“an offer that you cannot refuse, a retreat for everyone.”

The road is pretty straight. You cannot go wrong. From Thessaloniki it took us about three hours, which made me to consider that it is not far away destination for anyone coming from Balkan countries. For others, Alexandroupoli has an airport.

The city is huge. The streets are narrow and everything looks pretty modern. When I told to my friends that I am going to Alexandroupolis they told me that I am wasting my time. I tried to google and to find destination to visit – failed. There was nothing. However, the fact that Turkey is nearby and the possibility that we will find the mixture of two cultures made me curious. For any case I made myself ready that maybe there is only possibility that we can stroll the town and enjoy the beautiful complex of hotel the whole stay.

” Welcome to Ramada Plaza Thraki Hotel “

The dark colored hair girl welcomed us with the smile. The check- in took about a minute and we were on the way to the room. I couldn’t wait to jump into the bed and dive into the soft sheets.  At the hall everything was decorated in modern minimalist style but again elegant and luxurious. Just enough to make you to feel special. The room was the same.

The king size soft bed made me to have a struggle to decide whether to sit outside on the balcony and to enjoy the view, or to lay longer in the bed.  It was the real battle specially in the morning when the first sun rays were coming.  It was so peaceful. You could even hear the sound of the sea.

If you are a gadget freak, do not worry. The room is equipped with a lot of electricity stocks as well as with LCD TV which easily could be connected with your phone or tablet.  Here, everything is on your disposal.  In case you would like to stay longer in the room, Ramada Thraki has an awarded restaurant.  I chose another option and it was to dine on the terrace of Allegro restaurant and to dive into rich buffet breakfast. 

At Ramada, the breakfast lasts longer than in other hotels. Also the waitress is constantly refilling the plates.. I was saying to my boyfriend that I have a wish to eat almonds that morning when one of the waiters heard me and in less than a minute, I found a bowl in front of me.  “Be careful what you wish for, because maybe you will get it!” the quote suits this hotel.  Also the staff speaks English and Turkish fluently, and some of them are speaking Serbian and Bulgarian.

The diversity for the breakfast is a paradise for food lovers. From traditional Greek recipes till international flavors. Everything is mixed and combined in order to make guest satisfied.  If you are staying here, do not miss to try bougatsa and chocolate cake. I couldn’t have enough of them!

As in the night, we were savoring the delicious dishes, dancing accompanied with the live Greek music and the sunset in the background, in the morning we were waiting to jump into the stunning infinity pool overlooking the blue waters of the Aegean sea.

If you chose to have all inclusive service, the waiter will be on your disposal all day long.  Sipping the colorful cocktails and refreshing Greek coffees, you will forget the idea about the time.  At the pool, there is also the lifeguard who will take care that everything is under control and if you are traveling with kids that they are safe.


Ramada Plaza Thraki  www.ramadaplazathraki.com 

Yes, Ramada has a lot of activities for younger ones but also for older. I waited in a line to play a chess in the afternoon hours with one Serbian family. For more sporty ones, there is also a volleyball court, the place for outdoor activities and the children’s playground. I told you, the hotel is a couple friendly but also family friendly. The first moment we enter, I realized that in the future I want to be back here with my family.  You wouldn’t have to worry about safety or enough entertainment ! The place to leave your thoughts to relax…

In case you want to let yourself to be spoiled – I am undoubtedly – you can isolate yourself and have that alone time. The awarded spa center is absolutely amazing! I would become the biggest fan during the colder days, but now I decided to visit between the days when I wanted to chill off from the sun.  Need to tell you that the prices are pretty affordable for the service it offers. And as everything here – the spa is huge! People will welcome you with the smile and give you a small introduction about the product they use. The hotel has also a gym,  I didn’t visit it. I wanted to explore the spa and to not waste a moment to arrive to that zen moment! 

“…it can  work miracles on your soul.”

They thought of everything someone might need.  Just follow the instruction: ” Undertake a cycle of hydro and thalasso therapy at the central pool with warm seawater and its 11 hydro jets, then continue in the relaxation pool with its 6 beds equipped with air jets and sweet water and chill out completely in the small Jacuzzi pool with hydro jet for the feet and back. “

After the spa time, there is a place for natural sun tanning while reading a book or thinking about Ancient Greek Roman baths,  Hammam, spa treatment or any of various services here. I loved the spa suite made for couples or group of people, that definitely is on my list when my friends from Serbia came to visit.

The spa day and relaxation at the hotel was a good base for an exploration of the area.  Thanks to the friendly staff, the five places found its place on my list. Are you ready?

 

 

 

 


 

I would like to thank Mr Palakidis, the owner of the hotel, for hosting me at Ramada Plaza Thraki during my stay. As always all opinions about the hotel and the area are my own, without any influence. 

 

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