We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Enjoyable stay at the Yialis.”
Review of Yialis Apartments

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Yialis Apartments
Ranked #49 of 84 Hotels in Skiathos
Reviewed September 10, 2011

We stayed at the Yialis 1st week in Sept 2011 in room no.1 which was a twin bedded studio with an inland view & was road facing. The studio was nice & clean with basic facilites-bathroom with shower,basic cooking facilities-2 ring hob,small kettle & fridge and air conditioning. Nice sized balcony with couple of chairs and a table. Fantastic pool/bar area,very relaxing with lovely well tended gardens. We never experienced and problems with road traffic noise or loud music from the bar. There are 3 x local supermarkets and a bakery/coffee shop which is open 6:30am til midnight every day and has wonderful fresh baked bread,cakes and pastries. 2 mins walk to a lovely clean beach where a water taxi operates to Skiathos town from 9:15am to 11pm every day. There's also a bus stop directly across the road and the buses run until 1 am. There are 3 x beach Tavernas and a couple of local restaurants,our favourite restaurant was the Porto Rossa which is across the road from the Yialis. We can highly recommend the Yialis,we probably won't return but this is only due to the fact that we like to try different places. We loved the Yialis. Enjoy !!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Dawn2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (126)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

96 - 102 of 126 reviews

Reviewed August 22, 2011

These apartments are only 2 star because the studios are basic with very little in them but the pool area and bar are lovely. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere in the place and the owners are lovely people. Nicos is the main man at the bar and he is very friendly and the bar is perfect for a few drinks when you come back from town at night. Our studio was quite near the bar in a chalet type building and the noise of the bar was not too loud but I could hear the music in the back ground (in a nice way) while going to sleep. The beach is about 3 minutes away down a slope and it is lovely and clean with a couple of tavernas and a great water taxi to town for €2.50. Go, you can't but enjoy it.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank DEBBIEDublin_Ireland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 22, 2011

The apartments has their advantages and disadvantages....

The pool and outside area was attractive and the rooms were clean (towels and bedding changed and bins emptied frequently etc). In a good location- near bus stop and a short walk to Achladies beach (a few restaurants on here too). Three supermarkets and a bakery nearby. The owners were very friendly and helpful, the bar was a nice area to relax in (music/football usually on, also hosts a greek night).

However, the rooms were very basic (yes, I know it's Greece!). You couldn't cook much as the rooms only had two hobs a small noisy fridge/freezer and a few cooking implements. The shower 'cubicle' consisted of a curtain that covered the shower and toilet area. Our room faced the road which was noisy well into the night so made it difficult to sleep.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank ASM178
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 20, 2011

Stayed here for 2 weeks. Excellent location for beach, Service offered by Nikos and Kullio outstanding, a lovely couple who know how to look after their guests. Lovely food, fun greek night. Caters for all age groups. Friendly atmosphere. Loved the pool.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank kathy31071961
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 10, 2011

The rooms at Yialis apartments are basic and perhaps could do with updating but it is Greece and we don't mind basic. We do like a good night's sleep however and although the beds were comfortable we were unable to get to sleep most nights until the early hours of the following morning due to the noise from the pool bar, loud music until 5am one morning, 4am another. We understand that the owner has to make a living but he needs to consider the other guests. It's a shame really as other than that we would have given a good review.
The gardens and pool area are lovely with comfortable sunbeds.They are in a good location, only minutes from the beach and water taxi into town and close to the bus stop, 3 supermarkets, a bakery and 4 tavernas.

Room Tip: Ask for room at front (easier to sleep through road noise)
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank wetbandits
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 22, 2011

Me and my sister decided on an impromptu holiday to Skiathos and found a great deal staying at the Yalis Apartments. After the most unstressful start to a holiday I have ever had, the enjoyment continued as we pulled up at the Yalis. Very pretty hotel, great looking bar, pleasant rooms and smashing location.

We stopped in Room One, great if you want to say good morning and have a catch up with your fellow holiday goers. Despite being by the entrance and facing the road (as opposed to the pool), it was never too loud and we were never disturbed.

The room was basic (as expected) but was kept clean and had plenty of storage for two woman and was bright and airy.Kitchenette was fine with basics provided (although no bottle opener was provided which in our opinion was basic!) and was clean and tidy. We only really had breakfast in the room with the odd sandwich so it was perfectly adequate for what we wanted. The bathroom was the only let down... there was no hook for the shower and it did flood slightly. However, this did not really bother us. One tip, take some loo roll as the cleaner was not forthcoming with any and we had to hunt down our own!

Best thing about the Yalis is not only the great relaxing location just a five minute walk from the beach and local Tavernas but the family. We were warmly welcomed, and the great hosting didnt stop all week! The bar was fantastic, amazing cocktails (totally lethal!), super cold beer and yummy food at a very reasonable price. We drank in the bar most evenings as we didnt see the need to go elsewhere! It wasnt too loud as Nikos was always mindful of the other guests.

However, there are many other places to choose from just minutes walk away with two supermarkets and a baker practically on the door step. If you want to go into Skiathos Town, a short bus ride away, the bus stop is 1minute down the road and only costs €1.60 one way. Nikos is always more than happy to recommend other places to try too.

All in all, a great holiday. Do Not expect luxury when you pay so little but do expect to have a great relaxing holiday with a great atmosphere.

And one thing that speaks volumes for the Yalis, most of the guests we met there were repeat visitors who return time and time again. I think we have been converted too! :)

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Kezia1990
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 20, 2011

My sister and I stayed at the Yalis for a girls week away and we could not have had more fun! There are a couple of things to consider if you're thinking of staying at the Yalis...

First of all, if you are looking for a very reasonably priced holiday and don't have very young children, this place is great! We booked through Olympic Holidays and paid under £200 each for flights, 1 weeks accommodation and airport transfers in Skiathos. We were really impressed with the price, and it was absolutely worth it.

The Yalis does have very basic (but clean) Greek accommodation, our room was fine with plenty of space to put clothes etc, we had a wardrobe, dressing table, two suitcase benches and bedside cabinets, all the things you would expect, including a basic kitchenette. The bathroom wasn't great, but to be honest, I've paid a lot more in the past and still never seen a really decent, powerful shower anywhere in Greece! Again, it's clean and it does the job.

However, all that is insignificant when you get to the best bit which is the pool area and the pool bar. The pool is really pretty surrounded by flowers, loads of very comfortable sun loungers (you never have to battle for one) and some lovely relaxing spaces away from the pool like the two-person hammock and my favourite spot, a large garden seat nessled in the shade next to the restaurant area. The pool is quiet and relaxing in the daytime, but it comes alive at night!

The owner Nikos is a great host, we felt so at ease and had such a scream. Shots go round, the beer flows in big chilled glasses and if you fancy it, you can put on your ipod and DJ for a while, if people like it, you might just get a couple of free beers for your efforts. It's not wild every night, and doesn't really get going until late once everyone returns from dinner after 10/11pm, so if you want to relax with a nice bottle of wine and a cuddle with your partner, you can still do this early-mid evening without it being too rowdy.

The bar space is split so you can sit at the tables and comfortable seats away from the bar where it's a little quieter (unless it's Tuesday night, which is very busy, it's Greek Night!) or you can sit up at the bar itself for a more rowdy, sociable time.

We were in there pretty much every night, and while most of the other guests were couples who were older than us, everyone was really friendly and keen to chat, and later on, to dance... occasionally on the bar top!

As mentioned in previous reviews, the beach is 5 mins walk away, there is a good bus service to and from town which only takes a few mins, and you have the supermarkets and the bakery, and 5 or so nice taverna's, including 3 on the beach where you can eat and look out to sea.

All in all, I'd highly recommend the Yalis Appartments for an easy and fun filled break. It's not perfect, but in its imperfections lies its beauty.

Room Tip: Room 13 has the only double bed, but its small!
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
10  Thank Lydia28_11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Skiathos hotels
0.1 mi away
Hotel Vontzos
Hotel Vontzos
#81 of 84 in Skiathos
47 reviews
0.0 mi away
Belvedere Hotel
Belvedere Hotel
#78 of 84 in Skiathos
58 reviews
0.5 mi away
Vassilias Beach Hotel
Vassilias Beach Hotel
#70 of 84 in Skiathos
11 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.8 mi away
Skiathos Palace Hotel
Skiathos Palace Hotel
#2 of 12 in Koukounaries
1,149 reviews
0.8 mi away
Theodora Studios
Theodora Studios
#1 of 5 in Kolios
162 reviews
1.0 mi away
Hotel Marina
Hotel Marina
#6 of 18 in Kolios
116 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Yialis Apartments? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Yialis Apartments

Address: Achladies Skiathos, 370 02, Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 84 Hotels in Skiathos
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Yialis Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 250
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Orbitz and TripOnline SA so you can book your Yialis Apartments reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Yialis Apartments Skiathos
Yialis Apartments Hotel Skiathos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing