Travel Blogs from Agia Paraskevi
... in winter, as well as beach holidays since it is only a matter of minutes (10-20 the most) to the nearest coast.
DINING OUT: I highly recommend the restaurant “ PETROS “ by the central square. A unique location, probably the best in the area. We found the cuisine of Fani –Petro’s wife excellent and good value for money. We were told about the beach restaurant the family owes under the same name and we tried it as ...
... of Pouri. You should have in mind though that the road down the hill is extremely steep and winding all the way down. At some point we thought the brakes caught fire!
I was so scared with the smell of the brakes at that time that I wanted to get back to the main road before it gets dark so I did not enjoy that outing very much.
Now that I see my photos and remember the wild beauty ...
THE OLD BRIDGE OF TSAGKARADA
Upon entering the village the very first day that we arrived in Tsagkarada I noticed the sign that says "Old Bridge". How could I leave without walking out here!
There is a trail that brings you down to the forest from the village but I thought to take the shortcut since I had nobody to come along.
... minute walk the maximum)
The small tavern/coffee shop is like an oasis out here and the owners provide sunbeds, umbrellas and a shower with cold water to customers.
I found this small bay charming. The rocks form different caves where some years back there lived the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus).
**Tip for hikers:
Starting point the square of the village of Milies. Walk initially on ...
... noon and the priest has gone home. In the place where this church stands today there was a very old church which was destroyed 59 years ago by an earthquake.
MUSEUM: Several pieces of art of the sculptor Nicola are to be found in the manor by the square of the village. They are here since 1992. The phone is +30 24280 93100 and the Museum remains open from May until November.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Magic Hotel Agia Paraskevi
Best hotel on island
In my view The Magic Hotel is the best on the island. My family had the best holiday ever ! The pool is beautiful with great views of the beaches, and the rooms are immaculate. Monika and Nikos are wonderful and take great care of all there guest's. I would recomended this Hotel for everyone as it takes care of all your needs. We will go every Year ! Thanks Magic for giving me and my family a magical holiday ! See you next year. Kirsty Tim and Josh Buxton xxxx
I've Been going to Skiathos for the last 12 years, twice a year if poss, sometimes 3 times, waheyy. Stay at the Magic most of the time if its available. Excellent location, excellent views, very clean and tidy, great management and staff, all really friendly. Big hotel but still family run with a good attitude towards helping their clients. They also have a Restaurant down the road with the bar attached to the side of it, Platanius is the name, great atmosphere, full of great staff and clients that just want to be happy and relaxed, enjoy the cocktails chaps. The great thing about Paraskevi is that it is situated bang in the middle of Skiathos Town and Koukounaries, so it makes both areas easily accessible for beach time and nightlife if you so desire. All i can say is that most people that visit Skiathos and the Magic Hotel are normally regulars, and to me, that says it all. As someone once said, i liked the company so much i bought it, i'm back there next week, check it out.
Room with a view
The title describes all the rooms in this friendly ,well deserved 4star Hotel,even at breakfast the you can sit and watch the sea ,if your lucky maybe a dolphin or two in the quieter months of the season.Having been very fortunate to find this Hotel ,and being made so at home,we have returned as often as possible.This year an added bonus of matteress on the sun loungers making it difficult to move away from the pool, with it's jacuzzi. The family and staff at the Magic give their utmost to ensure you have a holiday to remember,good greek hospitality.For any -one visiting Skiathos here is a hotel not to be missed. Book direct you will not find this gem in any brochure.
Words really do not do justice to what can be seen and described on the hotel website.
The Magic hotel is ideally positioned for fantastic views of the island. In the morning, you can sit on your balcony with amazing sea views. A buffet breakfast with hot and cold selection is provided in the hotel restaurant after which, you can either chose to relax by the pool (which includes a jacuzzi, children's pool and comfortable sun loungers) or go down to the beach (which is a 5 minute stroll) and has a variety of water sports. Alternatively you can hop on a bus (bus stop is 5 minutes from the hotel) which can take you to either ends of the island. Skiathos town has a variety of cafes and shops selling handmade artifacts from Greece. In the evening, the Magic hotel opens its restaurant, serving traditional dishes and fresh fish. Alternatively you can stroll down to the Platanias Taverna and Bar (also owned by the Magic), where you will be greeted by friendly multi-lingual staff. The atmosphere in the bar is great and most evenings will be spent having a laugh with the other customers and staff. Once you visit Skiathos you will want to return and if you do, the only place to stay is the Magic, as the you won't get the combination of great views, friendly and helpful staff, clean, modern bedrooms and a fantastic pool anywhere else!!!
Just back from our two weeks stay in this wonderful Hotel, the place was absolutely spotless towels changed every day, sheets changed every other
day, free room safe, free air-con, fridge, hairdryer, bath and shower.
Trying to think of a single fault but i cant.
The staff were very friendly and would do anything to oblige.
The new pool area complete with Jacuzzi and childrens pool are fantastic with lawned terraces complete with hardwood relaxers and large Parasols and a view across Platanias Bay.
The new accomodation block has some up market rooms with four poster beds and Jacuzzi.
The whole place is a credit to the owners and staff who have worked hard and are obviously very proud of this Magic Place.
A lovely hotel, great new pool, nice people.
Can't wait to return.
Magic in the air
What can I say??? The name of the hotel "MAGIC" just says it all. The staff, the setting, the view, the service, it's all just wonderful. We stayed there this summer for the first time and are looking forward to going back again next year. You have to book direct which has it advantages as you are not bothered by holiday reps once you get there. They offer great deals, the amount we paid for a week's holiday + flights worked out roughly the same as what the travel agents were offering. During our holiday we spoke to various people who were staying elsewhere and were not happy with their accommodation. We count ourselves lucky for choosing the Magic hotel. Why don't you try it.........
Excellent Friendly Hotel
The Magic Hotel is an excellent run hotel with very friendly staff.
The rooms are very clean and are cleaned daily. The Hotel has a bar and restaurant and also another bar and restaurant a few yards down the road which has excellent food and very friendly bar, both providing an excellent service.
All rooms at The Magic Hotel are overlooking the sea at Agi Paraskevi which make a fantastic view.
I have found this to be the best hotel on the best Island and I am about to book my 5th stay there !