I'm 18 years old and have just spent a week at the Apollo with 2 friends of the same age. It's not somewhere to attract young people, but we were looking for a quiet week instead of a lively one, and the apartmants were perfect. Everybody staying there was British, so we were easily able to make friends and get to know people. There were mainly couples, with a few families.
The pool is well maintained and large and cool and lovely when you're baking! There are plenty of loungers and parasols for all guests. The pool bar has a range of food and drink, and always has a friendly Greek serving, who will chat. The maid comes most days, except when she has to prepare lots of rooms for new guests, to change thebathroom bin and bring new towels. :)
Our arrival wasn't brillant as the coach dropped us just after 5 in the evening, and the pool bar shuts between 5-7 every day. We were out of water and couldn't get the aircon going, and couldn't find any staff to ask for help. It was stressful, but we sorted it within half an hour, and had no other problems with the apartment. There were a few ants around, but certainly no mosquitos. We loved to see lizards and giant butterflies.
Each evening we would get a taxi into Skala, and then one back later. They cost 5 euros each way. It is possible to walk, and the path is well lit in parts, but it would take 30-60 minutes to get to Skala and we felt the taxis were a decent price to save time and effort. All the drivers were friendly and helpful.
In Skala, there is a huge selection of restaurants and bars. The cocktail selection is very fun, and as a vegetarian, I had loads of food options to choose from. Food and drink is all reasonably prices. There are many minimarkets, and a small selection of giftshops.
Our Thomas Cook rep, David, was lovely. He seemed approachable and friendly. The rep welcome meeting on our second day was very helpful. We didn't take any daytrips, but the trips offered seem extensive, if you're looking to explore.
Overall, we had a beautiful week at the Apollo apartments! We recommend them to anyone looking for a quiet and carefree week in the sun, in the best of apartments. (:
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