This welcoming, white-painted hotel with varnished pine woodwork, on a quiet street not far from Delphi’s main attractions, is a pleasant surprise and has far more character than its attractive, but not particularly individual, exterior and stone-tiled sitting room might suggest.
The top-floor bedrooms have steeply sloping wood ceilings, in a cosy attic style. Beds and other furnishings are modern, in plain wood, and care has been taken in the choice of brightly-patterned curtains and bedcovers which brighten each room. But the big selling point is the million-dollar view from each balcony, looking down several hundred metres across the ‘sea of olives’ in the valley below, and out across the Gulf of Corinth.
This is far and away the most appealing place to stay in Delphi (which is notaby short of hotels and character, as most visitors stay only one night). As it is only five minutes’ walk from the ruins of ancient Delphi, it is an excellent base for exploring, and the substantial buffet breakfast will keep you going until dinnertime. Owner Costas ‘Babis’ Kourelis is friendly, helpful and speaks good English, and his staff are equally amiable. The hotel’s parking is especially useful since it is often hard to find a place to park on Delphi’s narrow streets.