About the villa
Things you'll love
- Self-catering studios
- Above the old town
- Views of the sea
- A short walk to the taverna
- 12 minute walk to the beach
- View Location
Air-conditioning , Fridge , Hob , TV , Balcony , Free Wi-Fi .
FOOD & DRINK
- Evening Meal
14 Sep , 2019 Gary73, 190832
We booked this about three weeks before we travelled as we saw it with TUI and thought it was a bargain. We’ve been to Skiathos Town many times and had a good idea where the studio was. We are in our early 60’s and I have a dodgy knee. Anyway, we loved our stay here and I mean we really loved it. The view from the balcony( we were in the upper studio) was awesome. Megali Ammos to the right, Kanapitsa straight ahead and Tsougria Island to the left boats anchored in the bay ..... Bliss. We thought the studio was quite spacious, beds comfy and the air con.very efficient. It was well situated for us as we spent every day on Megali Ammos beach a ten minute walk away. Bus stop four is very handy. We loved the area it is in and as has been said it is very Greek. A bakers round the corner and a mini market nearby which caters for the locals so everything very reasonable. A decent bottle of wine was 3 euros ! There were some downsides however. The stairs from the studio down to the front door were steep and not good on the knee. The cobbled streets meant that you could get down to the harbour in less than ten minutes but you have to be very careful. Very easy to trip up,or twist an ankle. You could take the longer easier route past the Taxiarchis Apt’s but that would take about 20 to 25 minutes to the harbours. We took the short route every time just be careful. For the first time ever we looked forward to turning in on a night as we knew we could have a nightcap on that balcony. Even at night, it was pretty special. The studio is basic but very clean. We loved it.
Love it at the Swallow
12 Jul , 2019 louiseagarrett, 1146929
Our second consecutive visit to the lower studio at The Swallow Studios. While this may not be for everyone due to it being located in a traditional greek residential street, that is in fact what we love. So while it doesn't have the 'holiday' vibe in terms of a reception, pool or bar, believe me it makes up for in character and you feel like you really are in Greece, not just any old apartment block that could essentially be anywhere. Amazing views, lovely locals either side and a great location to either go into Megali Ammos beach area or the Town, either via the Plakes headland into the Old Port, or via a street down straight onto Pap street. (The only reason i have given 4 stars is because the bathroom/shower is so small) but the studios are cleaned 3 times a week and they have AC, free Wifi and a free safe, and overall extremely good value for money for Skiathos Town
06 Aug , 2018 GilbernInvader
We booked only a week before departure, knowing nothing about Skiathos and just needing a week's break. Quiet location. Wonderful view. Air con. Wifi. TV. Small collection of English books for reading material. The owner - Katerina - is very helpful and actually arranged for her husband to take my wife to the local hospital (and back) when we had problems booking a taxi. Small kitchenette with a tiny hob was perfectly sufficient. Tui rep - Tracey - was surprised to meet us on arrival at the airport and hadn't been notified of our visit, but she too was very helpful and very responsive throughout our stay. Plenty of shops, bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk, albeit down a bit of a hill on cobbled roads. Loads of nice beaches in the area. On most you pay 8 euros per day for two sunbeds and an umbrella and on some this includes bottles of iced water as well. Be vigilant if you choose to use those beaches which are free. We swam in a small cove near the Old Port and a group of Greek teenagers had their bags stolen by an opportunist thief while they were swimming. However, Skiathos feels very friendly, very safe and - at the present time - very hot!
Cracking little room
06 Jul , 2018 simonwcumbria, 190736
First of all before I start my review I would like to address the reviewers who slated the views from the lower apartment......see photo. I could happily wake up to that view for the rest of my natural. /rant This room is clean and comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need as well as shops nearby to fill it. The beds are twins but comfy. The flowering plant outside draws many amateur photographers so don't go on the balcony without clothes. The biggest point to make on the apartment is the location. To get to the rooms from any direction means a very steep hill. Add the heat, overeating or alcohol and you could have an issue. If you are fit it will not be an issue. If you are out of shape, elderly or disabled you should think twice about booking.
Best holiday ever
14 Feb , 2017 louisemariej2016, 189499
I booked this holiday on a whim, not knowing anything about Skiathos. I'm so glad I did, it is an amazing place and Swallow Studios an enchanting little place. Transfer time is only 10 mins, and I was dropped off in a little square with a pretty white church and a water well. It is located between 2 residential homes, and the families in both were very friendly. I was greeted in my studio with a little welcome basket containing bread, milk, coffee, crisps, orange juice and a bottle of wine! I could wax lyrical about this place. The town is charming and only a 5-10 min walk down a quaint cobbled street, and the main street, Pappadiamantis, is bustling and full of quaint little shops and restaurants and ice cream and pizza parlours. All the people I spoke to were very friendly, and I felt very at home and safe, particularly as a young (ish!) woman travelling alone. The only gripe I have is that the bathroom is really tiny, so having a shower proved to be a bit cramped, and a microwave would be useful if you are not eating out all the time. Nevertheless, I have already booked again for May and simply cannot wait to return.
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