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Last updated: 26 December, 2022
Expert travel writer: Rachel Howard

Pastel-toned suites with faux antiques, charming staff, and a relaxed vibe characterise this romantic retreat.

Though a popular destination for honeymoons and weddings, it’s also a great choice for families. Most suites sleep 4 and pebbly Plakes beach is literally on the doorstep.

As well as beach refreshments, Tassia’s taverna serves summery Greek comfort food, so you could easily lay low here for days.

But do be aware that the port town is a 10-minute water taxi ride away, or a 45-minute coastal hike if you’re feeling energetic. The hotel has its own wooden caique, Apiliotis, for boat trips to nearby coves and islets.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: Onsite
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Nearby (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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