We are winding down 5 happy days at Nicolas Studios here on the edge of Skala, Patmos and we could not be more pleased with our choice. We have traveled throughout much of Greece for many years, in everything from big-name international hotel brands to very modest C-class hotels, and this is now one of our very favorite stays. It is quintessentially Greek.
Our top floor studio has simple traditional decor and all the modern amenities, including comfortable beds, a kitchenette, modern bathroom with plentiful hot water, good reading lights by the bed, not one but two electrical outlets available to recharge electronics (a small enough luxury, but often missing in Greece), and a delightful balcony with table and chairs overlooking the gardens, chickens and goats 75 yards away, and about 300 yards away the sapphire bay of Skala. A good taverna and the edge of town are a 10 minute walk away, and the heart of Skala is a 20-30 minute stroll. The studio is kept immaculately clean.
But better than the physical accommodations are Nicolas and his family, who personify Greek hospitality. Nicolas met us at the ferry at 5:30 am and his wife Theologia had homemade baked goods and coffee waiting for us. When there was no rental car available on the island (it being Easter weekend), Nicolas interrupted his own family holiday celebrations on Easter Eve to drive us to the wonderful midnight candlelight ceremony in Skala's town square, then picked us up afterward. Every morning he comes upstairs bearing a loaded Continental breakfast tray prepared by Theologia. We feel like ViPs but we gather from all the other glowing reviews that they welcome everyone this warmly.
Nicolas Studios is not fancy, but it is quiet, home-like, and the welcome you receive is from the heart. We give it our highest recommendation.
By the way, Holy Week on Patmos is wonderful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nicolas Studios in Patmos can be found in Skala, 900 metres away from the port and just few minutes from the beach Meloi in a quiet and friendly environment which makes your stay cozy, pleasant and unforgettable!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nicolas Studios Skala, Patmos