More about Villa Apollon
We have just returned from our eighth stay at these apartments, having had once again a fantastic holiday.
The Apollo Apartments are situated on a hillside near to a lovely quiet and clean beach and close to all amenities, eg transport, supermarket etc. You can get a bus/taxi or water taxi into the main town of Skiathos which is only a couple of miles away The apartments are self catering,clean and tidy and provide everything you need for a comfortable stay. The apartments are cleaned daily and are a very safe environment, requiring a key to actually get into the complex.
This place has fantasic views and although self catering offers great food from the grill as well as traditional meals, so you don't need to lift a cooking finger if you dont want to, all the grill foods provide meat portions which are the size of a small child and delicious!
The resort has a great pool with comfortable loungers and a hospitable bar area/seating area. All soft and alcoholic drinks are on offer.
in addition to all of this, what makes this place really special and the reason why so many guests return year after year ,is the warm hospitality of the owners, Dounia and Captain. They are absolutely fab, nothing is too much trouble, they make you feel so welcome and it really does feel like a small communitly when you stay there. They can offer you help and advice on everything from car hire to local attractions and hints and tips, and will stay up until the last guest goes to bed to ensure that everyone is happy. Adult and child alike, they do their utmost to provide everyone with a longlasting and happy memory of their stay in Skiathos and we would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone
Another Superb Apollon Holiday
Yet another fantastic holiday spent at the Apollon, our fourth time there (6th time in Skiathos) and it gets better every time we go back. Dounia and Captain (Themistokles) are the most wonderful, warm and friendly hosts you could wish for, nothing is too much trouble for them. They make you feel like you are part of their family. Captain picked us up from the airport and swiftly transported us to the Apollon where we were warmly greeted by Dounia with a welcome drink.
Four years ago our son and daughter and their partners came to Skiathos with us to see why we kept going back , they absolutely loved it and have been back three times, and are hooked, just like us. They are Apollonaholics!!!
We usually go about the same time every year and tend to meet up with the same people who return back year after year, so it has a very friendly atmosphere around the pool and bar.
The accommodation is fantastic and the staff are polite and friendly.
The rooms are cleaned daily and are spotless, even your breakfast dishes are washed and put away. Everything you need is provided in the room:- hair dryer, iron, ironing board, air cond., TV, microwave oven, safety deposit box, toaster, kettle and 2 ring hob. This year they have even put new double beds in most rooms, but will put singles in if required. Nothing is too much trouble for them, all you need to do is ask!
The sea views from the pool bar/studios/apartments are spectacular. The town is a short distance away either by water taxi , bus or taxi or you can walk in . Captain or Dounia will organise a hire car or bike for you so you can explore the island.
Oh and I must mention the food......FANTASTIC!!! You must try the mixed grill and steaks, but be warned you must be hungry before attempting them!!!!
I could go on and on...........but all I can say is give it a try, we love it and will be back next year, we are hoping to go with some friends and our family, I can't wait.
The Best Chill-Out Holiday Ever!
We stayed at the Villa Appollon in June 2007. We had such a lovely time. The apartments are excellent and very clean, with everything you could possibly require and with the air condtioning lovely and cool on very hot days. Captain ( the Greek Naked Chef) prepares and cooks pukka meals and the atmosphere at the pool is very relaxed and friendly. Doonia making you feel at home from the moment you arrive until the end of your stay, you're part of their extended family they can't do enough for you.
The pool is very inviting with sunbeds with cushions and fresh towels laid out every morning and the sea view is stunning!
We returned recently from a magical holiday at the Villa Apollon. From the moment of booking we could not have asked for more help and warmth, beyond any reasonable expectation. We arrived to a welcome tray with wine, in beautifully clean and well appointed room. There was a safe, a hairdryer and even an ironing board (but I ignored that!). The air conditioning was a boon.We were given not only a warm welcome, but a cold drink too, to welcome us to Skiathos. After that everything just got better!
The terrace with the swimming pool has stunning views and you can lounge in sun or shade on such comfortable sun -beds, towels provided.The "snack" bar, thanks to the Captain, dispenses the most delicious food, but be warned, the portions are big enough for two! Try the Village sausage, which is to die for, or the Greek salad. The drinks are even better, and now, thanks to my husband, Dounia makes a mean Manhattan!
Our rooms were cleaned to a high standard every day, by polite and helpful staff, and for them, like the owners, nothing was too much trouble. Their helpfulness even extended to medication for my mosquito bite! The linen is of high quality and the beds extremely comfortable.
The only downside is that if you do not book quickly you will find that all the rooms are booked by people returning for the Nth year. It is like a big family, but although we were strangers we were swiftly incorporated into the group and made to feel part of the "family".
We had a wonderful time. Thanks Dounis, Captain and all the staff!
the beautiful Apollon
From the moment we arrived we were treated to a fantastic welcome by Dounia, the Captain and all their staff. The apartments and clean, with plenty of equipment, iron, tv, air con, etc etc.The rooms were kept spotless by the staff with the linen and towels changed daily. The views from the studios, the bar and the pool are stunning and photos do not do it justice!The food served by the Captain and indeed Dounia and their daughter is by far the best on the island and the pork chop i had was about a foot long, and that is no joke! Really! The stakes are also huge so you should go with a big appetite. Everything is so fresh, i had a tuna salad a few times and it was out of this world! I also had the best gin and tonic ever! Not in one of these piddly little glasses you get in the UK, but a huge tall glass and it was so good. Now just a word to any older people thinking of going to the Apollon. Do it! Go. Its amazing. If you are worried about not having a rep there, fear not! Dounia and the Captain will be there for you if you do get ill or something else happens and a good time for you older ones to go is May or September, slightly quieter, maybe not quite as hot (but still hot), and Dounia and the Captain and their lovely daughter will be able to pamper you more! Totally recommended 100%. Thanks to all for a wonderful 2 weeks and we will be back, no doubt about that!
Excellent holiday at Apollon
Villa Apollon boasts an unbeatable location, with stunning views across Achladies Bay. The apartments are basic but spotlessly clean and practical. The air-conditioning was very welcome, as was the daily maid service - not often found in self-catering accomodation. Bed sheets and towels were replaced every other day. The pool was never crowded and the food at the bar, excellent.
As Apollon is a few miles out from Skiathos Town, we were slightly concerned that we might be a bit remote but need not have worried. The local beach, supermarket and numerous Tavernas were a 5 minute walk away, as was the number 9 bus stop into town and the charming water taxi from the beach.
Great place to get away!!!
Villa Apollon Skiathos is a wonderful place to stay on holiday, the owners are very friendly and will help you with any enquires you may have, the accommodation was kept very clean by a maid every day, the apartments are nicely situated roughly in the middle of the island. The views from the apartments and the pool area are superb and you will never tire of waking up to it in the morning. So if you want a quite restful holiday then you will be hard pushed to beat VILLA APOLLON Skiathos. Enjoy !!
Whilst on holiday in Skiathos we would also recommend you visit the Horse Riding Centre, it accomodates anyone from absolute beginners to so called experts, again the views from the route through the forest and coastal path is breath taking.
What a fantastic place
We have just returned from the beautiful Villa Apollon – what a fantastic place.
The Captain and Dounia could not be better hosts if they tried ! They have a lovely home and welcome you with open arms. They love the English and nothing is too much trouble.
We stayed in a one bedroom apartment upstairs with our teenage daughter, the views were outstanding and just like the website – what you see on there is what you get, a very honest and if anything understated website.
The pool area and apartments are kept spotless and clean towels laid on the sun beds every day, clean linen and towels provided twice a week in the apartments.
We made many friends on our holiday, some families with small children and grandparents with them and some with teenage children, our teenage daughter loved it, she stayed around the pool sometimes while we went to the beach – the apartments are very safe and secure.
The Captain and Dounia cook amazing meals– but if you order a steak starve all day!! The bar closes when the last person goes to bed.
There is a water taxi that takes you into Skiathos town from a jetty on the beach, this is a lovely way to end your day – only takes 10 mins and Skiathos town is a very pretty place with lots of restaurants and shops then catch the ferry back to the beach and stagger home. Also a few tavernas on the beach just 5 mins walk.
We would love to go back again and fully recommend this holiday if you just want to get away from all the stresses of everyday life, we only had a week but came home completely relaxed.
What A View-----Fantastic Foods As Well!!
We spent a week at the Apollon and had a fantastic time. The view from pool side and the room balcony was spectacular! View of the sandy beach and Skopolos island in the distants. The Apolon is situated in an ideal location, it is easy to get into Skiathos Town by small fishing boat ferry or cheap taxis. The town is full of shops and good resteraunts.
The pool and bar area at the Apollon are great. The sun loungers are all provided with fresh towels each morning.In the day Captain and Dounia run the bar and there is a good menu of great food for lunch. The Greek Salad was the best we've ever had and at the end of the week found out the secret recipe! Come evening time and the menu is great with a range of super dishes to try. The steaks are fabulous! Price wise the cost is about the same as you pay in Skiathos town but the quality / quantity / hospitality is much better!!
The appartement rooms are basic rooms but very clean and well looked after. The bedrooms are air conditioned so a good nights sleep is assured! There was a regular change of sheets and towels throughout the week. The room was well cleaned each day. The rooms had a kettle, micro wave etc. We only used the kettle; the food at the pool side was too good!
So in summary, if you're looking for great hospitality, great food and some where to relax in the sun then the Apolon is the place. This was our first visit, it won't be our last. The best recommendation however, is that we met lots of other people staying at the Apollon who were on return visits having being in previous years and now keep going back!
What a view
You will be met at Skiathos Airport by The Captain if requested when you book or for 8 Euro's a taxi will take to the Apartments.
You will meet Dounia, The Captain's wife and have a free drink before you are taken to your room. You will see what I mean about the view, excellent.The rooms are typically Greek and they have all the amenities, just ask when you e-mail them. If you are a steak person, I'm not ,it hangs over the side of the plate when you wish to eat at the Taverna on the premises. The food is excellent and array of soft and alcoholic drinks.There is a swimming pool, sun beds and sun shade umbrellas if needed.
Groceries can be delivered free between certain times from the supermarket at the bottom of the hill. You can go to the beach and catch the local water taxi into Skiathos Town, the bus is crowded when it reachs the bus near the Apartments. You can it back from the town at 2-50 euro's to bus stop Nine, this is about 75 yards away from the Villa.Try it and see if you like, WE DO.