Skyros, Greece

Aleró Seaside Skyros Resort

Price per night from$72.91

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR68.38), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

White hot hideaway

Setting

Constantly Sporadic

Greece’s seductive sugar-cube architecture gets a modern makeover at Aleró Resort on Aegean-swathed Skyros. According to Greek mythology Achilles holed up on this remote isle before making tracks to Troy, and Aleró is a contemporary castaway for those similarly wanting to lie low. The beach unfurls steps away from the resort, a view-toting terrace wraps the Aegean restaurant and each family-friendly suite is graced with its own plunge pool. The only battle you’ll face is internal: go and soak up Skyros or retreat to the peace of your private pad…

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

12 suites.

Check–Out

11am; earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability and an extra charge.

Prices

Double rooms from £66.90 (€78), including tax at 13.5 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of €3.00 per room per night on check-in.

More details

Rates include an à la carte, Greek breakfast.

Also

As well as one of the Deluxe Suites, you’ll find that the resort’s reception, restaurant and communal areas have been adapted for wheelchair users. However, the beach is not yet suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Hotel closed

The hotel opens from May to October annually.

At the hotel

Beach, boutique, and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: private plunge pool, TV, Marshall Bluetooth speaker, kitchenette, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, tea-making kit and local bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Lofty ideals aren’t just reserved for the interior in the Skyrian-style Loft Suite, though the intricate wooden ceilings will set necks craning – the extra-spacious terrace calls for stolen snoozes (if no little Smiths are in tow), cooling plunges and alfresco aperitifs. The split-level Supreme Suite has even-higher ceilings, a romantic upstairs bedroom and a sun-kissed balcony that looks out to sea.

Poolside

Privacy is privileged at Aleró: each suite has its own plunge pool, which offers cooling respite from the Skyrian sunshine. They’re only really suited to dipping rather than lapping but the sea is only a short stroll away, where the ever-active can get their fix of horizontal lengths.

Packing tips

Easy, breezy beachwear for wandering around the resort; swimsuits are optional when you’re suite-side. This quiet island calls for some tome-like reading material, too.

Children

Welcome. Each suite has a sofa-bed suitable for little Smiths, plus the Friends and Family Suite sleeps up to four adults and two children. Babysitting can be arranged on request and there’s a kids’ area in reception.

Best for

Little Smiths of all ages.

Recommended rooms

The Family and Friends Suite is best for bigger clans, plus it has a dedicated children’s bedroom. The Loft Suite’s spacious private terrace is also popular with outdoorsy offspring.

Crèche

There’s no formal crèche but the reception has a children’s area with books and games, and the staff are happy to keep an eye on your little ‘un if you’re over at the restaurant.

Swimming pool

Each suite is decked out with a private plunge pool. Down at the beach, a rocky ridge in the sea creates a natural pool, which creates a shallow area for swimming.

Meals

The restaurant has a small children’s menu at every meal.

Babysitting

The hotel can arrange local nannies for babysitting on request and with plenty of notice.

Sustainability efforts

Aleró Seaside Skyros Resort takes its rugged, all-natural surroundings as inspiration for a host of sustainability initiatives. The hotel uses solar panels, water-saving devices, LED bulbs, and eco-friendly and refillable cleaning products. Furniture and fabrics are made from natural, organic materials and the grounds are landscaped with native plants. And it's not just the hotel that’s carefully considered – regular beach and river clean-ups are organised, plus the restaurant sources its fruit, vegetables and dairy from the island.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Soak up sea views and Skyrian sunshine from the terrace’s dining spots.

Dress Code

Practise less is more like your understated hosts by donning simple tailoring in natural hues and fabrics.

Hotel restaurant

Amérissa is a Skyrian-inspired space, with cooling stone walls, a carved wooden ceiling and a traditional fireplace, plus the sun-dappled terrace surveys the beach from above. And it's not just the interiors that are inspired by the locale – two-starred chef Angelos Lantos has devised a menu of Greek and Mediterranean fare, spotlighting the island’s fine fruit, vegetables and dairy. At breakfast, fuel up on traditional tsoureki bread and Skyrian goat cheese; firm favourites come dinner are the crab cake with urchin mayo and the seafood orzo with spiced oil.

Hotel bar

At the restaurant's bar, in-house creations and local wines keep the spirit of Skyros alive. Don’t be alarmed if you start penning poetry after a few Brooke’s Spritzes (Athenian vermouth, cherry tomato, sweet mastiha liqueur and prosecco), named for the English poet Rupert Brooke. Or you might hope (or not) to live up to the name of Silly Lover, potent with Metaxa brandy, fresh fig, lime, honey and green apple.

Last orders

Breakfast is 8am–11.30am; brunch is 11.30am–2pm; lunch is 2pm–7pm, and dinner is 7pm–11pm. The bar pours from 8am until 1am.

Room service

Take breakfast by your pool or dinner on your patio – meals can be delivered to your suite during restaurant hours.

Location

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Address
Aleró Seaside Skyros Resort
Vina
Skyros
340 07
Greece

Aleró Seaside Skyros Resort perches on the shores of Skyros, an Aegean-set isle in the Sporades.

Planes

Take a 45-minute connecting flight from Athens or Thessaloniki to Skyros Island National Airport, which is a 20-minute drive from the resort. The hotel can arrange taxis on request.

Automobiles

A set of wheels will come in handy for reaching the island’s more secluded beaches, plus the hotel has secure, round-the-clock parking.

Other

It’s a three-hour drive from Athens to Kymi port; from here, car ferries cruise to Skyros’ port in under two hours, which is 15 minutes away from the hotel by road.

Worth getting out of bed for

Nature-based pursuits run rampant on this rugged isle: hike hillside-carving trails, snorkel in the turquoise waters, stumble upon secluded beaches and spot Skyros’ indigenous miniature horses (or you can go horse riding on full-size breeds). The hotel can arrange boat tours to nearby islands and hard-to-reach coves. The Kastro, a hilltop Byzantine castle, and Brooke Square, which pays homage to the English war poet Rupert Brooke, both offer a historical fix and sea-swept views. The languid tempo temporarily picks up a notch in February, when the island celebrates the start of lent with an all-singing, all-dancing carnival.

Local restaurants

All good things come to those who wait – this is true of Taverna Agios Petros, which is shrouded among pines and at the end of a bumpy track. Your efforts to reach this family-run restaurant are rewarded with a forest-facing terrace and hearty portions of fresh-from-the-garden produce, local cheeses and home-reared meat. Swap trees for the sea at Stefanos, where fresh fish and Greek fare are made all the more delightful by the waterfront setting.

Local cafés

Live like a local and head to beachfront Korfari or tucked-in-the-town Kalypso. They share more than just the same first letter: both will scoop you up for mid-morning brews or late-night beers.

Local bars

Knock back a few ouzos at shop-cum-bar Artistico in a lively corner of Skyros town. Rodon is just around the corner; come for heat-beating spritzes on the cosy rooftop terrace.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this remote retreat in the Greek Islands and unpacked their local crafts and mastiha liqueur, a full account of their beachfront break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Aleró Seaside Skyros Resort…

The only thing that’s Sporadic about island hideout Aleró Seaside Skyros Resort is its Skyros co-ords, where sparkling sea, abundant sunshine and a ready supply of farm-fresh fare are its ever-present charms. Tribes of all sizes and ages will feel instantly at ease in the spacious suites, where private plunge pools on tucked-away terraces will leave you questioning whether you need to venture beyond. But the rest of the resort is just as inviting: the Mediterranean garden courtyard is lush come summer when fig trees and prickly pear grow ripe for picking; a two-starred chef works Aegean wonders at the sea-facing restaurant, and friendly staff will entertain your little Smiths in the kids’ area while you lap up these little luxuries. That said, our Achilles heel has to be the crescent cove that’s just steps away from the suites: the aquamarine shallows and as-white-as-the-hotel sand are a 21st-century legend in the making.

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Price per night from $72.91