This hotel has a cool hideaway style and sits atop the Pounta Peninsula with direct access to four of the best beaches in Skiathos. Its elevated location means your panoramic views of the Aegean Sea are the most enviable on the island and its proximity to the shoreline makes this sophisticated hotel ideal for beachfront bliss. Surrounded by olive groves, forest and a wildlife sanctuary, you’ll feel a million miles away from everyday life. Think bleached wood and stone-washed walls, private pools, plumped up day beds, swanky sun loungers and a huge Elemis Spa. Golf carts take you around the grounds whether you fancy a day on the white sands of Ambelakia, catch of the day at poolside Nest Pool Bar & Restaurant or à la carte dinner on a white-washed terrace overlooking the sea.
Every aspect blends into the natural surroundings and promotes a sense of wellbeing, rest and relaxation. The two pools are filled with water purified by electrolysis (no chlorine), there are personal trainers on hand, yoga and Pilates classes, bicycle hire and an indoor pool at the spa. Expect sunrise buffet breakfasts, fine dining with a Greek twist and three cool beach bars where you can relax and watch the sun dip over the glistening waters.
The hotel is divided into three different areas with plush Scandinavian-style rooms in each area, many with private pools. The main Elivi Xenia hotel has 32 rooms, the 11 Grace Suites sit on Ambelakia Beach and dotted along the forest, 61 Nest rooms offer total seclusion and tranquillity. Double Deluxe Rooms are perfect for a romantic retreat, set on the upper or ground floors with a balcony overlooking the forest.