This year was my fourth visit to Villa Apollon and, as on all previous visits, it was glorious. My first visit 5 years ago was a surprise appearance on the honeymoon of my daughter Hannah and her husband Darryl - sounds mad but that's just the sort of family we are! And this year it was another surprise appearance (for Hannah at least), along with other family members and godparents, at their fifth anniversary blessing.
Captain and Dounia, whom Darryl has known for about 12 years, played a huge part in the success of this event - arranging the blessing at the beautiful Evangelistria monastery and preparing the most delicious feast in the evening as well as keeping the secret for nearly a year.
Villa Apollon continues to have renovations to what was already marvellous and this year the pool and surrounding terrace have been upgraded and there are lovely comfortable sunbeds with fresh towels every morning. The rooms overlooking the pool are delightful and now have air conditioning although my preference is still to sleep with the doors open with lovely mediterranean breezes wafting in. And, although there is usually lots of conversation and sociable times around the bar, if you want to take a quiet moment and gaze at the view across Achladies bay you will feel restored.
The food prepared by Captain and Dounia is still amazing (and enormous!) and there were some new dishes this year including the king prawn on black rice - oh yeah! And Captain is still preparing the delicious antibiotics and, although there are many lovely place to eat on the island, the food and drink and hospitality at Villa Apollon are outstanding. You are always welcomed as a friend and it makes you feel truly cherished.
I love this place - it feels like my Greek home and Captain and Dounia feel like my Greek family - the highest praise I can give. May Villa Apollon continue to prosper and be filled with happy visitors for many yeears to come.
- 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