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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This has been the most perfect two week holiday ever. Two couples, parents in our sixties and daughter and son in law in their thirties. This is our third time back to Skiathos, we have found the perfect island and know we think we have found the perfect apartments, we are already planning our return and at least a third of those staying there are boomerangers.
The apartment is Greek basic, usual half shower and narrow pipe plumbing, wardrobes, beds, kitchenette, no wifi in the apartment and no radio / TV, but spotlessly clean with fresh sheets and towels at least every other day, the maid was brilliant, one of Xanthi's secret weapons, We had a 1st floor at the rear balcony, the a[apartments are built on a slope, level, ground floor entrance and 1st floor at the rear. The balcony which is very big overlooks a lovely valley which runs down to the sea, about 500m away and the other side of the road, but the valley has sheep, with bells, a donkey, lots of bird life inc swallows and birds of prey. all set among olive and lemon groves, very peaceful!
The villa is up a track North of the main road and is about a ten to fifteen minute walk to Kolios village centre which has more Taberna's and restaurants than you will ever need and two beaches, one is opposite the track leading to the Studios the other lower down in the village itself.
Right opposite the track is bus stop No 15 which is very useful 10 minutes ride to Skiathos town itself or Koukanaries at the other end of the Island.
The apartments are owned by Bill (Vassilli) and Martine who just couldn't do enough for us, the snack bar and bar was open all day and evening, great cocktails, reasonable prices and always an interesting chat, full of information about the island, the people and of course the Greeks. Monday nights is barbecue and quiz night, great value for money and a good laugh, we came second both nights, always the bridesmaid.
When we were leaving Martine gave us a hug and asked for feedback, even if it was bad, so here it is, It was cloudy for five days, of which we had storms for two, and they were really something else,plus we had an unscheduled eight hour stop off in Thessaloniki airport and the wasps bothered Kay a bit but that was OK because they left me alone; So when we come back in May or June next year you could sort that out for us Bill and Martine we will be delighted. We booked through Olympic and I feel that the holiday represented some of the best value ever. Most of all Thanks Bill and Martine, you made the holiday!!!!

Room Tip: Nos 1 to 5 for big balconies, 6 - 10 for slightly better views.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nigelgee
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MATIBILL, Owner at Xanthi Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you soo much for being so lovely guests.Your smile made our day happy.Two lovely ladies with two gentlemen with respect and moral principles.We would love to see you back next year.Have a great winter and thank you for one more time.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We had another great week at the Xanthi studios this year. Although it's been a few years since our last visit, we couldn't have had a warmer welcome from Bill and Matina. The studios are really comfortable with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. The grounds, pool and bar are all beautifully maintained. Thank you for making our week in Skiathos as special as ever, Bill and Matina. We're looking forward to the next time already! :)

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Seaelf
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MATIBILL, Ιδιοκτήτης at Xanthi Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you very very much Seaelf for your review.It's a breath of happiness to the end of the season.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

the studios are centrally placed for touring the island.also it is on the bus route easy to reach town,and many beaches.we travelled as a couple.the room was comfy and had both a kettle and a toaster.shower ok although it was hand held.plenty of hot water.entertainment was provided by bill and martina they also made snacks and breakfasts.great bar with cocktails and a happy hour.all in all a very pleasant holiday

Stayed: September 2017
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MATIBILL, Ιδιοκτήτης at Xanthi Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you very very much Daphne for your helpful review.You know if you are all day in a place and try hard to please everybody it is a lovely prize for your efforts a kind review by your guests.You will be always in our hearts and we are soo looking forward to seeing you next year.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

On 4th to the 22nd of September I returned to the fabulous Island of Skiathos. I stayed in Kolios and spent many days chilling at Xanthi pool bar and lounge. The rooms are clean and tidy, basic but exactly what you need for a self-catering holiday in Greece. Kitchen facilities including fridge and kettle and all rooms have a balcony over looking the green hills. The pool area is lovely with many sunbeds and a fair size pool. On many occasions my boyfriend and I had the pool to ourselves.
Bill and Martina have become extended family, nothing is to much trouble for them. They work extremely hard throughout the season making sure your holiday is relaxing and enjoyable. They serve food including traditional English breakfast and Greek salad which are all fresh and very tasty. The bar is fully stocked with an extensive cocktail menu to work your way through!
The quiz night is on a Monday evening and for 12 euros they will provide you with food from the BBQ cooked by the awesome Ken, homemade coleslaw and a drink is included. I enjoy the evening every time we come and there is always a chance of winning a prize. Bob is the quiz master and is a great host.
I have been to Skiathos 4 times and I know that I will be returning especially to Xanthi, thanks again you guys, you have made our holiday very special.

Room Tip: All rooms have the same layout, however second floor may provide a slightly better view from the balcony.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kayleigh S
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MATIBILL, Ιδιοκτήτης at Xanthi Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you Kayleigh87seaman for your completed review.Thank you for being a very nice and kind guest too.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Xanthi Studios are set off a small lane up from the main road. It is a steepish climb but not a long one. Set centrally along the main road, it is a great spot to explore the island from. A 15 minute journey from the airport, a very short but steep walk to Kolios beach and less than 10 minutes to the tavernas in Agia Paraskevi. Take a torch for the road in the evenings.
The rooms are spotless, simple, typically Greek and have everything you need for basic self catering. Bedding and towels were changed twice in the week we stayed. The balconies have views over the valley the studios sit on top of and across to the peaks in central Skiathos - all very, very beautiful.
The pool area is well kept, there are plenty of beds at all times of the day and the bar is on hand for snacks and drinks throughout the day.
Matina and Bill are incredible hosts and absolutely nothing is too much trouble. Their kindness, hospitality and good humour made our holiday. The bar is a great place to relax in the evening - lively enough and certainly kept us entertained but didn't keep us awake when we wanted an early night and we had the room nearest to it.
I can't fault the place and will spend all winter long looking forward to being back there!

Stayed: September 2017
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MATIBILL, Owner at Xanthi Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you Smashbash for your kind review!

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