As usual, Skiathos lived up to our expectations. Wonderful people, great food, lovely beaches with a lively little town hosting plenty of restuarants to suit all requirments. My favourites, in town, O Paraxenos, Lyhnari (for Lamb) and 1901. All catering to traditional greek and mediteranean dishes. Out of town, Green Park in Aghia Paraskevi, Green Meadow in Troulos (for Rabbit). For lunch, the terrace at Troulos Bay Hotel, on the beach.
Villa Selini, Sunset Villas - A very spacious, comfortable and well equipped accomodation. The pool area was exceptional, large pool with childrens area, comfortable pool loungers, umberellas and pool towels. Great Barbecue set up. Eleni and her family gave us a great welcome including help with our luggage (lots of) both from and to the airport. Eleni also provided a small welcome pack, wine and crisps always go down well in my book, together with fresh flowers which was a lovely touch. Thanks guys.
Great villa, located just a few minutes from the town, but in a location that feels very secluded.
Would definitely return
Wow. The villa was amazing. Great private pool area. The facilities were great. Would recommend 100%. Eleni and her team are brilliant.
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What can I say. This villa is stunning, The pool is slightly offset and incredibly private and is so nice we couldnt keep the kids out of it.
The bedroom are on the bottom floor as its cooler but the aircon is so good everywhere it doesnt really matter. Beds were very firm - that was uncomfortable for us but it depends on your likes on a mattress so I am not putting that down as a negative.
We were met at the airport to take us to the villa. Bit of a farce with the car rental company not actually turning up but Elenis husband sorted it eventually. The family were dispatched to the villa in a taxi though so at least the kids werent kept hanging about in the heat. The reality is however that this is Greece and so patience and understanding is needed as they operate at a different speed than here in the UK.
Didnt bother us though and once at the villa it was all worthwhile. The Bougainvillea flowers around the pool were beautiful. The interior is modern, clean and cool. Marble everywhere, 4 star hotel quality fixtures and fittings and satellite TV / DVD Player to keep the young ones amused outside of the sunshine/pool/beach.
The villa is cleaned every two days-- the cleaner didnt turn up til day 4 after I had complained we hadnt seen her. Eleni got right on it and from that moment she did indeed turn up religiously so again it could just be she forgot or didnt know we were in there-- thats Greece to be fair so again not something to get annoyed by - just communicate to Eleni and everything is sorted out immediately.
I lived on Skiathos for 7 years some 20 years back and it is simply the most beautiful greek island. Green pine forests and olive groves surround 65 sandy beaches with crystal clear calm seas. The town is mainly pedestrianised and a very quaint collective of boutique like shops and restaurants. I was expecting it to be expensive given the Greek travails in recent years but actually found it cheaper than the last time we went 8 years ago. You can get a pint of Mythos (Greek lager- its OK) for 3.5 - 5 Euros so a lot cheaper than UK on the whole.
Best Greek food on the island is STILL Lyhnari Taverna-- was the best 20 years ago and yet Dimitri that owns it somehow has still managed to keep it at the highest pinnacle.
So. In short- you will love staying at this Villa. Eleni and her family are lovely and very helpful and it really is a place you will miss when you leave. We plan to return next year - it really is that good
Great villa with excellent pool and lovely view. Certainly need access to a car though, not just for provisions but to ensure you get the best from the island - don't just stay in the villa! Highly recommended for those who want a more away from it all location.