"Comfortable accommodation, restful sleep, delicious homemade Greek breakfast": through this triptych, Amymone Suites defines and recommends itself to its guests. However, when you stay in one of its 7 luxurious rooms and junior suites, you realize that the triptych unfolds in front of you and within you, transforming into a multifaceted accommodation experience in charming Nafplio.
As I walk from the public parking lot by the harbor towards the picturesque alley of Othonos, I think that Nafplio aught to have deserving, appropriate hotels. Those that write their own history, respecting the past and the future of this blessed place. One of them is -I write this with certainty- Amymone Suites. Before I meet its owner, Dimitra Kostopoulou and her son Panagiotis at the reception, I steal a few minutes from our appointment to capture the double entrance door, observing the doorknob and the laurel wreath that adorns it. With my gaze up, I observe the external facade of the design boutique hotel, with walls dressed in the beige of the rope, the white windows basking in the light of this Sunday afternoon, and a climbing plant starting from the ground floor and reaching high, gently touching the balcony of the second floor.
The charming Dimitra, who greets you with a warm 'good morning,' is not only the owner of Amymone Suites but also of Amymone Guesthouse, Adiandi boutique hotel, and the Wild Duck restaurant. She unlocks the entrance, allowing a delightful fragrance and a positive aura to envelop my senses. We ascend a grand, impressive staircase, with oversized metal fixtures by the Italian artist Francesco Moretti creating a theatrical scene, a path towards light, an elevation of the soul. To our right, a marble trough has gained a second life, now serving as an original library providing us food for the mind.
The eternal sunshine of a beautiful mind
With Dimitra as my guide and Panagiotis, the doors to the 7 suites open, one by one, before my astonished eyes, like gates to small paradises, each ready to reveal to you its own personal story...
I've been to countless aesthetically pleasing accommodations, primarily bearing the signature of a talented interior designer. However, here, I can't help but praise the unique aesthetic criterion of the owner, who seeks, envisions, creates, combines, elevates art, and highlights the charm of the old, resulting in an effortless outcome of cozy luxury.
With respect to the history of the old mansion and a spirit of artistic creative upcycling, a mirror was crafted from the wood of the old floors, a piece of furniture encloses the steps of the old staircase within it, a slightly diagonal wooden beam has become an original open closet, and a find from a textile factory has been transformed into a delightful light fixture.
The careful selection of earthy tones and natural materials creates a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation, serving as the ideal canvas to highlight the unique works of art. Above the impeccably made beds, Moretti's paintings (one in each suite) transport you into symbolism and dreams, while furniture such as a chair with cow print or Aztec pattern nods to contemporary design.
In these bright rooms (due to natural light, as well as inspiration), the simplicity of minimalism fully harmonizes with the rustique chic style, where nothing shouts, but only whispers the eternal sunshine of a beautiful mind.
I push aside the flowing curtains flirting with the sea breeze, and let my gaze wander for a while at the harbor, the Acronafplia castle, the charm of the old town, as the conversation with lovely Dimitra flows effortlessly, as if we've known each other for a long time.
A breakfast like a mother's caress
You've enjoyed a good, restful sleep in your Coco Mat bed, just stepped out of the shower, and wrapped in your fluffy bathrobe, you gaze at the view of old Nafplio. Your day couldn't start more perfectly, you think. And yet! A rich homemade Greek breakfast awaits you on the ground floor of the Wild Duck restaurant. Sit comfortably in the elegant and cozy space of the restaurant and feel the care through handmade flavorful choices crafted by the people at Wild Duck, using fresh family-produced ingredients.
You can order your favorite coffee, enjoy a hot herbal infusion or a mountain tea, but don't forget to get some extra energy and a hearty dose of Argolis by sipping freshly squeezed orange juice, from oranges straight from the family orchard. Pair it with the sourdough bread, baked in the wood-burning oven by Grandma Patra (Dimitra's mother-in-law), and spread a spoonful of homemade jam or some local honey. Combine the graviera, feta, anthotiro and your yogurt (all made with local sheep's milk) with fresh seasonal fruits and handmade crackers or charcuterie. Try the omelet with eggs from Grandma's hens to understand (or remember) what true flavor and authentic deliciousness are.
And of course, a Greek breakfast buffet without pies is unthinkable, especially when they are all homemade! Try the lazy cheese pie and spinach pie, made by the hotel's girls with their own hands. There are also sweet options like orange pie (a specialty of Argolis that you must not miss), milk pie, chocolate pie, as well as bougatsa, pancakes, cakes, cookies and breadsticks. The buffet is truly rich, and the list is endless. Friendly advice: don't forget to try the dakos with cheese and tomato jam made by Dimitra, a gourmet revelation! And if it's very cold outside, warm yourself up with a plate of homemade sour "trahana", Grandma Patra's specialty, also handmade and delicious.
I could come to Amymone Suites just for its breakfast, I admit. What a joy, however, to find in one place everything your soul desires: tranquility, harmony, authenticity, care, and the Greece you love. Wrapping up our conversation with Dimitra, I also booked a suite for a romantic getaway for two. I won't tell you which of the 7 I chose. I'll keep my personal story well-guarded, but I will spread the reputation of Amymone Suites everywhere. Dimitra, I declare myself grateful...
Did you know that?
In Greek mythology, Amymone is one of the 50 daughters of Danaus, known as the Danaides. Before her marriage to Egelados (who was killed on their wedding night), Amymone and her sisters were sent to find water because Poseidon had dried up all the springs in the area, following the Argolis region coming under the protection of the goddess Hera. Ultimately, the god revealed to Amymone the springs of Lerna, from which the Argolic plain still draws water today. The two of them had a son named Nafplios.
Deluxe Suite or Superior Deluxe with a sea view, Superior Deluxe with an Acronafplia view, Superior Double or Deluxe Junior Suite with an old town view, Queen Suite with a view of Bourtzi or Deluxe Attic with a castle view? It's a tough choice, because all 7 suites are exceptional. Explain to Dimitra whether you will be 2 or 3 people and which view you prefer, and rest assured you will be perfectly satisfied.
Apart from the rich breakfast, I recommend enjoying a dinner at the exceptional Wild Duck eat & drink and ending with a dreamy cocktail.
The prices at Amymone Suites are value for money.
7 Single and Double Suites - 2 Triple - 2 Quadruple
All year round
License Number: 1131058