We've only been to Kanapitsa once, but our daughter loves it. It's certainly a pretty enough place and I expect the Greeks there will be as great as they are everywhere. Water taxi into town if you fancy it, or near enough to even walk if you are (a lot) more active than me. The lovely beach struck me as quite narrow, so if you're 6'6" tall, lie sideways on the sunbeds! Have a great time, we have to wait a month longer than you for our next holiday.
Post by Woody (Admin) on Mar 10, 2015 15:29:23 GMT
We stayed at the Plaza for a week about 5 years ago. Hotel was very nice, but unfortunately we had a ground level room, so we had no view. Try getting an upper floor sea view room in the main hotel (There is another accomodation block behind the main hotel). Bar, restaurant and Pool all very nice and relaxed.
As Dennis said there is a water taxi to town, all day until about 10/11 at night. The beach is narrow, but is usually well sheltered from any breeze that might pick up (It is our usual beach if there is a strong wind on our favorite beaches). The sun does drop down behind a hill earlier.
A bit of a hike (about a mile) to the main road to catch the bus.
Post by comed (Blackpool Don ) on Mar 11, 2015 22:57:08 GMT
Many thanks Dennisn and Woody for your reply to my question....really looking forward to seeing Skiathos....and as someone with a keen interest in Aircraft looking forward to a few days watching the landings. Best place to sit with a drink watching them ?
People go to the Milos taverna, about 200 metres from the end of the runway. Sitting in the right place, you can see the planes coming in just about with enough time to jump up from the table and rush to the perimeter fence to watch them come over your head. Maybe look up the schedules for arrivals and departures so that it's less of a surprise. Can't be bothered with it myself - sorry, but I don't understand the joy of being blasted by hot Avgas fumes and grit from the take-offs and playing chicken with incoming, strikes me as just a little bit tempting fate. But each to his own - have fun. It pleases me quite enough to sit on the Bourtzi and watch them go past as they land!
Post by Woody (Admin) on Mar 12, 2015 14:49:16 GMT
Amaretti Cafe/Taverna is about 50 yards from where most people stand or get blown over. Drink until you can see an aircraft on the downwind leg, then walk out about 50 yards to have in fly 50 ft overhead.
Look at this video, which was mostly taken from the car park of Amaretti. Between minutes 5:15-5:20 you will see the people watching from just outside the taverna and the taverna itself.
Post by comed (Blackpool Don ) on Mar 12, 2015 20:48:05 GMT
Haha..good one Dennis...and no I won`t be standing behind them...Too long in the tooth and wise (having worked on Airport for many years ).Those idiots don`t realise the power of jet blast and the dangers ! Thank you both for your answers tho`...Just would like to sit somewhere with a nice drink and watch them, and take photo`s.
Sit on the Bourtzi. We love it. Comfy seats, great staff, nice drinks, gentle background music, views out over the sea, ferry approaches, incoming flights, nice old man with Greek violin songs at the pathside as you get there. It's difficult to describe it adequately. Repeat, we love it. I think Bourtzi must translate as "Chilled out". Oh and you might see a wedding, nice.