Thalatta Seaside Hotel
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast, a welcome drink, access to the gym and activities like Pilates and yoga
- All apartment-style suites feature spacious sitting areas and balconies with sea views
- Heaps of child-friendly activities including puppet shows and kids yoga; babysitting services are available
- Barefoot dining at the beachfront meze restaurant
- The hotel can arrange traditional Greek cooking lessons
What To Know
- Relax with a good book from the well-stocked beach library; children’s books are available too
- Stunning but remote location; it's a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Athens or an hour from the Volos domestic airport
- Free WiFi and movies from the DVD library
- The wellness team offers guided kayak and mountain-biking excursions
- The hotel has a boat which can be chartered for trips to nearby islands
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
In a remote corner of mainland Greece, between pine forests and the sparkling Aegean, the Thalatta Seaside Hotel is a sleek family-friendly boutique beach property. The main aim here is to switch down a few gears; it may be a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Athens, but once you arrive you don’t need to leave. Stretch out by the pool or lounge under a parasol on the long pebble beach, rent a transparent kayak to paddle over the turquoise waves, or lose yourself in a book from the beach library. Children are made more than welcome with clubs, activities, puppet shows and horseback riding, and they get nutritional kid-friendly food. Parents can take time out with the babysitting service to sample the cocktail gems created by the hotel’s mixologist, indulge in a treatment at the spa, enjoy an intimate dinner on the beach, or tap into the slow food philosophy at Baxe, located on the upper level deck next to an open-air fireplace. All rooms offer sea views from sizable balconies, and the apartment-style layout encompasses a sitting area and a mini-fridge. The calming color scheme complements the Aegean and the surrounding forest, with pale wooden furniture set against pops of the same greens and turquoises you’ll see from your balcony.
In the Area
You could spend all your time soaking up the Greek sunshine and bathing in the blue water, but if you want to explore further, there’s plenty to do in the area. For hikers there are easy trails and more challenging treks through forests, ravines and clear water streams. A favorite is a hike to the Drimonas Waterfalls for a natural shower under the cascade (the hotel can have a picnic waiting for you there). Take a trip to one of the ancient nearby villages, such as Agia Anna or Gouvies, or cool down on a chartered yacht or rent a transparent kayak for a guided tour of a nearby island.
How to Get There
Came direct from airport - about 4 hours. Immediately checked in and went to the pool. We were there 4 nights and had dinner there for 3 nights - this meant there was little choice after the 2 nights - this meant we had to have to repeat though it is tasty and well presented. It is about 2.5km from the village along the beach - very disappointing as not maintained at all. In front of hotel well kept but not ideal for swimming. Breakfast was well presented but for a fried egg or a cappuccino you had to pay extra. Room was clean and well maintained.
This hotel is absolutely TOP RATE. Out of everywhere I stayed all over Greece, this was by far the best. The staff is amazingly attentive and welcoming. The rooms are super clean, beds are very comfy, the views are phenomenal, the spa was lovely, the pool and beachside area amazing, the Aegean lovely, the local town was so cute and had many additional options. The breakfasts were great. One critique I would give is the restaurant was lacking in choices, perhaps because the off season and did not have to much traditional Greek food to choose from.
We had stayed here before in 2014 and enjoyed it on the whole, although it was the peak season and there were a lot of children as it is perfect for families and they got a bit too much. This time round it was perfect. It is in a beautiful location, and we were very lucky with the weather. The staff are excellent without any exceptions, the rooms spotlessly clean and comfortable, the food excellent and there is plenty to do if you want to stay active. I used the gym which is a bit small, but if they fix the weight machine, fine for a work out. I did not have time to join the wellness group unfortunately, but I had a fantastic massage and rented a bike. The area is perfect for cycling even for people who have forgotten how to do it! A super stay from all point of view.
It was all we were expecting and more...
Amazing follow up from the team in the hotel from the time of the booking, for small details in relation to our 2 year old son, even a call before the day of arrival to make sure they suggested the best way to get there.
The room we stayed in the Family Suite very spacious, well appointed with 2 bedrooms and amazing amenities upon arrival. Even a big coloring pad for our son. Amazing touch! Mr Spassos, the general manager, and his team are doing everything possible to make the stay an enjoyable and memorable. Definitely will be returning!
A very nice escape resort for the summer. Excellent service, very good a la cart restaurant (didn't try to buffet), very convenient access to a private and beautiful beach.
Therapists were very good also- highly recommended.
Plan your trip with a weather forecast because it becomes too windy or cold, there is nothing much else to do there or around.