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“Couldn't have hoped for a better place to stay!”
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Villa Maraki
Ranked #33 of 192 Speciality Lodging in Skiathos
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Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Couldn't have hoped for a better place to stay!”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

We visited Skiathos and stayed at the Villa Maraki. It was perfect for what we wanted. Clean, ideal location and the bar owner Sakis was so welcoming and helpful. We will definitely be booking for next year!

  • Stayed August 2013
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Typical Greek style apartments, basic, clean and functional. I was a little disappointed at the lack of balcony as we had a room with an outside table and chairs, which was next to the apartments front door. I went with my 2 children and parents and all were very happy, The pool is lovely and clean and the staff welcoming and helpful. The location is a stones throw from the beach, which is one of the best i've been to in Greece (the sand and sea is flecked with gold dust, which looks lovely)
There are several local tavernas, the nearest of which is Jimmys, a tranditional Greek Taverna which was reasonably priced and the food was lovely. The local supermarkets are VERY expensive with a loaf of bread costing about 3.60 Euro. I would advise you to take any essentials with you as if you need items such as shampoo (5 Euros) or nappies (15 Euros) it might just break the bank. There is a very reliable and reasonably priced bus service that covers the island.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

Just coming to the end of two weeks of heaven! Villa maraki is kept spotless by the friendly and pleasing staff, sakis behind the bar is very friendly and nothing is to much for him to ask for, he puts on a Greek night with his family and friends on a Sunday night for 10 euros its great value, even if I did end up in the pool! Villa maraki is situated near bus stop 16 so is convient for the great cheap bus ride into skiathos town.all the tavernas and restaurants in the area are within walking distance and offer great value our favourites being jimmys and green park. We will be definitely be back next year!

  • Stayed July 2013
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2 Thank jeremy v
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

From the moment we arrived Sakis the manager made us very welcome. The rooms are clean and kept so daily by the friendly staff. Linen is changed every 3 days. Tea towels are supplied which is a first for me! Good range of crockery - all matching - supplied. There's the usual kettle and a working hob, again a first for me in Greece, along with a toaster. Fridge had a icebox perfect for freezing water bottles for days out. Aircon at 5 euros a day good value for money as is the safe. We had a 1 bed apartment. The bathrooms are wet rooms so don't expect a bath. The only thing I do wish is that the shower head gave an even spray rather than a lame jet, no problems with pressure, a good strong powerful shower let down by the head. If you can find a cheap shower head I'd bring one with you just in case as I will be next time I visit here next year. Do go to the Greek night as Sakis and his family do make a lot of effort and it really is worth the money, there's no pressure to join in the dancing but you find you want to anyway. All in all an excellent holiday in excellent apartments in a fabulous location with the beach just across the road with loungers at just 4 euros a day opposed to 8 euros everywhere else.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Having been to Skiathos on a number of occasions and for what ever reason had yet to find a self catering accommodation that we were made to feel welcome felt at home there. The Maraki accommodation is typical Greek self catering not the largest but adequate, in the rooms is a hair dryer, toaster, safe deposit* & air con* (* these are paid for locally) very clean and well presented, the bed linen & towels are changed every third day, the staff are friendly & helpful. The pool is adequate in size for a quick dip with ample sun beds provided, the pool bar that serves snacks throughout the day and in the evening. The approach to the accommodation is up a short "steep" uneven drive and there are a number of stepped levels around the complex which makes it not "friendly" for people who have mobility problems or families with young children,that said that is the extent of the down side of the complex, the plusses far outweigh these. If you enjoy spending the day on the beach then the clean sandy Agia Paraskevi beach will not disappoint it is about a four minute walk away the bathing is safe and there is no shelving when entering the water, there are at least two tavernas that serve drinks, ices & snacks, sun beds/parasol cost eight Euros a day. The Maraki is located between bus stops15/16 and the buses run about every fifteen minutes to Skiathos Town in one direction to Koukanaries in the other. Because the Maraki is located along this road there is some road noise around the complex this is more noticeable during the day but during the evening/night this is less noticeable as traffic movement lessons. There are two supermarkets within easy walking distance (three minutes & five minutes) and a number of restaurants/bars again within easy walking distance, would suggest you give Jimmy`s Restaurant a try we have yet to have a bad experience there, the food is varied and reasonably priced and the staff are efficient and friendly. Certainly we will be returning again to Skiathos next year and the Maraki will be at the top of the accommodation list we will be looking for in the brochure.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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sussex
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Having read all the great reviews of this place, was expecting a bit more than we got. Its in a great location, very clean and pitureqsue. I think we came unstuck with the room we had (room 15). It was a 1 bed apartment but the bedroom was really, really small with no room to walk around. The kitchen area was tiny - if u wanted to use the kettle u couldn't use the rings or wash up, and the tap had some sort of spray thing underneath which meant that when the water came out it was really slow but sprayed everywhere?? The balcony was good but the chairs were dining chairs with upright backs, hard and very uncomfortable - not good for having a relaxing drink after a day at the beach. The bathroom was ok'ish but no shower curtain so it got flooded and the shower mat/towel got soaked. We took part in the Greek night - greek salad (mostly tomatoes) chicken leg, peas and potatoes, and greek yoghurt with honey. For 10 euros each was not good and the main was only warm. I think this place could be ok - we saw another 1 bed apartment which was much bigger than the one we had and was quite comfortable. The pool area was nice (but music too loud as several people said), but most people seem to go to the beach. All in all would I go back??................. no it wasn't worth what we paid

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank salthegalSussex
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Derbyshire
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We stayed at Villa Maraki at the end of may for two weeks, and fell in love with it. Acomodation great lovely apartments which are perfectly situated in aghia paraskevi close to the road that runs through the resort so you are nice and handy for the tavernas and bus stop (skiathos bus service is fantastic a bus runs every 20 mins and cost you one euro 60 cents to skitathos town which is lovely, or any of the many beaches along the coast road). the rooms are cleaned to a high standard every day and bedding and towels are changed every three days. the owner makes you very welcome as does sakis who runs the bar, he makes lovely cocktails and really makes you feel welcome. hope to return again to this lovely place

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Maraki
Address: Agia Paraskevi, 370 02, Greece
Region: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 192 Speciality Lodging in Skiathos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Maraki 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Maraki is located at the southern coast of the island, 150 meters from the organized beach of Agia Paraskevi, near the settlement of Platanias at a distance of 6,5 kilometers from the town of Skiathos island. Studios, Apartments & Maisonettes can accommodate (2-6) persons, are equipped with fridge, cooker and have their own balcony with view.Our residents can enjoy the swimming pool by the snack bar and the beautiful plantation. ... more   less 
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