Where do we start?
On our arrival we were given a very friendly greeting by the owners, Christos and Suola, who quickly sat us down by the pool and brought us a glass of wine and a beer which we drank while absorbing the views that we would wake up to for the next 2 weeks! Now we were on holiday & already feeling very relaxed! 2 large Mythos, 1 large carton of juice & water were in our fridge too to get us started. We stayed in room 19, top floor and the views were fabulous. Waking up to this & having breakfast on a generous sized balcony was a great start to the day. All rooms look out to the mountains & olive groves.
Breakfast: We never had breakfast here as it's too heavy a start to my day! But they do it all! From a good English breakfast to cereal, fruit & yoghurt or continental etc
Evening Dinner - On our first night we decided to eat at our hotel taverna. The food was good homemade Greek style cooking which grandma whips up and it's delicious. The Lamb Kleftiko is the best I've ever had in the 12 years we've visited Greece! Our first meal and drinks were on the house! A tradition, as we were the first occupants of the season! It's a real relaxed family feel when eating there and Christos & Suola come and chat to all guests and ask how your days been etc, they show a real personal interest. After every meal they bring you complimentary filter coffees and generous measures of brandy & liquors.
The rooms are generous in size, immaculate and cleaned every day by the maid; fresh towels, toilet rolls, bins emptied, balcony, floors & steps cleaned, everything! We never came back from a day feeling disappointed. The kitchens have cooking facilities, inc. fridge with small freezer section, toaster, kettle and all cutlery & dishes. If we had forgotten to clean our dishes, the maid would do so & dry & put them away!! Bed linen was changed every other day. Air conditioning is included which isn't always the case in Greek accommodation, normally there can be an extra charge.
Pool as you can see from the pics I uploaded is fab with the mountain back drop and as with everything at this accommodation it is immaculate and regularly cleaned & filtered out.
What gave this accommodation another big plus was that it was a stones throw from a little shop over the way, literally 30 seconds walk! It has all the basics you could need and very cheap alcohol, which was always of offer!
Bus stop no 15 is about 2 minutes walk down the road. Walking to it was a breeze! As you got to the main road which runs all along the south of the island from end to end, there was the bus stop right there! So perfect for those who don't want to hire a car or for those who have walking difficulties. Buses (Air conditioned coaches) are so reliable, a lot better than Blighty! Cleaner too! They run every half hour up until around 11.30pm. Bus is 1.60 euro per trip.
If you fancy some fine dining, then there is a popular restaurant called the Infinity Blue. It is en route to the main road from the accommodation. It has a pretty view and overlooks the sea. Foods fab, service is professional but is is a little pricey, but nice for an indulgent night out if you don't want to travel far as it's a minutes walk away! There are also some other little eating places you can walk to but we didn't bother as if we were going to stay local we would eat at our accommodation which was just fab and on the door step!!
Off the main road where bus stop 15 is are various beaches on the door step, just 10 - 15 mins from the accommodation on foot, walking at Greek pace!
Christos & Suola:
Lovely couple who are so helpful with anything you need as if nothings too much trouble. They create such a relaxed family environment and are so hard working. Any local information you need they will help you with. If you need a taxi for your return home they are efficient and will arrange it for you.
So all in all, after 3 times visiting Skiathos, this is the accommodation we would run back to without hesitation if ever we were to return to Skiathos again. Accommodation was perfectly situated for everything we could need. Tastefully built and presented, with a breathtaking back drop and even some sheep in the olive groves! We just loved it :-)
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