If you're looking for a 'smart' place to stay with all the fripperies of modern life & living then Achladies Apartments aren't for you!
We will be returning to Achladies apartments in July for probably the 25th year - we don't visit every year, but everywhere else we go - other Greek islands and the rest of the world - we almost always say, 'we should have gone to Skiathos!' I guess you have to travel to other places to appreciate the simple, natural & relaxing atmosphere here. With no TV, Wi-Fi, internet, or humming air-con, this is a very relaxing place where you can take time to catch your breath, sleep, read, walk, eat great food and drink good wine, in beautiful natural surroundings, a truly laid back experience, no 'dressing for dinner' or worrying about styling your hair, in fact if you take your posh frock here you will be out of place! For tasty traditional home cooking Paradise taverna at the end of the garden path by the beach is fantastic, the same owners & staff for many years, then the beach just a couple of metres from here with lots of sunbeds & shade, fabulous clear blue sea, local water taxi, friendly skipper, regular trips to town & back, a relaxing way to travel, to the cosmopolitan hub of the island, lots of excellent tavernas, restaurants, bars & shops - Aisha Bresan is my favourite, she paints beach pebbles & driftwood beautifully, I buy something every visit!
The bus runs regularly from the top of the hill - steps and roadside walking not for the faint hearted or infirm - but access from this to the many beautiful island beaches, most with tavernas serving simple traditional fare, is a must, the bus can be really crowded at peak times, so prepare to be squashed, though the conductor somehow manages to get everybody on & off safely and with good humor!
Take time to appreciate the simplicity of these apartments and island and you will return from holiday relaxed & refreshed, and may take a different view on your own style of living! We almost always meet people here seen in previous years, and if you speak to people on the boat taxi into town, most have stayed here and on the island more than once, if you're not hooked after your visit, then try somewhere else - you'll soon be back!!
- Also Known As:
- Achladies Apartments Hotel Skiathos