Me and my boyfriend had a FANTASTIC holiday in Skiathos at the Kassandra Bay Hotel last summer. We stayed for 10 nights. Our room was on the highest floor and had a lovely sea view. Room was huge, clean and very modern. Service was fantastic in the whole hotel. Food was great, both breakfast and dinner (we were half board) Breakfast had EVERYTHING you could want. Fresh fruit, ham, cheese, rolls, sausages, eggs, toast, cereals, cakes, biscuits, pastries, a guy making fresh crepes. It was LUSH! Dinner was also good, can’t fault the food. Same A la carte menu with a couple of different specials each night, could get a little repetitive if you’re there for say 14 nights. We ate out two times in Skiathos town at a restaurant called Scuna which we also highly recommend. Skiathos town it’s self was lovely. We liked having a drink in the old harbour at night at one of the bars sat in a bean bag chair looking out across the sea and at the stars. Magical! Shopping was also great. Long main street with so many shops selling EVERYTHING from local products to your fake designer handbags! Skiathos town felt really traditional and greek too, not at all ‘Brits Abroad’ which we HATE. Its busy but in a nice way! Getting into Skiathos town was easy, there’s either the water taxi from the beach which we loved taking to get into town, there’s a bus stop right outside the hotel or you can get a taxi, they are always stopping when you're waiting for a bus. Buses run every 30 minutes so you were never waiting too long, and they take about 15mins. Pool areas and beach were lovely, pebble/sand beach but this didn’t bother us. We spent half the day by one and half on the other. Easy to get sun beds around the pool, none of this annoying reserving a bed at 6am business!! Boyfriend loved that there were call buttons on the sun parasols at the beach where the beach guy bought you drinks (You're allowed to be lazy, you’re on holiday....!) There were also people offering massages on the beach (nothing to do with hotel) if they kept pestering you the beach guy soon got rid. They are only trying to make a living though so with a friendly yet persistent 'no thank you' they were gone! Loved the salt water pools as well! Such a nice change from chlorine burning your eyes!! Pool bar was great. Yes drinks weren't that cheap but it’s what you expect from a 4* hotel. I know from my boyfriend working in this trade that hotels make their money from rooms and drinks. Food hardly makes any profit! There’s a shop about a 20 minute walk away to get snacks, newspapers etc I usually left the boyfriend to do that one in the 30 degree heat in the morning but he liked the walk!! Also a nice local bakery there too! Grounds and Reception area were lovely, clean and spacious. Free internet which was a bonus!
Highly recommend the Skopelos mamma mia trip. We booked on a boat called Poseidon at the Old harbour. You go to the famous church and see all the beaches and get to stop at Skopelos town which was very quaint and lovely! We got lucky to and saw dolphins too! We also did the Boat trip around Skiathos, visiting lalaria beach, kasstro etc. Two great days out.
As for the moaners please don't listen and GO to this hotel!! This type of person is NEVER pleased! My boyfriends managed many high end restaurants with rooms where we live in the Cotswolds and so isn't easily pleased and yet he didn't have one bad think to say about Kassandra bay and our holiday!
If we go back to Skiathos this is definitely were we will be staying again! Trying Kos town this year as we like trying different Greek islands. Kassandra Bay and Skiathos will be very very hard to beat though!
Hope you enjoy :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury hotel in Skiathos, Sporades islands in Greece. Overlooking the beach of Vasilias, Kassandra Bay is situated among olive and pine trees that add to the scenery a relaxing aroma. Recently renovated, the hotel is lavishly decorated with bright colours, whilst the rooms offer amenities that help embody the feeling of being at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kassandra Bay Skiathos
- Kassandra Bay Resort & SPA Skiathos/Vasilias