We arrived on Friday the 13th May for 1 week in Skiathos.... This was not long enough!! :)
We Did not stay at Xanthi although we did stay in the Manos Apartments opposite which were also 'Olympic Travel' this meaning you can use any other Olympic hotel/apartments facilities, which we did every day. Bonus!
We did not have a pool at Manos (Although there is a coop supermarket, which was very handy) so went to Xanthi every day to use the pool and bar. Martina and Bill the owners very extremely nice. Their daughter is Lovely, although she does have you on edge when she runs wild around the pool....
They are so Very helpful and just really really lovely. They speak very good English and are just happy to be of service to you. Martina makes a mean ' Sex on the beach' and Bill a very good B.L.T.
There is happy hour from 6.30-8pm every night, we were there every night drinking 1.5pint glasses served straight from the freezer filed with Mythos, Local lager, Beautiful! And cocktails even more delicious... alot of the guests at Xanthi and other Manos customers who joined us day and night. It was lovely to have everyone so happy and chatting altogether. I had a look around a room at zanthi, it was very nice, clean and spacious for a self catering apartment. All you needed.
The Apartments are located about 10-15mins MAX from Skiathos Town. Buses are every hour, evey half hour after 6pm. But every time we stopped for a bus, a taxi would arrive and we would barter to get into town for 5 Euros. Bus cost 3.20.
For us the Apartments both Manos and Xanthi were amazing. It was just far enough out of town to be quiet but ever so beautiful. Views over the sea and of the trees, flowers, grape vines, fields beyond. Truely magnificent. There is a very private beach opposite about 50m walk. When we arrived there were 5 huts only on the beach it was magical. There are shops, pubs, bars, restaurants all along the main road ( which the apartments are up a very short walk up the track) so you are not stuck for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a walk around.
If you are after a bit of peace and quiet, gorgeous scenery and a friendly atmosphere then we do reccomend Manos and Xanthi.
The rooms were clean and had superb views. The maid came once a day to clean around if you wish. The kitchen equip was basic but all that you needed to prepare a breakfast or lunch to take with you to the beach.
If you do go here you should definately try Green park restaurant which is down the road and also in Skiathos town a MUST , MUST is Amfiliki opposite the medical centre in the town. You will not be dissapointed. The views are amazing and the food, mmmmmm!
To round off, this was a fabulous holiday for me and my Man, We loved it!!! It was early season so it was especially quiet, which it may not be as quiet in the upcoming months. Unlucky if this is so. The people were lovely, very friendly and helpful. Food was gorgeous, and the place was just beautiful.
I hope if you do go you have as much of a wonderful time as we did. I defo recommend it early may before the season really gets going. We Shall be going for sure again next year, much to see and do.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Holiday.
- Also Known As:
- Xanthi Studios Hotel Skiathos