“ Address: Ionia Hotel Skopelos Greece „
I think my wife summed The Ionia up perfectly. "It's just like being in someone's home".
We went in May 2010 for the first time to The Ionia, we returned last September. Just the same, the welcoming staff, the quiet pool area and the brilliant bar.
Breakfast is fine for us, ham, cheese, boiled eggs, bread, wonderful, wonderful Greek yoghurt with Skopelos honey, plenty of fresh fruit, biscuits and cake. I know it's not everyone's idea of a fine breakfast, but if you want a full English, stay in England! Or go to Benidorm!
Moving on to the room's. In 2010 the bed seemed too soft with a rock hard pillow, last year it seemed the opposite, which was good.
The pool was very quiet both year's which is great. The pool bar is great, beer served by the wonderful, Ildi. I doubt you will find a nicer person in the whole of Skopelos. I think if the price of the drink's is important then too much in the Ionia bar will cost you. Cheaper drink's are readily available nearby.
I love the setting of the Ionia, just up the old street's from the port, winding your way up, not too steeply. past the shop's about 300-400 yards.
It is next to a school for little children which in term time is a bit noisy at break time, but the sound of little kid's has never bothered me too much.
Ample sized car park if you hire a car. If you do want to hire one, just ask Ildi.
Eating out is great. Perivoli, which is just up from Platanos Square, is an amazing place to eat. Platanos Square itself is a good place to go for your gyros pitta, which you have to do, at least once. Alexander and Codi are also great places to eat and down on the port front, well you have a fine choice. If you can find Anna's up various back streets, you will enjoy good food in a lovely setting.
Further afield, Agnanti in Glossa has the best view on the whole island, with food to die for.
Lunch on Panormos beach is heavenly.
Beaches on Skopelos are mainly pebbled, with not much sand at all around.
I recommend The Ionia and the island of Skopelos, even if we did miss the ferry on our arrival. Very Shirley Valentine type journey to Agnodas instead of the port.
Great holiday, great Island, great hotel. GREAT!!!