We stayed at the Zorbas Family Apartments (located at Aghia Paraskevi - bus stop no.16) from 6-17 May and had a fantastic time. Nico and his family were very friendly and we would certainly recommend them. The rooms were lovely and kept immaculate by a lovely young maid who brought us fresh roses everyday!! We hada fantastic view (see photo) and althought the hill is steep from road we found it burnt a few calories off! We found a lovely beach called Abelakia at the side of the busy Koukanaris beach - which was quieter & perfect for swimming. Also there's a magical footpath walk from Koukanaris area to Mandraki beach - the scenery was amazing. There are some lovely meadows with wild flowers and herbs growing (cammomile and fennel) it's like stepping back in time/ Also Knapitsa beach is good (bus stop 12). If you are eating out try the hidden gem Green Park restaurant at bus stop 16 down the lane across from the beach at the side of a stream (its signposted) - excellent food and service + good value for money (7.50E for moussaka) their sea bass and roast lamb are delicious too (same low price) we were given large portions and a complimentary dessert of icecream with honey. There were queuing to get in!! It's so pretty at night when its all lit up outside (see photo). Another good place to eat is Lo&La italian restaurant in town (near Rock n Roll bar) - the owner provided pizzas for Mamma Mia cast while they were filming!! Try it - delicious food!! The horse riding in the Koukanaris area is excellent - I was a nervous novice rider but the Swiss lady that runs it made it a marvellous experience for me - I shall never forget riding in the forest and paths near Mandraki beach!! The island boat trip is very good - our tour operator was offering it at 52E (with lunch) but we got the same trip for 20E booking direct from the harbour. We stayed at mainland Greece for lunch which was only 5E each so it was a real saving! The taxis are great when the buses are full and sometimes it works out cheaper! Watch out and support the taxi driver Byron (Lord Byron he calls himself) who is a real character and v. friendly!
We fell in love with this island and hope to go back in late Sept.....we miss you Skiathos!!xx
- Also Known As:
- Zorbas In Town Family Studios Hotel Skiathos Town
- Zorbas In Town Family Studios Skiathos/Skiathos Town