Category Archives: Hotel in Skiathos

Recommended Apartments in Skiathos – Fresh Rooms

For our trip to Alonnisos in 2018 we once again needed to overnight in Skiathos, as we arrived an hour later than the last boat for the evening left that particular night in mid-July. Since we were only staying just the one night, we simply wanted a clean, safe, and cost-effective place that was near to port so we could catch our ferry to Alonnisos the next day. In the past we stayed several times at a hotel outside the city center, however, this year the price was way too high (i.e., 100 Euros) for just a one night stay after a late evening arrival.

So, I came across information about Fresh Rooms on Booking.com and made a reservation. The owner/manager Michalis (Michael) was very friendly and hospitable. The room itself was fairly basic but clean and with AC as well. There was no Wi-Fi to my knowledge, but we really didn’t care since we would only be there a short time. We didn’t have a “view” but that didn’t matter to us either. The price at the time was 50 Euros, which was just fine. Note also that the place is up on a hill so there are some steps to climb.

We really liked the location because it’s right off the main road and it took us just five minutes to walk to the center of the port that evening for dinner at our favorite restaurant in Skiathos (i.e., Paraxenos – awesome food by the way). The next morning Michalis was kind enough to drive us to the port (less than 1km) since we had the suitcases to deal with and were running a bit late; we really appreciated that.
Bottom line, in our case this was a great place to stay in Skiathos based on our itinerary as pass-through travelers. Based on this experience, we would definitely stay there again on our way to Alonnisos.

For more information about Fresh Rooms, please click on this link to its page on Booking.com.

 

 

Recommended Hotel in Skiathos – Stellina Hotel

In the summer of 2000, we found ourselves facing a six hour wait time for our flight from Skiathos to Athens because there were no hydrofoil boats available from Alonnisos later in that day. So, based on a recommendation from a friend, we booked a room for four hours at the Stellina Hotel in Skiathos. Because we only needed the room for such a short period of time, the owner Jorgos, was kind enough to give us a reduced price. We found the room to be the usual in that part of the world, small but comfortable, and were very impressed with the grounds of the hotel, particularly the pool, which by Greek standards is huge. We enjoyed our brief stay, and I have to admit that Jorgos was one of the nicest people we’ve ever encountered in Greece.

Two years later, we found ourselves in a similar situation, in that a ferry we were to take to Santorini didn’t leave for three hours. So, we took a taxi to the Stellina Hotel to say hello to Jorgos, and to ask if we could possibly fill the time we had by sitting around his pool and having a couple of beers. While he didn’t remember our names, he definitely remembered our faces and was just as hospitable as he was when we first met him. In answer to my question he said “fisi-kah file-mou” (of course, my friend), and motioned us to leave our bags at the desk and head out to the pool. He then called a taxi for us when we were ready to leave. We returned to the Stellina Hotel yet again in 2016 on our way home from Alonnisos, stayed for one night and were once again very pleased with the room and the customer service as well. Because of these very positive experiences, I highly recommend the Stellina Hotel for anyone looking for a place to stay on Skiathos.

The Stellina Hotel is located about a half-mile from the city center of Skiathos, and is perhaps two minutes away from the airport. All the rooms are furnished in the traditional Greek style with private telephone, music, balcony and a wonderful view. To visit the Stellina Hotel Website, click here. To book a room via telephone call 30-2427021900–4.

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