We fully understand some of the reviews on here good and bad.. We stayed as a couple.. The room was in fairness tiny and in need of updating.. On the flip side we were never going to cook in the room and only ever going to sleep in it.. How much room do you need to sleep and who cares what it looks like when your asleep?? If you do then frankly it isn't the place for you if you don't then it's a decent base to explore what has to be one of the most beautiful Islands on the planet.. The owner is very proud of his garden and I take the point in another review that he should pay a little less attention to that and a little more to the fabric of the building.. All in all we loved Thassos.. Do we tell stories of how beautiful the island is?? YES.. Do we tell stories of the fantastic hotel we stayed in?? NO.. But on reflection we didn't pay thousands for the holiday so realistically we shouldn't of expected the Ritz.. We had a good stay however with no problems..More
We lasted a week in this disgraceful accommodation. A room the size of a cupboard that was dark dingy and smelled of damp. We paid for our own apartment for the second week as Thompsons could not move us despite agreeing with our complaints . We got some compensation but not enough to make up for the worst holiday in Greece we have had to date. I won't go into personal details about the owner; but be prepared for a challenge . Not my idea of suitable apartments for Thomsons to be selling . More
Fantastic base, friendly owner
Only 5 minutes walk from ferry, a minute or so from two supermarkets, bakery, and butchers. Accommodation basic but very reasonable for cost. Beds firm but comfortable. private balcony. despite other comments, no extra cost for safe deposit. Free WiFi. Cleaner came every day, fresh linen and towels twice a week. Pool fresh and welcoming. Hotel next door sells drinks to have in the gardens. Close to bus station for day trips around the island. Always a smile and warm welcome form Dimitri. Very quiet apart from the local cockerel.More
Small room but still had great time
Like a recent review we booked Villa Eden on the back of pretty good reports from last year and were also slightly concerned by the more recent ones from this year. Our Room No.3 was one of the small ones but we were not too worried as we didn't plan to spend a lot of time in it. We were also not bothered by the very basic catering equipment as the only meals we prepared were breakfast which comprised of Greek Yogurt and fruit. Showering without flooding the bathroom was a challenge but it's just a case of adapting to the conditions. The bed was comfortable and the balcony had a nice outlook onto the gardens.
The owner Dimitri also has come in for some varied reviews but as we can only speak as we find he was always very friendly to us with hand shakes and hugs whenever we met.
Charges for the air conditioning and safe has been a problem for some reviewers, but thanks to Trip Advisor posts we got into barter mode from the off and settled on a price we were both happy with. It's worth mentioning that the safe was very small and wouldn't take our ipad. Any gripes about these charges should be mentioned to the Thompson rep. who was always helpful.
We loved the island, and hired a Fiat Panda which was great for the main perimeter road but not for some of the beach roads which were pretty rocky and we ended up swapping it for a small jeep to get to the more isolated beaches.
Water Taxis are available daily from Thassos Town to some of the beaches.
The Tavernas are great and if you don't fancy a 15 minute walk into Town the ones close to the Ferry Terminal are excellent. The main bonus of this property is its location, close to everything and quiet. A well stocked supermarket is only two minutes away. Overall we had a great holiday.More
Basic Typical Greek Accommodation in a great location
We stayed at Villa Eden for 2 weeks from 29th of May to 12th of June 2016. We were in room 3, which is one of the older rooms that are yet to be renovated by the owner. Our room was perfectly adequate for 2 weeks and 2 people sharing a double bed. There was no 3rd single bed. There was not much space around the bed but enough to move freely. There was adequate storage for our belongings (we stored our cases under the bed and on the wardrobe). The kitchen area is cramped and needs better light. It is just enough to fry or boil simple food. There is no oven or grill. There is a toaster and a kettle and just enough crockery and cutlery for 2. You will need to provide a sharp knife if you intend doing any cooking. We took a small hand towel too so that we didn't dirty the bath towels with food stains.
The property is located just outside of the main resort but within easy flat walking distance. It takes just a few minutes to reach the nearest bars, restaurants and tavernas. There are 2 supermarkets very close by. One in each direction from the entrance. One is a big modern chain the other a small tourist shops but both are very convenient.
There are loads of great places to eat and drink in Thassos Town. Too many to list, but our favourite bars were Drift Beach Bar and Karnagio both in the old harbour area. The best restaurant was nearer the new harbour. It's called Mesogeios. Their food was just excellent. For simple snacks I can recommend Masabuka in the shopping street.
Thassos Island is fabulous. Loads of archaeological sites in Thassos Town and a nice museum for history buffs. Loads of beaches around the island. In Scala Rochini we found Arriba Chill Out Beach Bar, which we loved. There are also some wonderful old mountain villages like Maries and Kastro. We hired a car for a week and drove everywhere on the island that had a decent road.
Haggle with Dimitris the owner for things like the safe charge and air conditioning (if you need it, we didn't in early June ). Rooms 6 & 8 are upstairs and look over the pool and are brighter and newer and have either a single and a double or 3 single beds. They are better because the kitchen area is slightly larger too. They have a sea view (in the distance, through a gap).
Rooms 9 to 13 are all nice and modern and the 2 I saw (9 & 13) were both large with 3 berths.
Also the rooms have a balcony but the sun doesn't reach some of them. I think 6 & 8 get sun in the afternoon.
The pool is small but clean with a number of loungers. It was very quiet when we were there. At busy periods it could get crowded.
This is a nice place to stay as long as you realise that it offers basic Greek accommodation. No shower curtains.
The maid cleans daily and provides clean towels and bedding frequently and makes the beds. If you need anything fixed Dimitris will fix it straight away.
There is a bar with snack food. We rarely used it. It stopped serving at 6 pm. It probably does more in the high season. The pool is safe for children. There are lots of plants and trees in the grounds.
Take mosquito spray and use it all day, not just at night, if you are prone to being bitten. More