We spent 10 superb days at Zaki 1 in July 2011. Zaki 1 is a detached villa in its own grounds (part of a group of 3 villas) and sits high on the hills overlooking Skiathos town providing an almost satellite view of the town and it the surrounding outcrop of mini islands. The view is absolutely breathtaking - having travelled extensively, I cant think of anywhere quite so spectacular.
The villa itself is modern, minimalist but very comfortable and kept exceedingly clean by Zaki (the owner who lives in the town) and her assistant. Zaki herself is lovely person and could not be more helpful.
The villa has its own pool with shallow and deep ends; the pool has metal ladder although we would have, of course, preferred Roman steps. The bedrooms have effective air conditioning.
The one issue is the road from Skiathos town to the villa is almost vertical and only partially tarred. The steepness is quite hair-raising - and takes some getting used to. A car is essential.
Overall, this is an excellent villa with one of the most wonderful views in Europe..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zaki villas is a complex of three luxury houses with its own private swimming pool situated on different hillside levels granting privacy one from the other. The villas are in secluded and picturesque location with breathtaking views overlooking skiathos town, the islands of Arcos, Tsougrias Skopelos and the infinity blue of the Aegean sea. They are located in Panorama 2,5km from Skiathos town (6 min drive) And 4km from the nearest beach, surrounded by pine and olive trees Nearby there are two excellent restaurants with panoramic view, the monastery of Evagelistria and some great hiking trails can be found in the near vicinity. The island stunning coastline is home to over 60 magnificent beaches while the interior of the island is incredibly lush and green covered with olive and pine forests. Skiathos has everything one can imagine, fine golden sand beaches backed by fine forests, water sports, scuba diving, great hiking trails, many monasteries and above all elegant and cosmopolitan night life. The Skiathos island is well organized and can provide visitors with the ideal destination in which to relax and enjoy the charm, magic and simplicity of a truly unique Greek islandThe climate at summer is warm-hot with beautiful blue sky, not humid. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Skiathos Zaki Villas Skiathos Town