Advantages Lovely Town, cheap, nice food, gorgeous weather
Disadvantages If you want lots to do you need to rent a car
I went to Skiathos last year for the first time with my boyfriend. We just wanted a week in the sun, lie by a pool followed by some nice food and something to do in the evening.We flew out from Gatwick via First Choice in June. Flight was quite short, then onto a coach which was not too bad either. The hotel we stayed in was called La Pisine Art Hotel. From the outside the hotel looked nice but the area around it was still quite undeveloped. As we walked into the main reception, we had our bags taken from us and shown to the bar for a drink! It was just what we needed after our travels. The hotel is really modern and has a very relaxing feel about it. As you walk through the reception you reach the bar on your right with tables and chairs around. Pool straight in front of you, which was all lit up at night time and sun loungers all around the pool area. After we had our drinks we had some one show us to our room followed by our bags.
The room was nice, double bed, fridge, balcony with table and chairs and a large bathroom, with bath and shower. The rooms were cleaned daily, had A/C and a safe. We had no complaints at all about our room.We booked it for bed and breakfast. The breakfast area was a large air-conditioned room, basic continental breakfast. Always had plenty of everything.
We spent most our time round the pool during the day, we had fantastic weather and I came back with a good tan! We did do a day out where we visited the island over from us which you can actually see from Skiathos Town harbour. Our hotel was about 5mins walk away from Skiathos Town. We went down every evening, started off somewhere to have a cocktail! and then picked a restaurant for dinner. We had some gorgeous food, the traditional greek food out there was just lovely. If you are a seafood fan, you can get the fresh catch of the day in most of the restaurants.Shopping! there are some great little shops in Skiathos town, lots of things made from the olive trees. We bought some great little things as gifts. I picked up some olive oil lotions and potions which are great and you can't find anything like that in the UK. We also came across a antiques shop, where we bought some really nice things to take home for the family.
Money wise, we really had value for money. Dinner and cocktails every night was very cheap compared to the UK. I will certainly be re-visiting it some point in the future! Recommend this for everyone!!
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