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“THE place to be.”
Review of Swell Beach Bar

Swell Beach Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner, Greek
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Nice chill out spot ,on the beach.Food-drinks-face all day long. Fresh salads, greek flavors,many refreshments. Swell is a naval term (commonly “mute wave”, “swollen sea” or “restia”) and is the type of wave that is not caused by the weather conditions at the time it is observed but is generated by distant weather systems where wind blows for a duration of time in the past or in another area. This is a word we would hear often in the tales of our father, who was a sailor at his youth. This is the name my brother Dimitris thought when we decided to open a beach bar in 1993, so that we can have a good time during the summer season with the guests of our hotel and the people sunbathing on the beach. Eventually during the course of time “Swell” beach bar became a beloved lodge and habit for many of the visitors of Skiathos who are now our friends.
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“THE place to be.”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

It gives me great satisfaction to find, after several visits to Skiathos and especially Swell Beach Bar, that some things never change; in fact they become even better. The location has always been superb. The feeling of relaxation in beautiful surroundings and the amazing view have always been unquestionable. The hospitality and politeness of the staff (especially the owner's -Nikos) have always been a standard. What was really pleasurable this time was the quality of the food and drinks, the reasonable prices and all extra services, such as free WiFi and comfortable, luxurious sunbeds, tasteful furniture and decorations, impeccable cleanliness and first-class organic local products used for the preparation of the dish of the day and other meals and drinks. There's nothing more relaxing and feeling both at home and far away from everything stressful than sipping a long drink or having a meal gazing at the sea from Swell Beach Bar, listening to wonderful music...
Great for all ages, the crowd seems like a colorful painting, blending harmoniously on the canvas of Swell.
Not to be missed.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Markyr
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing Service”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

This small bar attached to one of the best hotels on the island is great.
Attentive staff, great atmosphere unrivalled position.
Eat here every day

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Rabbit-saddle
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Oslo, Norway
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Location and Staff”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Located just on the Megali Ammos beach, this is a good place for lunch! The staff makes you feel really welcome and there is WiFi. The food was OK and the music was horrible.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Tobias J
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best beach bar there is!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Best service, always good food and nice prices. Every time served with a smile. And it is so nice to meet the people again every year. This is my favourite spot on Skiathos and Megali Ammos Beach!! Service at the sunbed as well. Sunbeds are nice, a quiet place on this beach.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Ann Kristin R
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York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Swell Time”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

This place is great, it is right on the beach and it serves a wide range of lunchtime snacks and desserts. The chicken wrap is lovely, as are the burgers, tuna baguettes and fresh watermelon chunks. The drinks are reasonable and the waiters will tap in the free wifi code for you. All in all super :)

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jan H
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