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Filokalia Apartments
Ranked #19 of 84 Hotels in Skiathos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Just spent a week at Filokalia as a solo traveller and felt sad to leave.
A warm welcome from Shellina started my holiday off well, I was shown to my room (15) up a small slope which was clean, comfortable and well maintained and I had a nice little balcony area which I used every evening to relax.
I slept like a log for a whole week. The pool and bar were great and very inviting helped by the other friendly holiday makers encouraging me to pop in every night for a drink. Shellina is worth her weight in gold serving drinks and great food during the day, what surprised me was that she knew everyones names and was so friendly. In the evening Alkis is and his infectious smile was behind the bar making it a nice way to finish off the day. There is free WiFi in the bar area.
Its a ten minute walk to the beach which is lovely with some great tavernas, paradise being my favourite or you can get the water taxi to town for 2.50 euro which takes 15 minutes. Or the bus at stop 10 which is 1.60 euro.
There is a bakery on the main road towards the beach with some fabulous cakes at great prices..
Skiathos town is a great day out for walking, shopping, eating or simply sitting with a coffee with a lovely little harbour watching the boats or planes coming into land.
As a lone female I found the island very safe at anytime of the day and will definitely be back for a third trip thanks to the guys at filokalia x

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This was our first time back in Greece for quite a few years. We we very pleasantly surprised at the Filokalia apartments, right from the minute we arrived & being greeted by Shellina. The apartments are spotlessly clean. The pool area & bar were excellent everyone was very friendly & the food lovely. We went to a different beach every day & it's hard to pick the best - I think my favourite was Vromolimnos but take some food as the taverna was not the best on the island for choice. Saying that all beaches we visited were perfect. In the evening we mostly went into Skiathos town via the water taxis, which were much cooler than playing sardines on the bus. There are some brilliant restaurants in town with every taste catered for. We also went to the open air theatre to see Mamma Mia which was great fun. Skiathos is a lovely island & we will return another time. Well done to all the staff at the Filokalia.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank ottodelahoya
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Just come back from a relaxing week at Filokalia Apartments in Skiathos. It was perfect. Close enough to the beach and far away for a calming and peaceful break. Absolutely spotless accommodation - simple yet very high standard. We felt looked after and cared for but our hosts were not too intrusive and we enjoyed our break. There are a lot of steps and it is not for the infirm but it is a superb place and I recomend it to all

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, we were met by the delightful Shellina. The apartments are comfortable, the pool and bar area are spotless with plenty of food and drink choices. Perfect location to explore the island. An unforgettable holiday!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Tinderstick71
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The Filokalia and its hosts Shellina and Alkis were as welcoming as ever. These studios are just right for a relaxing holiday up a quiet lane but yet close to the beach and bus to Skiathos town. The real gem is Shellina who just cares and looks after you from the word go. Enjoy the lasagne / quiz and barbeque / greek dancing nights by the pool with home cooking by Shellina. Its not 'if' but 'when' we make it a third time. The majority of guests are regulars here and that speaks volumes in itself.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank davepen54
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stayed here last summer with our two eldest grandchildren, 11 and 13 at the time. The apartments are situated a short walk up a quiet country lane and are set out on various levels. We we had the end apartment on the middle row and it was quite a steep walk up but the view from our balcony was worth it. The balcony was huge with lovely views across the bay. The apartment was clean and spacious and the separate bedroom had doors on to the balcony, as did the living area, but it had twin beds whereas there was a sofa bed in the living room. This sofa bed was the only negative we found. It only extended widthways to about 4 feet and was roughly 5 ft 8 ins long so was really only suitable for young children. Our grandson and granddaughter obviously refused to share it so we endured an uncomfortable week's sleep as a result. There are also twin bedded studios available and if we were to visit again with older children we would stay here but we would book two of these studios. The lady who runs the place is lovely, food from the bar is nice and there is occasional evening entertainment like a quiz or greek night. Packs of water are sold at the bar which saves you carrying it back from the supermarket, safety deposit boxes were 10 euros and air con was about 8 euros a day but we managed without as there was a pleasant breeze. The bus stops on the main road and takes you to Skiathos town in one direction and koukounaries in the other and the water taxi takes you from the beach to Skiathos town. Apart from the sofa bed we really enjoyed our stay at Achladies and the Filokalia!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank wetbandits
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Modern and comfortable apartments in a pretty garden setting down a quiet country lane, but just a couple of minutes walk from the bus stop, supermarkets, bakery, bars, taverna and lovely soft sandy beach of Achladies. Water taxis every half hour into Skiathos town and back(2.50 Euros pp) Much more stylish way to arrive than on the bus (1.60pp). The apartments' English manageress Shellina is very helpful. Wildlife: You'll hear a scops owl calling opposite the apartments - and a "be more dog" style white and tabby Tom will adopt you if you let him. (just be careful of his claws when he lets you know he's had enough tickling!)

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Filokalia Apartments

Address: Achladies, 370 02, Greece
Region: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #19 of 84 Hotels in Skiathos
Number of rooms: 15
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