We visited Studios Nikos right at the end of the holiday season in October 2013.
The location of Studios Nikos - right on the beach - is picture book perfect. Beautiful plain whitewashed rooms, with traditional blue paint work, look out onto vivid pink bougainvillea, and beyond that (but only just!) to the sea. It is the kind of scene that would rightly grace a promotional postcard for the island - and it is the view from your very own balcony!
The self contained apartments are modern, clean and comfortable, with comfy beds, plus fridge and hob for basic cooking, though there are several beach side restaurants a few minutes walk away if you want to go out for meals instead.
The sun loungers out front of the Studios good for sunbathing and sun umbrellas help you shelter when the midday sun gets too strong.
Vathi itself is small but perfectly formed - ideal for a quiet retreat. The harbour is protected and clear - perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
Plus the room rates are a bargain and the owners lovely. As the buses to the capital (where the cash points are; this is a small village) were running only irregularly at the end of the season owner Dina told us to enjoy our day instead of taking up an afternoon traveling to get cash to pay her for the room, and to instead pay when we got home, and then gave us a gift of traditional pottery from Sifnos. This isn't the kind of attitude you get in many places! Totally recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our studios are located in the sandy beach of Vathi in Sifnos which is ideal for quiet and relaxing vacations. Our studios are on the front line of the beach and they have fantastic sea view. At a small distance from us, you can find restaurants, cafeterias and mini markets. It is worth visiting us for unforgettable vacations. ... more less