No wonder people come back here, it is wonderful. As previous reviewers have frequently pointed out, this is a most friendly and welcoming place. The staff are excellent from morning until night. The food purchased from the bar by the pool is freshly prepared and tasty (hmmmm - Greek Salad) - the English Breakfast is delicious. The apartments are basic and I didn't like the shower. Our apartment was by the pool (room 21) which I adored but Mrs Lyon thought it was rather too exposed and would have preferred a little more privacy. This apartment gets lots of sun in the afternoon. Some other guests were at the back of the hotel and complained about the walk, so bear this in mind if you are older and or find walking difficult.
It is well placed and near two bakeries and three supermarkets. It is about 10 minutes from the nearest beach.
We were also lucky in having some wonderful fellow guests.
The nearby tavernas are all excellent, we especially enjoyed the Porto Rossa at the end of our street and the Rose Garden. Try the Moussaka in the former it is excellent.
I was very much helped by previous reviewers who took a lot of time writing to me with answers to my questions, thank you so very much.
Skiathos itself is fantastic and the beaches are better than the Caribbean. We particularly liked Elias Beach. Most beaches are easy to get to on account of an excellent and regular bus service.
The best places to eat that we tried were the Mylos by the airport and has the greatest pizza ever made. Also try To Poulakia which came recommended by a former resident at Filokalia - here try the Lamb Kleftika. The Grill House is cheap but nice - 25 euro for litre of house wine and two chicken grills.
Try the boat trips - we liked the Secret Skiathos boat trip but not as keen on the Mama Mia trip because it did not spend enough time on Skopelos.
Skiathos Town is excellent - a maze of streets with every turn a delight. Try eating at the fish tavernas that overlook the old port (not the ones direct on the harbour). We wanted to eat at To Selina but run out of days - this is on the same stretch.
We were warned about wasps but brought plenty of wasp repellant which helped and if you burn Greek Coffee Powder it also keeps them away.
Thanks everyone for all your input and thanks also to the staff at Filokalia.
- Also Known As:
- Filokalia Apartments Skiathos
- Filokalia Apartments Hotel Skiathos