I've been to Skiathos many times. I've booked to stay at the Kassandra Bay Hotel with my family later this year and I am not even slightly deterred by the handful of negative reviews written on here, why? - because they are all clearly written by uncultured Brits who are small minded enough to judge the overall experience of a holiday based on how well the toilet flushes! Well if that's what you are looking for then go to somewhere like Benidorm or Magaluf where the locals have worked tirelessly to destroy all the natural beauty and replace it with modern drainage, plumbing, concrete tower blocks and English Karaoke bars. In short if you want to go somewhere with familiar British values either stay in England or visit one of the many British colonies on the Spanish coast! If however you want to go somewhere unspoilt with stunning views and beaches and enjoy a basic, rustic but perfectly charming way of life then Skiathos is perfect. The taxi drivers on Skiathos are nothing to worry about either, I have always found them to be very friendly and of course they'll try and make as much money as they can - they have families to feed! Just negotiate and agree on a price before you get in a taxi and if you don't like it wait for another taxi! (Common sense!) The plumbing on Skiathos isn't the best but remember - you are on an island and if you want stunning natural beauty instead of sewerage treatment plants everywhere you look then you have to make a compromise somewhere. It seems that so many people are hung up on whether a hotel is a 3 star, a 4 star or a 5 star etc but when you're visiting another country then don't be ignorant enough to assume that the star system will correspond with elsewhere, and why should it! - every where’s different and if it wasn't then what's the point of going away?
I love Greece and the Greek way of life, I love Skiathos and I love the Greek people who have always gone out of their way to be friendly to me. My heart-felt sympathies go out to people like Efi and the other hotel employees at the Kassandra Bay who occasionally have to suffer fools who are impossible to please.
- Also Known As:
- Kassandra Bay Skiathos
- Kassandra Bay Hotel Skiathos/Vasilias
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury 5star hotel in Skiathos, Sporades islands in Greece. Overlooking the beach of Vasilias, Kassandra Bay is situated among olive and pine trees that add to the scenery a relaxing aroma. Recently renovated, the hotel is lavishly decorated with bright colours, whilst the rooms offer amenities that help embody the feeling of being at home. ... more less
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