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The delightful Doupiani House has the lot: spotless, tastefully decorated rooms, with balconies or garden access...
The well-managed Alsos House has a communal kitchen, laundry service and great views of the rocks from the massive terrace and rooms. It’s 500m from the centre and a stone's throw from wonderful walking paths...
This 1990s-style place is a dated, but consistent, fallback.
While it doesn’t boast a wide-angled panoramic view, this handsome place between Kastraki and Kalambaka receives accolades for its elegant, tidy rooms and high service standards. Prices vary according to the views.
Slick and cool sums up this place – think designer-style touches throughout the rooms, bar and common areas, and an up-close-and-personal rock experience. Plus there’s a tidy garden to relax in post-activities...
For an upmarket experience (with varied reviews about service), try this handsomely converted mansion. Significantly cheaper outside high season.
This rambling upmarket chain hotel is of the heavy-drape-thick-carpet variety with professional receptionists. However, it's showing signs of wear and tear...
Named after Philippos II of Macedon (382–336 BC, for those interested), this respectable spot has professional staff and a large foyer, but little else that alludes to a grand history. Rooms are basic, but neat.
One of Volos' few real budget hotels, it offers simple rooms with few frills. The upside is its close proximity to the port. Rooms at the rear are €10 less.
On a quiet cul-de-sac below the rocks, this is a reliable budget option. Reports of great breakfasts with home-grown produce. Guests have use of a swimming pool at a relative's large hotel.
This well-managed place has a traditional look, especially with the beamed ceilings and stained glass of the spacious upper-floor rooms (great views).
Dating from 1914, this restored and spacious neoclassical hotel is filled with traditional memorabilia, including old telephones and beautiful rugs. It’s just opposite the river.
This vine-adorned hotel has spacious tile-and-wood rooms, balconies and overhead fans, making it good value. It’s opposite the beach as you enter Horefto.
Should you linger in Larissa, you’ll find large rooms decorated with the owner’s paintings at this dated, but adequate, business-style hotel, located between Plateia Kentriki (Central Sq) and Ethnarhou Makariou.
Along with its appealing location away from the street, this has dated but pleasant pastel-toned rooms, though bathrooms are smallish. Breakfast is served on a vine-shaded terrace overlooking the sea.
This boutique lodging, with a great boardwalk location near the quay, is smart and modern, with handsome rooms. Its central location can mean noise, however. The rooftop bar has the best night views of the harbour.
This simple, unpretentious but comfortable pine-clad spot is surrounded by the friendly owners' garden. It's 50m down a small path off the main road (signed in Greek).
This restored classic mansion balances history and comfort in grand fashion (read elaborate rooms). The veranda is anchored by a 3000L chestnut wine barrel.
Marabou Hotel is a comfortable hotel with an expansive veranda. It's perched on a green hillside 250m from the beach (a track provides a shortcut). Meals available in high season. Open all year.
An elegant in-town spot near the beach with studio and apartments.
Try this rambling hotel for wood-beamed ambience and massively comfortable rooms. The lobby restaurant features boar chops and venison stew among its gamey offerings.
Platanias' first-ever hotel, and one that put the small resort on the map, this pretty hotel, the entrance of which is framed by rose bushes, offers a no-nonsense, clean experience...
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