Just returned from 2 weeks at Kassandra Bay Hotel in Skiathos, where we had a really good, relaxing holiday. Unfortunately the first week they were having an unusual heatwave (46 degrees) and it was unbearably hot. Thank goodness for the pool, the sea and the air-conditioning in the bedroom, which enabled us to keep cool. Hotel was spacious with large rooms. Staff were very friendly and the service excellent. The hotel overlooks a beautiful bay with crystal clear water and at the end of the hotel pool/garden there is a small, clean sand/shingle beach which wasn't crowded and where watersports are available if you feel the need. There is a taverna on the beach which serves good food (lunch and dinner). Breakfast in the hotel is buffet style with something for everyone. Dinner can be had in the hotel but there is only a limited menu. There is a bus stop outside the hotel where you can get a bus to Skiathos Town (1.20 euros) or flag down a taxi (6 euros). It's about 5 minutes away. The buses on an evening can be very crowded. There are lots of tavernas to choose from to eat in but we preferred the ones away from the waterfront and behind the Old Port in the small cobbled alleyways and courtyards, some of which have nice views. There are quite a few cashpoint machines in Skiathos Town should you need one. You can also get the bus to other areas of the island which only takes a maximum of 20 minutes. One day we took a boat from Skiathos Town to the islands of Skopelos and Alonysoss which were beautiful. The only downsides staying at the Kassandra Bay was (1) there were no shops handy to buy water and other incidentals (had to get this in Skiathos Town and bring back on bus/taxi) and (2) hotel is 28 steps down a slope from the main road where the transfer bus drops you off and picks you up. Therefore you have to carry cases down and up steps (nobody in the hotel was available to help us with this).
David and Anne, Bristol, England
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury 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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- Also Known As:
- Kassandra Bay Skiathos
- Kassandra Bay Resort & SPA Skiathos/Vasilias