Positives first - clean, spacious studio, well located in a quiet part of San Steph. I have travelled the Greek Islands extensively and this is the biggest studio I have ever stayed in. Bright, clean and airy with the normal assortment of mis matched cutlery and crockery! Regular maid service, towels and linen changed twice a week. Always plenty of hot water. Yes the hill is steep but if you want a view, that's the price you pay although not all the apartments have a sea view. The pool area is clean, the bar is attractive and reasonably priced serving nice food (until 4 pm only) and the owners are friendly and helpful. There is a lovely roof terrace which is very under-used and was quite often closed, which was a pity. The wifi connection at the pool/bar area was nearly always excellent, there was no connection in our room, but this was to be expected. For me, the big negative for the Tsaros is that the pool area is just too busy! Admittedly it was August, but the description of '12' apartments/studios is a bit misleading and you could be forgiven for thinking that it will be quiet and peaceful. It will quickly become apparent that this is a meeting place for locals and residents from other properties, some of which are owned by Tsaros. This is commonplace in Greece but the pool area is not big enough to accommodate so many people. 85% of the clientele are returning guests and sometimes you felt like someone who had gatecrashed a party! The sunbeds are crammed together. 'Saving' of sunbeds is rife - a real pet hate of mine - on one morning at 9 am, when the pool officially opens, 99% of the sunbeds were already 'reserved' and there were just 3 people at the pool! If this does not bother you then you could do a lot worse than to stay at the Tsaros.More
Fantastic as always
Have stayed at Tsaros many times, never been disappointed. Nothing is to much trouble for Nikos and Thannasis. Yes the hill is a bit steep, but just think there is a cold beer waiting for you at the top. Back again in September.More
Kay L, 186225
Lovely Relaxing Holiday
Stayed for a week at the Tsaros in August. We stayed in No.10 which is a 2 bedroomed apartment, with 1 bed room upstairs in a lovely peaceful location overlooking olive groves with superb views over San Stefanos and the beach.
The apartments were very clean and spacious, mozzie screens on all the windows. We used the air conditioning which I think was 35 euros for the week and hired a safety deposit box which is located in the bar. Plenty of storage space in the bedrooms and everything you needed if you wanted to self cater. We only used the fridge for water and alcohol. The bathroom was a typical greek shower, water all over the floor, but had a drain in the floor and soon dried.
The pool area was great, never had trouble getting 4 sun beds. You can get breakfast and snacks from the bar which were very reasonably priced. Lovely family who run the Tsaros they were very welcoming, we also hired a car from them. Yes the hill was a bit steep, but it didnt cause any problems.
Would recommend the Tsaros, hope to return next year but for 2 weeks rather than a week,More
Lovely small and friendly resort
This is very much a family business and they all worked extremely hard to make us feel welcome.
The apartment, pool area and bar were spotless, house-keeping was daily. There were always plenty of sunbeds and the pool bar is very reasonable for breakfast, drinks and snacks. The pool is not much overlooked and there are lovely views from both the pool and the bar.
At the bottom of the hill is a beach/gift shop and a supermarket. Both are well-stocked and they were happy to help when we had queries. The hill itself was a pain in the heat of the day (and night) but not the cliff-face we'd been expecting. Both the beach and the centre of San Stefanos are well within a 10 minute walk.
One unexpected bonus was that the sea can be heard from the balcony and the bedrooms. Our room had a (very large) north-facing balcony so it always had shade- and was a good place to watch the sun rise over the mountains.
We highly recommend Mediterranean Village (on the main street in San Stefanos) for dinner- the service was exceptional and the food was head and shoulders above everywhere else we tried.
Thank you for a lovely stay, we would absolutely go back. x
[Note: The Thomson website gave the transfer time as 2.5hrs but it was more like 1.5hrs]More
3rd visit in 3 years
Once again another superb stay at these excellent apartments. Clean, very spacious and despite a nearby dog occasionally barking during the night, a peaceful relaxing base. Thannasis is a wonderfull host and I would also recommend his services for car hire. We will be back next yearMore