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So for my somewhat final leg of my first summer traveling escapade, I met a really good friend and spent a couple of days in Mykonos, Greece. Not much to say besides that it was amazing. The people were friendly and beautiful and the food was incredible. Not to sound like Capt. Diva but the beaches were not as amazing as I expected, but the party scene certainly was. Felt a little too old for all the parties as I was ...
... for Mount Zeus ended up being a random turnoff on the road. Luckily we had asked the driver to let us know when it came up, so he stopped for us.
Full of excitement we began our 5km uphill trek to the summit. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous, as our ascent began from above a huge valley full of ancient basilicas and wineries. As we ascended the terrain became quite rough, with fields of rocks covering the path. The only vegetation were thorny shrubs ...
... swell that can be caused by ferries in a hurry.
This turned out to be a pleasant stopover. After BS arrived we explored the waterfront and discovered a great bakery where we bought a supply of bread and cookies the next morning.
Before leaving Vivienne and I took a long early morning walk and were surprised that we saw some very impressive villas. We assumed that this village is a retreat for some well-to-do Greeks from ...
The weather forecast predicted winds of about 4 Beaufort and we left port at about 11 am expecting a short and easy passage to Naousis bay at the north end of Paros island. We had a bit of a challenge leaving as a neighbor's anchor was over our chain. There is a special technique to untangle the chains and anchors and we are becoming an experienced team at perform this maneuver. As soon as we were out of the harbor ...
... up the road to see what was around. There really wasn't much- a few small shops, most of which weren't even open yet, some houses and other hotels, and a view of the coast. On our way back we came across a sign indicating the beach, so we ventured in that direction intending to walk along the beach back to the hotel. It took us along a quiet and sleepy back road. It terminated at a dead end and we retraced our steps back to an alley way that did, indirectly, deliver us to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ostraco Suites Mykonos
My husband and I went to Mykonos last August after the Olympics. When we arrived at Ostraco we just couldn't believed in what we were seeing.
Kristin and I were celebrating our honeymoon traveling through the Greek islands in September of 2004. Being a lesbian couple, we were pleasantly surprised that every place we went we had a wonderful time (especially with the locals), however, the personal attention we were given at the Ostraco was without comparison. Stella and Fotis were the best!!! We felt they became friends during our stay and the other guests were extremely accepting and full of life. Fotis's special cocktail was to die for and Stella's "Whatever you like" was the typical response to most of our needs or questions. We were so very sad when we had to leave. We often think about our time in Greece and miss our new found friends. Maybe someday we will return, but Stella and Fotis...you are always welcome in our home!!!! Come and visit Oregon! We would love to have you!! Thanks for everything,
I am very sad with the reviews
Hi From Paris
I don't know why this people writing all that bad thins.
My stay at Ostraco was super(10/7/04 - 21/07/04) , my room was warm and clean and the pool area was very relaxing place.
The breakfast was big with many traditional plates and very good quality, and late
(8 to 12:30).
I am very sad with all this review.
I will go buck to Ostraco.
I went to Mykonos last summer with my daughter Alexandra. It was the first visit of my daughter to Greece and I wanted her to have a great time in the country that her father was born.
As many people on that page we too were absolutly disappointed arriving at Ostraco: the hotel lies right next to two busy roads and is fare from beeing a quiet retreat, first they gave us a very poor room but we were upgraded after we complained.
The pool area as the rest of the public grounds were very badly kept and didn't really invite to lay down and relaxed. Glass tables, "white" cusions and carpets were completly dirty as the breakfast area, cuttlery and plates. One poor waiter had to keep up breakfast service which he couldn't achieve understandably.
We change hotel as soon as we could!
Nothing like the website
As regular visitors to Mykonos we went for the Ostraco Suites based on some favourable reviews, and on the quality of the website, (Fantastic looking and stylish rooms etc). And as such we were prepared to pay a premium for the 'Hip' factor. However, as already noted in other reviews on this site, the rooms shown to us were basic by any Greek standards. (Nothing like the pictures in the promotional material). Clean and functional yes, but misleading, and NOT worth the extra cash.
Also, as already noted, no pickup from the airport as promised.
This one is a lottery, do you feel lucky?
Not impressed by this place at all, especially for the high price I paid. A number of issues to point out:
I would like to say that Ostraco suite is very very good.
Is very relaxing and comfortable.
I think the rooms are more than good and beautiful.
I liked the service, the staff was very friendly and professional.
It is a family resort with very good rooms and service
We were disapointed...
The website and the people are nice, but.... . First of all, the first room given to us, was awful, old and unpleasant, nothing compared to what we saw on their website. After one night they were nice enough to apologize and change us to another room. The second room was more like we were expecting. Secondly, I must notice that the breakfast, already included, was very poor in terms of variety and service. There is only one person to take care of all the tables and buffet, which is clearly insufficient. Finally, and worst of all, we were impressed by the carelessness with the dishes, glasses and cutlery that were dirty and old. I have to say that in Mykonos it is easy to find better at that price.