We came to the Aegean on a last-minute cheap deal last September (slightly late review sorry) and we couldn't have asked for more for the money. The room was really cute and had everything we needed - we didn't spend much time around the pool as we came to Greece for the beautiful beaches and so we spent almost every day travelling to different towns on the bus. Yes there is a steep hill up to the main town but this didn't prove too much of a problem for us, and you must visit the Casablanca bar when you are there - Eddie and the Owner are a real asset. We did have breakfast included in our package here but I believe that it runs very early and we never made it up for it! Aris the Pug is so cute, but kept himself to himself apart from when we arrived when he greeted us in our room!! The owners made good friends with a lot of the guests, however will also just say hi and leave you to your own devices if that's how you operate - as do we. If you are looking for a holiday where you want to spend every day around the pool then I don't think this would be for you as the pool area is not massive, but for someone wanting nice, clean accommodation in nice walking distance of the nearest beach, shops and buses to other towns, this fits the bill perfectly. I would recommend this hotel for a stay in Kriopigi and Halkidiki in general :)More
Amber C, 190731
Great basic hotel
After reading the reviews on the Aegean before we went, we were remaining open minded about what to expect, especially as we had picked up such a cheap package. There was absolutely no reason to be tentative, this hotel was fantastic.
The brothers who run the hotel, Sakis & Stellios are great, friendl & helpful. They are always on hand to help if you need them, I don't think they ever sleep!
The rooms were simply decorated and spotlessly cleaned everyday, as was the rest of the hotel.
The pool area was great, beautiful views, comfortable sun beds (although be careful they do get hot if you don't have a towel down!) & nice cold beer competitively priced. I quite enjoyed the eclectic background music & I didn't find it loud or over baring in the slightest.
We had B&B and found the breakfast to be sufficient to set us up for the day.
The hotel is on a hill which I wouldn't think is too challenging for anyone unless they have specific health issues.
The beach at the bottom of the hill was lovely & quiet, it's a shingle beach so won't be to everyone's taste but we followed the coast round to the left & there were various beaches with something for everyone.
Kriopigi is a lovely little village with plenty of nice bars & restaurants, which we will review separately. The people we met were so friendly & we would definitely visit again & would not want to stay anywhere other than the Aegean.
Also, just a cheeky note to recommend Sammy at Kayak Safari, as it was when we were reading the hotel reviews that we saw a recommendation for him. We will write him a review separately but it was a brilliant day out & well worth doing.More
Lovely clean hotel comfortable rooms with modern bathrooms good food at the pool bar but not very cheap very steep hill so wouldn't recommend if you have walking difficulties as there's a walk into the village and the beach. It was a it quiet for us as the village is little and not much going on but over all a very enjoyable holiday.More
Nice weather mid July, relaxed location
Set on a hill back off from the main road. Peaceful waking up hearing the birds in the morning
Top floor part pool / sea side view. Plenty of green outlook
Great beaches around Halkidiki peninsula
There are plenty of places to eat go up the hilly road and turn right.
The hotel brothers that owned the place were a little grumpy to be fair and often watching guests. Probably bored had nothing better to do
The hotel set on a hillside so no good if you are not fit and able to be fair
The wifi was hit and miss unless you sat in the lobby
Overall, decent hotel, clean and peaceful setting. Bit of a walk to the beach down the road, but that's ok if your fit and healthy. Hire a car and check out the surrounding beaches around the peninsula to view the lovely beaches. I would recommend for couples, definitely not for party goersMore
We stayed here for the last week of the season and were allocated the room directly over the bar. It was a nice room with a lovely en suite shower room , but my goodness, it was noisy! Aside from the bar users ( the first night being the worst until 2am), the swing door that the staff use to access behind the bar sounded like a bouncing ball every time it was swung open backwards and forwards. Also, the automated bar shutter being operated at 7.30am and anything up to 2am the next morning for opening and closing really disturbed our sleep :-(
The breakfast was very mediocre with very little choice.
The food from the pool bar was very tasty when we ate there for lunch when we couldn't get out due to the rain!
On the sunny days other guests persisted in getting up early to reserve sun beds which spoils it for everyone else but maybe the hotel could provide a few more and introduce a policy of no sun bed reservation as many hotels do now.
As for Krioplgi itself, we travelled here 10 years ago but found the town shabbier now and had we been staying for longer than a week we would have struggled to find the variety of tavernas etc we like to experience for our evening meal.
(The photo of the hotel on this site is misleading as it shows it right on the beach; it is not, and in reality is about a 10 minute walk downhill)More