The 10 best hotels in Skiathos, Greece

August 8, 2022 Harland Bartelt

Tiny Skiathos is packed with pine forests, archaeological ruins, and—most importantly—beaches. Shed your inhibitions at the nudist Banana Beach or have a more modest sun session at Koukounaries, which is peppered with lively cafes. Sail around on a chartered catamaran, hike to the dramatic medieval ruins of Kastro and tap into your spiritual side at one of Skiathos many monasteries.
Restaurants in Skiathos

1. Skiathos Palace Hotel

Koukounaries 37002 Greece
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2108 reviews

Skiathos Palace Hotel

The Skiathos Palace Hotel is built on a hillside, overlooking “Maratha” beach and one of the most widely known beaches in Europe, the famous “Koukounaries” beach (both beached are awarded with the “Blue Flag”). Situated only 10kms from Skiathos Town and set in a pine forest at the north-west corner of the island, the hotel's pool and restaurant areas are offering views so spectacular that they will take your breath away!The hotel has 249 rooms and 9 suites, all with air-condition, private bathroom, satellite TV, telephone, 3-channel music, mini-bar and balcony. Skiathos Palace Hotel offers many facilities such as 24-hours reception, safe deposit boxes, currency exchange, swimming pool, tennis court, indoor-lounge bar, poolside snack-bar, room service, mini market, car/motorbike rental office, Wi-Fi access, children's playground, baby sitting, laundry service & parking.At the beautiful beach of Koukounaries under the hotel, all water sports are available. The hotel offers indoors and outdoors dining. The main restaurant serves American breakfast and the best of European and Greek cuisine. At the roof top grill restaurant “The White View” you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic view and taste the famous greek “taverna style”, with delicious barbecue, other local dishes and exceptional sea food. For relaxation and sunbathing, guests may choose between the large outdoor fresh-water pool and the famous “Koukounaries” beach or the peaceful “Maratha” beach, which is organized by the hotel.The hotel's conference and banqueting facilities are ideal for those who want to combine fun and relaxation of a resort with creative, organized conferences. The five conference rooms are located on the premises of the Skiathos Palace Hotel and can be equipped with all technical requirements. The hotel is constantly renewing its services and it was awarded the international certificates ISO 9001:2008 (hotel services), ISO 14001:2004 (System of Environmental Management), ISO 22000:2005 (System of Food Safety Management) and the eco-labels “Green Key” and “Travelife”. You are invited to enjoy the exceptional standards of hospitality and service for which Skiathos Palace Hotel is noted: Management and team of highly trained professionals will be delighted to satisfy your every wish.

Nice looking hotel on the surface

Reviewed By 161rhyse

We were very much looking forward to this holiday after seeing the hotel pictures and recent reviews. Unfortunately, this joy and holiday excitement went rapidly downhill on arrival at the hotel. We arrived past 10pm due to delayed flight (not hotel fault but all too familiar at the moment). There were only 2 staff at reception and, although very polite and professional, took ages with every check-in giving every detail rather than just take basic details and move on. We missed the evening meal and as there were no snacks available and following a 7 hour journey, including delays and transfers, we had no choice but to use the upstairs restaurant (not included in the half board package). The order was 1 slouvaki (1 skewer of pork) with a salad dressing, a small moussaka and 2 medium glasses of house white set us back €35. Then we got to the "Deluxe" room with sea view! Well, you couldn't deny you could see the sea. That's when you cast your eye to the right as straight ahead was a building site, with the noises associated including tree cutting, and to the left was the road which then swept across the whole hotel. Traffic noise was something we were trying to get away from on our holiday. Oh and there was a distinct smell of sewage as I assumed the sewage tank was directly below but I can't guarantee that is what it was. To be fair to the supervisor, George, did what he could to move us 48 hours later into an identical room on the top floor and in the next block across. This lessened the traffic, moved away from the smell and had a better view. Thank you George. Food - I'm not going to waste my or your time with detail but get there early or you will need to stand up by a full dirty table while you wait for one of the very few staff to clear it and reset. You will then need to play the game of anticipate the new food tray arrival or make do with luke warm to virtually cold food. The only hot thing at breakfast is the coffee and at dinner is the soup. Bar - there is no All Inclusive option and they definitely capitalise on the fact that the nearest bars are a 15-20 minute walk away. If you drink take plenty of money. Local draught beer €7, Sml to Med wine €5. 2 x Baileys €15. Whisky etc €€€. Entertainment - 2 nights only (same act) Service - you would think it was the end of season, rather than the beginning. No smile, no pleasantries, just "what do you want and how are you going to pay". Pay cash and watch for the snatch from your hand. Pay to your room and you had better keep your eye on the total as it shoots up VERY quickly. Positives - such a lovely island with nice beaches and a great pool area of the hotel with fantastic views. BBQ night was nice and had a couple playing Greek tunes Tip - if you want white wine, buy the €17 bottle.

2. Mystery Skiathos Luxury Residence

Skiathos Town 370 02 Greece
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 227 reviews

Mystery Skiathos Luxury Residence

Mystery Hotel is a deluxe complex of 10 self-indulging suites located in Skiathos town, 500m from the port & 2km from the airport. It follows traditional architecture, enriched by modern elements. The suites are located around the pool. Light meals and refreshing beverages are served at the on-site snack-bar-restaurant. All suites consist of 1 or 2 separate bedrooms, sitting area with air conditioning, satellite LED SMART TV, free Wi Fi, iPad & iPhone docking station, direct dial phone, safety deposit box, mini bar, hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers, luxurious bath amenities.Two of the suites have an outdoor 3 post Jacuzzi

Outstanding in every way!!!

Reviewed By renatravel2

My husband and I just finished our stay at Mystery hotel for our honeymoon. We have visited many countries and luxury hotels in our life, but this by far exceeded all our previous experiences. The location, accommodation and food were top notch. But the hotel staff was the best part of our experience. From the second of our arrival, the staff was warm, welcoming, and helpful. They made sure to go above and beyond to offer us the most exceptional time in Skiathos. We truly hope to one day make a trip back to Skiathos and if we do, we will no doubt stay at Mystery hotel. Best trip we’ve had. Thank you for the incredible hospitality!!!

3. Princess Resort

Agia Paraskevi 370 02 Greece
Excellent
51%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1174 reviews

Princess Resort

With direct access to the beach, a selection of 5 restaurants and its majestic gardens, but also the quality of a Santikos Hotels member, The Skiathos Princess Hotel is everything you would expect from a Family Beach Hotel.

Just scrapping by 4 star hotel

Reviewed By dee238_123

Stayed recently & there are good and bad points, but ultimately I don't feel the hotel is not quite a 5 star hotel. Good points: grounds are really nice, pools are big & very inviting, apart from the aloof & generally rude reception staff, all other staff are very polite, helpful & friendly I read some comments that the snacks, food & drinks were expensive but don't think this is quite the case, slightly more than outside bars and restaurants which I'd expect. The beach is beautiful & during our visit there were lots of sun lounges. The hotel is literally on the beach, 1 minute walk from your room & your on the beach. So the bad bits: when we arrived there was an issue with the electric door card & the room electrics, we basically had no electric for an entire day/evening so were unable to shower or charge phones. The best the hotel could offer was a complimentary drink in the bar!! The breakfast is OK, not great but not quite 5 star either, quite basic The room light switches were back to front & upside-down, so when we came in the switches were always on the on position & the first switch was for the bathroom, quite annoying but more importantly attention to detail. The bathroom handle kept falling off & the room air conditioning didn't work. Reported that it wasn't working but it still didn't work during our stay, it made a lot of noise but the room was very hot. The rooms are so dated, very 80's, old fashioned hairdryer, very strange shower set up in the bath, the shower has been placed on the side wall & not the end wall which makes it a bit of a squeeze to get under. 5 star hotel & their idea of a completely mini bar is a fridge with four bottles of water that aren't even topped up. Coffee & sugar wasn't topped up either during our stay Cleaning ladies did the most basic clean, made the bed & replaced the towels. Complementary toiletries were not replenished either. There is a children's playground which is beyond basic cheap & awful. They have put up a little white picket fence & gate & what looks like they've had a supermarket sweep round toys are us, basically thrown in a bunch of plastic outdoor toys, they really think this represents 5 star! Not very imagative. The princess resort seems to be a chain of what seems most of the islands 5 star hotels, so even if you try another one of the islands top hotels, their probably going to be the same highly priced over rated accommodation. If you do stay here, the beach, pool & grounds may make it a bit more enjoyable

4. Alkyon Hotel Skiathos

Paraliakos Old Port, Skiathos Town 370 02 Greece
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Alkyon Hotel Skiathos

Alkyon hotel is located on the beautiful and cosmopolitan Skiathos island. Harmoniously integrated with the natural environment, built next to the sea and resting by the enchanting natural port of the island. Uniquely located next to the calm waters of the port, at aprox. 250m from the village center, offering magnificent views of the sea, the main port, marina with yachts and the historic Bourtzi. Facing the whitewashed houses with cobblestone streets, the traditional windmill, the olive groves, and the pine forest opposite. The hotel today is a reference point for Skiathos and is considered one of the historic hotels on the island. It has left its mark over time; its history is almost equal to the tourist development of the Island. The hotel is located next to the port and just 2 km from the Airport. Easy transport access to Skiathos, with daily connections by air to the largest cities, in Greece and Europe and by ferry or speed boat from Mantoudi, Agios Konstantinos and Volos. Frequent buses depart to and from the terminal, which is close to the hotel, making island exploration easy, the beaches of Skiathos are renowned for their natural beauty, with over 60 accessible, Mandraki, Maratha, Agia Eleni and Megali Ammos being closest to the hotel just to name few. A variety ranging from long stretches, to small, secluded coves, dramatic cliff edged beaches reachable only by boat, all unspoiled, awash with character, constitute a memorable summer holiday. The location of the hotel is ideal for those who want to get to know and experience the cosmopolitan nightlife of Skiathos, but also a variety of places of interest, that capture the history of yesterday and the trends of today. SERVICES • Reception 24 hours • Concierge service-Information • Daily room cleaning • Laundry service • Room service • Safe deposit box • Reservation for à la carte or set Menu • Organization of excursions • Car rental • Event organization ROOM FEATURES • Room 22m2 • Double or twin bed • Wardrobe • Comfortable bathroom with hairdryer • Complete set of amenities (shampoo, shower gel, cap, towel set) • Autonomous air conditioning • Refrigerator or minibar • TV • Telephone • Balcony with chairs and table PUBLIC HOTEL AREAS • Reception • Living room • Outdoor Swimming Pool • Indoor Bar • Main restaurant • Living room-rest area • Roof Garden-outdoor serving area • Free parking • Free access to Wi-Fi • Carnayo restaurant

Fantastic hotel and lovely staff

Reviewed By Usernameha

This is a great hotel, clean, modern and well placed by the harbour. It is just a short walk to the shops and restaurants. The view is amazing, and it is worth paying extra for a sea view room, as you can see a beautiful panoramic view across the harbour and town. The staff are super helpful and will always assist. The breakfast roof terrace is fantastic with gorgeous views across the Aegean. The food is great with a massive choice of hot food, some lovely Greek specialities, and lots of cold meats, pastries etc. There's a great pool with a bar where you can get snacks. 100% we would recommend this hotel, and we would stay there again.

5. La Piscine Art Hotel

Evangelistrias Street Close to Peripheral Road, 37002 Greece
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 953 reviews

La Piscine Art Hotel

La Piscine Art Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Skiathos, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. La Piscine Art Hotel is a romantic hotel offering a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests. The hotel features a concierge and room service. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Skiathos. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available. For those interested in checking out monastero di Panagia Evangelistria (1.6 mi) while visiting Skiathos, La Piscine Art Hotel is a short distance away. During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Skiathos souvlaki restaurant such as Mega Gialos, which is a short distance from La Piscine Art Hotel. Should time allow, The Papadiamandis House and Monastery of Agios Charalambos are some popular attractions that are within walking distance. Enjoy your stay in Skiathos!

Fabulous! !

Reviewed By Steve and Jools C

Just returned from another fab 2 week holiday at La Piscine Hotel - as always the Family owners and all the staff are so friendly and go above and beyond to make sure your holiday is very special. The food and service at the Crazy Cow Restaurant is also Top Class , every meal we ate was so well presented and delicious! - can’t wait to return as soon as possible !

6. Atrium Hotel

Agia Paraskevi 37002 Greece
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 940 reviews

Atrium Hotel

Atrium Hotel, specially designed by the owners (architects) themselves like a Greek monastery, is a distinctive and superbly decorated complex of 75 rooms, making full use of the beauty of natural stone and wood. Ideally situated on a picturesque hillside and above the magnificent sandy beach of Agia Paraskevi, affords spectacular panoramic sea-views from all rooms and lounges.

Did not live up to expectations.

Reviewed By O3482CCsandyj

The hotel is beautiful. We had a stunning room with fantastic view. Everything about the room was quality and the comfort factor was great. Where it let us down. Drinks very expensive. No ambience at the bar. Very few used it. Breakfast was acceptable. We stayed half board and dinner was average. I would not recommend half board. Staff at reception friendly. But we found the restaurant were not very welcoming. Staff didn’t acknowledge you. Very reluctant to clear plates between courses. Talked a lot between themselves rather than looking after their guests. Ordered a glass of wine and the measure was so small possibly half a glass at the most. . Always our trips to Skiathos we have been made to feel special. Not here I’m afraid. Please improve your standards as we would love to come back. Be competitive and you’d have your bar full. You have a lot of competition out there.

7. Atlas Hotel Skiathos

39 Papadiamantis Street, Skiathos Town 370 02 Greece
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Atlas Hotel Skiathos

Atlas Hotel Skiathos is located in the centre of Skiathos Town, right in the middle of the main street of the Island - Papadiamanti Street. All rooms of Atlas Hotel Skiathos are fully renovated to high standards and very modern. They feature: king size beds, flat screen TV, individually controlled air conditioning, WiFi, bathroom with shower, minibar, hairdryer, telephone and electronic safe. Most rooms offer balcony overlooking the garden of the hotel or Papadiamanti Street. The best Skiathos restaurants and bars are within easy reach from Atlas Hotel Skiathos. The Hotel Staff are always available to provide information about places to visit and to make sure you have a relaxing and memorable holiday. Atlas Hotel Skiathos is only two minutes walk from Skiathos Harbour and five minutes walk from one of the most popular beaches of Skiathos - Megali Ammos Beach. Skiathos Airport is only 1,5 km away.

Fab location

Reviewed By Kat N

The guys are so helpful, welcoming & friendly. Amazing location. Maid service every day when we left the apartment. We booked the superior double and asked for a ground floor room (104). The most relaxing & quiet atmosphere to say it’s in the middle of pap street. The room & bathroom for us felt a little claustrophobic and wished we had booked the larger room so will do this when we return. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for making our stay enjoyable guys. We will be back.

8. Mouria Hotel

Papadiamanti Str., 370 02 Greece
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Mouria Hotel

Hotel Mouria is located in the heart of Skiatho town(2min. walk from the port),Next to the National bank. All rooms include A.C,T.V,(plasma),mini-fridge and breakfast served in our courtyard. On the property is one of the oldest houses, (build in 1830). Serving after 6pm traditional Greek dishes and fresh fish from ourown Fishing boat.

Fantastic hotel in Skiathos town

Reviewed By MikeandLindz2014

We've stayed on Skiathos three times previously to this trip but have always stayed at different places away from the main town. This time we thought it would be nice to stay in the town itself and sample all the restaurants without having to worry about getting back to our hotel by bus or taxi. What a gem the Mouria turned out to be, a family run hotel situated just off the main Papadiamante Street. It has its own courtyard restaurant surrounded by jasmine and bougainvillea where they serve really tasty fresh fish, (the owners husband has his own fishing boat). We were greeted on arrival by the owner Areti and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was lovely, taken in the courtyard, the room was a really good size with a balcony, free wi fi and air con and fridge, the room was cleaned every day by Monica and Areti was always on hand with advice and information. We usually ended the evening with an ice cold Mythos, sat on cushions just beside the side entrance watching the world go by and trying to befriend the hotel cats. it was our best holiday on Skiathos so far and we hope to revisit in the future.

9. Aegean Suites

Skiathos Town 37002 Greece
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 316 reviews

Aegean Suites

Lovely hotel overlooking the sea

Reviewed By Karen H

Spent a lovely week in Skiathos at this lovely hotel. When we arrived we carried our cases up the stairs to reception but no one was about. However once someone appeared we were greeted very well and were offered a nice welcome drink at the bar which was made by Alex the hotel manager. I must say the staff are great here and a special mention goes to Maria who was always happy and very helpful. The pool area was lovely and as the hotel had just opened it wasn't busy and there was always a sun bed available. Towels were provided which was a nice touch. The room was a suite with a big balcony over looking the sea with a lovely view of the town which is about 10-15 mins walk away. There were 114 steps up to our room and although fine for us, this hotel would not be suitable for older guests. Our room very spacious and the bed was very comfortable. It was a little hit and miss if we got our tea and coffee replenished and on a couple of occasions we only had one towel between the 2 of us and no toilet roll left on one occasion. On 2 occasions a cleaning rag was left in the bathroom. The biggest area for improvement however would be the breakfast service. Sometimes you waited quite a while to be asked if you wanted tea and coffee and for the order to be taken, On other days this was done quickly but then we were given the wrong order or someone else's order. The toaster didn't really work and they had to change the coffee machine during that week also. Not sure why all these things were not tested the week before the hotel opened? In summary - this is a great little hotel in a good location but the breakfast service just needed to be organised a lot better which I am sure will improve as the season goes on.

10. Paradise Hotel

Katsarou 370 02 Greece
Excellent
83%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 781 reviews

Paradise Hotel

If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Katsarou, look no further than Paradise Hotel. Rooms at Paradise Hotel offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi. A 24 hour front desk, newspaper, and a sun terrace are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Paradise Hotel, free parking is available. When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Skiathos Olive Thea Restaurant and Anastasia's Restaurant, which are some Greek restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. The staff at Paradise Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

Skiathos 's Hidden Gem

Reviewed By shirley984

Recently returned from two weeks at the Paradise Hotel a family-friendly run hotel in the hills above Skiathos town.Fantastic views, great food, and a friendly atmosphere. Mini bus takes you into the town , if you don't want to hire a car. Everything you need for a perfect holiday.

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