Halkidiki for me is a destination that combines many. Its beaches compete with the beaches of the Ionian and Cycladic islands, while it is an ideal vacation spot for both couples and families with young children. Ever since I can remember I always went to Halkidiki for vacations and what I remember is the amazing hospitality, the clear blue crystal waters of its beaches, that most of them have been awarded the Blue Flag, but also its food. This year it is true there are many who choose places to spend their holidays, which can be reached by road and not by plane or boat. Undoubtedly one of them is Halkidiki. Also, what travelers look for is to find apartments or villas so that their stay is safe and they are in the area only with their relatives or friends.
On the beach of Vergia, which is a suited point for those who want to explore Halkidiki, this summer a brand new complex consists of five apartments with minimal decoration and hotel facilities makes its appearance. Lofos Apartments is the ideal accommodation for those seeking a comfortable and carefree holiday. Their owner, Theofanis Markopoulos, and his family, is the first time they are involved in tourism and want to make travelers feel at home, providing them with everything they need for their vacation.
Lofos Apartments: Their name and philosophy
The renovation of the fully equipped apartments was completed in March 2021 and now its owners are ready to welcome foreign and Greek tourists who want to enjoy the Greek hospitality, the sun and the seas of Halkidiki. Their name came from the hill (“lofos” in Greek) of Vergia. “It is the characteristic element of the area, as it is a city with several archeological findings that are accessible to the public and from there we were inspired to give a characteristic name to the apartments for tourists to remember.”
As for their philosophy? Surely people who choose to spend their holidays in an apartment, wants to feel at home. They do not want the impersonal element that usually prevails in big hotels. “Because we ourselves like traveling, we know more or less what a tourist or a traveler wants during their stay in a place. So, we thought, to offer something affordable, something familiar, so that they feel comfortable and enjoys their vacation. That is why we chose minimal and modern decoration so that our apartments are accessible to as many people as possible.”
Lofos Apartments: Five brand new apartments for families and couples
Five brand new apartments for families, friends and couples on the beach of Vergia, are waiting for travelers to enjoy a comfortable and carefree stay in one of the most beautiful places in Greece, Halkidiki. “The 3 are around 35 square meters and can accommodate up to 4 people, ideally a family with two children, the third is a studio of 30 square meters for two people and a larger one, which can accommodate two families with their children, i.e. eight people “.
The predominant colors are white and brown, with the exception of the sofas that each apartment has one of a different color to be its characteristic. The paintings that decorate the walls, are of a well-known artist of the area, who chooses the modern and surreal painting to give intensity to the spaces.
The kitchen of each apartment is fully equipped and functional with electrical appliances and of course the necessary utensils. The rooms are provided with all linen, towels and sheets, so that the visitor does not have to worry about them. “In our large apartment there is a washing machine, while we also have a shared one for the other guests of the other apartments.”
Lofos Apartments: Services and Cleaning
During our holidays, we may not have time to watch TV, but each apartment has a Smart TV with Netflix and free wi-fi. Upon entering, as a welcome box, the visitor will find a bottle of wine but also a bottle of tsipouro, the traditional Greek beverage, typical of the area, made by local producers. In this way, mainly foreign tourists will get to know the Greek element. “We like the hospitality and we will do everything we can to keep the guest happy during their stay at Lofos Apartments”.
The truth is that anyone who wants to stay in apartments, knows better than anyone that they are covid free accommodation, since there are no common areas. “Guests will find their apartment spot clean. During their stay we will provide them with the sheets and towels that they will need and from there we will provide all the necessary cleaners so that they can take care of their own cleanliness.”
Sights to visit
Characteristic of the beach of Vergia is an earthen hill on its south side. In the present settlement, the Early Christian and Byzantine city of Vrya (Veria) has been found with several archeological findings. Part of the area has been designated an archaeological site. Today it is a municipal district of the Municipality of Kallikratia.
Vergia is a suited point for exploring other parts of Halkidiki. Kallithea, one of the most cosmopolitan areas but also of archaeological interest, Afitos, which is a very picturesque settlement with traditional houses and wonderful beaches, the Cave of Petralona, which unfortunately for the last two years is under maintenance, the ancient Olynthos, built in a fertile plain, but also the beaches-diamonds, are some of the places you must visit. “One hundred meters from the complex we have an organized beach, which has been awarded the Blue Flag. Also, the surrounding areas have amazing beaches, such as Nea Kallikratia. For those who want to take a calm swim, we recommend the small beach located at 20 meters”.
For those who come from abroad and wish to visit Thessaloniki, it will only take them thirty to forty minutes to reach the city center center!
Lofos Apartments, which belongs to the family of Theofanis Markopoulos, aims to put its own little stone in Greek hospitality. With the mood and love of its owners, the brand new complex seeks to start the season dynamically with bookings from both Greeks and foreign travelers. “Our goal is for our guests to spend their holidays in a family atmosphere, since the area is very quiet with families with small children. This way they will get to know who the summer in the Greek province looks like”.