An excellent secluded family getaway
recensione inoltrata: 17 ottobre 2010
Data soggiorno: giugno 2010
As first time visitors to Skopelos, the Blue Cottage provided a fantastic base to explore from, though sometimes it was hard to drag ourselves away from the pool and surrounding terrace which was very well appointed and had plenty of shade throughout the day.
The location couldn't be faulted, it's quiet and has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, but isn't too remote. You can drive to Skopelos town or a good beach within 15 minutes.
The house was very comfortable with plenty of space for 5 adults and a toddler to spread out, though due to the steps and pool they needed to be supervised when outside. The downstairs bedrooms were really useful as they were self contained and provided a cool space during the day if the sun got too much. Having a second fridge downstairs was great for the watermelon and beer!
The car hire organised by Dimitris through Magic Rent-a-Car was very simple, everything was waiting for us when we stepped off the ferry. Magic were also very flexible when we wanted to extend our booking later on, highly recommended. Car hire whilst staying at the Blue Cottage is essential.
Dimitris and his family were fantastic and very accommodating. As well as driving up to clean out the pool and house every couple of days they were wonderful hosts, even taking us back to the ferry on the last day when we didn't have a car and accommodating 2 members of our party whilst they waited for the evening ferry. Imagine getting that sort of service from a tour rep!
Skopelos itself is a fantastic island, not too touristy like Skiathos, but with a gentle charm and plenty to see and do. Evening cocktails in Bpaxos bar overlooking Skopelos harbour are highly recommended, as is the food in The Orchard restaurant. Agnanti in Glossa was another one of our favourite restaurants.
We tried most of the beaches on the island during our stay and found that Limnonari was our favourite due to ease of parking, simple facilities and sheltered swimming, but without being too crowded.
The Carrefour supermarket on the outskirts of town is good for general supplies and has easy parking and icy cold air-conditioning, but head to town for your daily bread.
We would definitely come back to Skopelos and having found the Blue Cottage it seems foolish to go anywhere else.
Persone di età 55+,
Famiglie con adolescenti,
Famiglie con bambini piccoli,
Risposta del proprietario: Thank you very much! I hope to see you again in Skopelos and accomodate in Blue Cottage.
Voti utili: 11/12
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