- One cook, 7-hour work, 6 days a week.
- One receptionist, 7-hour work, 6 days a week.
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of the owner of the hotel, Nikolaos Chatzitheodorou. He was an astute architect, beloved father, and generous hotelier. We only hope that we can serve his memory in the same spirit and integrity as he conducted himself. We thank all of our guests, present, and past for their support and condolences.
Tips for your stay in 2020
Given the special circumstances surrounding the updated hygiene and health and safety requirements, here a few helpful tips and tricks for travelers and guests:
A light linen towel can go a long way. Whether it be for a recliner bed or sunbed at the beach or a simple chair in any situation, you can always use it as a temporary cover if you feel like it.
Have always with you a face cover, a mask or a piece of cloth. They are a proven means of both preventing the spread and protecting against respiratory diseases. In Greece, they are mandatory in certain circumstances (public means of transport, pharmacies, public services, etc.), and obviously for airlines and airports, and restaurant and hotel staff. It is also a sign of empathy and respect.
Prepack your suitcases at least 24hr in advance.
Have a set of clean wipes. Whether you are picking your luggage from the airport or feel uncertain for a surface contact, a clean wipe can give you the ease of mind.
Follow simple hygiene rules and observe social distancing. Along with face masks, these simple practices are by far the most effective.
Observe house rules. Hotels, restaurants, airlines and other service providers have considerably updated and upgraded their operations and procedures, and it will take some time for both customers and providers to adjust. It might feel too much at times, but all is done for everyone’s health and safety and good cooperation always helps.
Don’t worry. Your vacation and your stay should be as comfortable and relaxing as possible, you have earned it, and it is our responsibility to make it equally safe and healthy. If you feel stressed and weary of the situation, just postpone your vacation for a time you know you will enjoy. We will be here to accommodate you and serve you to the best of our abilities.
What we are changing in response to the COVID19.
(Edit: This information is now out of date. Please check our dedicated Health First Certification page for information.)
Here in Greece, the government, authorities, and businesses are making meticulous and careful planning for the ease of the strict quarantine measures, and re-opening of public spaces, shops, restaurants and hotels. Top priority is always the protection of human life, especially of the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions, as well as the containment of the spread. Social distancing is still kept, and masks are strongly encouraged and even mandatory in public transport, supermarkets and taxis.
We know this is going to be a very peculiar and hard time for all of us, but we are putting in place measures to provide a safe and responsible stay for our guests. These are constantly reviewed and adjusted in accordance with hygiene best practices and other protocols in place around the world in the hospitality sector, and will soon be finalized when the domestic standard and protocols are released.
Furthermore, as we are an apartments hotel, we already have some particular benefits like:
Spacious apartments with excellent natural ventilation, and large balconies, and autonomous A/C.
Open-air common corridors.
Full autonomy for our guests, ideal for staycations, self-isolation and social distancing.
No buffets, no mini-bars.
Everything deliverable to your apartment, from groceries to meal deliveries.
We are also introducing the following novel procedures and approaches as follows:
We are limiting availability in order to provide greater distances between guests’ apartments.
We are limiting the use of our elevator to 1 person at a time.
We are employing a 3 day interval between stays in the same apartment.
We are using a full steam cleaning system of our apartments after every check-out on top of normal cleaning procedures.
We have established an opt-out no-housekeeping service for our guests. This means that our guests will be provided with all the necessary cleaning equipment, linen, and towels for the duration of their stay. No-contact collection of laundry, garbage bags will be made outside the apartment door, and no one will enter the apartment during our guests’ stay.
We already have in place no-contact check-in and check-out procedures.
We are shutting down our fitness center for this year.
We are limiting the number of persons in our pool area to six (6) in order to avoid crowding.
We are limiting the number of persons in our roof terrace to eight (8) in order to avoid crowding.
We do have in place self-isolation, quarantine, and tracing protocols in case of suspect cases, and as always, we have a doctor on call 24/7.
We have notices for fundamental hygiene rules for our guests to follow.
We have prescribed a set of rules and procedures for our transfer services partners to implement.
With regards to existing reservations, we understand that a lot of them will not be able to be completed. For this reason, we have introduced a voucher program in line with the recent greek legislature. For full details please visit our relevant page. We urge all guests to consult with their doctors prior to traveling, and for those belonging to vulnerable groups to postpone if possible their plans. We will also be setting up a reward scheme for greek public health personnel recognizing their courageous commitment and service.
We will be together soon.
It is the first time in our history that we are following Easter without any guests. It is peculiar, but also necessary for all our elderly and our admirable health professionals to whom we are grateful. We are prepared for the next day, and we are hopeful that we will be allowed to accommodate our guests very soon, so that next year we can celebrate Easter together. Until then Happy Easter, and #Staysafe.
Organizing your family vacations can always be a challenge. But it does not have to be, certainly not with us in Apollonia.
In fact, Apollonia is the perfect match for families of all sizes and needs. Obviously, our spacious apartments, like the Suite which can accommodate up to 4 persons and the Family Apartment for even larger families of 6, are ideal. Not only they allow families to comfortably stay together, share a snack in the living room but also prepare their meals in fully equipped kitchens and enjoy their dinners together just like you do at home. You no longer have to split parents from children in different rooms far apart, or constantly try to coordinate meals in various tavernas and restaurants. Sometimes staying inside together is great even during your vacation.
However, it is not just the large apartments we offer, but also our experience and all the peripheral services that come in handy for a great family vacation. Baby-cots and feeding chairs for our baby guests are of course provided for free, just like sunscreens and beach towels. For all your transfer needs, our helpful reception staff can always help you arrange a comfortable minivan, not only to and from the airport but also into the city and other areas of interest for daylong excursions. Besides our outdoor swimming pool and assorted water toys, we also offer a small playing and activities area, as well as babysitting services for when you need a little break.
While staying with us in Apollonia in picturesque Varkiza, you do not need to worry anymore about the small things, but instead, you can sit back and enjoy a great and relaxing family vacation as it should be. You and your family deserve it, so contact us now for your special family needs and we will be glad to assist you.
We are currently looking for:
Both openings are until 31st of October. Please send your CV’s at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a cook!
We are looking for a cook, for our breakfast and soon to introduced afternoon dining options. For more info visit the link: https://www.xe.gr/jobs/mageires-sef%7Cad-583354789.html
Happy Hollidays With a Gift!
We want to wish all of our guests from all over the world, peaceful and warm season greetings. This is a time of reflection and family gatherings, but it is also a time for planning and gifting. So, in the spirit of the holidays we would like to offer you a limited 15% discount on our early rates, making your next summer vacation the perfect gift for you and your family.
Just remember to use coupon code* WGIFT on the final step of our online secure booking engine, and you are ready!
*Applicable only for Non Refundable reservations, limited number of promo codes available, the offer will expire on January 5th, cannot be combined with other promo codes.
It has been another long season, and we are happy we completed a number of projects, including refurbishing our pool and public toilets, adding access ramps, installing satellite channels and creating a fully accessible public toilet. We had our good moments and some bad, but we are mostly humbled and grateful for all of our over 4500 guests preference, feedback and generocity. We are looking forward to the next season to offer our services and making new friends.