This place is just far enough from the busy main road and a gentle up hill stroll from the beautiful sandy beaches of Kolios and Agia Paraskevi. Approximately 10-12 mins walk.
The complex is set at the end of a road on a hill side amidst olive and fig trees and is surrounded by a beautiful pine forest to one side and overlooks the aegean sea to the south.
There is a small and well maintained garden that seemed to attract butterflies in the morning. The pool is small, clean well maintained and very quiet. There is a small shaded seating area with a basket of books.
There are five studios on the ground floor with own small terrace (south facing inland view) and access to the garden. There are another five studios above these with sea view and balconies. There are a few more studios further up the hill with own terraces.
Bathrooms and kitchens are newly fitted to an adequate standard. All areas are clean, tidy and well maintained. Some rooms have air conditioning which carries an extra charge and those that do not can hire a fan for a nominal fee.
The landlady, Varvara, and her daughter, Filitsa (who is fluent in English), are very welcoming, excellent hosts and always willing to help. Being a hidden gem, it seemed to attract like minded visitors looking for a quiet, peaceful and relaxing holiday.
Olympic Holidays customers have access to the nearby Xanthi pool bar with beautiful hill views owned by the very welcoming Matina and Bill.
There are lots of tavernas and restaurants in kolios . However, Green Park (great atmosphere, good service, value for money) and Infinity Blue (great sea view) were our favourites and are all within walking distance from Demetris.
There is a very nice restaurant in Kanapitsa by the sea (very good food) but you would need transport as it’s off the main bus route. Taxi from Kolios costs 8 euros.
Lots of others tavernas and bars can be found in Skiathos town (Plakes taverna in the old town has a nice sea view) a 20 minute bus ride away and costs 1,40 euros each way. Buses are very frequent and run until 1:30 am but can be very crowded at certain times and might not stop at Kolios. (bus stop 15).
Taxis to Skiathos town can cost anything between 10-12 euros.
Most beaches are clean and quiet. Koukounaries is crowded but beautiful sandy beach backed by a pine forest. Sunbeds & Umbrellas for 8 euros a day all around the island. Expect to pay tourist prices for snacks and drinks on the beach. A sandwich and a drink can cost up to 8 euros.
We met a family that was on their fifth visit to Demetris studios and we too are thinking of returning there later this year. Would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a tranquil self catering holiday.
- Also Known As:
- Demetris Hotels Skiathos/Kolios