The idyllic Greek island of Skiathos has welcomed a chic new luxury hotel to its shores just in time for summer.
The five-star Elivi Skiathos officially opened last week in a secluded area of the island just metres from four, yes four, of Skiathos’ most pristine beaches.
The first hotel from the family-owned group Elivi Hotels, the hotel offers stylish rooms, suites and villas complete with private pools, an ultra-high-end four-bedroom villa, beach service, three restaurants, a spa, gym, tennis court, football pitch and more.
Perched on a hilltop on the Pounta Peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea, the 104-room hotel has been developed by father and daughter Elias and Vivi Nathanailidi and is located in an area of natural beauty beside a wildlife refuge, forest and lagoon. Four of the most beautiful beaches on Skiathos are all within walking distance: Koukounaries, Ambelakia and Banana and Little Banana Beach.
The property comprises three separate areas; the Elivi Xenia Hotel with 32 rooms, the 11 secluded Elivi Grace Suites set on the beach, and the 61 Elivi Nest Rooms, Villas and Suites hidden amongst pine trees and olive groves.
The hotel’s Swan Villa is the most impressive hotel villa on the island. The two-floor, seafront villa accommodates up to eight adults in four en-suite rooms and is equipped with a kitchen, dining area, living room and a spacious private pool.
The resort has two main outdoor pools and numerous private pools, are of which all cleaned by an electrolysis system, omitting the use of chlorine.
The Elivi Spa offers three Elemis treatment rooms, a hairdressing salon, manicure and pedicure stations, an indoor pool, Oriental Bath (Hammam) and sauna. An indoor and outdoor gym, tennis court, basketball court and football pitch are also available.
Guests can take in the surrounding beauty whilst partaking in a range of activities including hiking through the nearby national parks and forest, cycling, water sports, local horse riding, yoga and Pilates.
A total of three restaurants and six bars including three beach bars are available. Each will serve its own twist on Greek food using locally sourced ingredients.