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Prior to visiting Paros, it took me a while to gauge the pros and cons of staying in Naoussa vs. Parikia, both the main towns of Paros.  As mentioned in the past, Naoussa is a small, quaint, picturesque fishing village, whereas Parikia is a pretty town where tourists generally prefer to stay.  Naoussa has less to do, whereas Parikia offers more to do.  I was torn between the 2 main towns, but I finally based my decision on hotel and chose Naoussa.  My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Saint Andrea Seaside Resort where the owner – Nikos and his staff were so welcoming.  In Paros, Saint Andrea is easily one of the best places to lodge.  I highly recommend it.  saint andrea resort2


Hotel Groundshotel grounds


Indoor Bar + Loungebar   lounge


Pool Areapool area


Complimentary Full Buffet Breakfast… they had everything… sausage, bacon, omelets, pancakes, various breads, cakes, pies, cheese, fruits, cereal, and more!
st andrea breakfast


One Bedroom Land (mountain) View Roomsaint andrea bedroom


Bathroombathroom


Balcony & View from Roomland view


LOCATION
Kolymbithres – Naoussa
Paros, 84401, Greece
(naoussa)

WEBSITE
Saint Andrea Seaside Resort

RECOMMENDED STAY
at least 2-3 nights

VERDICT: 4 / 5
I really enjoyed my stay at the Saint Andrea, but if I had to do it all over again, I’d probably opt for a Sea View Room instead of a Land View.  Unfortunately, for me, a room with a “nice” view makes a big difference.  The hotels in Paros are not as pricy as Mykonos and Santorini, and since I went all out in Mykonos and Santorini, I wanted to cut back on cost where I could, hence I went for a Land View Room instead of a Sea View Room.

The room overall was nice and I had a very comfortable stay.  As I mentioned in the past, when traveling to Europe consider staying at a higher star hotel because European hotel standards are lower than American hotel standards.  The Saint Andrea Resort hotel grounds are beautiful and the rooms are very nice, and they do meet Greek luxury standards.

Additionally, the customer service at the Saint Andrea is impeccable.  The Owner, Nikos, and his staff made our stay very comfortable.  Since the resort is a mile away from the main town of Naoussa, the staff offers complimentary taxi service to the Airport/Port, Kolymbithres Beach, and Naoussa Town until 5 PM.  My husband and I took advantage of this wonderful service.  Also, keep in mind that in both Naoussa and Parikia, most of the major hotels are not typically walking distance to town, but rather a mile away.  In that case, you might as well choose a hotel of your preference and one that offers complimentary pickup/drop-off service at least part of the day.  Doing so will help you cut back on cost while you lodge in a nice hotel.  Overall, I had a fantastic stay and I would most definitely stay here again.

Pros:
Comfortable Stay
Impeccable Customer Service
Excellent Staff – very warm & friendly
Rooms w/Balcony  (huge balconies)
Spacious Rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Complimentary Full Buffet Breakfast
Meets 4 Star Rating
Peaceful/Relaxed Music by the Pool
Complimentary Arrival/Departure Transfers to Airport/Port
Complimentary Taxi Service to Kolymbithres Beach & Naoussa Town before 5 PM
Staff Member walks you to your room

Cons:  
1 Mile from Naoussa Town  (most major hotels are about 1 mile away ~ very common)




Other Luxury Hotel Recommendations in Naoussa/Parikia 
Stelia Mare Boutique Hotel  (Naoussa)
Paros Agnanti Resort  (Parikia)

TELL ME: Have you been to Paros?  If so, where did you stay? 




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14 Comments

  1. Looks beautiful there. I had a 'touch' of Greece in Goa. We stayed in a Greek style of accmommodation! That's as close I'll get to Greece for the moment. Your holiday looks perfect

    1. Thanks Amelia.. Paros was really pretty. Ooohh.. so jealous you went to Goa.. I really wanna visit someday. It's nice that India has a touch of Portugal and France at least… Goa and Pondicherry. 🙂

    1. I know.. breakfast better be included at most places, but these guys were nice enough to throw in free pick up and dropoff since they are a mile away. Thanks!

  2. What an amazing view from the resort. I love the while and cream colors they used to decorate the hotel. You have made me fall in love with Greece , based on your reviews. Can't wait to do a Greece trip one day JC

    1. Thank you JC! The colors of the hotel are very calming, for sure. Greece is amazing, I loved Mykonos and Santorini the most. It is absolute heaven!

  3. What a gorgeous view! I only stayed at one hotel with a balcony and really loved being able to hang outside at night before going to sleep. 🙂

    1. Yeah, I prefer rooms with balconies, especially during the summer. If it's not ridiculously higher, I usually opt for a balcony. 🙂

  4. Gah this was not a good post to read on a Monday morning- all I want to do is stop working and head to a poolside instead…thanks a lot ;)! Was the hotel filled with tourists or was it off-season?

    1. Awww.. sorry.. I'm gonna give everyone a break with my Greece posts… I'll save Santorini for last, maybe in a few weeks.
      It was main season, but the hotel was not that full because Paros is not as popular of an island as Mykonos and Santorini – the other 2 were packed. I'm glad I visited though, else I'd always wonder. 🙂

    1. Yeah, a sea view is always more fun, but always more expensive. A view is so important for me, somehow really affects my mood.