to match the views. Best of all, while parents hit the spa, kids have a full array of morning and afternoon activities and mini-adventures at the Grecoland park.

Pros

  • Grandiose architecture
  • Family-friendly
  • Beautiful grounds and beach

Cons

  • Decor is not as luxurious as the prices might suggest
  • Food is good but expensive
  • Service and maintenance are not always at five-star standards
Km 67, Athens–Sounion Ave., Sounion, 19500, Greece
22920-69700
hotel Details
153 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Apr., Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Hotel Ganimede

$ | N. Gourgouris 20, Galaxidi, 33052, Greece Fodor's Choice

A 19th-century sea captain's mansion and two other houses surround a lush garden, combining welcoming outdoor spaces and homey interiors where unpretentious antiques are interspersed with weavings, small sculptures, and paintings, giving each room personality. In winter a blazing fire beckons from the sitting room. Breakfast, served in the lush courtyard in summer, is legendary, often including homemade marmalades (apricot, fig, tangerine, etc.), chutneys, breads, cakes, cheeses, and spinach-filed pies, though the exact menu changes daily. It's no surprise they're good; the family also runs Papalexis Bakery in the village, meaning the cooking classes (€50) here have genuine expertise behind them. In recent years, four new apartments have been added to the property, all with kitchenettes, modern interiors, and balconies overlooking the village. The owners also operate a separate three-bedroom apartment down by the waterside that's better for large families.

Pros

  • Home-baked breakfast served in luscious garden
  • Gracious hospitality
  • Welcome drinks served in the garden

Cons

  • No elevator
  • Cooking classes are pricey
  • Parking is on street outside
N. Gourgouris 20, Galaxidi, 33052, Greece
22650-41328
hotel Details
7 rooms; 4 apartments; 1 family apartment
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Hotel Miramare

$ | Platoni and Piniatidou, Galaxidi, 33052, Greece
Everything about this seaside house is bright, from the flower-filled garden to the huge, tile-floored rooms (all with kitchenettes) filled with light and sea views and opening to breezy terraces. All rooms sleep at least three and can accommodate more, making this an especially good choice for families. The exceptionally warm hospitality extends to a lavish breakfast of homemade cakes and jams. They also run cookery classes.

Pros

  • Very large rooms
  • Bright, cheerful surroundings
  • Lovely garden

Cons

  • No elevator
  • Some noise from nearby bars
  • Bathrooms are a bit basic
Platoni and Piniatidou, Galaxidi, 33052, Greece
22650-41328
hotel Details
5 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Closed Nov.–Jan.

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Marathon Beach Resort

$$ | Poseidonos 12, Nea Makri, 19005, Greece
A retro-Florida vibe permeates this sprawling, beautifully maintained mini-resort where simple but stylish rooms, decked in dazzling whites with bright accent colors, surround an enormous garden and pool terrace, all just steps from the beach. Outside is the pedestrian seafront promenade of Nea Makri, a once-fashionable but still pleasant getaway for Athenians, lined with taverna terraces and parklands. Among the amenities are several eateries and bars, including several choices for an inexpensive, casual meal or snack.

Pros

  • Simple but comfortable and pleasant rooms
  • Beautiful pool area
  • Good choice of affordable dining options

Cons

  • No elevator
  • Few luxuries
  • Not all rooms have sea views
Poseidonos 12, Nea Makri, 19005, Greece
22940-95022
hotel Details
74 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Closed Nov.–Apr.

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Nostos

$ | Plateia Iroon and Papapetrou, Galaxidi, 33052, Greece
Even from the outside, Nostos looks every inch the old captain's house. Built in 1880, its pale-yellow facade and dark wooden shutters are immaculate, gazing imperiously over the village square. Inside is no less fascinating. In the breakfast room an old well has been covered with plexiglass, so you can peer down to its depths, and saucy ship's figureheads dot the walls. Rooms are pretty, Laura Ashley-esque affairs, with the two family suites complete with balcony views of the sea. An aristocratic bent runs through the furniture and its antique-style dressers and mirrors, and mosquito nets are on hand to keep out pests in summer. The best, however, is reserved for breakfast, with the opportunity to take its homemade repasts in the garden—a huge, peaceful setting every bit worthy of a captain.

Pros

  • An immaculately kept historic home
  • Beautiful garden setting
  • Homemade breakfasts

Cons

  • Not all rooms have balconies
  • Some noise from the square
  • No mosquito nets on windows
Plateia Iroon and Papapetrou, Galaxidi, 33052, Greece
22650-41266
hotel Details
6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Plaza Resort Hotel

$$$ | Km 52, Athens–Sounion Ave., Anavyssos, 19013, Greece

These bright rooms right next to Anavyssos Beach are sculpted in soothing white-on-white minimalist decor, and most are reasonably spacious (some are smaller than others), while outdoors is an 80-foot-long pool just a two-minute stroll away from the beach. The location is convenient, just a 40-minute drive from the Athens International Airport, a 10-minute drive from Sounion and Temple of Poseidon, and a 20-minute drive from the port of Lavrion.

Pros

  • Impressive lobby
  • Pleasant surroundings
  • Private sandy beach with pool

Cons

  • Nearby town a bit dull
  • You really need a car to stay here
  • High restaurant and beach bar prices
Km 52, Athens–Sounion Ave., Anavyssos, 19013, Greece
22910-75000
hotel Details
135 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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The Margi

$$$$ | Litous 11, Vouliagmeni, 16671, Greece Fodor's Choice
The Margi, Vouliagmeni
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A sculptural stone fireplace in the lobby, a rich brown leather headboard in one guest room, an antique dressing table in another: no detail escapes notice at this upscale retreat whose chic, truly spectacular pool and handsome guest rooms attract young and trendy Athenians. The rooms, which come with marble baths and some views of Vouliagmeni Bay, are stylish and comfortable, and a pair of on-site restaurants offer some of the best dining in the city. Special mention also goes to its new summer eatery-cum-beach bar on nearby Krabo beach, which is worth dropping in on. The hotel even has its own farm, about 30 minutes inland; visits can be arranged to see its inner workings first hand, though they don't come cheap. It pays to stay put, though. Even this close to the beach, the intimate, greenery-filled pool courtyard, with outdoor "beds," Persian carpets, and glowing lanterns at sunset, are a pretty tempting reason to not move a muscle.

Pros

  • Romantic atmosphere
  • Nicely decorated pool area
  • Cool vibe

Cons

  • Smallish rooms
  • Expensive for what's on offer
  • The building yard next door is unfortunate
Litous 11, Vouliagmeni, 16671, Greece
21089-29000
hotel Details
88 rooms; 1 villa
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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