Zannos Melathron5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
ok did not get around to make a get away for our 20th or 25th Anniversary so this time wanted to make sure we did for our 30th. so chose Santorini and Zannos Marathron for the location - and were not disappointed. first of all got an email from the hotel on whether we wanted a pick up and any special requirements. Glad we did - it was seamless - on arrival some one was really there waiting for us - and soon we wee at the bottom of the hill of the hotel with many steps up with big bags (week stay) - no worry Marcos the donkey would take out bags up we just needed to take ourselves up. Walking through the various narrow path ways up to the top......and you can appreciate 0n of the best view over Santorini..........great start. On arrival got greater by Panos - great guy works so hard and everything we asked for he delivered and really good recommendations. He also. upgraded us from 1 bedroom to a 2 bedroom very spacious suite with 2 bath rooms and two bedrooms and small food preparation area. We arrived late so to bed and to wake up looking out on the spectacular views - even better having breakfast with such a view in the sunshine - with a really nice breakfast every day with a great selection and good quality food - with great breakdown basket to start with all sorts of surprises every day. Good start to the day. We had a late flight out on Saturday and since not fully booked Pannos arranged check out really late in the day for no charge a dos could enjoy a full day then a shower and leave - so even a relaxing exit for us until we tripled to board easy jet and that became a night mare (but that's a different 24hr+ comedy which should of been 6 hrs nothing to do with the hotel etc) Sakis one of the guys also made some great recommendation and such a nice guy as other people said the place is great quirky but great and fantastic memories - but the staff make it - they will leave you alone if you want to be alone, they will chat with you if you want to chat, that give only the best recommendations - and they ensure you have a relaxing time - great guys, Notes - was not sure of Pygros location initially despite fantastic view of the Island since one of highest spots - it is quieter and peaceful . But on visiting the other places they are very nice but either - like Fera/Oia to busy and not relaxing - beaches are nice but with probably one of the prettiest/interesting islands the beaches are good but not spectacular and further away. conclusion end of holiday Pyros great spot since you can choose beach day or shopping/restaurants/cocktails etc of the others. Great location . - Sakis recommendation of walking from feta to Oia was great amazing walk around 11 km 3-4 hrs - in good shoes/with drink and camera - one of our top walks in the world. - wow the hotel has a real interesting spar - really really great - I am not into these normally but great massage in a great place - think would be great if they did more with this.. - like most interesting hotels on hills and in side of the caldera Rome rooms are set inside the hill - this means they has windows in the. Front with the view but are set back so they are dark - initially we were not so sure but clearly it is one of the quirky things of Santorini from hotels and locations with true character. - recommend hiring a car - since buses go through Pygros and time table we could never get right and waited at least 30-40 mins - Pyros rentals was excellent Rita gave us great service and some additional excess hours. - Pannos recommendation of the Cat cruise was perfect great afternoon put great crew - bit pricey but great memory. - eat lots of salads etc but no one could beat the sales of Tranquilo in Perissa massive really really tasty salads and food. Brightly coloured place with hippy almost Jamican vibe with hammocks and cool you guys brilliant place to eat and relax. All in all if you want to relax chill, in a beautiful island in a hotel which is authentic not high rise etc, without hassle and bustle of people but with great but relaxed service with spectacular views and with good accessibility then it's a great place to be. Pannos/Sakis team thanks for great experience and thanks for memories that stay with us - until next time
My partner, his adult son and I had a wonderful 6 nights here last week. From the friendly welcome from Pannos, the services of the unforgettable donkey Marcos (and Victor!), who stole my heart, to the lovely Maria and Sakis who were so friendly at breakfast... Thank you! It was a bit like being welcomed into a friend's home. Yummy food, friendly people, breathtaking location. The only weak point was the very old shower plumbing. It was a challenge! But we conserved water and had lots of private jacuzzis from our "honeymoon suites" ☺️
Great staff and fabulous hotel. The staff bent over backwards for us, always happy and nothing was ever too much. We stayed in a suite which was lovely and would definitely reccommend to anyone. There were some lovely restaurants in short walking distance and everything seemed easy and relaxing. Will come here again!
I wouldn't book this again if they offered it for $20.00 The honeymoon suite has a 10-15G hot water boiler, not enough to fill the tub with hot water, the pool was dirty, the hot tub didn't work at all, the internet barely worked in the foyer and was non existent anywhere else, it was a 3-6minute hike from the parking lot, the male staff were greasy julios, there was rust all around! Do not stay here! We called front desk, he never showed up until the next day. The worst money ever spent on a hotel anywhere
This was an amazing experience from beginning to end. Starting from meeting the donkey in the village square to take our luggage on its known route without asking up the narrow lanes and stairways to this magnificent villa. We felt like royalty throughout but the staff were always approachable, friendly and funny and never stuffy. We had drinks after our journey the reception hall and then taken to our huge room carved into the mountain with living area in front, bedroom behind and bathroom behind that, all of a very good size. Then steps up to our private terrace and jacuzzi with beautiful views over the whole island and steps again to the hotel pool (although this was a little cold!). Food was amazing. Lovely breakfast of greek specialities on the terrace with amazing views or in the conservatory style dining room. And lovely dinners too, we ate in on several evenings and often gazed on a glorious sunset. We were give lots of free goodies, wine, cocktails, dinner, spa treatment, and really enjoyed them all. Thank you so much to all the staff who made our honeymoon such a special experience!
We went there for our honeymoon. Absolutely stunning. Staff was great. Food was delicious and various. It's in Pyrgos, which also is quiet and serene, and not crowded with tourists. Honestly can say that it's the perfect honeymoon destination.
Firstly thank you to Pannos and his staff for just amazing hospitality - you absolutely made our 5 days something really special. We booked this as an adult short break leaving the kids at home, and we will be booking again next year. We landed at 730pm - arrived at the hotel for 8pm, had a welcome drink (after having had the luggage carried up by the donkey), and were in our jacuzzi overlooking the caldera (just spectacular) with a welcome bottle of wine by 815pm. In the 15 minutes between Pannos had taken us to our room (Lola) / cave which was well appointed with everything you could need and told us to relax and come and see him in the morning and he would help us make the most of our stay. So recommendations 1) Hire a quad (35 euros for a day) and go around the island 2) The catamaran trip (95 euro) for 5 hours around the caldera is fantastic - it's semi private so there are a dozen of you with plenty of room to lie on the catamaran nets and relax 3) Santos Winery at sunset - undescribable - but I will have a go - you are sat at the top of the cliff overlooking the caldera, with 270 degree views, watching the most amazing colours as the sun sets. In front of you is your choice of 12 or 18 glass wine-tasting (each with 60ml wine) with tasting notes and nibbles (goats cheese olives and bread)....it was absolute paradise In between we relaxed on our sun terrace with mind-blowing views, dunked in and out of the jacuzzi, and just chilled The breakfast at the hotel is fantastic - all a la carte and all exceptional quality - there is something special about being sat on a terrace on your own with amazing views.......That's one thing that is so special about this hotel - you very rarely see any other guests - it's like your own romantic wonderland. In our package we also had champagne (not prosseco or cheap sparkling wine) cocktails at sunset a massage each in the spa as well as the welcome drinks - all were great A few tips 1) Don't take kids - it's not for them as there are too many hills and they would just spoil the adult enjoyment 2) Take trainers or comfy shoes as there are just steps after steps after steps 3) Do go and see some of the amazing churches and buildings locally 4) Do venture out for restaurants - a transfer is 10 euros but it's well worth it - the quality of restaurants is fabulous 5) Explore the island - it is beautiful I have been many many places and stayed in many high quality hotels For uniqueness, the views and the hospitality this rates in the top three. Just fantastic We can't wait to go back
I can not stress enough how special and amazing this hotel is. From accomadation to staff treatment it has it all. So impressed with everyone's attentiveness and hotels position is fantastic. We loved our stay and miss the hotel and island like crazy. Thanks Joanna; Carlos and team x
We visited Zannos for 3 nights and the place was excellent, the staff are very friendly and made our stay that much better. I would certainly recommend Zannos to anyone and will be going again in the near future. Our room was great and we also had our own private hot tub, the room was very clean and had all the amenities needed.
Ok so there are a re a couple of things you need to know about Greece before I start this, their hotel star system is not the same as the rest of Europe and their plumbing is different (you can't flush the toilet paper it needs to be put into a bin beside the toilet) so lets put that aside at the start. Now to the review, OMG I loved this place the people the atmosphere the accommodation everything. It starts as the cab driver drops you off there are no roads to the old part of the village its from an era pre-car :) So the taxi driver phones ahead and you are met by a donkey called Marcos and his guardian, Marcos is loaded with your luggage and takes it up the hill to the hotel all on his own he know the way and is keen to get their (he has a lovely nature). The staff will meet you and check you in with a glass of the native desert wine (it is really moreish lol). The main house is stunning both in appearance and location. We were given a junior suit so it had a sofa bed in it in addition to the main bed. The room itself has been calved out of the bedrock it is lined plastered and painted but is certainly a unique experience. It is clean and the bathroom has a shower/ bath and ample hot water there is a mini bar and hot plate in this room. the normal rooms situated around the pool have hot tubs outside them and offer a stunning view across the island. There are towels provided for the pool area which is situated just down from the breakfast area. The breakfast is served between 8 and 12 so no need to rush and the guys on breakfast duty are fun and full of life so definitely give you a feeling of being looked after in a very Greek family kind of way. We loved the place and would recommend it to anyone, if you love Greece you will love this hotel , the people and Marcos :D) (don't forget an apple for him though he loves them)
Located in Pyrgos, Zannos Melathron is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Santo Winery and Art Space Santorini. This 16-room, 5-star hotel has private in-room spa tubs along with free breakfast and a winery. Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Archaeological Museum are also nearby.
Start your day off right with a free breakfast served from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. This hotel serves as home to a fine-dining restaurant, which has ocean views and specializes in Greek cuisine, along with a cocktail bar. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
The 16 recently renovated accommodations feature kitchenettes and furnished patios, and there's space to spread out with separate bedrooms and sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Select Comfort beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include private spa tubs, sofa beds, and minibars.
A local mainstay since 1750, Zannos Melathron offers a winery, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free offsite parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 30 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.
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80% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 200 reviews