We have just returned from Kassandra Bay for the second year running and had the most fantastic time. We had booked a deluxe sea view, but when we arrived, realising we had been before we were upgraded to a junior suite and welcomed with complementary wine. The staff were really friendly and so helpful, nothing was too much trouble! From reception, waiting on staff and domestic staff, all were very accommodating. Special mentions go to Evangelina on reception and Ariana and Manolis, the young waiting on staff who were so pleasant despite always seeming to be on duty! The room was lovely and the sea view is absolutely stunning. The sun rises directly over the sea and our favourite thing, was getting up early to watch this from the balcony. We also went to Eleni Beach (bus stop 25) to watch the sunset.
The pool area and the beach were extremely nice, with plenty of comfortable sunbeds and plenty of parasols. In the evening it was great getting the water taxi into Skiathos Town, which actually picks up and drops off on the hotel beach. Also the buses were cheap and frequent and a taxi was no more than 7euros. Often when waiting at the bus stop, taxis will stop and offer a price to town which, if 4 of you share works out the same price as the bus, so worth doing.
If you need to change money, the best exchange was in the harbour at an exchange bureau rather than at the bank, as the commission is much less. Also the boat trips can be booked there at a fraction of the tour operator's cost.
We ate a la carte at the hotel which we cannot praise enough. The quality and quantity of the meals were superb and the service efficient. However we did have a lovely traditional Greek moussaka meal in the harbour, which we would recommend highly for taste and value at GREEK CUISINE. This consisted of garlic bread, Greek salad and moussaka for two people for just 20euros. The staff there treated you like old friends and were more than welcoming. We would definitely recommend Skiathos and this hotel most highly for a great holiday, we will be returning again in the very near future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury hotel in Skiathos, Sporades islands in Greece. Overlooking the beach of Vasilias, Kassandra Bay is situated among olive and pine trees that add to the scenery a relaxing aroma. Recently renovated, the hotel is lavishly decorated with bright colours, whilst the rooms offer amenities that help embody the feeling of being at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kassandra Bay Skiathos
- Kassandra Bay Resort & SPA Skiathos/Vasilias