With all these recommendations you have to always take into account the value of what you receive, there are luxury 5 star hotels, we have stayed in a few previously, but what incredible value Villa Apollon gives. Where do I start? The rooms are cleaned immaculately every day, they have a choice of very nicely appointed larger multi roomed apartment type rooms and tidy, traditional, smaller, double rooms, and we stayed in the latter and were more than satisfied. The pool and terrace has just been rebuilt and are imaculate. I believe they are making furthur improvments next year and they obviously invest money back into the project on a regular basis.
The Proprietors look after your every need and go beyond what would be expected; the captain will stay up until you have finished your drink at night, when ever that might be! Gives all the advice to help you enjoy your holiday, cooks and prepares a great steak, will buy a special fish for you and makes an unbelievably marvellous Greek salad, which has to be the best we have ever eaten.
Dounia, the captains wife looks after all the office work, will book restaurants and taxis, indeed anything you might need, along side fixing your breakfast or cooking you steak in pepper sauce for dinner.
We normally always hire a holiday car, but the Apollon is in a good position for you not to need one, it is only 10 euros taxi from the airport and to get about you are directly at bus stop 9, which will take you to all the beaches / villages. On top of that and perhaps the best attraction for us, the water taxi costing 2.5 euros per person to Skiathos town being 5 minuets walk down to Esperides beach, where there are quite a few tavernas, sun beds, etc, it goes every half hour until 11pm and if, like us, you want to come back late, the taxi back from town is 7 euros.
We are foodies and the best restaurant by far, after taking the captains advise, is Lyhnari, its in town, cooks traditional but very varied cuisine, our favourite dish was a spicy cooked feta cheese, which comes in a foil papillote, mixed with peppers, tomato and cayenne pepper, delicious, the place is as busy as hell, so best to get Dounia to book for you, but if you go on your own and mention the Apollon, they really take care of you. Locally we liked the Rose Garden and the Paradise restaurant for during the day.
The taverna on Arcos Island is exceptionally great daytime food, has sun beds, although you need your own boat to get there, which you can hire for 70 euro a day from Stefanos ski school, just 5 mins away on Vassilas beach, or Stefanos will take you and bring you back for I think, 40. The other island opposite is Tsougriaki, which also has a taverna and beach beds, you get a ferry boat there for 5 euros pp each way, from the old port where the water taxi drops off in Skiathos town, both are worth the effort.
We Hope you have as good a time as we did, let us know. David & Sue White
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located 3.5 kms from Skiathos town and 4.5 kms from Skiathos airport at one of the best beaches of the island named Achladies where you can find water-sports, tavernas, bars, restaurants, water taxi to town and supermarkets. Bus stop no 9 is 50 meters from the gate of the Villa. The most important characteristic of Villa Apollon is the feeling of comfort and relaxation.PRICE INCLUDES WELCOME DRINK, BABY COT,WI-FI CONNECTION, PARKING.STUDIOS (2 PERSONS) double bed or two single beds.STUDIOS (3 PERSONS) one double bed and one single bed.ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT(2-4 PERSONS) one double bed (bedroom)and two single beds at the living area.TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT(2-5PERSONS) Two bedrooms one with double bed and one with two single beds can sleep up to five-six (5-6) persons adding one or two single beds at the living area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Apollon Skiathos Hotel Skiathos
- Apollon Hotel Skiathos