Experience bohemian luxury in Mare Monte Thasos, an aristocratic mansion on Greece’s Thassos island
Mare Monte Thasos evokes the sea and the mountains, both of which are contained within the home’s sweeping panorama. Gorgeous floral patterns adorn the walls, and clean whitewashed wood highlights the ocean views, making this charming hotel the epitome of boutique living. An 18th-century mansion is the setting for your boho-chic stay on Golden Beach.
Return from an afternoon stroll along the harbor side to the serenity of your artfully decorated room, where a sumptuous four-poster and a lavish yet understated bathroom await to provide unparalleled moments of relaxation. Savour dishes made from ingredients cultivated in the garden, where bees flit lazily from jasmine bud to lavender flower in the process of producing the hotel’s very own honey. There’s breakfast under the elegant pavilion, sun-downers on the poolside terrace, a luxurious day spa, and a host of other delights in which to revel at Mare Monte.
What we liked the most
- Luxuriating on the white daybed next to the sparkling topaz pool
- Vases of fresh flowers that find their way into the rooms
- Having local lobster delivered directly to the hotel
- Enjoying fresh breakfast next to the hotel’s abundant garden
- The dazzling contrast of sea and mountain from the hotel’s eponymous vistas
The rooms have been crafted to show the refined beauty of the aristocratic residence in its best light. Bright and airy, the decorative touches recall the feeling of being in a fragrant garden and each room retains some of the home’s original 18th-century features.
In this gorgeous room, you can step out of your king-size four-poster and arrive at the poolside terrace in a matter of seconds. Beyond the pool, look out at the contrasting wonders of topaz bay and the lush green hilltops. This spacious suite is resplendent in white with hints of grass green and royal blue and features an elegant dressing table as well as a bright ensuite.
The Superior Room is located at pool level, meaning the breathtaking vista of sea and mountain is visible from the grand windows. Inside, the decor features classic shades of white and blue. With both an indoor and outdoor seating area and a dressing table, this room provides countless opportunities for contemplation and relaxation.
The two Junior Suites are distinguishable by their diverse colour palettes: one in emerald and magenta and the second in soft gold. Their private terraces provide an intimate sanctuary with views into the Aegean sea.
Each of the two Deluxe Suites features a comfortable indoor sitting area and private verandas overlooking the golden beach. One serene in soothing shades of cream and violet and the other featuring hints of pale rose, these suites are bohemian luxury at their finest.
Boasting breath-taking vistas from its privileged position on the highest level, the Executive Suite can sleep three adults or a small family. Understated style abounds, from the original stone wall to the sophisticated chaise-longue. Guests can enjoy a private dinner on the spacious terrace overlooking the sea, or indoors in the kitchen-dining room on more clement evenings.
Comprising a sunny veranda with a view of the sea and an indoor living area, the Summer Home also features an immense king-size bed. Delightful in white-washed wood, the ensuite is unpretentious and chic and the rest of the decor is highlighted by subtle hints of amethyst and sapphire.
Services and facilities
Taste the flavors
The choice to breakfast in your room or on the terrace is yours, but the array of tempting treats is the prerogative of the kitchen. Indulge in a velvety cappuccino and a glass of just-pressed orange juice to invigorate your senses before diving into a selection of juicy fruits, yoghurt with homemade honey, eggs and meats, pastries and fresh bread.
Focus on sustainability
Thyme, the treasured herb, indicates that the property follows local legislation with regards to environment and has implemented a few eco-friendly common practices
Explore the location
Just 700m from the crystal waters of Thassos’s Golden Beach area, Mare Monte is located in the quaint neighbourhood of Agios Mammas. This gorgeous corner of the world is ideal for fans of a romantic evening meal, whether on the beach, in a traditional tavern or in one of the town’s haute cuisine establishments.
Easily accessible from Limenas port, guests can explore the village of Panagia, which is home to some real cultural gems such as the ancient theatre and the archaeological museum. Kavala airport is just 30-minutes away by car.