What a fantastic hotel this is. Everywhere is spotlessly clean, when you walk through the gate into the beautiful gardens you instantly feel at home and relaxed. Of course this is down to the huge amount of effort and work Mary, her family and the girls put into this hotel. Breakfast was better than we had expected for a small hotel and it came with a decent cup of coffee too. The pool was great, again very clean, with good sunbeds and cushions (you won't find any broken sunbeds or split cushions here!). My children had great fun playing in the pool and it was lovely to come back to after a hard day at the beach! The rooms were all fine, spacious even with three beds in them. Good quality towels and bed linen which was changed every other day, a small fridge,plenty of hangers and a washing line with lots of pegs.
The location is fantastic, a 5 minute stroll and you are sitting in Scuna Restaurant on the seafront. Restaurants that we can recommend include Taverna Alexandros, To Palouki Steak House and Maria's for Pizza - all around the Old Port area. Also stop to have a cocktail at the Rock & Roll Bar on the steps overlooking the Old Port (happy hour 7-9pm). Avoid Mediterraneo Restaurant - most unpleasant! Asprolithos and Policratis Restaurants at the top of Papadiamandis Street are very good, Paraxenos, which is a lovely courtyard restaurant, off the main street is one of our favourites. Ariston Bakery on the seafront (7 minute walk from hotel) delicious cakes, pastries and coffee.
Skiathos has great beaches, our favourties were Ag. Paraskevi (bus stop 16) which has really good watersports, very comfortable sunbeds and a great beach bar. Elias Bay and Mandraki are quite deserted and wilder - beach tavernas are not great there. Vromolimnos, Banana Beach and Ag. Eleni Beach are busier and have more of a party feel to them. Take a boat to Tsougria Island (boat from Old Port starts at 10am, 10 Euro return, children under 10 free) beautiful beach with good taverna. As the hotel is 3 minute walk to bus stop 0 and two minute walk to bus stop 1 it was never a problem getting around the Island. The best car hire we found was from the Sixt/Auto Europe office opposite bus stop 0, is was much cheaper than Thomson. Also worth a mention is Chris, the Thomson Rep, he visited the hotel frequently and was always available for a bit of advice.
- Also Known As:
- Costas Mary Hotel
- Costas Mary Skiathos Town
- Hotel Costas Mary Skiathos/Skiathos Town