With some trepidation after such a difficult few months, we booked flights to Skiathos and knew there was nowhere we would rather stay than Villa Anna. As key workers in need of rest and relaxation, our beautiful, sunny and peaceful studio was just the tonic we needed. Despite the restrictions the welcome from Ioanna and Anastasia was as warm as ever, with delicious cakes and spinach pie and lots of helpful suggestions as to which beaches, restaurants and sights were good to visit at the end of the season. Covid rules on Skiathos were clear, masks to be worn in shops etc. as at home, hand sanitiser freely available along with socially distanced sunbeds and restaurant tables. Villa Anna's communications were clear and we felt very safe. It was a much quieter Skiathos than we are used to being the last week in September and early October when we visited, but the less intense heat meant we walked a lot more and enjoyed some beach days at Koukounaries and Troulos which we would normally avoid as they get so crowded. Some restaurants and beach bars closed during our last weekend, but our favourites in Skiathos Town including La Cucina di Maria, Marmita, Gravisi, Mesogia, Amfiliki and a new find, Folia, were all open along with many others. Our tip for late season visitors would be to stay in walking distance of the Town. Thank you Ioanna, Anastasia, Villa Anna and Skiathos for restoring us so well - we will be back!…
We spent 4 nights in the beginning of October on Skiathos. It was the first stay at Villa Anna, but for sure not the last. Ioanna is the most nice kind and helpful person, accommodation is spacious, convenient and very clean, beds are extremely comfortable. The view from the rooms is stunning, and it is a pleasure to watch a sunset from the balcony!
Where can I start... the hosts are awesome! Ioanna and her mum are ever so friendly and informative. Nothing was too much trouble or any problem at all. The home made chocolate cake that welcomed us was omg amazing!! The rooms are very spacious and clean, very well equipped with Nespresso machines and rainfall showers and the views from the balcony are simply stunning! So central and easy to get to anywhere on this beautiful Greek gem of an island, can’t wait to go back!
Just returned from another fantastic stay at Villa Anna. Despite an obviously difficult year, Ioanna was her usual kind, hospitable self, and made sure provisions were in place to make sure we felt safe. This was our 4th attempt to visit this year, having had 3 previous trips cancelled for obvious reasons, but Ioanna was so flexible and patient, when we did finally arrive, it was like coming home. Wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Skiathos.
Lovely holiday in our favourite place. The room was really well equipped with everything you needed. Would recommend to anyone who wants to be close to town and beach. People who cant do steps may struggle. Ioanna was great and was happy to help with anything. Will definitely be back!