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“Another wonderful holiday here - the memories will be with my boys forever” 5 of 5 stars
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Troulos | Skiathos, Troulos 24001 , Greece   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Troulos
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Another wonderful holiday here - the memories will be with my boys forever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Us : Family of four two boys aged 2 and 5. 5 year old ASD.
Other guests: Mostly regulars that have been coming back for years, very nice bunch with oodles of patience for our two live wires.
Location: lovely leafy backwater in beautiful countryside, lots of nice places to walk to, including the beach.
The food: Standard tavern fare, plus a couple of surprises - all cooked beautifully.
Restaurant service - Jackie the lovely English waitress anticipates your every need.
Bar service - Stavros with his uber dry sense of humor, keeps everyone feeling welcome and at home.
Sleeping, bring a pillow if you can :) but no noise except the Frogs which is really nice.
Cleanliness - faultless, the cleaner is great with the kids as well as providing a really professional cleaning service.
Activities on site Little Park - always good for keeping the kids happy for a few mins while getting ready to come and go, the pool provides hours of fun and no day is complete with out a couple of hours here - even if we have been to the beach all day.

Room Tip: Quite at the back, by the pool can watch all the comings and goings which seems to be very popular.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Heywood, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Just got back from Thanos studios 16-5-12. Myself and my wife have had a marvellous time there.The complex was not too big,lovely clean units, very tidy and tidied virtually every day.The staff were superb in every way, nothing was a problem.Stavros the host was a star, always laughing and joking making our week far more enjoyable. The food was excellent, a nice selection and quite large helpings.For once all the guests were polite and friendly, mixing most of the time. The beach is about a 10 minute walk ,nice and relaxing, no rush rush and a lovely stretch too. Not too big so no overcrowding!The weather was superb, scorching hot everyday.All this made our stay there so enjoyable, and looking like going back next year.!!

Room Tip: We chose room no.3 on the left as you walked down the path,opposite the pool.Nice and peaceful just...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ratby, England
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

I've read the previous reports and so pleased I didn't read them before, as we went with Cosmos too, but fortunately we had no problems at all. Maybe they've learnt from the previous bad experiences, but it sounds like it was Thomas Cook too so Cosmos shouldn't have to shoulder all the blame. Stavros and the Thanos appartments definately shouldn't be marked down for it though as it wasn't his doing! All the staff at the Thanos are very friendly and accomodating.
Our stay at the Thanos apartments couldn't have been better. Ok our apartment was on the small side as we hadn't paid the extra to have a 2 bedroomed apartment for the 2 of us, but it was an ample size for us, the equipment for cooking was basic, but again sufficient, and the room and grounds were kept spotlessly clean. We had no problem with the beds, but I think that's personal choice, as they were firm, but I would have struggled if they had been any softer.
The pool was quiet, but that made it so much nicer to chillout next to it, no loud music blasting out all day long, just the sound of splashing water and birds. It was spotlessly clean too while we were there, otherwise I wouldn't have dreamt of swimming in it, and I doubt if the families there with babies would have risked taking them into it either as much as they did.
It is a 5 minute walk to the bus stop, and 10 minutes to the beach, but a lovely stroll which we didn't find too strenuous, even in the extreme temperatures we had, so out the ordinary for this time of year.
Troulos beach is a lovely beach but it was busy. We tended to do walks, relax by the pool or trips to Skiathos town in the morning, and then venture down to the beach in the afternoon when it was still hot and sunny, but by then the crowds had started to ebb away so lots of empty sunbeds to chill out on, take in the beautiful views and watch the people feeding the fish. There's no loud music blasting out onto the beach either, although there are bars where refreshments can be bought, so a very peaceful atmosphere.
The Sunrise restaurant attached to the apartments is really good, adviseable to book a table as it's very popular with a lot of regulars returning to eat there. The Ratatouille too is excellent.
We thought Troullos was an ideal location for visiting the island as the bus service is great for travelling up and down the coast, and it's on the road to the north of the island if you hire a car out.There is a good car hire place too, we had a jeep from Victoria rentals next to Bus stop 19 for 80 euros for 2 days including all insurance and damage waiver. We would advise a jeep as the roads to the north are rough tracks, but so worth a visit as the views and beaches up there are stunning. The whole island is kept very clean, be it Skiathos town, the roadsides or the beaches, which in our experience, is very good for Greece in September after a busy summer of untidy tourists.
We did visit Koukanaries beach, but to be honest, it may be voted as the most beautiful on the Med, but due to that it's so commercialised and we didn't stay long.
We will definately be returning to Skiathos, as of all the Greek islands we've been to this hit all the spots, and when we return it will definately be to Troulos and the Thanos apartments

Room Tip: Avoid Room number 9 if you don't want the poolside room as previous reviewers said they felt tha...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This was our second time in Troulos and we loved it even more than before! We stayed at Thanos Apartments and were pleasantly surprised by the size and quality of our apartment. There was just the two of us but we had a 2 bedroom apartment, a decent sized kitchen dining area and bathroom. No shower curtain (no surprises there!) but the shower didn't make too much mess on the floor and it was always dry by the time we came back to it. The kitchen was very well equipped and everything was clean. There was only one towel each though and we could have done with more really.The beds were a little too hard for our liking. Thanos consists of several bungalow type buildings and a few two storey buildings. We were given one of the bungalows and it was very quiet and peaceful. The restaurant is called Sunrise taverna and is very popular in the evenings as the food is excellent in both quality and value. Another couple of excellent tavernas in Troulos are Ratatouille (wonderful grilled meats) and Salt and Pepper (one of the best Moussakas I have ever had). The beach is only a five or six minute walk away and it's a really lovely beach with comfortable sunbeds for hire in front of the Troulos Bay Hotel for 8 euros a day for the pair. The food at the Troulos Bay is excellent also. When you go into the sea take some bread for all the fishes that swim around your legs - it's a fab experience! We will definitely be returning to Troulos and would be happy to go back to Thanos Studios and Apartments.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

The complex is set in a good position with a ten minute walk to the beach and bus stop, there are many tavernas all within walking distance and a few supermarkets. There is a small supermarket on site which is really handy and also a taverna with excellent food. The accommodation although very basic is kept spotlessly clean as are the grounds and garden.
The main thing which spoilt our stay was our 2 bed apartment was right by the pool and gave us no privacy and no shade from the afternoon sun. There is old and new accommodation and i did see inside a new 2 bed and this was much much better than ours, so i would recommend trying to book on of these.
I should mention Stavros and all the staff where great.
Finally it had been approx 5 years since we last visited Skiathos and we did notice a large amount of new building and also the beaches now all have sunbeds and umbrellas charged at 8 euros per day and it didnt seem to matter where you went they were all tightly packed on the beaches

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Herts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We were booked into the Thanos studios with Cosmos, but had an email to say we had been overbooked and we were being booked into Beltsios apartments instead. I wasn't happy at this, and phoned Cosmos who said that it wasn't their problem, it was the owners. (in actual fact it was Cosmos' fault entirely as the rep explained when we got there). We went ahead with the holiday and was actually quite relieved we'd been booked into the Beltsios!! When we got to Troulos we went for a walk to see what Thanos was like - it certainly is set back from the 'road' - have to walk across a field, and along a dirt track to get to it via the shortcut - otherwise its a long walk from bus stop 18 along the road - even then you need to cut across the wasteland. The pool at Thanos looked manky - green stuff on the side of the pool walls. We like it quiet by the pool, but it was like a morgue!! No atmosphere whatsoever. Apparently the Sunrise taverna attached to Thanos was meant to be really nice food, but didnt try it. This overbooking problem will go on all summer, as its a fault between Cosmos and Thomas Cook. They each believed they had the whole 16 rooms and booked them out, only to discover that they only had 8 rooms each. The Cosmos rep said it was entirely their fault.
Judging by what we saw at Thanos, I feel we had a lucky escape as Beltsios apartments are 100 times better :(

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Booked our family holiday last October to go here from Aug 5th-19th, 2011. 17 hours before we were due to go to the airport we received a call to say our holiday was overbooked! I had emailed Cosmos a month prior after reading reports of overbooking and they assured me there was no problem with our booking. Our options were to get a refund, how cruel to consider this when I have 2 very excited children who were already packed and ready to go, or to accept a holiday in Tenerife, (not what we wanted) or to accept an alternative location in Skiathos, which was what we did. We ended up spending a fortune on getting around as our alternative was up a steep hill on the main road with no paths. Very disappointing and I think very unacceptable. I would not recommend this place as there are clearly ongoing issues that have not been addressed.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Troulos | Skiathos, Troulos 24001 , Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos > Troulos
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Troulos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 235
Also Known As:
Thanos Studios & Apartments Hotel Troulos
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