We spent a week at these apartments and overall had a fantastic holiday. They are very well run, kept spotlessly clean and have a fantastic restaurant/pool bar. The food was excellent. We had 2 days without hot water but as the weather was so hot, I actually found the cold showers quite refreshing!
We had a studio apartment. Although it was one room, it was split level - with the bedroom and bathroom as you walked through the door and then down 2 steps to a kitchen area - this made it feel spacious and airy. The free air-con and safe were great. I've been to other places in Greece where you have to pay for air-con which then turns out to be a portable fan! This was a proper air-con unit above the patio doors - it is regulated by reception and we found the setting to be just right.
We had a great view from our balcony towards the sea. The only real drawback with our apartment (room 308) was that it had the tiniest balcony I've ever seen. Looking at our neighbour's balcony and even the balcony below us, they had much larger balconies so we definitely drew the short straw in that respect! We didn't sit out too much during the week though as we always stayed on the beach until around 7pm.
We didn't experience any noise from the pool bar despite being about 60 seconds walk from it.
The location of Hermes is superb and we walked to several beaches. Kolios Beach was our favourite and Nostos was great for using the water taxi into Skiathos Town. The bus service was brilliant, although be aware that at certain times of the day, they do get packed. We didn't use a taxi once (other than the water taxi).
We didn't book any excursions through our Thomson rep as we preferred to go on boat trips with fewer people so booked independently. However, the people we met who did go on the Thomson trips did enjoy themselves.
Skiathos is definitely the most beautiful Greek Island I've visited to date and the one that I'm most likely to return to. Skiathos Town is so pretty with some beautiful yachts in the port. It has quite a cosmopolitan feel to it. We were pleasantly surprised by food and drink prices in the town. Great shops too!
I would stay in Hermes again. The steep slope from the road up to the apartments would make it very difficult for people with mobility problems.
- Also Known As:
- Hermes Apartments Kolios
- Hermes Apartments Hotel Kolios
- Hermes Apartments Skiathos/Kolios