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Swallow Studios
Reviewed 7 October 2012

This was our second stay the Swallow Studios on the upper floor, both visits during the last week of the season. We stayed in the upper studio which has a balcony with a glorious view over the bay. Although quite basic, the property is well equipped and kept spotlessly clean by the owner, Katerina, who is most charming and welcoming. My only criticism is the bathroom which we found to be small and somewhat dated. The Swallow is situated at the top of the town so there is a walk down to the shops and tavernas on the winding and cobbled streets so may not be suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties. The surrounding houses and apartments seem to be mainly occupied by Greek locals who we enjoyed hearing going about their business but we never found it to be noisy. The local baker and supermarkets are very friendly. We are returning next year.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

I'm sorry the previous reviewer didn't like the Swallow. It is certainly one of our favourites and we are going back next week. Can't wait! Situated at the top of the old town the studios look out over the sea, the better view being from the top floor of course. You can walk down the hill past the cemetery and Health Centre to catch the bus to all the beaches. We just love walking down in the evening to the many tavernas along the route,saying 'Kalispera' to the old ladies in black sitting outside their houses. You are spoilt for choice with the restaurants from the more pricey ones with splendid views just before the Steps, on the Steps themselves and plenty tucked away in the back streets. There are also two within a couple of minutes walk of the studios, one looking out to sea and one down the path to Megali Ammos beach and situated on the water's edge, lovely people there. We are Wrinklies but didn't have a problem with hills although you do need non slippery shoes for the cobbles. If you are looking for hectic night life then this is probably not for you but, if you value the truly Greek ambience and the more laid back side of Skiathos, you'll love the Swallow. It is as pictured in the brochure, the views shown in there are from the upper studio, unfortunately those blessed trees will insist on growing. I attach a couple of photos taken from the lower studio. If it has changed drastically since last year, I will hush my mouth and publish new photos but I certainly hope it hasn't.

Room Tip: The top studio has the better views
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  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Boudicca_9
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

bottom of two studios not as brochure or video another property's balcony outside within stepping distance also tall trees obscure any view of sea . at back end of town quite a hike down to town and a good climb back. should stress we are quite fit and enjoy walking . studio itself was clean but basic which was as expected . just felt let down as we expected fabulous views. love skiathos town but so many nicer more convenient places to stay. been going now for ten years.

Room Tip: top studio as brochure.
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  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank bigal094
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Address: Skiathos Town, Greece
Region: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos > Skiathos Town
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Ranked #32 of 68 Speciality Lodging in Skiathos Town
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Swallow Studios Skiathos/Skiathos Town

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