enjoyed holiday return journey very disappointing
i booked flight and the accommodation myself as we have been to the island of rhodes 10 times before the accommodation was great ,the flight we book from e/midlands ,airport good, flight out good, return journey not what you would expect from leading travel experts ??
October 12, 2012
Beltsios (Skiathos) is great for couples or families.
Beltsios Resort (Skiathos Island) is in the area of the Island called Troulos and is a lovely family run and very friendly resort with a great clean pool, pool bar, more than enough sun loungers and simple snack food, ideal for lunches. It's set just off the only main road that goes through Skiathos near to bus stop 20, there are 26 bus stops so your access to Skiathos town or the far beaches of Koukounaries is just a few minutes away, once on the bus (every 20 minutes) then it’s 25 minutes to the town and about 10 minutes to Koukounaries. At just about every bus stop there’s a beach, food and a warm welcome. At bus stop 20 there’s a small road leading to The Troulos Bay Hotel and that’s right on one of the best beaches on the Island, from Beltsios it will take you about 6 minutes walk. Most resorts will let you use their pool and pool facilities, just buy your refreshments whilst your there.
We have stayed on Skiathos about 15 times and this year was the first time with Thomas-cook we found them very helpful in all respects and are flying with them again on our next booking. We have always stayed in the Troulos area because it’s got everything you need loads of places to eat, all reasonably priced and about the same quality. We have booked again for next year (2013) and can’t wait. I hope this is of help with your decision. Happy holidays.
John (Newport Wales)
October 11, 2012
Love it at the Beltsios
Loved it at the Beltsios, so much we have booked to go back next year (which is something we don't usually do), but this is everything we need. lovely clean room, nice surroundings and pool/bar area. Short walk to the beach, lovely sand and water. We went on the Mamma Mia trip to Skopelos and the beach in Troulous is better. Plenty of restaurants near by, in fact in 2 weeks we only tried 1/2 of them, our favourite was the Ratatouille and the Salt and Pepper. The restaurant at the Troulous beach hotel is also very nice. Island is very easy to travel around and there is a bus service which goes past the hotel every 20mins into Skiathos town for those who want to use it (we hired a car instead). Skiathos town is lovely and a visit to the end of the airport runway is an experience. All in all a lovely island and the Beltsios is a nice place to stay. If you want somewhere lively then this maybe a bit far out of town, but for those who want to relax in a lovely location this is perfect.
August 31, 2012
Holiday in Troulos
Stayed at the Morfos Studios. Was fabulous. Island was very quiet. We were on the last flight off on September 30th, to Newcastle. Morfos has the best restaurant in Troulos. Christakis Sports bar had great entertainment, and lovely staff. Beaches in Skiathos are great. Hired a quad and went around island. Would recommend anyone to go here.
October 15, 2011
Our Mama Mia Holiday
A very different holiday on a very unspoilt island. Very good accommodation, lovely beach, but nowhere to walk around, both during the day but especailly in the evening. Skiathos Town is the place for that. A gorgeous place, but didn't have the beach we had. Seems you either have one thing or the other on this island. Not both, which is a shame. The brochure leads you to believe that Air Con is included in the price. Its not. Its 40 Euros per week. Ridiculous, so we didn't have it. This would appear to be a trades description, which we are considering taking further. You may wish however to re-imberse us for the inconvenience suffered in this regard. Pool Bar noise went on too late at night too. But other than that everything was fine ' Was good to visit all the places where Mama Mia was filmed. I bought the Thomas Cook holiday guide, but we didn't find it very helpful. Not enough detail.
September 23, 2011
Just what the doctor ordered.
This was our sixth trip to Troulos, (spread over 14 years) but the first to the Beltsios appartments, so I was a little anxious about changing from the tried and tested, but absolutely need not have been. The appartments are brilliantly located, just far enough back from the road to avoid fumes and road noise, yet only 5 minutes from the main beach and 2 or 3 minutes from a well stocked supermarket that also does sandwiches for beach lunches!
The pool area and gardens are very attractive, and all areas are kept spotlessly clean. Yes, they play music all day, and have a large TV in the bar that I believe shows football matches, but in the August week we were there the volume was never up on the TV and the music was not offensive.
The studios are roomy. airy, with a well equipped little kitchenette and better than average shower room. They were cleaned daily with fresh linen mid week.
We were there to relax, and this ticked all the boxes, the buses are regular and inexpensive, there are plenty of tavernas in Troulos to choose from and if you are friendly to the locals they cannot do enough for you.
August 26, 2011
Two weeks of BLISS
Well established family run holiday accommodation. We have been visiting for a number of years, but there had been a little change around this time which just added to the overall holiday.
They have certainly got it right as far as we are concerned. We and all the regulars are already planning a return visit for next year.
July 9, 2011
great week away with great friends
been before to troulos 3 years ago and loved it.
this time we stayed at beltsios and it was lovely.
if you like old traditional greece then troulos is for you.
the apartments are very clean and comfortable and the family that own it are great.
June 18, 2011