Karavotsakisma House has four beautifully arranged studio apartments. Their interiors are finished with terracotta floor tiles, marble and pine. Private garden level terraces bordered by jasmine, wisteria and bougainvillea look out over the sea to the mountains and islands beyond. Studio apartments (sleep 2) each individually designed, but all comprise of an open plan bed-sitting room (twin or double bed) and kitchen opening onto a terrace with dining table overlooking the sea; shower room.
Peace, privacy, magnificent sea views, glorious sunsets, lush mature gardens, a swimming pool, a high standard of comfort and service; all contribute to making Karavotsakisma one of the most enchanting places on Skiathos. This secluded retreat is yet only five minutes drive from excellent sandy beaches (Elias, Koukounaries, Banana, Ag. Eleni, Agistro Mandraki, Kriffi, Maratha) and the facilities of tavernas, bars, supermarkets, and water-sports.
Top Traveller Review
The best place to stay in Skiathos!
About the Owner
About Gail Stathakis
I was born & grew up in Tynemouth ; then went to Manchester and studied art.
In 1970, I first visited Skiathos where I met my late husband Christos. In our early years together we lived in a hut on the famous Koukounaries Beach; with no fresh water or electricity; everyday life was hard work but stunningly beautiful and of course, it was lots of fun. For 25 years we operated a water sports business from here; in the meanwhile we built our dream home and holiday accommodations on the hilltop above the beach. Here, at Karavotsakisma, with a magnificent view over the sea to Pelion is where I live with my son, William. My daughter Elena holidays here.
In recent years I’ve returned to painting. Limited Edition Prints and greetings cards of my Skiathos work are available in select local shops.
Booking Arrangements. Firstly email, phone or text Gail to check availability.
A deposit is requested to hold the reservation and is payable either by cheque or by bank transfer (details upon request). On receipt of the deposit your reservation will be confirmed by letter. The balance will be due four weeks before your arrival.
This is usually a Friday but please contact me if this doesn't suit as it is possible to make other arrangements.
Notes on prices:
Car rental can be arranged on request; please ask for a quote.
(6 traveller reviews)
The best place to stay in Skiathos!
Absolutely wonderful. This was my 7th trip to Skiathos and the first time I'd stayed here. The accommodation was beautiful, the gardens and views stunning with a very private and peaceful atmosphere. Gail was very welcoming, nothing was too much trouble and she attended to everything with so much attention to detail. I will definitely stay here again as I think there is no better place to stay on this island.
What a wonderful place. Peaceful with great views. The apartments had all you needed and Gail was the perfect host. Thoroughly recommended.
Is there better
What a choice.
The detailed attention to everything is striking.
Solitude personified, beautiful location,even the drive up the lane .
We will be back again and again.
We have been coming to Karavotsakisma almost every year, except 2 or 3, since 1987.
A beautiful, peaceful place on a wonderful island.
Review of Karavotsakisma
We had the most wonderful, idyllic stay at Karavotsakisma. Gail's house is just stunning, set in the most beautiful grounds with lemon trees and flowers everywhere. Our studio was perfect- stunning taste, fully equipped kitchen, the best view I've ever had from the terrace of the sea and surrounding hills. The pool area and the peace and tranquility make this a 'must- go' summer destination- the island is really perfect too with amazing beaches. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay and we will definitely be returning at some point.
This has been our 13th year staying at Karavotsakisma, and we love it.
The tranquillity and amazing views are to die for and the peacefulness is beyond reproach! Each year is like home from home. Gail, her children and staff are great hosts and nothing is too much trouble.
We love it and love them.
Once you stay here you will not want to stay anywhere else.
Activity and Interests
This secluded retreat is only about a two minute drive or a ten minute walk from excellent sandy beaches (Elias, Koukounaries, Banana, Ag. Eleni, Agistro Mandraki, Kriffi, Maratha) and the facilities of tavernas, bars, supermarkets, and water-sports. Karavotsakisma is locates on a hillside, providing peace and stunning views however car hire is recommended as it is a steep walk. I will be happy to arrange car hire on request.
Travel Arrangements. Direct flights to Skiathos operate between
the months of May and October from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Stansted, Luton and Newcastle. Make enquiries at Thomson’s, Monarch, First Choice, Freedom Flights, Argo, and Thomas Cook; all of which offer direct flights to Skiathos from the UK. Prices vary.
Karavotsakisma is located above the best beaches of the island. One mile from two supermarkets and a large selection of restaurants and bars. The main town of Skiathos is 7 miles; the airport is 10 miles away.
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items ...
- Dining Area
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- near the sea
- naturist beach
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- water tubing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Studio, Sleeps 2
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- ...Kitchens have marble surfaces and are equipped with full cookers, fridge freezers, electric kettles, coffee makers and toasters, irons and ironing boards; Cool boxes/bags and parasols for use on the beach ...Bedrooms have ceiling fans, hair-dryers & mosquito machines. Bed linen and towels are changed regularly. …Cleaning is daily. There are Safe deposit boxes. …Free Wireless Internet, also on terraces and at the pool. …Available for infants; cots, high chairs, bed-rail, car seats, toys and books. Baby-sitting can be arranged with the housekeeper. …Discount for guests at Salto Water Sports on Koukounaries. …On Arrival there will be fruit and fresh flowers, and in the fridge drinks and provisions for the first morning’s breakfast. Outside: The Pool Terrace furnished with cushioned sun-beds and big sun umbrellas has a panoramic sea view and wonderful sunsets. The pool is 14.5 meters long and is exclusively for the use of our guests. A shaded games terrace below has a hammock, table tennis and pool table.