Please note, Tripadvisor that your title for these lovely apartments says that they are in Crete. They are actually in the Agia Paraskevi/Platanias area of Skiathos at bus stop 16. We know the island well but had not stayed in this area before. It is idyllic and peaceful with everything on your doorstep if you don't want to travel into town. The setting is lovely. Ten minutes walk from the main road, and up a short slope to the pool (not the Mount Eiger as some reports indicate) then up a further stepped path to the actual apartments. Not good for those with walking difficulties but no problem for anyone in only reasonable health. You don't need to be a mountaineer, and I'm not fit! The pool and landscaping is lovely. The apartments are two-storey 4-apartment blocks and all overlook the pool. They are built into a hillside so the views over the valley are lovely. There is a lot of entertaining wildlife around, goats, cockrels, so don't bother with an alarm clock, cats in abundance and the whole feeling is one of bucolic bliss. The studios are spacious - we had a bedroom with separate sitting-room and kitchen just for two. We had a lovely big balcony with table and four chairs. The kitchen is well-equipped with kettle, toaster and decent crocks and pans. The bathroom is of a high standard and the cleaning is also good. Flat screen TV in sitting room and hairdryer in bedroom. Air-con available, not sure of price but safe was only one euro a day. The owners are very friendly and helpful and the bar area by the pool is very convivial. Did not get chance to try the catering but drinks were cheap and a good selection. You can be on Agia Paraskevi beach in 15 minutes at a gentle amble and at the bus stop in ten minutes. If I wanted a quiet base, I would absolutely recommend this place. There is a small supermarket further up the hill and there are numerous nice tavernas and bars in the immediate area, as well as Vangelis, the owner's own.
- Also Known As:
- Ariadni House Hotel Platanias, Skiathos