Wonderful views, al fresco dining and a lovely pool make the Aeolos Hotel, in Skopelos, a perfect destination to soak up the sunshine and the great outdoors – plus there are plenty of excellent beaches nearby.
Even the swimming pool has wonderful views at the welcoming Aeolos Hotel. Overlooking the pretty port of Skopelos Town and the Aegean Sea, the well-maintained hotel, a member of Imagine Hotels Group, is set in attractive grounds, creating a tranquil atmosphere. The raised pool has sunbeds and umbrellas, and the bar is open all day.
The Aeolos features 61 comfortable rooms and two suites, most with sea views, and is particularly child-friendly, with a pool for youngsters and a small, safe playground.
The Olive Hall Restaurant, which has its own, imposing olive tree, features inside and outdoor dining areas. The chef’s team takes pride in offering an authentic Greek breakfast, and traditional Skopelos speciality pies such as greens, onion and ‘fouskopita’ with fresh local cheese, as well as sweet treats including halva, ‘ryzogalo’ rice pudding and ‘loukoumades’ honey puffs with honey and walnuts.
The spacious lounge, tastefully decorated with hand-made traditional furniture, is connected to the veranda through large French doors, and has a bar open 24 hours a day, while fitness enthusiasts will love the exercise area facing the sea.
The hotel’s setting is convenient for visiting the town and historic monasteries in the area, which contain important Byzantine relics, including the Monastery of Evangelistria, and the 24-hour reception service can advise on these and other excursions as well as car hire.
The nearest beaches, with natural beauty and crystal clear waters, include Agnontas and Limnonari, and Stafylos, popular for snorkelling, which is surrounded by lush, wooded hills from which a fresh spring flows.
Olympic Rating: 4 Star
Official Rating: 4*