Thank you Dounia and Captain, Jack and the team for another wonderful stay at Apollon!!
This is our 3rd trip to Skiathos and 2nd at Apollon. Last year we made friends with another family and arranged to overlap part of our holidays to be there together again. Plus I had raved on about it so much last year, that 2 other family groups joined us for part of the time too! They weren't disappointed!!
What can I say about Apollon - that hasn't already been said! It is a place were old friends meet and new friends are made. There are no cliques just an ever growing Apollon family. People can keep to themseleves or have chats and make friends - it's up to you. Personally, the difference from staying at the beautifully 'posh' Kassandra Bay in our 1st year and the clean and simple Apollon - is the heart and soul of Greece! Captain and Dounia share their Skiathos with you, hold your hand with restaurant, car and trip bookings, give magical advice and secret Captain remedies for any ailments that may occur and have informative and hilarious chats at the bar.The returning guests share their tips for where to go and where to eat, so you can really sample the best that Skiathos has to offer. It doesn't seem to matter what type of family you are - young children, teenage children, no children or single all seem to belong.
This year I booked in September for our return but couldn't get our favourite poolside room until the 2nd week, so Dounia sorted us all out in studios for the first week which were lovely, clean and all had the amazing Apollon view.
As ever the Apollon dinning experience has to be seen to be believed! My teenage daughter dreamt all year of having Captains spatchcock chicken again on our first night! The mixed grill is another favourite and this year we tried the fresh fish, lobster and langoustines which were incredible. A word of warning Captain doesn't do small portions - spatchcock chicken and mixed grill easily feeds 4 not 2 and Dounia s greek salad is the best on the island! Other favourite eating places are Alexandros which we visit at least twice every visit and Scuna, plus Sklitheri on the beach, the Monday Greek night at the beach side Paradise taverna mustn't be missed! If you fancy a boat trip - try the Argo with Gorges and his family - just find them in the harbour for a customised sail!
One evening dinning in this year we were entertained by an amazing lightning storm, everyone ran under cover and Jack and Dounia, like magic rearranged all tables under cover and we all shared the fabulous food together watching the scary lightning show.
I notice a couple of recent review say rooms are small and dark - having now experienced 6 of the rooms I couldn't disagree more! Rooms are typically Greek simple and clean and designed to stay cool. Why would anyone want to stay in when the most amazing view can be enjoyed from all terraces/balcony areas. Kitchens are well equipped should you need to cook in but most don't as whats on offer beats anything and is real value for money. Fab water-sports nearby.
My only sadness is that we are going to Australia next year so will have a year off from Apollon - role on 2016!
Many thanks to Dounia and Captain, missing you already! Jack keep up the good work! Black sambucca please!!
- 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