This stunningly situated, well equipped modern hotel (excellent friendly staff) provided the perfect base to flop for a relaxing break or a good point from which to explore the verdant Island of Skopelos.
The guests ranged from mature couples to young families, for which the hotel caters in equal measure. Food was of high quality and varied, and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Emails before the holiday were promptly answered with recommendations for car hire, ferry times and water taxi details. Reception was just as efficient once there with restaurant recommendations or water sport bookings.
We spent our days exploring (Car essential the island is hilly; and if you want to go to the less popular beaches on some of the less tarmaced roads a 4x4 is needed) this beautiful green island trying many different beaches and eating at the many tavernas (unsurprisingly the sea food is excellent) that are available as well as a couple of evenings in Skopelos Town itself. The town is really a charming island port that though it does have Tourist shops, bars and restaurants has definitely retained its Greek personality as has the rest of the island. Much quieter than it's neighbour Skiathos the 20 minute (to Glossa) ferry ride seems to have prevented it from becoming just another Mediterranean Island.
Pros: Stunning views of Panormos Bay & mainland Greece.High quality food at a variety of prices.Helpful friendly staff. A great base to explore the island
Cons: Being v picky it's all very "white" which while clean & fresh is sometimes a little clinical. The odd piece of coloured soft furnishing might be fun
Location: 20 min drive to Glossa 35 min to Skopelos Town. Swimming/diving/snorkelling/water sports from hotel beachTavernas within walking (Steep Hill) distance