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 of course with a smile, 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 and 2017 on our way home from Alonnisos, stayed for one night each time 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 balcony and a wonderful view from most rooms. To visit the Stellina Hotel Website, click here. To book a room via telephone call 30-2427021900–4.
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