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“Hope to return next year” 4 of 5 stars
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Marina Apartments
Aghia Paraskevi, 37002, Greece   |  
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Ranked #15 of 156 Specialty lodging in Skiathos
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Hope to return next year”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

Just spent a great fortnight at the Marina Apartments. The rooms are very clean and spacious and well situated but there is a lot of noise from the main road and from the local cockerels which seem to crow all night (pack some earplugs). Stelios and Marina are both very friendly and helpful. They put on a Greek Night every Sunday and it was entertaining and a laugh and the food was very good. The prices of the drinks are very reasonable, just wish that they had a better choice of meals available from the bar, although the pizzas were very nice. There are lots of tavernas in the area offering good choices of food, try the Avli restaurant situated behind the big supermarket by bus stop 16. The supermarket opposite the apartment sells most products and their prices are good and the staff there are very nice. They have fresh bread every morning at 8.
One word of advice, do not take decent luggage with you as the bags and cases are transported to and from the apartments by a "luggage truck" and your luggage is thrown on and off the truck. My case was brand new and when I collected from the drop off point at the airport it was badly damaged and looked about 10 years old.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kent
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

We went to Skathos for the first time and loved it the marina hotel was just right for us , a short walk to the resteraunts and we tryed them all> Stelios and Marina were brilliant and nothing was to much for them the appartments were very clean and every one worked very hard. Stelios has a very dry sence of humour and had every one laughing
and although we are not pitza fans Marina's special is to die for.We
didn't want to leave and would love to go back again. we met some smashing people and all the locals were very friendly ,it was like stepping back in time Ann Ebner

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

My partner and I really enjoyed staying at the Marina Apartments, if you are looking for a quiet relaxed holiday with the chance to meet wonderfully friendly people, than this is the place for you. The people running the apartments were friendly, courteous and professional and helped enchance our stay. Just across the road is a lovely supermarket and a bar showing sport. This would be a wonderful place for a family or older couple to enjoy. I wouldn't return which is no slur on the accomodation, rather that I enjoy experiencing a variety of holidays so wouldn't restrict myself to this Island!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wigan, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

The Marina Apartments are extremely well run & extremely clean. We stayed in room 10, a one bedroomed apartment closest to the main road. There was some road noise however this did not overly bother us. There is a small supermarket straight accross the road which stocks everything you might need at reasonable prices. The apartment was large and by far exceeded our expectations for a 'greek' apartment.
Stellios, Marina & family are very welcoming and will do anything to ensure you have a comfortable, enjoyable stay. When we stayed at the Marina there were a lot of guests who return year on year, and I can understand why.
The resort of Kolios is small and quiet but very nice. There are two lovely beaches nearby, our favourite being the one at Agia Paraveski which has a nice beach bar and watersports. There are lots of restaurants and tavernas within walking distance - we tried Green Park (excellent food, large portions, lovely setting, reasonable prices - our fave!), Infinity Blue (beautiful views, exceptional food, slightly more expensive but worth it), Jimmy's (good traditional greek food & a childrens menu) and one accross the road from Jimmys-not sure of name (also good food). We never had a bad meal.
We only discovered on our next to last day that there are also tavernas and restaurants along some side streets (carry on the road past Infinity Blue and theres a few tavernas and also behind the bar/restaurant & supermarket oposite the Skiathos Princess Hotel - about 5 tavernas/restaurants - these aren't well signposted but are worth a look).
The bus service is good - every 15 mins - but the buses can get very full. It is 1.40 per adult with kids under 12 free. A taxi to Skiathos Town is around 9 or 10 euros. Skiathos Town is well worth a night out. We also got the bus to Koukanaries where we watched the sun set in a regae bar on Ag. Eleni beach - beautiful!!
Overall, anyone who is after a peaceful, relaxing holiday with good food will love the Marina Apartments

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

We arrived at the Marina Hotel and was greeted by Stelios who immediately made us feel welcome. We were shown to our room (which was very clean and pleasant) and was invited to the Bar for a drink by Stelios and met his lovely wife Marina. The pool area was very inviting with sunbeds, umbrellas and lovely flowers. Stelios and Marina work hard keeping the whole area tidy and clean. The Greek night was very good with great food and entertainment by two local Greek Dancers. Stelios and his assistant also entertained us with some magic tricks!! Kolios has a good variety of Bars and Taverners, although the walk along the main road could be a little tricky. There is an excellent choice of Beaches with a local bus which stops at most of them along the coast. Skiathos Town is very beautiful with lots of Restaurants, Shops and Bars to choose from. We particulary enjoyed wondering around the back streets to find a small taverna overlooking the sea. We met some guests who have been back year after year and its obvious why!! Stelios is excellent, great fun and a very good host.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

Just back from the Marina Apartments in Kolios, Skiathos. I cannot recommend this place high enough. It is well run, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Stellios and Marina the owners are really nice people who do not stop all day and nothing is too much trouble. The nearby beaches in Kolios are lovely with sand and clear warm water (two loungers and umbrella are 8 euros). There are a few good tavernas within easy walking distance, the best of which is probably Infinity Blue only 100 metres away but a little more expensive than others (the great view more than compensates for this). The Marina bar has reasonably priced drinks and snacks but the latter are quite basic. The pool is small but very deep at one end. The apartments are really nice and probably the best I have stayed at in any of the Greel islands - they are large, very well equipped and kept spotless by the excellent staff.
My only reservation would be about taking young children or elderly couples. The pool is very deep (over 8 feet) at one end, there are no ramps but quite a few steps to all areas and the road outside which you need to use to access the beach has no pavement and several bends which means the traffic can pass quite closely (I would think twice about pushing a pushchair along this). The road does pass quite close to the apartments and there is inevitable noise although my partner and I did not find this too disturbing and we were very close to it.
All in all we found Skiathos one of the nicest Greel islands we have stayed on and felt that the Marina apartments were very good value for money and we would struggle to find any worthwhile criticism of them. Many people do seem to come back time and time again and this speaks for itself. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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wales
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

This was our first trip to skiathos and we are totally in love with the island. The Marina apartments exceeded our expectations with beautiful gardens and a lovely pool. The cleaners were fantastic and the apartments were kept spotless. We had two 1 bedroom apartments and found them to be spacious and well equiped. Stelios and Marina are lovely as is Marina's sister Angela. Our children loved the magic tricks which stelios performed, to be honest we did too! We had a lovely warm welcome and everyone at Marina was extremely helpfull. I was a little dubious before hand about the 'greek night' put on by Stelios and family but it turned out to be great, fab food, wonderfull entertainment and a good laugh. Just watch out for the champion spoon fighter!! As for location, we travelled the whole island and we can't think of anywhere more perfect than Kolios to base a holiday. We feel we really landed on our feet with Marina apartments. Kolios is exactly half way along the island, 15 mins by bus to either end of skiathos with 26 bus stops in total and every one stopping at a beautiful beach. Kolios being bus stop number 15 and just across the road from Marina. The bus service was regular and reasonably priced with our 3 youngest children travelling free. Kolios bay is stunning, small and pretty with calm waters, the next nearest beach, Aghia Paraskevi is much larger and more organised with sun beds 8 euros for 2 beds with an umberella (which I had no intention of using before our holiday but in hindsight we wouldn't have been without them, good value as long as you spend the whole day at the beach and the umberellas provide some welcome shade for the children). very different from Kolios but equally as nice. Both these beaches are only a 5 min walk. If you don't mind walking there are many other beaches within walking distance. Marina apartments are situated near so many fantastic little tavernas and restaurants we were literally spoilt for choice, our favourite being Jimmy's run by the two Nikos's-a warm welcome and fantastic reasonably priced food. We also loved infinity blue restaraunt for a meal with a gorgeous view of Kolios bay. Green Park restaraunt is just up the road with an amazing setting and huge portions of food. There is a small supermarket opposite Marina run by a lovely family and we found the prices to be the best on the island. We have 4 children ranging from age 4 to 13 and they all loved the Marina apartments. May is the perfect time of year to go, we literally had the beaches to ourselves for the first week but it was also nice to see it picking up and becoming busyer during our second week. We can't wait to return to Marina, we miss it already. There was nothing we didn't like about Marina or Skiathos for that matter. An absolutely perfect holiday in every way, highly recommended, we loved it.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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Address: Aghia Paraskevi, 37002, Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 156 Specialty lodging in Skiathos
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Marina Apartments Skiathos

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