Friday Well we did manage breakfast. For what it was worth. Now I think this hotel is missing a trick. Breakfast is served on the roof top terrace. Stunning but desperately in need of more shade. The rooms are sold with breakfast included. Breakfast? Well the coffee is ok. Years ago when we stayed here the “fruit” was tinned fruit cocktail, the type my Mother would have put in a trifle! That has been upgraded to watermelon. Oh and they now have a toaster but alas no bread for toasting except French stick 😅 Anyway, we didn’t starve but I won’t worry if we miss it again. With the views from the terrace they could do so much better. And thy don’t even serve lunch or dinner. Such a shame as I’m sure non residents would be delighted to lunch up there. Or maybe it’s a Greek licensing issue and they’re not allowed....... 🤔 We were in nice time for the bus up to the monastery. Just a shame that a group of Germans thought they were entitled to get on the bus first. Though we were first there John ended up sitting on the stairwell. Hey ho. Had forgotten how beautifully peaceful it is up there. Lit a candle in the little chapel and thought of my Mum & Dad...... Though we’ve been before we still paid the €2 each to look round the museum. It would have been better if I’d remembered to take my glasses, sunglasses just not equipped for reading in the dark! Little liquid refreshment (water honest) and sat putting the world to rights whilst admiring the gardens. Same scrap to get back on the bus! A little retail therapy in town then spent the rest of the afternoon dozing by the pool. Another new dining experience La Cantinella, same area as Dionyssos. Wonderful. Really ought to stop ordering starters though. We shared a garlic bread, like a huge Cornish pasty stuffed with cheese, and a mixed seafood. Wow! What a plateful with the most yummy sauce. Followed by a pizza & a bolognese pasta. Just couldn’t do the pasta justice. Half a red wine, half a white €60 With a complementary Baileys thrown in. Highly recommend.
Good question cariad. We love the peace & tranquility of a Kolios, waking up to the sound of goats & hens. Nipping to the local shop early morning for fresh bread for breakfast and taking in the lovely aromas of Jasmine & honeysuckle. Laying around the pool with no traffic noise. The plus for staying in town is being on hand for all the lovely restaurants in the evening. When we come with the family, son always hires a car but on our own we prefer not to. So to just walk out and take our pick of where to eat without thinking of buses or cabs is perfect.
we have always stayed in town and loved being able to walk to tavernas at night. But when we booked for august not alot left. The last three years we have been to stoupa which is much quieter very little traffic, which we now prefer. When we saw Kolios thought it would be good to have a change we fancy a lazy more laid back skiathos, and we have been so busy moving house, organising new carpets, decorating etc plus throw in grandchildren minding etc, wanted quiet so waking up to goats and chickens sounds great. We are going to eat locally too. we have just had 5 days in norfolk in scorching weather which was very relaxing too
Well egg try not to wake us up! And we won’t wake you when we wake silly early. Mind you if my husband gets talking at the bar at night he can talk for hours, ! I was going to say you’ll know us husband has a Welsh dragon beach towel but we won’t need them round the pool as they are supplied