Having made the decision to holiday on Skiathos the next job was to find our accommodation for three adults having searched various web sites one place kept coming to the fore front with either very good or excellent reviews (Villa Apollon) apart from one particular review which rated the apollon poorly HOW WRONG were they.From the first communication with Dounia the co owner we found everything run to a very good standard . on our arrival we were greeted with a warm and genuine welcome from both Dounia and the Captain who while Dounia explained things supplied us with a free welcome drink at the bar which had several other guests chatting and having drinks.While the Captain and Dounia were dealing with some other new arrivals these guests struck up a conversation so no clicky groups around the pool or bar as stated in another review just friendly guests.
Okay our room was on the small size for three adults but we new this at the time of booking but it did have all the things you might need and as stated on the web site. It was cleaned every day by Maria who also helped out with the free breakfast everyday with champagne breakfast being served on Sundays which is taken next to the pool with a view that would be hard to beat on the island this is also where if you choose to eat in you will be seated so if your not impressed by the captains cooking (you will be) then no better place to have your evening meal and drinks.
The food and drink from the bar are priced fairly the same as what you might pay at any other bars on the island and are always served with a smile and any empty plates and glasses are cleared quickly by Jack who also helps out around the villa and keeps the pool area spotlessly clean.Any items from the bar can be paid for at the time or you can have a tab which is paid for at the end of the day or the next day your choise but all items are written down so you know what you need to pay for.The sun beds are for everyone's use and the captain will always move them for you if need be most have cushion and you will also get a beach towel to use around the pool or beach during your stay.
If you want to travel into town the bus can get very busy early evening so recommend get the sea bus which runs from the beach which is 7-8 minute walk from the Apollon beware it is uphill on the way back.
I could go on but i will only say we will go back because we found the villa Apollon perfect for us but next time I will book earlier to make sure we get the bigger room but you will find both the Captain and Dounia very good hosts and will make you fill most welcome in what is their home as well as their business
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located 3.5 kms from Skiathos town and 4.5 kms from Skiathos airport at one of the best beaches of the island named Achladies where you can find water-sports, tavernas, bars, restaurants, water taxi to town and supermarkets. Bus stop no 9 is 50 meters from the gate of the Villa. The most important characteristic of Villa Apollon is the feeling of comfort and relaxation.PRICE INCLUDES WELCOME DRINK, BABY COT,WI-FI CONNECTION, PARKING.STUDIOS (2 PERSONS) double bed or two single beds.STUDIOS (3 PERSONS) one double bed and one single bed.ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT(2-4 PERSONS) one double bed (bedroom)and two single beds at the living area.TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT(2-5PERSONS) Two bedrooms one with double bed and one with two single beds can sleep up to five-six (5-6) persons adding one or two single beds at the living area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Apollon Skiathos Hotel Skiathos
- Apollon Hotel Skiathos