This was our first visit to the island of Skiathos although we travel to a different Greek island each year,
We were not disappointed with either the island and more importantly the hotel Hermes.
The hotel was positioned in a location surrounded by trees and forest which added to the overall location.
The hotel has a supermarket attached to it although it has to be said that the prices are very high indeed.
The hotel staff are an absolute delight, a special mention for Denize who works with both a smile and efficiency in the hotel restaurant.
Talking about the hotel restaurant, we both agreed that the food was of a very high standard indeed - worthy of serious Michelin star consideration.
The pool area is kept clear and clean with no hazzards you find at some hotels.
If like us you do not drive, not a worry as the bus service is of a very high standard.
The buses run from Skiathos town to Koukounaries only. Each bus stop is numbered, Skiathos town terminus being 1 and Koukounaries 26.
Hermes is situated at stop number 13.
The cost into Skiathos town is a mere 1.40 Euros each, a journey of circa 15 minutes. Beware though, the buses can get very busy in the evening.
The buses run every 15 minutes with almost clockwork efficiency.
Skiathos town is a delight with something to suit all tastes.
The bars situated in the old part of the town are worth a serious look. Look out especially for the bars that have cushions on the floor. Although they look something of a posers paradise, and rather expensive, they are worth a serious visit.
Look out as well for the open air cinema, especially if Mama Mia is playing, well worth, a visit.
Our own personal favourite was a trip to the runway at Skiathos airport, literally at the end of the runway. Stand at the end of the runway and watch the incoming planes flying literally a few metres above your head - awesome. Video camera/camera/mobile phone cameras a must.
Overall, a wonderful hotel and island, with sumptuous food and wine, all tavernas and restaurant being of a high standard.
Any bad points to report on Hermes or Skiathos? Frankly no. Give it a go, you will not be dissapointed.
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- Also Known As:
- Hermes Apartments Kolios
- Hermes Apartments Hotel Kolios
- Hermes Apartments Skiathos/Kolios